The Versatility of Citrus Seed Extract
One of the most useful and versatile products I keep at every sink is a bottle of Agrumax Dietary Supplement. This product is made from a proprietary blend of citrus seed extracts. Agrumax ingredients include food grade citrus seed extracts of grapefruit, lemon, lime, and tangerine. As a result, Agrumax has proven to be very effective with a broad number of personal health and natural cleaning benefits. You can read more about specific protocol for these and other uses HERE.
Citrus seed extracts have numerous uses:
- Citrus seed extract is a natural preservative that can be used in food, cosmetics, and personal health products to extend shelf life
- It contains bioflavonoids that act as antioxidants, helping to protect the body against damage from free radicals
- Citrus seed extract can be applied topically to help reduce swelling and redness associated with conditions like acne or eczema
- It is used as a natural insect repellent
- Citrus seed extract can be used as a natural cleaning agent, as it is known for its natural antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
- It can also be used as a natural remedy for digestive issues, as it contains combats candida overgrowth.
These are my three, go-to uses for Agrumax Dietary Supplement with a short explanation on how they work.
1. Nasal Rinse System
When dealing with seasonal allergies and/or sinusitis infections, I use a nasal rinsing to improve how I feel. Using a nasal rinse system twice daily has undoubtedly been the most effective treatment of sinuses. It is amazing (but, “gross”) when you see the physical removal of mucus, pollen, toxins, and other irritants that cause congestion.
2x Daily Sinus Rinsing with a Nasal Wash System
“The Single Most Effective Maintenance Treatment for Mold Exposure”
A nasal rinse system is also known as a nasal irrigation system. It is a device that uses a saline solution to rinse out the nasal passages. Using such a device provides relief from congestion and allergies by removing mold spores and debris from sinuses. Unfortunately, neglecting sinuses will allow mold to find a home and reproduce in sinuses. The saline solution is typically made by mixing distilled water and a salt package, The solution is then poured into the nasal rinse system, which is typically a small plastic device with a nozzle or spout for each nostril.
There are nasal rinse systems that are fully functional like the NielMed Sinugator. It is cordless, battery operated, and has a pulsating nasal wash system for use over a sink. The product comes with salt packages. Adding Agrumax drops (2-4 drops per 4 oz saline solution) along with the salt packets will turn the water into an alkaline saline solution to moisturize, avoiding any burning and providing antimicrobial benefits.
It is easy to use. Stand in front of a sink. Bend forward to your comfort level and tilt your head down. Keeping your mouth open (w/o holding your breath), place the tip snugly against your right nasal passage or nostril. Press the blue power button until the solution starts draining from your left nasal passage. Depending on the head position, residual solution may drain from your mouth. Simply spit it out. However, there is no harm if accidentally swallowed.
For a proper rinse, maintain pressing the power button until at least 1/4 to 1/2 of the solution is used for one nostril. Repeat this process for the left nostril. Afterwards, blow your nose very gently. Do not pinch nose completely to avoid pressure on eardrums. If tolerable, sniff in gently any residual solution remaining in the nasal passage once or twice, because this may clean out the posterior nasopharyngeal area.
The phenomenon that effectively clears our sinuses when rinsing follow the principles of fluid dynamics. It is the “Venturi Effect” which govern the movement through a constricted section of a pipe or channel. Venturi Effect is responsible for the added pressure that cannot be achieved using a neti-pot, which only relies on gravity. As the fluid passes through the constricted section, its velocity increases, and the pressure decreases.
“It is similar to the concept of pressure washing your sinuses twice daily to keep your sinuses clear for both breathing and healing.”
2. Fighting Candida Overgrowth (Mouth and Gut)
Whenever I have a bad taste in my mouth or dry mouth, I look into the mirror to check my tongue. At times, it will have a white coating to various degrees. When this occurs, I know that there is candida overgrowth in my digestive system. This is caused by easting too much sugar or refined simple carbohydrates.
Candida Albicans are single celled fungi that are part of the human microbiome. Candida thrives on sugar. I immediately add several drops of Agrumax to 4-8 ounces of water. I first gargle with the liquid for 30 seconds then I drink the remainder of the liquid. While the taste is not good, it goes down quickly with little aftertaste. Within 30 minutes, my tongue returns to its normal pink color and any bad taste is gone.
3. Food Preparation: Washing Produce
Whenever I purchase produce at the grocery store, I am aware of the use of pesticides and the other bacterial contamination that may reside on purchased produce. Simply rinsing the produce will not necessarily remove all pollutants. I simply add several drops of Agrumax to a large container of water to soak the fruit and vegetables for 15 minutes.
Agrumax’s natural antimicrobial qualities and cleaning capabilities due to the acidity and bioflavonoids. It leave produce clean and ready to eat. I have also used Haven Wipes for fruit-to-go such as apples, pears, and peaches to remove any microbial contamination and wipe away any pesticide residue.
Agrumax is a versatile product that I keep in both my kitchen and bathroom. The citrus seed extract has a variety of other uses. You can see additional applications HERE.