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Alternatives to Certo for Remedy

Q. Is there a natural alternative to Certo or other sugar-based pectins? I’d like to try pectin with grape or pomegranate juice to reduce inflammation, but I would rather avoid the extra sugar and preservatives.

A. Home canners use plant pectin to make jams and jellies thicken. Without it, they would be runny and not very appetizing.

People have been telling us for years that consuming one tablespoon of Certo (liquid pectin from Kraft) in eight ounces of purple grape juice helps ease arthritis pain. We don’t know whether another brand will work as well.

You may want to try Pomona’s Universal Pectin. It is a low-sugar pectin with no preservatives. We have not heard from anyone who has tried it, so if you do, please let us know if it helps.

4/23/18 redirected to: https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/articles/pectin-and-grape-juice-to-ease-sore-joints/

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.”.
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