If you find yourself sick during the colder season and searching for an alternative to antibiotics, grapefruit seed extract is your answer. Grapefruit seed extract is made from the pulp of the grapefruit seed . The extract is extremely anti-microbial which means it fights against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. The main benefit is its alkaline (healthy pH level) nature which instills a very alkaline setting in the body. The human body functions best with a more alkaline system because its where good bacteria thrive and bad bacteria die out. Cancer and other diseases are not able to survive in a more alkaline system.

Other benefits of grapefruit seed extract are:
* Boosts immune system
* Drastically decreases duration of colds and the flu
* Known to kill strep throat and other serious illnesses
* Aids the body to rid itself of toxins
* Excellent antioxidant
* Great for stomach pains, digestive problems, and diarrhea

I recommend adding the grapefruit seed extract to a glass of orange juice because it is very bitter. It can be purchased at The Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, other natural food stores, and online.