What is Grapefruit seed extract?

Category: Supplements

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Grapefruit seed extract contains high levels of vitamins C and E, along with bioflavonoids. Grapefruit seed extract has been shown to alkalize the blood, which may help diminish bacteria and viruses from forming.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Lyme disease 2 0
Allergic rhinitis 1 1
General health 1 1
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 0
Morgellons disease 1 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
1
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Grapefruit seed extract

Side effect Patients
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction 1

Why patients stopped taking Grapefruit seed extract

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Grapefruit seed extract

Duration

Stopped taking Grapefruit seed extract

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Grapefruit seed extract.