Citrosept is a product of seeds, pulp and white membranes of grapefruit (the name "grapefruit seed extract, abbreviated as GSE, has been adopted around the world). The main ingredients of GSE are bioflavonoids and glycosides in the form of naringin and a few proteins.
Bioflavonoids, also known as vitamin P, are polyphenolic compounds widely occurring in plants. Some flavonoids (mainly flavones, flava ones and flavanols) have antioxidant properties, they scavenge free oxygen radicals, show numerous activities e.g. antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and decrease capillary permeability.
Flavonoids and vitamin C act synergistically (they reinforce each other's effectiveness), and moreover, flavonoids protect vitamin C against oxidation.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an organic chemical compound of great importance to the human body. It contributes to the normal function of the immune system and to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. It contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E. It is necessary for the healing of wounds and fractures, increases immunity and is necessary for proper functioning of blood vessels and gums.
Glycosides (naringin and proteins) are chemical compounds derived from carbohydrates. When administered in the right quantities, glycosides reduce cholesterol levels, show antiseptic and, consequently, anti-inflammatory activities.