Grapefruit Seed Extract GSE Therapy Uses / Chart
Grapefruit Seed Extract
“Medicine Chest in a Bottle”
Maximum strength GSE
used worldwide as a natural antibiotic, antiseptic and disinfectant to safely
treat or cure numerous ailments - When compared to 30 effective antibiotics
and 18 proven fungicides, GSE was proven to perform as well as any agents
Broad Spectrum germ killer
Powerful and effective
Derived from natural sources
Long-term use has no negative side effects
Supplies vitamins and minerals
Minimal short-term impact on beneficial bacteria
is synthesized from the polyphenolic compounds found in grapefruit seed and pulp
certified, organically-grown grapefruit.
Originally developed by
German researcher Jacob Harich (1919-1996) as an anti-parasitic agent,
grapefruit seed extract (GSE) was further researched by University of Florida at
Gainesville as an effective means of protecting fruits and vegetables from mold
damage, who found that GSE could also inhibit growth of bacteria, mold and
Note on recent comments resulting from a German
that it is added preservatives in GSE that are its active ingredients and not
the GSE - 6 commercial
grapefruit seed extract products were tested in this study, which determined
that all 6 contained
benzethonium chloride and 3 contained triclosan (a common germicide) and
methylparaben - all 3 chemicals
toxic to humans. One product contained no preservatives but also demonstrated no
antimicrobial activity on the microbes tested.
According to the manufacturer, every batch of Citricidal® is certified for the
absence of not only pesticide and herbicide residues, but also the absence of
the preservatives benzethonium
chloride, triclosan and methylparaben.
United States Testing Company Report No. 405993, dated 9/8/95 supposedly
confirms these results, but this author has been unable to locate it on the
web.). The results show that without these preservatives present, Citricidal®
displays very strong antimicrobial activity. Additionally, every batch of
Citricidal® is tested and certified free from chemical and heavy metal
One explanation for the study’s findings is that Citricidal®
has a similar molecular weight to benzethonium chloride and may have been
Citricidal’s General Manager, Richard Perry, gave the following response to the
question “Can you tell us how it is manufactured?” in
an interview by a board member of the
Natural Ingredient Resource Center:
“We cannot give you our proprietary process. All I am willing to offer is that
we start with grapefruit bioflavonoids and convert them into a quaternary
ammonium compound similar to a known, but toxic, compound called benzethonium
chloride. The difference is our product
has an oxygen and carbon bond that is different than that of benzethonium.
Our product also has an LD50 of over 5000 mg/kg of live body weight. That means
that an average weight human would have to consume a quart of CITRICIDAL daily
before there would be a 50% chance of death as a result. Our product is used by
Citricidal has been used worldwide for over three decades with no reports of it
having caused harm to anyone
and yet there are thousands of both clinical and anecdotal reports of how it has
helped people with many microbially related health issues. Bottom line - you
will need to come to your own conclusion on this.
How GSE is made and its active ingredients
When used at appropriate doses, no other known antibiotic exhibits such safety
and versatility -
highly active against many disease-causing pathogens, including protozoa,
bacteria, yeast and some viruses. GSE
can be administered for up to several
months, which may be necessary for some stubborn, chronic infections.
GSE is also being
used to benefit pets and animals of all sizes. Its uses are only limited by ones
Relative Potency of Anti-Microbial Agents -
This Minimum Inhibitory Concentration Study was used to evaluate the relative
potency of Citricidal® compared to other antimicrobial agents. It demonstrates
Citricidal® to be a minimum of ten times(10X) to one hundred times (100X) more
effective than other agents tested against the organisms used in this study.
Effectiveness of GSE Compared to other Biocides
GSE shown effective in treating hundreds of different microorganisms
jejuni, Chlamydia trachomatis (obligate intracellular bacteria),
simplex 1, Influenza A2, and measles virus
Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus,
Epidermophyton floccosum, Keritinomyces ajelloi, Monilia albicans, Saccharomyces
cerevisiae, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton
Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Trichomonas vaginalis
How Does GSE
Destroy Bacteria? -
using Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) it was evident
that GSE disrupts the bacterial cell membrane, releasing its cytoplasmic
contents within 15 minutes of contact. At 1:256 dilution GSE is bactericidal and
toxic, but at 1: >512 dilution GSE is
bactericidal, but also completely nontoxic.
