ProPectin for Cholesterol Lowering
As ProPectin is pure apple pectin, which is a type of soluble fiber, it will pass through the stomach and the small intestines and reaches the colon. In the colon, soluble fiber has the capability to bind with bile acids and excrete via the human feces.
As the pool of bile acids has been lowered due to the increased excretion, the liver will have to synthesize more to compensate with the increased lost.
As the major ingredient required in synthesizing bile is cholesterol, so in turn serum low density lipoproteins (LDL) will be reuptake by the liver and breakdown into bile acids.
Through these complex mechanisms, the serum LDL will be indirectly lowered due to the increased production of bile by the liver.
Apple pectin lowers cholesterol levels by significantly raising the levels of HDL, or good cholesterol. (Nutrition and Food Research Journal, 2010)