About Olive Leaf

About Olive Leaf

Source of health for thousands of years

Comvita Olive Leaf Extract for every day antioxidant support.  It is a natural source of health made from fresh olive leaves.  Comvita’s globally unique olive leaf extract 'made from fresh leaves' contains 30 times more antioxidants than the equivalent amount of the best virgin olive oils.

The Mediterranean diet is well known for a range of health benefits, partly due to the healthy antioxidants derived from the high intake of olive oil, made from olive fruit.  For many centuries the fresh leaves of the olive tree have also been used for health maintenance.

Nature’s synergy – from fresh leaves

Recent research by two Australian universities* shows that Comvita’s globally unique olive leaf complex 'made from fresh leaves' contains 30 times more antioxidants than the equivalent amount of the best virgin olive oils.  (*Queensland University; Southern Cross University, NSW)

Antioxidants protect cells from damage

A poor diet, pollution, excessive exposure to the sun, cigarette smoke and alcohol can cause cell damage, which can lead to advanced aging of the skin and other parts of the body.  Antioxidants play a huge role in protecting our body cells from this damage.  Our high strength Olive Leaf Complex is processed from freshly picked leaves and along with the scores of natural plant nutrients and the main antioxidant known as oleuropein, this unique fresh leaf extract contains at least 11 other important phenolic antioxidants. The balanced synergy of all the active olive leaf compounds working together gives our globally unique extract its effective healing power.  We call this effect SYNERGY12™.

University research has compared the antioxidant power of Comvita fresh Olive Leaf Complex against Vitamin C and other well known antioxidants. The results showed that our fresh leaf extract has a 400% greater antioxidant capacity than Vitamin C and approximately double the power of Green Tea extract and Grape Seed extract.

Latest antioxidant research puts Olive Leaf Complex on top – 
400% more than Vitamin C
All results expressed in the international standard of Trolox Equivalents (TE) in micromoles per gram of sample. ORAC testing done using the internationally recognized ORAC techniques developed by Brunswick Laboratories (Wareham, Massachusetts, USA).

For the whole family

Comvita Olive Leaf Extract does not contain any artificial flavours, colourings, preservatives, alcohol, sugar, lactose, starch, yeast, gluten or animal products.

We farm naturally using vermiculture (worm created fertilisers) and pristine irrigation water, combined with immediate transfer of freshly harvested leaves to the processing plant.  From the growing of our trees to the bottling of our extract, we have total control over the entire production process.  This trademarked process is called EnvirOléa™ and it is your international quality guarantee.

Year round health

Many people are quickly realising that Comvita high strength Olive Leaf Extract is a supplement with a wide range of benefits suitable for the whole family.  While some people are using it throughout winter, many more are finding it improves wellbeing all year round.

Helpful hint: water is key

When you start taking Comvita Olive Leaf Extract it begins to cleanse your body so you may occasionally feel one or more of the following natural symptoms: mild headaches, rashes, fatigue, diarrhea, muscle or joint pain. This is a part of the healing effect.

The healing effect can happen with exposure to Comvita Olive Leaf Extract as the body begins its natural process to get rid itself of toxins, however during this process you may develop some of the symptoms above.  People on detox diets or other cleansing programmes also often feel these normal symptoms.

Although the symptoms may feel undesirable and are generally very mild, they usually indicate that the body is effectively eliminating some of the causes of ill health.  What can be done to assist the healing effect?  Many health practitioners recommend that you drink plenty of water in between your doses of Comvita Olive Leaf Complex, especially in the first couple of weeks.  This helps keep the lymphatic system and the kidneys functioning properly and more capable of handling excess toxins.  Alternatively you may wish to stop taking the product for a few days and then resume at a smaller dose, gradually building up to the recommended dose.

International standards

We do not use dry leaves or reconstituted powders in our product, just freshly picked olive leaves.

To meet international standards, and to ensure you receive the best quality product, we ensure that all processing is done according to Good Manufacturing Process (GMP).


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Scientific testing shows that Olive Leaf Extracts made directly from fresh leaves have a broader spectrum potency. Support your health with 5 x the antioxidant capacity of Vitamin C.