In this Article
- What other names is Pectin known by?
- What is Pectin?
- How does Pectin work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Pectin.
When taken by mouth in combination with guar gum and insoluble fiber (the combination used to lower cholesterol and other blood fats), pectin can cause diarrhea, gas, and loose stools.
People who are exposed to pectin dust at work, such as in manufacturing, may develop asthma.
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