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Grapefruit Seed Extract

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

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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