The olive tree and the products derived from it, are a Mediterranean kitchen staple, linked to health benefits in its different presentations (think Extra Virgen Olive Oil, Olives and even tea). However, today we want to take a look at the benefits associated with another part of the olive tree: the olive leaf. With several presentations as an extract and in powder form, the olive leaf is a standout ingredient for health and wellness in your supplement intake. You can easily include it in your daily diet by making your own Olive Leaf Capsules to get all the benefits that this ingredient has to offer. Read on to find out more about research and findings that you need to consider to make it part of your routine.
Olive Leaf Extract
The trees are harvested, and the leaves are collected in order to get the olive leaf extract which then can be dried to be made into powder form. While most studies are linked to the benefits of EVOO, olive leaf extract (OLE) has also been a subject of study with promising results. The combination of biophenols found in the olive leaf, mainly oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol, are the main components attributed with a variety of health benefits.
Health and Therapeutic Benefits of the Olive Leaf
With higher concentration of the active compounds, olive leaf is considered an immune booster with the icing of having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, among other benefits. Let’s take a closer look:
- Immune system: Olive leaf is considered an immune system booster with antiviral properties because it has been proven to enhance the body’s response to viral infections and even inhibit the replication of viruses that cause cold and other respiratory infections. Furthermore, it has been found to alleviate symptoms like sore throat.
- Anti-inflammatory: Inflammation is the body’s way of reacting when something is wrong. The anti-inflammatory properties found in OLE mean it is a powerful ingredient in battling inflammatory processes like arthritis and other chronic diseases.
- Antioxidant: Oxidative stress and the presence of free radicals is also a source of health problems. The unique blend of components found in the olive leaf has found to aid in the treatment and battle against diseases like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.
As you can see, there is no shortage of benefits related to the olive leaf. Furthermore, it has been found to contribute to overall health: skin health, heart health, energy levels and weight management, among others. While allergies and special conditions must always be taken into account, OLE is generally regarded as safe to consume. So, what are you waiting for? Start enjoying the benefits by making your own Olive Leaf Supplements using Capsuline’s Kosher and Halal Certified Empty Capsules.
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