posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 10:17 AM
Pectin is good to consume in moderation. It ties to glucose and fructose to make them more slowly absorbed, so a part of that homemade jam sugar is
not even utilized, it could have less calories than it says.
By regulating sugar you gain. A metabolite of Pectin is used in a product called F21 sugar blocker. F21 also has a chemical from a tree mushroom in
it which has good properties also. I guess they are not called mushrooms but that is what I call them. I got that information from studying the
ingredients from their site.
I wouldn't overuse Pectin because it can also cause hypoglycemic events and it can also cause a depletion of minerals because it has some of the
effects similar to Phytic acid I think. Putting some homemade jam on your toast is better tasting than a pill anyway. Fruits contain pectin, eating
fruit is good for you if in moderation.
If the body is moderating sugar well, it helps control cholesterol. Cholesterol is the building block of many necessary things in the body, it is
supposed to be used when needed, not sit at high levels in the body. Cholesterol levels goes up and down in the blood during the day. When you break
down muscle, it should start to build new muscle right away, but if the right chemistry in the body is not there it floats around in the blood till
the chemicals to reassemble is available. Now this is what I get from studying these things but I may be a little off in my interpretation. A book
won't tell you this directly, you have to combine the info and evaluate it. I have probably read more articles on this than most GPs but way less
than a metabolic specialist.