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Pectin & Lecithin. Here’s what all the fuss is about.

Written by Natalie Hackl Equine Nutritionist BAnVetBioSc (Hons), BEqSt for Kelato Animal Health Pty Ltd. 2018 Over the past few years, awareness of the benefits of ‘pectin’ and ‘lecithin’ for maintaining a healthy stomach lining has increased significantly. They’re ingredients you’ve no doubt heard of in relation to digestive supplements but possibly aren’t sure what…

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Pectin & Lecithin. Here’s what all the fuss is about.

Written by Natalie Hackl Equine Nutritionist BAnVetBioSc (Hons), BEqSt for Kelato Animal Health Pty Ltd. 2018 Over the past few years, awareness of the benefits of ‘pectin’ and ‘lecithin’ for maintaining a healthy stomach lining has increased significantly. They’re ingredients you’ve no doubt heard of in relation to digestive supplements but possibly aren’t sure what…

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