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Can grapefruit seed extract lose potency if taken on and off and create antibiotic-resistant organisms?

Can grapefruit seed extract lose potency if taken on and off and create antibiotic-resistant organisms?

Not an antibiotic: Grapefruit seed extract does not have any clinically proven antibiotic properties. Like many alternative medicines, it is used by the natural health movement based on anecdotal evidence, not by proven scientific methods. Google scholar CAM studies are of very low quality. Therefore given that there is no good evidence it can kill bacteria, it is unlikely to create antibiotic resistance. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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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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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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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Grapefruit seed extract for abscessed tooth, does this work?

Grapefruit seed extract for abscessed tooth, does this work?

As much as : Grapefruit seed extract would work as much as a band aid on a leaky water pipe. Infections can spread and cause serious complications. It's not smart to experiment or postpone proper treatment in these cases. See your dentist for an appropriate antibiotic than we know works and definitive treatment to remove the cause of the infection. ...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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