Obtained from the leaves of the olive tree (Olea europaea); these contain oleuropein, which is the main active principle of the olive tree. The use of this traditional herb dates to the early 1800s, when it was used as a remedy for various ailments. This compound has been recognized for several health-boosting benefits throughout the years. In the early 1900s, oleuropein was determined to be part of the olive tree’s powerful disease-resistant structure. Other European research determined this compound to have strong antioxidant capabilities as well. Biochemists have determined that the extract has multiple natural iridoids, flavonoids, and esters; and that the synergy of these working together is the reason for the wide-spectrum effect.
Olive leaf extract has been used clinically in its present form for years. Living up to its promising background, it has demonstrated considerable therapeutic action against free radicals.
Adults: Take 16 ml (approx. 1 tbsp.) once daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Contains no: Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, if you are taking other diuretics, or if you have a kidney disorder.
Known adverse reactions: Allergic reactions can occur in people allergic to plants of the Oleaceae family.