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#1 SLaurenAlise

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:30 AM

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My doctor suggested that I could try grapefruit seed extract to help alleviate some of my IBS symptoms, and so I started doing a little research.  I've read in a couple of places that IBS symptoms "might" be alleviated by grapefruit seed extract, but I can't find any sources that can suggest why it might be helpful.  I can't find anyone with IBS posting on the internet whether or not grapefruit seed extract has helped them or worsened their symptoms, either.  Basically, I can't find out much at all about grapefruit seed extract.  Has anyone had any luck, success or problems using grapefruit seed extract?

 

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#2 faze action

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:40 AM

Reportedly, it can help with bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), a very common cause of "IBS". I have not tried it myself, mainly bacause of the risk of contaminants in the seed extract. Google  search to see what I mean. The menthod by which they "extract" the properties from the grapefruit can cause risidual contamination in the product itself...



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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:54 AM

GSE probably does have antimicrobial properties. Lots of plants have them to protect themselves. I have tried various forms of GSE many times and never noticed any effects--good or bad.



#4 SLaurenAlise

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

Thanks to you both... I kind of wish I hadn't spent $25 for a bottle of the stuff, only to have my doctor backtrack and say I should hold off on using it.  I might give it another go, just to use some of it up.



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Posted 30 April 2013 - 11:06 AM

Hi,

Just seen your post, I have been taking GSE for nearly a year now and I am happy to report along with my fat free diet I can report a huge improvement with my IBS problem.

We all know what works for one may not work for another but I would say give it a go, I noticed an improvement after about 3 weeks of taking GSE.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:36 PM

Before I knew I have SIBO I once took GSE and got the worst reaction ever. My bloodpressure dropped, I threw up, almost fainted, got pain and diarrhea. Then I thought I was allergic or something but after finding out about SIBO I realized that it was a herxheimer reaction from bacteria dying. There's some controversy around GSE so I'd recommend extra virgin coconut oil, it gives the same effect but is more gentle to the body.



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 01:48 PM

Well, I react to coconut milk (it gives me diarrhea) so I'm hesitant to try coconut oil.  I didn't have a reaction one way or another when I tried grapefruit seed extract for a day or two... It didn't really seem to help, but I was already having diarrhea so I don't know if it caused more of a problem, either.  Fennel extract has been very helpful for me -- I put it in water, and I put it in tea.  I also drink Fennel tea.  So fennel seems to be the way for me to go right now, but I might start adding some grapefruit seed extract to my regimen now that my diarrhea has calmed down and see what happens.



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Posted 09 September 2014 - 03:58 AM

I just started GSE. Let's see if it makes a difference.


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 11:27 AM

I just started GSE. Let's see if it makes a difference.

any update jaumeb?



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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:06 AM

It didn't work. Now I am sticking to a good diet while studying the psychosomatic aspects.
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:47 PM

It didn't work. Now I am sticking to a good diet while studying the psychosomatic aspects.

damn.. after 3 years you are still struggling?


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:39 PM

It is well-known that grapefruit seed extract helps with digestive issues...so it wouldn't surprise me that grapefruit itself, offers a similar benefit. Personally, I can't tolerate grapefruit, but I have been experimenting with GSE for my IBS symptoms. I haven't noticed a huge difference yet, but I've only been taking it for a few days, so I probably need to give it more time.


 

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:11 AM

 

It is well-known that grapefruit seed extract helps with digestive issues...so it wouldn't surprise me that grapefruit itself, offers a similar benefit. Personally, I can't tolerate grapefruit, but I have been experimenting with GSE for my IBS symptoms. I haven't noticed a huge difference yet, but I've only been taking it for a few days, so I probably need to give it more time.


 

 

please give me a update when any results happen ya, also there is a difference between GRAPE and GRAPEFRUIT extract ya? i read they are both good for ibs



#14 Akn1965

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 11:36 PM

Grapefruit extract it not suitable for under weight persons like me.
Thanks.

#15 Raw015

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 12:09 PM

Grapefruit extract it not suitable for under weight persons like me.
Thanks.

who asked you something?



#16 Akn1965

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 12:12 PM

who asked you something?

I need nobody to ask me.I can write my views here.This website is for all members not only for you.

#17 EarnestAccord

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 12:13 AM

Grapefruit extract it not suitable for under weight persons like me.
Thanks.

Jeez, I dont think youre out of line here, definately makes want to follow up though, cause Im really underweight. Why?
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#18 Akn1965

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:06 PM

EarnestAccord,
Thanks for your reply.I am underweight and tried many things to lift my weight but invain.





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