The benefits of olive leaf extract to the immune system are well documented – it is very well known as a non-toxic, potent immunity enhancer. Olive Leaves have a long history of use as a herbal tonic to support cardiovascular function. Research shows that Olive Leaf Extract (OLE) assists in the maintenance of normal heart function and helps to maintain a normal healthy cardiovascular system. And get this . . . the University of Southern Queensland (Australia) research team led by Dr Lindsay Brown found the phytochemical oleuropein, which is found in large quantities in olive leaf extract, reduced fat stores in rats. Oleuropein has double the antioxidants as green tea and is recognised for lowering blood pressure, preventing colds and treating cardiovascular problems. However this study has shown its benefits reach beyond just an immunity booster.
In the study, rats were fed a high-fat, high-carbohydrate diet for eight weeks until they developed signs of metabolic syndrome (ie, abdominal fat, glucose intolerance and fatty liver). They were then given a mixture with olive leaf extract for a further eight weeks, which resulted in a reversal of these symptoms. Dr Brown said the olive leaf extract led to the weight loss due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Female specific benefits of olive leaf extract extend to eliminating yeast and other vaginal infections as well as helping reduce the symptoms of PMS and migraine headaches. So in summary, the reasons everyone should include olive leaf extract in a well-rounded health and wellness program are:
- Protecting the body from viruses, bacteria or retroviruses
- Treating existing viruses including herpes and shingles
- Possible Anti HIV activity
- Improving circulation
- Curing colds, flues and pneumonias
- Aiding as a diuretic and digestive aid
- Anti-inflammatory action assists with reducing fat stores
- Prevents intestinal muscle spasms
- Used in ear,urinary, dental and surgical infection prevention and elimination
- Decreases the effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by increasing energy and overall well being
I combine olive leaf extract in a specific blend of herbs in my exclusive tonic for strengthening the immune system and cardiovascular support. You can purchase Well Body Olimmune in 100ml or 200ml bottles from the Well Body online store.