Nutribiotic - Maximum GSE Liquid Concentrate - 1 oz. (29.5 mL)
NutriBiotic Maximum GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) Liquid Concentrate is a natural quaternary compound synthesized from the seed and pulp of certified organically grown grapefruit. The manufacturing process converts grapefruit bioflavonoid (polyphenolics) into an extremely potent compound that has been proven highly effective in numerous applications. Maximum GSE is used by healthcare professionals worldwide as nutritional support for individuals with an array of health concerns.
GSE Liquid Concentrate Frequently Asked Questions
Why would I want to use the GSE Liquid Concentrate?
As a natural, non-toxic compound our GSE (Grapefruit Seed Extract) Liquid Concentrate has many uses. Internally, the concentrate has been used to support a wide variety of ailments.
How can the product be non-toxic if it is so potent?
Extensive testing done at independent laboratories and universities around the world has proven the concentrate to be safe for human consumption. It is effective against pathogens because it belongs to a family of compounds known as quaternary compounds. This family is best known for benzalkonium chloride and benzethonium chloride as well as the infamous Quaternium group, a very toxic antimicrobial preservative used in the cosmetics industry. While Grapefruit Seed Extract is molecularly similar to these compounds, there are some profound differences in structure and function. Studies done to date indicate that there is little danger in either short-term or long-term internal use.
What is the pH of this product?
The Original GSE Liquid Concentrate has a pH of about 3.8 and the Maximum GSE Liquid Concentrate has a pH of about 2.2, which are both very acidic. This is why NutriBiotic recommends you dilute Grapefruit Seed Extract before use. NutriBiotic does not know if the product becomes alkaline when ingested the way orange juice and other citrus foods do.
Is this product safe for use with children?
Yes. Common sense will indicate using a very dilute solution on an infant.
What about using it for my pets?
Since the concentrate is safe for consumption, it is well suited for animal uses. The extract can be added to the animal’s water or food.
What about the "grapefruit juice effect?"
There is a phenomenon known as the "grapefruit juice effect." Two components found in grapefruit juice, naringin and naringenin, inhibit production of an enzyme in the intestinal tract, thus increasing the rate of absorption for certain classes of drugs (including some antihistamines, birth control pills, anti-epilepsy medications, and some antibiotics).
In some instances, as in low dose birth control pills and some uses of antibiotics, this could be a good thing because the net result is "more efficacy, less drug." In other cases, especially for anti-seizure medicines, blood levels have to be monitored and maintained very carefully. You would be well-advised to check with your doctor or pharmacist to see if there is any interaction between your medication and the naringin and naringenin.
Is there anything I can't use the concentrate for?
Nutribiotic does not recommend using it in your eyes, even in a dilute form. They also advise users to dilute the extract before use. If you place a drop of the product on your tongue, it will burn. Sensitive skin areas also will end up with an unpleasant irritation if the concentrate is used full-strength.
The NutriBiotic Story
In 1980, after nearly ten years in the nutritional supplement industry, NutriBiotic was founded based on the principle that everyone deserves good health. Inspired by the research and recommendations of the world's only two-time Nobel Laureate, Linus Pauling, Ph.D., they began work on development of a variety of forms and dosages of Vitamin C and other nutrients. They felt that the public should have the best possible variety of the best possible nutrients at the best possible price, and their initial successes with their family of products showed that you thought so too.
Soon after NutriBiotic began filling the need for quality nutritional supplements, they found another need - the need for high quality, nutrient dense protein in a hypoallergenic form for the chemical and food sensitive individual. Their Rice Protein powder meets that need without soy, milk, egg, wheat or yeast.
In 1987 NutriBiotic pioneered the process and use of grapefruit seed extract. You will find the fruits of their labors in their range of products containing Citricidal, including their skin cleansers, shower gel and bubble bath, dental gel, deodorant stick, foot powder, multi-purpose liquid concentrate, CapsulesPlus, and more.
The folks at NutriBiotic stand committed to providing the very best for you and your family and are pleased to be able to offer you an ever-expanding range of quality nutritional supplements and personal care formulas developed with the intent of protecting and enhancing your health.