Fractionated pectin – also known as modified citrus pectin – is a complex polysaccharide obtained from the peel and pulp of citrus fruits. It's rich in galactoside residues – molecules that have an affinity for binding to certain types of unwanted cells.
These galactoside residues will preferentially bind to the lectins on the cell membranes of the unwanted cell, in turn preventing the attachment of the unwanted cell to a normal cell, thus inhibiting the growth of the unwanted cell.
Because Thorne's Fractionated Pectin Powder is a powder, it can be taken in higher amounts for those desiring to do so. It provides nutritional support for oncology patients and for liver detoxification.