Olive leaf is a leaf of the Olive tree known as Olea Europaea.
While the Olive in its more traditional Olive Oil form is thought of in its health benefits and also it’s flavour in cooking and salads, the leaf has also been used for medicinal purposes throughout the ages and more commonly now too in many health supplements and diets.
Originally parts of the Olive tree were used by ancient cultures to treat a multitude of different health conditions and issues through alot of different age groups, in men and women, also Olive Leaf was used as a preventative as well as a cure for some.
The extract part of Olive Leaf Extract comes from the way it is filtered, concentrated or processed into the form it is being sold in, there are many different ways and some are patented too, extract means exactly that, the best and most beneficial part of the plant is extracted and refined down to a stronger form of the product and generally this means you have less volume of the ingredient to get the same desired outcome.
Olive leaf extract and natural olive leaves are sold in many forms here in Australia and are being marketed as an anti aging, immune supporting, antibiotic, cell protecting, anti inflammatory, energy providing, free radical scavenging, anti bacterial, antioxidant providing amoungst others, you can buy Olive Leaf that comes in powder, capsules, tablets, tea, concentrates, liquid and you can purchase these in a variety of stores or online by themselves or mixed in formula’s with other herbs and ingredients and they are marketed as Olive Leaf Extracts.
What are the main benefits of taking Olive Leaf ::
Oleuropein is one of the active ingredients found in the olive leaf and this is where you will get most of your health benefits from too.
Here is a list of some of the benefits you may receive when taking Olive Leaf;
• Reducing your blood pressure.
• Help you in reducing Cholesterol.
• Aids in lowering of Blood Sugar Levels.
• Anti Inflammatory effects.
• Immune Function boosting properties as a preventative or recovery from sickness or ill health.
• Circulation booster, it helps with your circulation and supports cardiovascular function.
• Free radical scavenging from the high anti oxidant levels in it.
Who can take and benefit from Olive Leaf ::
Adults are the main beneficiaries of Olive Leafs goodness, if you frequently become sick you may benefit from supplementing olive leaf and adding it in some form into your everyday eating and supplement plan.
If you are unsure, consult your doctor before taking Olive Leaf products.
Kids may benefit at lower doses too as it helps their immune function especially leading into winter, we give our kids a small dose every now and then when they forget about the taste, again consulting with your local health shop, GP or chemist you will find out if its right for you and in what doses.
How much Olive Leaf do I need to take a day ::
Personally I use 15ml of a Olive Leaf product with Probiotic Lactobacillus added, also it has Paw Paw and Pomegranate in it too, this makes it taste great compared to most, the Oleuropein level is very high too in this product.
Olive leaf is usually sold in many forms, you just have to find out what you like palate wise and also taste, Olive leaf extracts are found in liquids or capsules generally.
Read the labels of what your are taking as there is varying strengths in products, just make sure if you are going to take an Olive leaf product over the period of the day, stagger it or do as I do, a dose a=in the morning and a dose at night, everybody’s needs are different and also everybody’s body is different, so do a bit of research before deciding, all I have to say is for the best benefits of Olive leaf in any form, be consistent in your taking of it.
I hope this has been a good little insight into what Olive Leaf is and how to take it, so try Olive leaf for a while and enjoy the benefits of accumulating your sick days.
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