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Why do you use grapefruit juice with the tablets?

Posted by Scott on 6/28/99 at 00:00 (008321)

Why do you use grapefruit juice with the smashed ibuprofen tablets? I know it helps absorption in the stomach but I hadn't about absorption through skin.



Re: Why do you use grapefruit juice with the tablets?

Martha Dervish on 6/29/99 at 00:00 (008331)

Scott, I used grapefruit juice because I thought it will melt the tablets down nicely, which it did, perhaps simulating acids in the stomach. Yesterday I was out of grapefruit juice and I used a few drops of apple cidar vinegar and that worked fine. Maybe water would work o.k. but I found the slightly acid liquids worked best form me. This morning my feet feel so good that I will use 1 tablet instead of 2 and see how that does. This sure is cheaper than the expensive creams and I haven't felt this well in a long time.

Re: Why do you use grapefruit juice with the tablets?

Sarah on 6/29/99 at 00:00 (008359)

Martha, I thought to myself 'what the heck' and crunched 1 ibuprofen up in about 1 tablespoon of lemon juiice and rubbed it on my heels. I think it helped some. I am going to try it again, but I am going to put it in some aloe vera lotion I have and see that way. Perhaps it is a placebo and is all psycological. Next time I am going to pulverize two tablets. My only concern is that the ibuprofen cream is suppose to absorb less into your blood stream and be less detrimental to you liver. I wonder if the same is true of this strange 'voodoo' method. Anyway, i will keep you posted. Sarah

Re: Why do you use grapefruit juice with the tablets?

Martha Dervish on 6/29/99 at 00:00 (008331)

Scott, I used grapefruit juice because I thought it will melt the tablets down nicely, which it did, perhaps simulating acids in the stomach. Yesterday I was out of grapefruit juice and I used a few drops of apple cidar vinegar and that worked fine. Maybe water would work o.k. but I found the slightly acid liquids worked best form me. This morning my feet feel so good that I will use 1 tablet instead of 2 and see how that does. This sure is cheaper than the expensive creams and I haven't felt this well in a long time.

Re: Why do you use grapefruit juice with the tablets?

Sarah on 6/29/99 at 00:00 (008359)

Martha, I thought to myself 'what the heck' and crunched 1 ibuprofen up in about 1 tablespoon of lemon juiice and rubbed it on my heels. I think it helped some. I am going to try it again, but I am going to put it in some aloe vera lotion I have and see that way. Perhaps it is a placebo and is all psycological. Next time I am going to pulverize two tablets. My only concern is that the ibuprofen cream is suppose to absorb less into your blood stream and be less detrimental to you liver. I wonder if the same is true of this strange 'voodoo' method. Anyway, i will keep you posted. Sarah