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Grapeseed Extract

Hi just looking for anyone with experience of Grapeseed Extract in dealing with Candida Albicans. Have ordered some drops to try and seen great reviews so far. Am already taking a probiotic and digestive enzymes and looking to detox and follow an anti-Candida diet x

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When someone complains that they are having problems with Candida it can mean several things. They might be having gut problems due to something commonly referred to as 'candida overgrowth', or they might be having problems with infections of the mouth or vagina commonly referred to as candidiasis.

It is likely that many people who complain of the former have poor diets, so cutting down on processed sugars and improving intake of fresh fruit and vegetables combined with other aspects of a healthy lifestyle will improve symptoms and there is a growing body of research that show that our diet has a profound impact on our gut microbes which in turn alter our immune systems, so a balanced diet (possibly with probiotics) may well help a range of chronic gut problems nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pa...

Many 'candida diet' websites also advocate taking various supplements and antifungal substances - grapefruit seed extract has useful antifungal activities when tested on microbes grown in a laboratory and has been tested for use in keeping food clean for example, however there is little evidence that it has been tested in people. That testing is important if we are going to claim it has an impact on our gut or after it has been absorbed after we have eaten it. Our bodies change and dilute chemicals we eat quite rapidly so without testing we cannot claim that eating a certain amount will have any effect at all. NOTE that companies selling these products will have suitable disclaimers in place, often in terms and conditions.

If I were you I would save my money and use it on a balanced diet. If you have specific infections a visit to your doctor is required.

NB grapefruit extract and other supplements can interfere with several prescription medications. Ensure that your doctor knows that you are taking any supplements alongside any medications you may have been given.


I also take this extract but Caprylic Acid capsules, derived from coconut, are the best supplement & have been used for more than 2 decades now. First time I had an issue getting these cost me £60 because they were so new.

on ebay or other health shops Lindens products are economically priced, good quality & very available.

Some supplements have both extracts ... see candida tablets on Amazon UK Also grapefruit seed extracts. These are more commonly used than grape. I believe they may be less acidic. For candida keeping alkali is important. However I am taking an immune booster which is grapeseed extract & they also may have other beneficial properties see here...

Grape seed extract may help with a type of poor circulation (chronic venous insufficiency) and high cholesterol. Grape seed extract also reduces swelling caused by injury and helps with eye disease related to diabetes. ... These are substances that protect cells from damage and may help prevent many diseases.


It is possible to influence the pH (acid & alkaline levels) a little in parts of your gut depending on what you eat, but the pH of your body (eg bloodstream) is very tightly controlled and is not influenced by what you eat.

Alkaline diets persuade us to eat more fruit & vegetables - that is likely to do most of us some good as those food contain many beneficial substances including fresh vitamins & minerals & dietary fibre.

It is interesting to read what webMD says about alkaline diets here webmd.com/diet/a-z/alkaline...


Hi Nicki

Did you get the info you wanted? I also live in Leicestershire and having ongoing healrh problems. I am keen to link up. I can send my email address if that's ok.



Hello I've not been on here for a while to be honest. Feel free to send me a message on here if you need any advice thanks x


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