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Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) -  Antimicrobial

Grapefruit Seed Extract GSE Therapy Uses /Antimicrobial / Antibacterial / Antiviral / Antifungal

Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) - Antimicrobial

GSE shown effective at disabling hundreds of different microorganisms

Citricidal® was found to be effective against a wide variety of 800 gram positive and gram-negative bacteria and viral strains, 100 strains of fungus and a large number of single or multicelled parasites. [Heggers, 2002]

Here are some examples:

•    Bacteria (both gram-negative and gram-positive).   Including Campylobacter jejuni, Chlamydia trachomatis (obligate intracellular bacteria), Escherichia coli, Haemophilus influenzae, Klebsiella, Mycobacterium species, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella, Shigella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus pneumonia, Proteus, Vibio cholerae, Legionella pneumophila, Helicobacter pylori

•   Viruses.   Herpes simplex 1, Influenza A2, and measles virus

•   Fungi/Yeasts.     Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans, Epidermophyton floccosum, Keritinomyces ajelloi, Monilia albicans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton tonsuran

•   Parasites/Protozoa.   Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Trichomonas vaginalis

Microbes

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 anti-pathogenic activity relieves the immune system of an enormous burden.

How does GSE destroy bacteria?

GSE disrupts the bacterial cell membrane, releasing its cytoplasmic contents within 15 minutes of contact.   Evidenced by using Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM).  At 1:256 dilution GSE is bactericidal and toxic, but at 1: >512 dilution GSE is bactericidal, but also completely nontoxic.   Heggers, 2002

Germs do not become resistant to Grapefruit Seed Extract as they often do to antibiotics?
There is no evidence that any type of microorganism has ever developed a resistance to Citricidal®.

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 reduced the 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;  The Authoritative Guide to Grapefruit Seed Extract

GSE is successfully used against Mold and Yeast Fungus

Mold and yeast fungus 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.

GSE kills yeast cells by causing apoptosis, a process in which cells self-destruct.   Cao, 2012

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 infections.

Some of the more common mycotoxins include:

•  Aflatoxin.   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 detoxify.

•   Patulin.   Deadly mycotoxin associated with cancer; in overripe apples and other overripe fruit

•   Zearalenone.   A corn mold which occurs in brown rice, popcorn and corn chips .

•   Ergot.   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 their patients. In addition, GSE can simultaneously detoxify the system of other fungi, bacteria and parasites that often go hand-in-hand with Candida.   Ignacio, 2005

CANDIDIASIS - Candida Albicans/Yeast Infection

References

Cao S, Xu W, Zhang N, Wang Y, Luo Y, He X, Huang K. (2012) A mitochondria-dependent pathway mediates the apoptosis of GSE-induced yeast. PLoS One. 2012;7(3) PubMed  PLoS One

Heggers JP et al (2002) The Effectiveness of Processed Grapefruit-Seed Extract as An Antibacterial Agent: II. Mechanism of Action and In Vitro Toxicity, J. of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.

Ignacio, Ciara, Thai, Dorothy (2005) COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITY OF NATURAL REMEDIES VERSUS MICONAZOLE NITRATE SALT AGAINST CANDIDA ALBICANS California Polytechnic State University.

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

 

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