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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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.