Frequently Asked Questions about Olive Leaf
Olive Leaf, a staple of the healthy Mediterranean diet, Antioxidant Free Radical scavenger Anti-Inflamitory Boosts Immune System.
Q. How does Olive leaf affect Free Radicals?
Q. What is olive leaf good for?
ORAC comparisons completed by independent laboratories
in Australia and USA under scientific conditions
The most active identified so for include: Oleuropein, Hydroxytyrosol & Tyrosol
Q. I have heard of adding olive leaf in pet food, how? Why?
Q. Is it okay to take olive leaf extract supplement every day?
Q. How can Olive Leaf boost the immune system?
Your immune system is your coat of armor protecting your from many diseases and infections. When the immune system is working properly you do not suffer very long from cold, flu, and hundreds of other diseases .
Symptoms of a weakened immune system:
Allergies - Digestive problems – Fatigue - Joint – Poor appetite
– Congestion - Respiratory problems – Rashes – Insomnia - Muscle weakness
Unlike antibiotics Olive Leaf does not build up immune system resistance.
A strong immune system will recover from a pathogen invasion, and most of the time you will not be aware of the battle that took place within your body. However, if your immune system is not functioning at its peak efficacy, you may be sick for extended period of time. Once the immune system is over-burdened with some type of pathogen, (virus, fungi, yeast, bacteria, parasites) disease takes a foothold and sometimes it takes months and even years to manifest itself. In the meantime, the pathogens are in your body draining strength from the immune system. Olive Leaf does not cure any disease. It is, however a killer of many pathogens (Alternative Medicine Review). Once pathogens have been killed off, the immune system rebuilds itself ridding the body of disease symptoms.
Q. What can Olive Leaf do to combat antibiotic-resistant germs?
Many medical researchers are becoming increasingly concerned about the emergence of "super
Mother Natures anti microbial acts like an antibiotic & detoxifier
Olive leaf and extract (OLE) is an antimicrobial herbal botanical that has the power to control many troublesome conditions that antibiotics are often used to treat. The human body does not build up a resistance to OLE as happens with antibiotic use and abuse. Additionally the use of antibiotics in chicken, pork and beef has reduced their effectiveness in humans. Because of antibiotic's decreasing effectiveness health experts predict that common bacterial infections will one day pose serious health problems. Olive leaf extract appears to work at many different levels in the body. As a result we often hear reports from patients that a variety of symptoms begin improving.
Q. Are Olive Leaf's Flavonoids beneficial?
Flavonoids are most commonly known for their antioxidant activity. However, it is now known that the health benefits they provide against cancer and heart disease are the result of other mechanisms. Flavonoids are also commonly referred to as bioflavonoids in the media – the terms are equivalent and interchangeable, for flavonoids are biological in origin. Since the late 1800's scientists and pharmaceutical companies have documented the botanicals pathogen killing, cardiovascular and energy-giving properties. Emerging scientific evidence has shown that the flavonoids from the polyphenol category (olive leaf), have antioxidant powers greater than those of vitamins C, E, Green Tea and beta-carotene. There are several hundred manufacturers of olive leaf but only Olivus specializes in olive leaf based products exclusively.
Q What does Olive Leaf tea taste like?
Olivus olive leaf tea has a unique taste. A light steeping delivers a satisfying mellow flavor. Longer steeping or brewing in a tea press creates a stronger, slightly bitter infusion than can be mellowed with a slice of fresh lemon, stevia, soy, milk, sugar and other herbal flavorings. Olivus olive leaf also blends well with Green and other teas and herbs. Olive leaf can also be delivered into your diet powdered, in capsules, liquid extract and applied to the skin topically.
Q. Are there any side effects to using Olive Leaf?
It is generally agreed that olive leaf does not produce adverse side effects. Please consult your physician if you are taking any prescription medications. Some people may experience what is known as Herxheimers Reaction, which may give the feeling the symptoms are temporarily getting worse. This most likely is a sign the olive leaf is working! This is due to a detoxification reaction to the olive leaf killing a large number of harmful germs quickly. If this should happen, decrease the dosage by half for three to four days and drink as as much water as possible.