Grapefruit seed extract is a natural substance has been gaining popularity over the years for its amazing health benefits – from helping with skin conditions to aiding digestion and providing antimicrobial protection – making it an ideal choice for both preventive maintenance and reactive care when needed. So why is using grapefruit seed extract beneficial?
It is anti fungal, antiviral, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and has would healing properties. Various studies have shown that grapefruit seed extract can kill over 800 types of bacteria and viruses including salmonella, E. Coli, parasites and fungi. It was also shown to be useful against toenail fungus, athletes foot and yeast infections.
It contains antioxidants, sterols, tocopherols, citric acid, limonoids and minerals which could possibly help fight cancer cells.
It may help heal stomach ulcers due to the high amounts of flavonoids.
Some use it as a home treatment for urinary tract infections due to its ability to kill even stubborn bacteria. It can be taken in liquid form with
water.. a couple of drops will suffice. It also comes as a capsule or can be used topically.
Some are even using it for household cleaning. It can be used in the laundry to kill fungi and bacteria (add 15 drops to the final rinse), in carpet cleaners, in a nebulizer to control respiratory infections, in humidifiers to prevent algae growth, in hot tubs or swimming pools to reduce the amount of chlorine needed. I even add a couple of drops on my cutting boards in the kitchen to help kill any bacteria or other growth buildup. It is becoming recognized as a better food preservative and farmers use it in the animals feed and water to reduce infectious diseases.
Grapefruit seed extract, or GSE, is made from the seed and pulp of grapefruit and is used worldwide by health practitioners. Make sure there are no hidden ingredients and is from a well known supplement line. I use Nutribiotic’s liquid.
I have used the liquid GSE for the last 20 years or so when I feel my kids or I am getting sick. I put a couple of drops in water and drink it down fast as it is bitter.