Posted on: January 8, 2016 at 3:35 pm
Last updated: September 22, 2017 at 3:23 pm

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Grapefruit seed extract comes from the fruit and seeds of grapefruit, the sub-tropical citrus fruit that grows all across the world. Many cultures, from South America to Europe and Asia have used grapefruit seed extract as a tool to cleanse harmful organisms, among many other health benefits. [1]


Why is Grapefruit Seed Extract So Powerful?

Grapefruit seed extract is rich in nutrients and phytochemicals. It’s a great source of plant antioxidants; one of which includes hesperidin, a natural immune system stimulator. [2][3]Grapefruit seed extract also contains vitamin C, sterols, tocopherols, citric acid, limonoids, and trace minerals.

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Grapefruit Seed Extract and Harmful Organisms

Multiple studies have found grapefruit seed extract to be effective against most types of internal and external harmful organisms, including Candida. [4] Grapefruit seed extract is gentle enough to use as a wash for fruits and vegetables, but strong enough to replace chlorine as a water purification agent. [5][1] Very few other natural substances can compare.

Other Health Benefits of Grapefruit Seed Extract


Grapefruit seed extract has a multitude of uses and just as many benefits. It’s even an important ingredient in Nutracool®, my topical cream for stiff and sore muscles. Other uses include…

  • Encourages wounds to heal
  • Supports normal lipid profiles, likely due to the presence of naringin [6]
  • Excellent remedy for toenail fungus [3]
  • Effective, a natural preservative for cosmetics
  • Encourages heart health [7]
  • Helps alkalize the body
  • Useful for pets can be used to discourage fleas and skin conditions

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