Health benefits of olive leaf extract

The recent surge of consumer interest in olive leaf extract is matched by numerous published articles on the benefits of oleuropein.

PubMed.gov alone, the online resource of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, points to hundreds of research papers that suggest olive leaf extract has many health benefits.

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Olive leaf extract boosts the Immune system

Olive leaf extract helps:

  • prevent viruses from replicating
  • protect against flu, colds, meningitis, herpes and Epstein-Barr
  • protect against or curb urinary tract infections
  • suppress bacteria and fungal conditions
  • treat fevers

Olive leaf extract improves cardiovascular health

Olive leaf extract helps:

  • lower cholesterol
  • reduce low-density lipids
  • balance blood flow
  • reduce high blood pressure by dilating vessels
  • gradually reverse narrowing of arteries

Olive leaf extract helps protect against cancer

Olive leaf extract helps:

  • inhibit inflammation that causes tumors to grow
  • decrease breast cancer cell viability
  • reduce cell sensitivity to estrogen, the hormone tumors need for growth

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Olive leaf extract helps:

  • protect skin that has suffered sun damage
  • protect against skin thickening, the development of precancerous cells and tumor growth
  • protect skin at all levels by acting as a free radical scavenger
  • maintain healthy tissues and joints

Olive leaf extract is a powerful antioxidant

Olive leaf extract helps:

  • provide four times more antioxidant properties than vitamin C
  • inhibit damage to DNA that can be a precursor to cancer
  • prevent the production of cytokines that can lead to inflammation and arthritis
  • improve joint tissue health

The remarkable properties of the olive tree have been known since ancient times; there are many mentions in the Bible and the power of olive leaves to control fever was documented as early as the 1800s. The reason that olive trees survive and bear fruit for thousands of years is because of its oleuropein component. The polyphenol is present in the leaves, in the olives and in olive oil, yet is most concentrated in the leaf.

Oleuropein, a polyphenol, is the main active ingredient of olive leaf extract. Increasingly knowledgeable consumers seek out products with a high oleuropein content.

The oleuropein content of Palolea’s olive leaf extract is standardized to 20 percent, making it more potent than the industry standard, which is 10 to 18 percent.