Pectin is a soluble fibre, which have a gel-forming effect when mixed with water, and is also classified – like other fibres - as a (very) complex carbohydrate. The pectin used in Biozest is extracted from apples but is also found in citrus fruits. Apple pectin is helpful in maintaining good digestive health. The old proverb “ An apple a day keeps the doctor away” still holds today!
Fibre, like pectin, resists digestion in the small intestines and is fermented in the large intestine (colon). This increases stool weight and frequency alleviating / preventing constipation.
Pectin reduces the glycaemic effect of other carbohydrates consumed, which makes it and ideal nutrient to help control blood glucose levels and insulin secretion.
Research has shown that pectin has the ability to decrease the body’s fat absorption, lowering cholesterol levels and help cleaning plaque-clogged arteries.
Pectin contains boron, which boosts mental alertness.
Every joint in the body is encased in a connective tissue called synovial tissue. When synovial tissue loses its elasticity and lubrication causing swelling, pain and stiffness (arthritis) in the joints, pectin helps to return its previously smooth, elastic lubricated condition and promote pain-free joint movement.
There is a great deal of evidence that pectin may reduce the risk of various cancers. Animal experiments have also indicated that high doses of pectin may shrink and even irradicate certain tumors.
Pectin support weight / fat loss, helps to prevent hardening of arteries and veins and reduce bone calcium loss.
Biozest supply 250 milligrams of pectin per 500ml Biozest Ready to Drink