Grapefruit extract (GSE) is a natural antibiotic made from certified organically grown grapefruit. The manufacturing process converts the grapefruit bioflavonoids (polyphenolics) into a very potent broad spectrum anti pathogenic compound. In use for over 30 years this compound has been proven to be very safe and effective against countless disease causing micro organisms (bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses). It is claimed to be effective against over 100 types of fungi and 800 bacteria.
How Does Grapefruit Extract Work?
According to studies, the activity of the active ingredient of the extract appears to develop in the cytoplasmic membrane of the microorganisms. The active ingredients of the extract disorganize the cytoplasmic membrane, thereby preventing the uptake of amino acids. At the same time, there is a leakage of the cellular contents with low molecular weight through the cytoplasmic membrane. The pathogen is then inactivated. The time for this is generally shorter than that of most comparable preparations.
Safe & Non Toxic
After 30 years in use by Doctors, Veterinarians and the General Public, it has been proven to be a very safe and effective natural antibiotic! It is being used internally and externally to treat countless conditions that negatively effect both human and animal health. It can be effective even if the cause of an infection is unknown or misdiagnosed. No other known compound can demonstrate such versatility. Grapefruit extract actually strengthens the immune system by removing parasites and their toxic byproducts.
Benefits of Grapefruit Seed Extract
1. Broad spectrum. Grapefruit extract works as a broad spectrum antibiotic! Grapefruit extract remains effective even if the cause of an infection is unknown or misdiagnosed. Since we rarely know for sure the individual pathogen or mix of pathogens responsible for our infection. No other known compound can demonstrate such versatility.
2. Does not allow germs to build up a resistance. The greatest benefit of grapefruit extract is that it does not allow germs to build up a resistance. To date there is no evidence that any type of organism has ever built up a resistance to grapefruit extracts active ingredient. Due to the mode of its activity it is believed that this resistance is impossible as grapefruit seed extract disrupts the organism's cytoplasmic membrane. What is not known is how GSE can affect the cell membranes of such a diverse group of microbes with virtually no toxicity towards human or animal life.
3. Does not destroy beneficial bacteria. According to Doctors and Veterinarians grapefruit extract (at normal doses) is gentle yet preserves the integrity of your intestinal bacteria. Without these beneficial bacteria life could not be sustained. Grapefruit seed extract may actually assist the growth of beneficial bacteria by inhibiting pathogenic microbes which compete with the beneficial bacteria. Although grapefruit seed extract is very effective against many pathogens it is mild in comparison to strong antibiotics that can destroy beneficial intestinal bacteria and deplete the immune system! Because grapefruit seed extract does not exhibit the harsh side effects and high cost of pharmaceuticals it is becoming the alternative health choice for naturopathic doctors, clinics and the general public.
4. It can be taken for long periods of time without toxic side effects. There are reports that people have taken grapefruit seed extract every day for several years (as a preventive) without side effects of any kind. However we do not recommend grapefruit seed extract for long term use!
5. Grapefruit seed extract is hypoallergenic (non-allergenic). Dr. Allen Sachs points out that about 3 to 5 per cent of all people are allergic to citrus fruit and could there before also display a sensitive reaction to grapefruit seed extract. These people should start with a low dosage and perform a patch test to be sure.
6. It can be used for humans and animals including pets (fish, reptiles, birds etc). All living creatures' great and small have benefited from the use of grapefruit extract.
7. Grapefruit seed extract is very effective at low concentrations, therefore a little goes a long way as most applications only require a few drops per dose. Our 1 oz bottle contains approximately 900 drops of potent Maximum Triple Strength grapefruit seed extract and averages around 3-5 drops per dose.
8. It is Biodegradable, On August 31 1994, the highly regarded facility – Bio Research Laboratories of Redmond, Washington confirmed the biodegradability of grapefruit seed extract. They concluded that due to its organic structure, "GSE appears to pose no threat to the environment."
9. Compatible with other natural remedies, the synergistic effects of GSE are attested to by the fact that over 75 herbal combination formulas containing GSE are now available!