Dr Karen Vieira: Olive Leaf Extract Better than Olive Oil
Olive Leaf Extract – Even Better Than Olive Oil!
By Dr Karen Vieira, PhD
Centuries of civilisation have shared the health secrets of olive oil. Even though it is a wonderful medium for lowering cholesterol and improving circulation, olive oil has a surprisingly high calorie and fat content. Recent studies have shown that the leaves of the olive plant can be more beneficial than the actual olive oil, with a long list of medicinal uses.
Olive leaves have been used for thousands of years for a variety of health concerns. Not only do studies show that olive leaf extract can be beneficial in helping to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, it also helps boost the immune system, acts as an antibacterial and antiviral, and restores and maintains healthy energy levels.
In recent years, there has been much interest in the antiviral properties of olive leaf extract. A bitter compound found in the leaves called oleuropein is thought to act as a defence mechanism that inhibits virus reproduction. This compound protects olive trees from bacteria and viruses, giving them their tough and hardy disposition, and thus can protect our bodies in the same manner. Aside from this important feature, Oleuropein has other health benefits too, such as strengthening the bones and preventing unnecessary inflammation in the body.
One of the key benefits of olive leaves is that they contain a naturally high level of antioxidants. The extract also neutralises harmful free radical molecules that can damage the body and lead to inflammation and illness. Using olive leaf extract in liquid form allows these powerfully healing molecules to be absorbed directly into the blood stream, allowing a quick boost to the immune system, as well as providing a powerful antimicrobial effect.
Olé olive leaf extract has over five times more antioxidant capacity than currently popular ‘super juices’, acquired from berries such as Goji, Acai and Guarana, making it a fast and convenient means of gaining maximum well-being. Olé can be consumed internally or used on the skin as an antibacterial to promote healthy cell growth.
This precious extract also contains vital phytonutrients, helping strengthen its immune-boosting properties, as well as being rich in the healthy heart benefits of olive oil with the added benefits of powerful antioxidants, oleuropeins and phytonutrients found in their green leaves.
Exclusively available from QNET, Olé olive leaf extract provides five times the antioxidant power of Vitamin C and up to 40 times the polyphenols found in extra-virgin olive oil. Using only fresh, au naturel olive leaves, combined with the branch-to-bottle processing, Olé maintains all natural properties of the olive leaf while retaining the full range of polyphenolics in a synergistic effect, giving you the highest-quality olive leaf extract aide.
Add Olé to your food or drink, or ingest straight from the bottle to boost your immune system, minimise harmful free-radical damage, and promote normal heart function and a healthy cardiovascular and circulatory system.