Last update April 17, 2016
Very Low Risk
We do not have alternatives for Pectin since it is relatively safe.
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A polysaccharide which is extracted from plant cell walls (citrus, apple).
With properties such as emulsifier, stabilizer and adsorbent.
Used as adsorbent intestinal with other compounds (kaolin) in the treatment of diarrhea.
Given its zero bioavailability, which prevents intestinal absorption, it is not excreted in breast milk.
Regarded as a prebiotic, it is part of some breast milk substitutes formulas.
Most gastroenteritis do not require medication: just a good hydration.