Pectin Supplement Review

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  Evaluated for:
Effectiveness Rating Effectiveness Rating
Weight loss
+1 (Slight Evidence)
+1 (Slight Evidence)


  • Pectin is a soluble fiber found in apples and citrus fruit that lowers total and LDL cholesterol.
  • Pectin may play a role in weight management because it can be used to limit food intake. It can slow the passage of food from the stomach to the small intestine, increasing the sensation of satiety, or fullness.
  • Pectin costs less than an apple or an orange.
  • Pectin is generally recognized as safe.


  • Given the option, the best sources of nutrients should always be whole foods.
  • There aren’t many cons to using pectin. I suppose that if you ate a whole bushel of apples you would probably get a belly ache. I’d rather you eat 3 apples a day to keep me (the doctor) away.


DOSAGE:Take 500 mg three times a day at the start of meals (each dose is equivalent to the amount of pectin in three apples).

CONCLUSION:We conclude that pectin is a safe product with the potential for weight loss and lowering cholesterol. There are few, if any, reasons to avoid it, and many good reasons to try it. All your life, you’ve probably heard the adage: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Maybe pectin is part of the reason why.

“Pectin.” Natural Standard –The Authority on Integrative Medicine. Natural Standard, 2013.
“Pectin.” Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database. Therapeutic Research Faculty, 2013. 8 November 2013.

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