Grapefruit seed extract (GSE) contains mainly polyphenolic compounds, including quercetin, hesperidin, campherol glycoside, neohesperidin, naringin, apigenin, rutinoside, poncirin, etc. The polyphenols themselves are unstable, but are chemically converted into more stable substances that belong to a diverse class of products, called quaternary ammonium compounds. Some quaternary compounds—benzethonium chloride and benzalkonium chloride, for example—are used industrially as antimicrobials, but are toxic to animal life; hence, we don’t find them in detectable amounts in our GSE. The B vitamin choline is also a quaternary compound, but is nontoxic and even essential for maintaining healthy neurological function and fat metabolism.
Grapefruit seed extract contains high levels of vitamins C and E as well as bioflavonoids. The important substances have an antioxidant action and can neutralize free radicals that damage cells and cause numerous illnesses.
DIRECTIONS OF USE:
Adults: Mix 12–15 drops in a glass of water or juice, one to three times daily, with or without meals, or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Contains no: Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warning: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you are taking any other medication. Do not put in eyes or use full strength in mouth, ears, nose or sensitive areas. May cause irritation if used directly on the skin.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
Each drop contains:
Grapefruit seed extract (560 mcg of vitamin C per drop)