Use Grapefruit Seed Extract as a powerful antioxidant
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1. Contains Powerful Antimicrobials
Grapefruit seed extract contains potent compounds that can kill more than 60 types of bacteria and yeasts.
Test-tube studies have shown that it can even be as effective as some commonly prescribed topical antifungal and antibacterial medications, such as nystatin.
GSE kills bacteria by breaking down their outer membranes, causing them to burst open after just 15 minutes of exposure.
It kills yeast cells by causing apoptosis, a process in which cells self-destruct.
2. Packs Antioxidants
Grapefruit seed extract contains many powerful antioxidants that can protect your body from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
Oxidative damage has been linked to many chronic illnesses, including heart disease and diabetes.
Studies on grapefruit seeds and grapefruit seed extracts have found that both are rich in essential oils, vitamin E, flavonoids and polyphenols — all of which act as antioxidants in your body.
The polyphenol naringin is found in very high concentrations in grapefruit seeds. In fact, it’s what gives grapefruit its bitter taste.
Naringin has strong antioxidant abilities and has been found to protect tissues against radiation damage in mice.