Grapefruit Seed Extract and its use in Toenail Fungus Cream
Grapefruit Seed Extract
has become a key ingredient in skin care because of its natural anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties
. It is a primary active ingredient for products that address fungus, infection and require effective disinfectant properties - such as toenail fungus cream
.Grapefruit Seed Extract is derived (obviously) from the the seeds of the grapefruit, and has and is used in a variety of personal care products as well as natural disinfectants for home use. The natural "citrus" and "orange" cleaners used in the home and office use a derivative of citrus extract because of its wide range of benefits for killing bacteria and fungus.
Benefits of Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Anti-bacterial and anti-viral
- Antimycotic and antiprotozoan
- Natural antimicrobial
- High antioxidant activity (free-radical defense)
In fact, a study by The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine determined Grapefruit Seed Extract was effective at killing over 800 strains of bacteria and over 100 strains of of fungus...making it especially useful as a primary ingredient of toenail fungus cream.
When used in a healing cream base, Grapefruit Seed Extract can be combined with other fungus-fighting ingredients such as Tolnaftate as a very effective toenail fungus cream. In this formulation, scaling skin, redness and tenderness and the spread of fungus on the nails can be effectively halted or healed.
As the fungus subsides, itching, inflammation and infection are reduced and the tissue beneath the nail and the nail itself begin to recover.