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Alternative Names

Acide Pectinique, Acide Pectique, Apple Pectin, Citrus Pectin, Fruit Pectin, Grapefruit Pectin, Lemon Pectin, MCP, Modified Citrus Pectin, Pectina, Pectine, Pectine d'Agrume, Pectine d'Agrume Modifiée, Pectine de Citron, Pectine de Fruit, Pectine de Pamplemousse, Pectine de Pomme, Pectinic Acid CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Apple and Apple Cider Vinegar

Scientific Name

Malus Pumila

Why Do People Use Apple Pectin ?

Oral preparations of Malus Pumila (Apple pectin), like apple pectin powder, are used for hypertriglyceridemia, hyperlipidemia, preventing radiation damage, preventing colon cancer, diabetes, prostate cancer, diarrhea, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as an antibacterial and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Apple pectin powder is also used orally to protect body from heavy metal toxicity. Topically - Apple Pectin is used topically against protecting throat sores and ulcerated or raw mouth. In combination with paregoric (Parepectolin) or kaolin (Kaopectate), it is used to treat diarrhea. In Food Manufacturing Practices - Apple pectin is used as a thickening agent in various baking and cooking products. In Manufacturing Practices - Apple pectin is utilized as a denture adhesive agent in number of manufacturing practices.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - Apple pectin seems to be safe when used in amounts commonly found in food items. Pectin has attained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the United States. It is also safe to use when taken in medicinal amounts. Likely Safe in Children - Apple pectin is safe for children, when used in amounts commonly found in foods. It has attained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the United States. Likely Safe in Pregnancy and Lactation - Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can use eat apple pectin powder safely, as long as it is used in amounts found in food items. Pectin has attained Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status in the United States.

How Effective Is Apple Pectin ?

In following conditions/diseases, apple pectin powder seems to be effective: Hypercholesterolemia - Oral intake of pectin may reduce cholesterol level in human beings. It reduces the low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and total lipoprotein level, however there is no significant effect on triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. There is inadequate and unreliable information available to rate the safety of apple pectin in following conditions: Diarrhea - In infants aged up to 5-12 months, pectin should be ingested in a dose of four grams per kilogram body weight. This much apple pectin appears to lessen the period of vomiting and diarrhea. Prostate Cancer - Initial data proposes that men suffering from prostate cancer should take a particular modified product of citrus pectin (Pectasol, Econugenics), in a dose of 4.8 grams thrice on daily basis after any of the radiation, prostatectomy or cryosurgery. This may help with the treatment and recovery of the condition.

How Apple Pectin Works?

Malus Pumila a fiber (polysaccharide) found in fruits. It is a starch that is impervious to the activity of amylase. It is found in the cell walls of plant tissue and helps give rigidity to plants. Pectin is metabolized by intestinal bacteria to simpler forms in the colon. Pectin may relieve diarrhea by enhancing the retention of water and salt. It might also act as an energy source, improve oxygen use and increase protein synthesis by the colonic mucosa. Apple pectin powder may also slow gut motility and enhance the gastrointestinal transit time. Pectin may lessen the measure of stomach constituent refluxed into the throat. Like alginic acid (Gaviscon), it glides on top of the stomach constituent and may serve as a boundary between the throat and stomach acid. Pectin does not influence the pH in the stomach. It may be effective for curing gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)l however more clinical examination is required before pectin can be suggested for this purpose. There is interest for utilizing pectin to lessen heavy metal toxicity. Pectin appears to bind heavy metals in the GI tract and encourage their fecal disposal. Oral consumption of pectin appears to lessen the lead and strontium levels in the body. Taking a particular low-molecular weight modified citrus pectin (EcoNugenics, Pectasol) appears to enhance the urinary discharge of cadmium, arsenic and lead in healthy people with a typical load of heavy metals. It is also estimated that this urinary discharge is enhanced because of ingestion of the modified citrus pectin and then chelation of the metals in subsequent urinary elimination. There is also interest for utilizing the modified citrus pectin (EcoNugenics, Pectasol) for different types of cancer. In animal models, modified apple pectin powder seemed to reduce the potential risks of colon and breast cancer. It, furthermore, diminishes the metastasis of cancer of colon, breast and prostate. It is speculated that adjusted use of apple pectin powder may block tumor cell attachment to galectin-3 receptors and subsequent metastasis.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Apple Pectin ?

Combination of pectin, insoluble fiber and guar gum can result in gastrointestinal adverse effects such as gas, diarrhea and loose stools. Its use can also lead to asthma.

How Apple Pectin Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Beta-Carotene - Intake of apple pectin powder can significantly lessen beta-carotene absorption.

How Apple Pectin Interacts With Drugs?

Digoxin (Lanoxin) - Interaction rating between apple pectin and digoxin (lanoxin) is moderate, so be careful about this taking this combination. Consumption of pectin can also alter the intestinal absorption of digoxin. Lovastatin (Mevacor) - Interaction rating between is apple pectin and Lovastatin (Mevacor) is moderate, so be careful about taking this mixture. Consumption of pectin can interact with the intestinal absorption of lovastatin. Tetracycline Antibiotics - Interaction rating between apple pectin and tetracycline is moderate, so be careful about taking this mixture. Consumption of pectin can interact with the intestinal absorption of tetracyclines.

How Apple Pectin Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Apple Pectin Interacts With Lab Tests?

Cholesterol - Pectin can reduce the serum cholesterol and related test results.

How Apple Pectin Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Not known.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Apple Pectin ?

ORAL For hypercholesterolemia, apple pectin is ingested in a dose of 15 grams every day. In order to treat diarrhea in infants, daily intake of four grams of apple pectin per kilogram of body weight is sufficient. For prostate cancer treatment, particular modified citrus pectin (Pectasol, Econugenics) should be used in an amount of 4.8 grams three times daily. TOPICAL No typical dose.


Pectin has been historically used for past number of years with mixture of kaolin (Kaopectate). However, in April 2003, FDA found insufficient support for its use as an antidiarrheal. As of April 2004, pectin is no longer permitted as an antidiarrheal agent in OTC products.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Apple Pectin Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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