You need to read this from: Jeni Castro, at www.Nutribiotic.com, which is the original Standardized Grapefruit Seed Extract manufacturer and still is the gold standard in the industry. It seems everybody tries to attach everybody these days and the truth is often very difficult to find. I look to the integrity of the company and for my money I hold Nutribiotic in the highest esteem and therefore want to share what we at Celestial Pets learned today which sets the record straight. We will therefore continue to use, sell and support Nutribiotic Standardized Grapefruit Seed Extract!
Furthermore we at Celestial Pets and I (Celeste Yarnall) personally have known the Nutribiotic people for over 20 years and know them to be very conscientious. I have been using and recommending this product as a treatment for the raw meat and raw bones in my Celestial Pets Homemade Raw food recipes for both Dogs and Cats for 20+ years as well as many other uses.
Before jumping on the fear bandwagon study the facts! This is from Jeni Castro at http:// www.Nutribiotic.com
“Thank you for your interest in GSE. Newsgroups, email groups, and web sites
have received postings to the effect that GSE contains triclosan,
benzethonium chloride, or methyl paraben. The reason is that GSE is very
similar in molecular weight to both benzethonium chloride and triclosan,
both of which are effective disinfectants, but are toxic to human and animal
life. Some tests for benzethonium chloride and methyl paraben come up
positive (which is more correctly called a “false positive”) and the same is
happening for triclosan.
Meanwhile, Citricidal (the brand of GSE NutriBiotic uses) has been tested
for the presence of these toxins by independent labs and has been proven
clean. (Ex: Weston Gulf Coast Laboratories, Inc., University Park, IL, test
completed in March of 1992. Tested for heavy metals, cyanides, pesticides
and PCBs, and benzalkonium chloride. Results: None Detected.) In fact, the
accusations about benzethonium chloride became so frequent that Citricidal
began specifically testing each batch of GSE for its absence and providing a
Certificate of Analysis to that effect.
The truth is, Citricidal is not only effective, it has been in use for over
25 years. If these allegations had any validity, there certainly would be a
history of complaints and judgments against the product, and it would have
been removed from the market many years ago. The US FDA made inspections of
the NutriBiotic manufacturing facility back in the 1990’s and found no
chemical preservatives; and the formula is the same today. Such rumors are
false, and are not a threat to those armed with accurate information. The
reports are certainly bothersome, but they have produced “false positives”,
not accurate profiles. The vast body of evidence from many years of use by
thousands of satisfied consumers, doctors, manufacturers, and veterinarians
speaks most loudly against such reports. Citricidal and NutriBiotic GSE are
proven safe and effective products.”
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