Olive Leaf Extract: What everyone should have in the cupboard

Olive Leaf Extract: What everyone should have in the cupboard

Are you aware of the award-winning benefits that Olive Leaf Extract can produce? Olive leaf Extract has been around for a while now but let’s not forget it’s attributed awards as an Australian product and it’s benefits to health both nationally and internationally and being recognized as supplement of the year back in the UK in 2009 when it was first becoming identified in health circles. Well it is still here and it still throws a good punch!!! It is still just as good and just as effective. Strangely enough, I still find that some people have not heard of it and it's beneficial properties or that they know of it but have not allowed the time to try it to see what it can do for them.

This is a product that I always have in the cupboard and one that I always recommend to my clients as well as my friends who also regard the benefits as surprisingly effective. It can be taken as an 8 week course at a therapeutic dose to boost the immune system for a particular ailment or on a daily basis to maintain the immune system. With that first hint of a cold, flu or sore throat, this is my first go to supplement because it will often knock the virus down before it even gets a chance to run away with you.

It would be good for you to know more about the benefits of this golden liquid that brings the results you want and need. Packed with powerful antioxidants that help to fight nasty free radicals in the body, Olive Leaf Extract is also well known for it’s anti- inflammatory affects and it’s immune boosting properties. I can’t praise this product enough and know you will be doing yourself and your family a great service by stocking up for winter or at least giving it a go with an 8 week course of supplementing it daily in preparation for winter.  Autumn is the best season to do this.

In alternative medicine, olive leaf extract is typically known for its health benefits in treating or preventing the following health problems:

  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Candida – Yeast overgrowth
  • Diabetes
  • Inflamation
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Colds and flue
  • High blood preasure
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Shingles unrinary tract
  • Herpes virus

Some available research of interest:

1) Diabetes

Olive leaf extract may aid in diabetes control, according to a small study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2012. For the study, 79 adults with type 2 diabetes took either a supplement containing olive leaf extract or a placebo every day for 14 weeks. By the study's end, participants given olive leaf extract showed a significantly greater decrease in blood sugar levels (compared to members of the placebo group).

2) High Blood Pressure

Olive leaf extract shows promise in the treatment of high blood pressure, according to a 2002 study published in the German journal Arzneimittel-Forschung. In the study, tests on rats revealed that olive leaf extract may have blood-pressure-lowering effects.

Another animal-based study (published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2003) also found that olive leaf extract may help lower blood pressure. In a series of experiments involving rats, the study's authors determined that olive extract may help prevent atherosclerosis and insulin restistance as well.

3) Osteoporosis

Preliminary research suggests that olive leaf extract may help protect against osteoporosis. In tests on human cells, the authors of a 2011 study from Osteoporosis International discovered that oleuropein may help inhibit the buildup of fat cells in bone marrow (a process known to interfere with bone-building and, in turn, contribute to the development of osteoporosis).

4) Arthritis

Olive leaf extract holds promise in the treatment of osteoarthritis, according to a 2012 study published in Phytotherapy Research. In tests on rats, the study's authors found that olive leaf extract may help alleviate osteoarthritis by reducing inflammation.