Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit Seed Extract can serve you well or it can be an utter nightmare. Taking someone’s recommendation for a disease I was fighting, I took large quantities of the grapefruit seed extract I picked up at the health food store. Since it tastes so horrible, we put the grapefruit seed extract inside capsules so I could swallow it without gagging or burning my throat. Instead, I burned out my innards. You do not want to know the details, but it convulsed my intestines and cleaned me out. I doubt I retained enough of it to do any infection fighting.

Later, since we could not take this form of GSE (grapefruit seed extract) internally, I figured I could use it topically. However, it literally burned my skin. The areas I had rubbed with it turned red within an hour and hurt so bad I wanted to punch a hole in the wall. Relief came about twelve hours after I washed the burned skin and treated it with Vitamin E and fresh Aloe Vera plant leaves. I have determined that the Grapefruit Seed Extract by Nutribiotics is junk. I was using it to treat an outbreak of impetigo on my face and it worked well to kill it initially, but then all the burned areas got infected and this skin infection took over my face for a few days until I got it under control again (more on that later).

The best form of grapefruit extract we have found is by NOW Foods. This company consistently produces some of the best supplements for almost every health concern. We only buy NOW Foods Grapefruit Complex which comes from grapefruit bioflavinoids. I used it on my skin and it helped kill the impetigo without destroying the good skin. I can even mix it in fruit juice and it does not burn my throat or have too strong of a flavor (although it is not pleasant either).

My wife and I have used NOW GSE for a variety of conditions, taking whole droppers full in a capsule without any discomfort or upset to the intestinal tract. However, GSE is such a powerful antibiotic it will clean out the good bacteria. Follow any internal treatment of Grapefruit Seed Extract with acidophilus and other blood-type friendly bacteria to restore a healthful balance in your intestines. By the way, we recommend acidophilus from NOW as well. Save yourself some frustration and start with Now’s Grapefruit Complex.

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5 Responses

  1. With thanks! I appreciate it.


  2. jennifer 

    read up on the disinfecting properties. Then used it undiluted on a big pimple last night and now I have burned skin with a grey patch on it. Treating it with coconut oil and hydrocortisone ointment. hoping for the best:-/ Any suggestions?


  3. danieljkoren 

    I think what worked best for me when I burned my self with that Nutribiotic GSE was to cover the wound with honey. Honey has helped us heal wounds with minimal scarring and no infection. We raise our own bees now, but before that we would buy raw honey and put it on a wound. It creates its own hydrogen peroxide to kill prevent infection.


  4. vanessa 

    Thanks for the tips!
    I drank GSE by Nutribiotics yesterday in diluted form. I actually took half the dosage it recommends and right after I drank it my tongue felt funny.
    I brushed it under the rug until about 4 hours later my tongue started feeling as if I burnt it.
    I look at it in the mirror and sure enough there were red burnt spots. I thought, wow if it can burn my tongue when diluted wonder what it does to the rest of the body!
    Will not be taking that one again.

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