Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT: Extract of the seeds of the grapefruit, Citrus grandis.
Function(s): Preservative; ASTRINGENT; SKIN CONDITIONING; TONIC
Synonym(s): CITRUS GRANDIS SEED EXTRACT; CITRUS PARADISI SEED EXTRACT; CITRUS SEED EXTRACT; EXTRACT OF CITRUS GRANDIS SEED; EXTRACT OF GRAPEFRUIT SEED; EXTRACT OF GRAPEFRUIT SEEDS; GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT; GRAPEFRUIT SEEDS EXTRACT; GRAPEFRUIT, EXT.
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|111 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical see search results ->||NLM PubMed|
|FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.|
|IFRA (International Fragrance Assocication). 2010. IFRA Fragrance Ingredient List based on 2008 Use Survey. Accessed online 01/04/2010: http://www.ifraorg.org/Home/News/Latest-News/page.aspx/66?xf_itemId=43&xf_selectionDatapartId=25|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
|von Woedtke T, Schluter B, Pflegel P, Lindequist U, Julich WD. Aspects of the antimicrobial efficacy of grapefruit seed extract and its relation to preservative substances contained. Pharmazie. 1999 Jun;54(6):452-6. |
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