I tend to become bored easily, so the last time I did a detox, I decided to find some alternative ways to use Thorne’s Pectinate®. Since the two main ingredients in Pectinate – Sodium Alginate and Modified Citrus Pectin – are thickening agents themselves, I thought: Jello.

I actually thought this product would make Jello really easily, but I was mostly wrong. Although it’s a very simple recipe in the end, I failed to make Jello almost a dozen times before I landed on a ratio of water-to-Pectinate-to-gelatin that set up nicely and made edible squares. So now that I have achieved success, you can too.


  • Thorne’s Pectinate – 6 scoops
  • 1¾ cup room temperature filtered water
  • ¼ cup filtered boiled water
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed gelatin


  • Prepare a loaf pan by greasing it or lining it with baking parchment.
  • Add 6 level scoops of Pectinate to the 1¾ cup water and whisk vigorously until thoroughly dissolved.
  • Take ¼ cup of the dissolved Pectinate and place it in a separate medium-sized mixing bowl. Sprinkle the 2 Tbsp gelatin powder on top and whisk until it is a thick, smooth paste. The smoother it is, the less lumpy your detox Jello will be.
  • Boil ¼ cup water and pour it over the gelatin-Pectinate paste. Whisk (carefully so you don’t splash yourself with boiling water) until fully dissolved.
  • Add the remaining Pectinate mixture to the bowl and whisk to combine completely.
  • Pour into the prepared loaf pan and place in your refrigerator. It should start to set up in the first hour and be completely set in 4-6 hours.
  • Once set, you can cut this into 6 squares and enjoy.