It is commonly accepted in the medical community by both doctors and researches that individuals who consume diets high in the right types of fiber can enjoy healthier lifestyles and improved longevity. Grapefruit pectin is a great natural source of soluble dietary fiber and offers many other health benefits that are supported by scientific evidence.
Scientists are studying grapefruit for its medicinal value in connection with the following conditions:
Suggested Health Benefits of Grapefruit Pectin
- Heart disease and high cholesterol - Grapefruit has been observed to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. There is only limited research to support the use of grapefruit pectin in connection with heart disease in humans. It is not clear what dose is safe or effective.
- Eczema - One study suggests that grapefruit may provide benefit for those with eczema. However, this study was small, and therefore it is unclear whether there is any benefit from grapefruit for this condition.
Many individuals claim that grapefruit pectin produces a variety of health benefits in addition to those described above. The following health benefits are based on claims, tradition, and scientific theory.
- Common cold
- Kidney stones
- Stomach ulcers
- Traveler's diarrhea
As a dietary, health, and nutritional supplement, take 1-3 tablets with at least 1 cup (8 oz.) of water at every meal.