Heggers JP et al, The Effectiveness of
Processed Grapefruit-Seed Extract as An Antibacterial Agent: II. Mechanism of
Action and In Vitro Toxicity, J. of Alternative and Complementary
Does GSE harm
beneficial intestinal flora in the intestines? -
One study found that
GSE significantly inhibited E. coli (a
normal inhabitant of the GI tract), but left the important and beneficial
Bifidobacteria unchanged, and only slightly
Lactobacilli species. The conclusion is that typically recommended doses of GSE do not
significantly affect intestinal and urogenital flora, while massive GSE doses are likely to compromise
beneficial flora. GSE may actually assist the growth of the beneficial bacteria
by inhibiting pathogenic microbes which compete with the beneficial flora.
The Healing Power of Grapefruit Seed by Shalila Sharamon and Bodo J. Baginski.
The Authoritative Guide to Grapefruit Seed Extract, by Allan Sachs, D.C. C.C.N
used long-term, it may be necessary to take a Probiotic with GSE -
just as synthetic antibiotics can kill off the
naturally occurring flora in the body, so might GSE if it is used long-term in
the treatment of a chronic infection, in which case it may be necessary to take
a good probiotic supplement.
Take GSE between meals, and probiotics 20-30 minutes before meals -
As with anything,
consistency and persistence are the keys to success.
GSE is used against Immunodeficiency related diseases -
to defend against fungi, bacteria, viruses,
parasites or secondary infections that are common in those suffering from
immunodeficiency diseases such as HIV positive (Aids) and Chronic fatigue
syndrome. GSE’s broad spectrum
relieves the immune system
of an enormous burden.
GSE is successfully used against Mold and Yeast Fungus -
which are just as disease-causing as bacteria
and viruses. An estimated 50% of those who are sick have some type of fungal
disease. Fungal diseases in the body are more likely with an impaired immune
system, which is caused partly by overuse of strong antibiotics and
CORTISONE, stress, environmental toxins,
unbalanced or insufficient nutrition, food additives, steroids, birth control
pills, chlorinated water, etc., which provide an opportunity for fungal growth
by offsetting the natural balance of intestinal bacteria. Molds and yeast fungi
assist in the development of cardiovascular disease, rheumatism, arthritis,
gout, asthma, allergies, sinusitis, gastritis, tuberculosis, cancer, and more.
Avoid mycotoxins -
Mold fungi by-products produce some of the
strongest poisons known, called mycotoxins. Many of these molds can be found in
food or damp musty areas.
If sick, you
should avoid foods containing mycotoxins - which can further weaken your immune
system and actually
feed Candida Albicans. In
Germany, it is estimated that 7-12 thousand people die annually of fungal
Some of the more common
one of the most potent carcinogens known;
in beer, peanuts, brazil nuts, bulk
grains, bread more than a few days old and overripe fruit. A large dose
of aflatoxin can debilitate the liver for years, reducing it's ability to
deadly mycotoxin associated with cancer;
in overripe apples and other overripe fruit
a corn mold which occurs in brown rice,
popcorn and corn chips.
associated with cancer and occurs in
whole grain products, processed honey and alcoholic beverages.
GSE is one of the best
non-toxic remedies for Candida -
According to worldwide reports from holistic physicians and thousands of
In addition, GSE can simultaneously detoxify the
system of other fungi, bacteria and parasites that often go hand-in-hand with
Ciara Ignacio, Dorothy Thai,
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF NATURAL
REMEDIES VERSUS MICONAZOLE NITRATE SALT
CANDIDA ALBICANS, 2005 California Polytechnic State
- Candida Albicans/Yeast Infection
Can germs become
resistant to Grapefruit Seed Extract as they can to antibiotics?
There is no evidence that any
type of microorganism has ever developed a resistance to Citricidal®.
How long can I safely
take grapefruit extract? -
You can safely take GSE over
a long period, if needed, without any worry of toxicity. People have taken GSE
every day for years (as a preventative) without side-effects of any kind. An
example of a need for long-term use is for a long- standing parasite infection,
which could take quite some time to overcome.
Does GSE interfere with
High Blood Pressure Medication? -
There are no reports of any drug interactions or contraindications of any kind.
Drinking fresh grapefruit juice or eating grapefruits when taking certain
medications has increased medication absorption, but
GSE contains 0.1% or less of the compounds that cause this phenomenon.