Grapefruit Seed Extract (Pure Encapsulations)
Grapefruit seed extract is a highly concentrated fungal and microbial balancing formula. It exerts these effects within the gastrointestinal (G.I.) tract to promote healthy microflora and gut ecology.
Uses for Grapefruit Seed Extract
Microbial and fungal balance: A preliminary clinical trial reported that grapefruit seed extract supplements helped support healthy G.I. function and comfort. An in vitro study using human skin fibroblast cells indicated that grapefruit seed extract promoted healthy gram-positive and gram-negative balance. Other studies support these findings, citing that grapefruit seed extract promotes a healthy environment when exposed to a wide range of bacterial biotypes.
1–4 capsules daily, in divided doses, with meals, with a glass of water.
Side Effects, Precautions & Interactions
- Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Otherwise, there are no known side effects or precautions.
- Grapefruit can affect the way that the liver breaks down certain medications (for example, statins, calcium channel blockers and mood stabilisers) metabolised by the cytochrome P450 system, altering the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Consult your naturopath for more information.