When I researched GSE...grapefruit-seed-extract, I was amazed at the number of extremely positive claims/studies re this ingredient!
I'll list the highlights below.
By the way, I used grapefruit-seed-extract in my formula for CrackZapIt! basically as a natural preservative, just to go the 'extra mile.'
But remember, it's up to you to make up your own mind about these claims for grapefruit seed extract...the information on which to make your own decision is just a few clicks away!
First, I found it interesting that grapefruit were discovered by
Europeans in the Caribbean sometime in the 1600's. (Pirates, Treasure,
AND an awesome fruit!)
But the big discovery came in the late 20th century by way of a Dr. Jacob Harich...interesting story there... who was exploring fruits and vegetables in a quest to discover natural medicines.
He seemed to hit pay dirt with GSE. Grapefruit seed extract is claimed to benefit in the following ways (and a bunch of others not listed here!):
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"Thank you so much for this wonderful product. As an art teacher and child care giver I was washing my hands quite a bit. It wasn't long before I developed those painful cracks on my fingers. It got to the point where I couldn't do the crafts I enjoy. I've tried everything but nothing worked until I used CrackZapit! Hooray! I will certainly be spreading the word about this miracle in a tube as I keep spreading it on my sore, cracked digits.Thanks again!"
-Janet in Philadelphia,PA
"We purchased CrackZapIt! on vacation this summer at Murdoch's in Craig, Colorado. My husband gets horrible cracks on his thumb and I noticed this at the checkout counter. I thought, "Why not?" and purchased a tube. OMG! This was the best purchase ever!! His thumb cracks disappeared within a day. We both used it on our trip through Colorado to Yellowstone and Glacier. We now recommend it to everyone... Thanks for a great product."
-Nancy, Omaha, NE,
"This is the only stuff that worked on my hand cracks....and I've turned it on to my bartender friends in Mexico Beach, FL and they loved it!!!" (Ed.Note: Yes! It works in humid Florida where folks STILL get finger and thumb cracks!)
"I have eczema on my fingers and I tried CRACK ZAP IT and it was very soothing. It healed up so quickly like magic! It has helped tremendously and I decided to carry one tube in my purse all the time. My husband tried it on his cracked finger tips, it worked great and the result was amazing. We want to buy a few CRACK ZAP IT so we can give them as gifts to our friends and family...."
"During the winter months, my fingers crack right at the tip on the edge of the nail. In addition to being painful it's hard to do small delicate tasks because of soreness and bandaids. I used CrackZapIt one time and over night my fingers were starting to heal and I could get rid of the bandaids. This is a "must carry in your pocket" for anyone who works outdoors."
"I carry a tube with me all the time. It's always available to use at any time and really stops the pain of finger cracking. It helps heal the cracks in the creases of my fingers. In the winter time I'm never without it!"
"Great for those cracks on your fingertips. I love it so much I'm getting some for my mom. Better than anything I've ever tried!"
"Heals dry cracked and bleeding fingers like magic. Nothing else even comes close. Its the only way we can get through the winter around here! Don't ever stop selling it please!"
"I work and play hard--and my hands bear the brunt of it. Being a nurse, my hands are washed dozens of times a day. After years of chronic painful cracked hands I found solice in O'Keefe's Working Hands (also sold by Duluth)which healed my pitiful hands quickly after a few uses--except for one deep stubborn crack on the edge of my thumb nail that has been gnawing at me years. CRACKZAPIT literally relieved the pain immediately and then started to heal it--honest to God--after ONE APPLICATION! After a couple days, my cut is now history. No more pain. Nothing else has ever come close to healing or even just soothing this cut and almost everything I had ever tried previously was painful when applied. THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. I can't imagine it not working for anyone else! FYI: If you use both products, I have found they work best together by applying the CRACKZAPIT first to any open areas, then apply the O'Keefe's. Then enjoy your painfree healing hands!"