Olive Leaf Extract
by Douglas Laboratoires
Description: Olive Leaf Extract capsules contain
significant quantities of phenolic compounds, such as 20% oleuropein,
oleuropeoside, and hydroxytyrosol that have been shown to have antioxidant
and microbial supportive properties.
olive tree (Olea europaea) contains a major class of polyphenols, the
secoiridoides. These polyphenols, including oleuropein and derivatives,
may provide protection in the body and GI tract. Recent studies have
demonstrated oleuropein’s growth inhibition of several pathogenic
organisms. Other studies have shown that the olive plant’s phenolics can
support healthy microbial levels.
Olive plant tissue has
also been shown to reduce the oxidation of low density lipoproteins (LDL).
This effect may explain some of the beneficial effects of a Mediterranean
diet. The antioxidant potential of Olea europaea’s polyphenolic compounds,
such as oleuropein, may support a healthy vascular system. Animal studies
have also demonstrated that dietary oleuropein can not only increase
resistance of LDLs to oxidation, but also support plasma levels of total,
free, and esterified cholesterol. Other aspects of the olive plant’s
cardioprotective properties include its vasodilator effect and its
inhibition of platelet aggregation.
Olive Leaf Extract may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish
to supplement with this important plant for microbial support or
Suggested Use: Adults take 1
capsule daily without food as directed by a healthcare professional.
Side Effects: No adverse side effects have been reported.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep
out of reach of children.