Benefits of Grapefruit Seed Extract

grapefruit halves and seedsGrapefruit 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. 

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. Grapefruit seed extract also contains vitamin C, sterols, tocopherols, citric acid, limonoids, and trace minerals.

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. 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. 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…

  • Chemical analysis of grapefruit seed extract shows high amounts of antioxidants
  • Encourages wounds to heal
  • Supports normal lipid profiles, likely due to the presence of naringin
  • Excellent remedy for toenail fungus
  • Effective, natural preservative for cosmetics
  • Encourages heart health 
  • Helps alkalize the body 
  • Useful for pets, can be used to discourage fleas and skin conditions.