We all know about the benefits of the grapefruit, such as cellulite reduction, weight loss or immune system enhancement. But do you know the benefits of its seeds?
Probably a lot of you have never though about them at all. It may be a surprise that in fact there is not a lot of similarities between the grapefruit essential oil and the oil of the grapefruit seeds. Grapefruit seed extract has been proven effective against: earaches, throat infections, candidiasis and diarrhea.
Let’s talk about the origin of the grapefruit plant. It is a citrus tree. The grapefruit seed extract is made by mixing pulp, white membranes of the fruit and the grapefruit seeds into a highly acidic liquid (GSE). After some other procedures the mixture turns into a thick, yellow liquid with very strong and bitter taste.
Next time when you make yourself a glass of grapefruit juice try including the seeds and the membranes in the process. This way you will get all the benefits.
Today you can find a lot of supplements with grapefruit seed extract. They can be in a form as a capsule, tablet or liquid concentrate. It’s available at almost any store, but before buying it make sure you are not getting some cheap stuff only with the flavor of grapefruit.
Never buy supplement that contain: triclosan, benzethonium chloride, health-hazardous, methylparaben, etc. Look for supplements with a list of ingredients not more than 3, the best choice is: grapefruit seed extract and vegetable glycerin.
Grapefruit seed extract is rich in phytochemicals and nutrients. It is a source of antioxidants including hesperidin, which is a natural immune system stimulator. It contains citric acid, limonoids, Vitamin C, sterols, trace minerals, etc..
Grapefruit seed extract side effects
Before taking any supplement with grapefruit seed extract talk to a specialist if :
- You are allergic to any medication;
- Pregnant or you are trying to het pregnant;
- Have any medical problems: heart vessel disease, high blood pressure, etc.
- You are currently preparing your body to any organ transplant or surgery.
Today we can take thank Dr. Jacob Harich, who invested his time in the early 1970s and became the first person to document the medical benefits of the GSE. It hasn’t been more than 50 years since the World has known the power of the grapefruit seed extract.
Nowadays there are a lot of flavored drinks with grapefruit, the extract of it’s seeds is used a lot in the cosmetic industry for lotions and creams to help people loose weigh and get rid of their cellulite.
The power that the grapefruit seed extract has been proven a lot of timess over the past years, but the future is bright and it will surprise us with something good.