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Grapefruit Seed Extract

By on Jun 21, 2011

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Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) has had a major gain in popularity in recent years. This is mainly due to its versatility as it red grapefruitcan be used to treat many health conditions as well as maintain good health. Many people take a bottle with them when travelling abroad.

GSE is made from a mixture of the seeds, pulp and the inner white rind of grapefruits. These ingredients are purified and mixed together to form a liquid that can be taken orally or applied externally to your skin.

GSE should never be taken orally undiluted. The general dose is 4 to 10 drops in a full glass of water or juice (approx 200mls) up to three times a day.It is always better to start with a low dose and build it up slowly. This supplement should be taken one hour before or two hours after meals. If you are applying GSE on your skin or nails, you can apply it undiluted. Always check the specific instructions on the bottle before using.


Health Benefits

GSE has many health benefits. GSE has a strong antibacterial activity. It has been shown to be effective against bacteria, viruses and funguses. This health supplement is regularly taken by people travelling abroad, to prevent gastric illnesses. I always recommended GSE to people who travel to India, as prevention to getting traveller’s diarrhoea and food poisoning. If you are travelling abroad, you should take ten drops in a bottle of water every day. This will help to kill any bacteria that you may digest through food, water and air.

One of the main differences between conventional antibiotics and GSE is that GSE does not affect the healthy and beneficial gut bacteria. Remember, that most of the bacteria in the gut are actually healthy and essential for good health.

Many doctors around the world also prescribe GSE for Candida infections. Candida, also known as thrush, is affecting more people than ever. The general symptoms are constant tiredness, irritability, intense sugar cravings and mood swings.

GSE can be taken to ward off colds or flu symptoms. If you think that you are coming down with a cold, take 10 drops of GSE in a warm drink and repeat every three to four hours. This health supplement can also be used as a mouthwash for sore throats and infections of the gums.