Olive leaf is safe* to use every day and long term without worry.
Olive leaf can be combined with other herbs/teas/supplements to create
flavorful, healthful blends. Many of our customers find varying the
delivery method (tea 1-3 days/week, capsules 1-3 days/week, extract one
day and powder 1-2 days per week) of olive leaf is a good way to keep it
in the diet. Our bodies are constantly metabolizing our intake
so remember consistency is best for any dietary supplement. And
remember all our products are made with olive leaf.
Olive leaf use causes the death of microbes. The liver, kidneys,
intestines and skin are therefore tested to their limits, to deal with,
and remove them. This causes Herxheimers Reaction,
which can have a variety of symptoms, but basically makes one feel ill
or under the weather due to a treatment's effect upon the body.
Thus, "die-off," referred to in
medicine as the "Herxheimer reaction," occurs when the olive leaf
components kills large numbers of harmful germs rather quickly. Then,
the patient's membranes absorb toxic products from these dead
microorganisms. The large amount of foreign antigens triggers an
increasing immune response, in addition to interfering with usual
biochemical processes, and these immune effects can temporarily worsen a
person's symptoms. Physicians using olive leaf extract believe that
this die-off reaction indicates that the treatment is working. Die-off
therefore suggests that the patient is having an good response to a
properly designed treatment program.
The symptoms include fatigue, diarrhea, muscle and joint pains,
headaches, rashes, flu-like symptoms and even pimples. These symptoms
indicate that the herb is working and that a range of microbes and
toxins have been eliminated and are in the process of being removed from
your system. These symptoms can be reduced by increasing your fluid
intake ? but if they persist, reduce the dosage.
Use with caution if you are allergic to Olive tree pollen
as it may cause a seasonal respiratory allergic reaction. This herb may
cause mild gastrointestinal irritation, particularly if taken on an
Known Drug Interactions
Olive leaf may potentiate the effects of blood pressure lowering
medications and theoretically may interact with anti diabetic
medications due to its potential to affect glucose levels. Further, this
herb may interact with drugs that inhibit blood clotting and platelet
aggregation, including but not limited to warfarin (Coumadin®), heparin, clopidogrel (Plavix®), pentoxifylline (Trental®), Talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.