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I use a daily grapefruit extract facial scrub for acne prevention. Being topical, will that have any effect on my daily statin med?

I use a daily grapefruit extract facial scrub for acne prevention. Being topical, will that have any effect on my daily statin med?

No: The interaction between grapefruit and Atorvastatin is minor to begin with. Topical extract will have minimal, if any systemic absorption to have a significant interaction with other medications. ...Read more

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I am trying to heal my diverticulitis flareups naturally is it ok to take ginger root,vitamin d,grapefruit extract,apple vinegar through out the day?

I am trying to heal  my diverticulitis flareups naturally is it ok to take ginger root,vitamin d,grapefruit extract,apple vinegar through out the day?

Abdominal Pain : If you have abdominal pain in the setting of known diverticular disease and or fever or chills present immediately for an exam by MD. Do not try to heal yourself with herbs because you are safest with a proper examination. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use co enzyme q10, salicylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate, passionflower, pineapple, ginseng, grapefruit extracts topically during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use co enzyme q10, salicylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate, passionflower, pineapple, ginseng, grapefruit extracts topically during pregnancy?

No.: Any medication that is not necessary to, treat a medical problem should be avoided in pregnancy. This includes topicals because some of those ingredients will be absorbed into the bloodstream. Why take a chance. Stick with a good moisturizing lotion. ...Read more

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Will grapefruit extract harm my baby, and i'm 28 weeks how else can I get rid before giving birth i'm so embarrassed to ask my midwife or doctor?

Will grapefruit extract harm my baby, and i'm 28 weeks how else can I get rid before giving birth i'm so embarrassed to ask my midwife or doctor?

Consultation time: You need to consult with your health care team & plan to deliver this baby.What you do after delivery is up to you, but any discussion of interrupting the pregnancy is far too late. ...Read more

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What is grapefruit seed extract good for?

What is grapefruit seed extract good for?

Anti-Oxidant: Thought to block the mutation (and possibly) aging of cells, these effects are NOT demonstrated by SCIENTIFICALLY BASED medical studies. BUT I LOVE Grapefruit anyway! ...Read more

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What are any grapefruit seed extract dangers?

May be: There may or may not be dangers, but there is no benefit other than lightening your wallet. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take grapefruit seed extract daily for a few month's in a row?

Is it ok to take grapefruit seed extract daily for a few month's in a row?

Grape or grapefruit?: Grape seed extract may help with chronic venous insufficiency, high cholesterol, reduces swelling caused by injury, helps with eye disease related to diabetes, and contains antioxidants. Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is a substance derived from the seeds, membranes, and the pulp of grapefruit and is used as a broad-spectrum, non-toxic, antimicrobial product. What's the goals of therapy in UR case? ...Read more

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Is it ok to take slippery elm and grapefruit seed extract together or through out the day?

Is it ok to take slippery elm and grapefruit seed extract together or through out the day?

Yes: Most medications should be taken in steps. Take them with at least a 30 minute interval. Get advise from your health store. All the best. ...Read more

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I have history of diverticulitis and wanted to know if its ok to take grapefruit seed extract daily as part of my diet to avoid another attack?

I have history of diverticulitis and wanted to know if its ok to take grapefruit seed  extract daily as part of my diet to avoid another attack?

Assuming that: you had sigmoid diverticulitis, a high fiber diet is generally recommended. However, it is at best marginally effective especially in the short term. Grapefruit seed extract seems harmless enough to me, but you should consult with your doctor or gi specialist, just to make sure. ...Read more

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Does taking grapefruit seed extract really work against parasites?

Does taking grapefruit seed extract really work against parasites?

Unknown: Grapefruit seed extract has been used for ascaris and oxyuris, but there are no studies to indicate whether it works or not. ...Read more

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Trying to treat thrush, do grapeseed or grapefruit seed extracts work?

Trying to treat thrush, do grapeseed or grapefruit seed extracts work?

Antifungals: Antifungal topical treatment such as nystatin(mycostatin) liquid suspension swish and swallow or Clotrimazole troches dissolve in mouth are the initial treatment for thrush. If this fails oral systemic treatment with fluconazole(diflucan) 100-200mg./day will usually be curative. Disease in aids patients can be more refractory. Grapeseed or grapefruit seed extracts will not work. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about headaches & chest pain while taking nutribiotic grapefruit seed extract?

Can you tell me about headaches & chest pain while taking nutribiotic grapefruit seed extract?

Forget about it!!!: Why are you taking supplements that have not had any placebo controlled, double blind studies that prove its worth (like most medicines have to do?) and how about interaction with other needed medications? Back to headaches and chest pain: please have both of them checked by your pcp, soon! ...Read more

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Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) vs Grapefruit Juice. The juice has some implications for medications. Does GSE have the same implications?

No, however...: Good question. The chemicals in grapefruit juice that interact with medications include naringin, bergamottin and dihydroxybergamottin. These are not found in significant amounts in Grapefruit seed extract (GSE). While pure GSE is a safe antimicrobial, I would be cautious about internal use as many products are adulterated- see http://tinyurl.com/zxcodbt See my comment for further advice. ...Read more

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Can grapefruit seed extract cause thyroid storm?

Can grapefruit seed extract cause thyroid storm?

No effect: No. There is not much evidence that grapefruit seed extract has any medicinal properties. Some contaminants in it from manufacturing may have some effects, but nothing involving the thyroid, and certainly not something as severe as thyroid storm. ...Read more

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I'm wondering is grapefruit seed extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

I'm wondering is grapefruit seed extract and/or elderberry safe during pregnancy?

No, they're not: Elderberry so far has insufficient studies of pregnant women using it to determine safety to fetuses. German studies of grapefruit seed extract, have shown 5 out of 6 products to be adulterated with benzethonium chloride, a synthetic antimicrobial often used in cosmetics, as well as the preservatives triclosan and methylparaben. Topical use on nail fungus, etc may be okay, but don't use internally. ...Read more