Is grapefruit juice beneficial for Candida? From our company’s research and experience, grapefruit juice itself may not provide substantial benefits against Candida. However, an intriguing component often associated with grapefruit is grapefruit seed extract (often abbreviated as GSE).
GSE is recognized for its potent antifungal properties. In fact, in our book Candida Crusher, it’s documented that the combination of garlic extract and grapefruit seed extract can offer a broad-spectrum activity against Candida, undesirable bacteria, and even parasites. The seeds of most fruits, especially citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, limes, and grapefruits, are potent. These seeds have inherent power, potentially even more than the fruit itself.
Historically, GSE was valued for its unparalleled sterilizing properties. It was initially used in hospitals, municipal pools, and even in Olympic swimming pools for its sterilizing capabilities. Over time, however, the prominence of GSE was overshadowed by the rise of chemical alternatives. Still, it remains an excellent natural sterilizer for pools, cleaning surfaces in homes, restaurants, and hotels, and is notably efficient for tackling internal yeast infections.
For those who find the taste of GSE too potent, a tip from our book Candida Crusher suggests diluting a few drops of GSE in a tablespoon of grapefruit juice for easier consumption. However, a word of caution: GSE contains a flavonoid named Naringenin, which can affect the liver’s ability to process certain pharmaceutical drugs. As a result, if you’re on medication, it’s essential to verify any potential interactions between that drug and grapefruit juice or GSE.
Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. Always consult with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet or supplement regimen.