Grapefruit Seed Extract is an extract of grapefruit seeds. The grapefruit seed extract we use has been shown via third-party testing to be free of the potentially dangerous contaminants triclosan, benzethonium chloride, and benzalkonium chloride.
Why We Love this Grapefruit Seed Extract product
First, grapefruit seed extract, the ingredient, has been shown in research to be an effective broad-spectrum antimicrobial that can have impact on several different microbes. This can be useful against microbes like candida (or other forms of yeast), bacterial overgrowth and has even been shown to have inhibitory effects on certain viruses.
Second, this Grapefruit Seed Extract product has been tested thoroughly to confirm that it does not contain any dangerous contaminants. You will commonly read about grapefruit seed extract as being a potentially dangerous ingredient because it can be contaminated with triclosan, benzethonium chloride and benzalkonium chloride. Our Grapefruit Seed Extract has been tested over and over to confirm it is free from these contaminants.
- Chiaki Tsutsumi-Arai et al. Grapefruit seed extract effectively inhibits the Candida albicans biofilms development on polymethyl methacrylate denture-base resin. Plos One. 2019.
- Heggers J et al. The Effectiveness of Processed Grapefruit-Seed Extract as An Antibacterial Agent: II. Mechanism of Action and In Vitro Toxicity. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. July 2004, 8(3).
- Yoon Kyung Jun et al. A Comparison of Anti-inflammatory Activities of Green Tea and Grapefruit Seed Extract With Those of Microencapsulated Extracts. Korean Journal of Nutrition. 2012, 45(5): 443-451
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