Friday, 13 July 2012



Occasionally, somebody will fix me with a beady eye and ask: “so what supplements do you take, then?” and I’m never quite sure if it is because they want to copy me – or avoid it at all cost! However, having given it some thought, there is one thing I can say for certain that none of us at Elixir would want to be without, and that’s Higher Nature’s Citricidal.

Citricidal, an extract made from the seeds, pulp and white membranes of grapefruit, is a unique product and an all time best-seller that can provide an extraordinary number of benefits to its many loyal users. It is the perfect travelling companion as it can provide digestive support. As part of your skincare regime, it can be used to cleanse the skin. As an effective household cleanser, it can be used to clean utensils and wash food safely. It can even be used in the garden as a bug and plant spray! A few drops in a glass of water can be used for gargling to cure a sore throat, and it can also help control candida or gingivitis. It has been known to banish athlete’s foot in a single application and can get rid of worms and parasites.

So how can a natural, inexpensive, and non-toxic product do all those things? Well, the extract made from grapefruit seeds may turn out to be the most potent and benign anti-microbial so far discovered. Conventional antibiotics only kill bacteria, whereas Citricidal extract has been shown to inactivate viruses, yeasts, fungi, parasites and worms, as well as bacteria. And whatever it does, it does without debilitating side effects.

Fortunately, Citricidal does not seem to disturb beneficial gut bacteria. One study which tested the effect of grapefruit seed extract on eczema patients (who frequently have fungal and bacterial infections), found that the extract significantly inhibited Candida albicans and E. Coli, but left the important Bifidobacteria unchanged and only slightly reduced the Lactobacilli. Their patients’ constipation, flatulence and abdominal discomfort all improved.

Chronic candida can be successfully treated with Citricidal according to the many clinics and medical practitioners now prescribing it. Simply dilute 5-10 drops in a glass of water, stir well and take twice daily. The only side effect that has been noticed is an occasional mild discomfort when yeast or bacteria begin a ‘die off’ process. Starting on just a few drops a day and raising it gradually will minimise this, and it would help taking a probiotic supplement as well.

Citricidal is an invaluable travel companion, as it is a first class disinfectant. Since it kills germs effectively with virtually no toxicity, it can be safely used to wash fruit and vegetables, to clean chopping boards and to sterilise food utensils - or your toothbrush - when needed. In areas where diarrhoea is a problem, 3 drops diluted in water or juice can be taken every morning as a preventative.

Citricidal is something you will always find a use for, I promise you! As always, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or currently taking any medication, you should consult a healthcare professional before taking anything. And most important of all: Citricidal is strong stuff and highly concentrated, so should never be used undiluted. Read the label for dosage and instructions.

To buy this product click on the following link: If you wish to speak to a customer advisor, you can telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information. We're always there to help.

By Randi Henderson
Elixir Health Foods

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