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Feb 15, 2018

5 Surprising benefits of the Olive Leaf

5 Surprising benefits of the Olive Leaf

For centuries, the olive leaf has been valued as a medicinal herb and used in homeopathic remedies. Today, olive leaf extract is becoming increasingly well-known and appreciated for its antioxidants and polyphenols, and ability to support blood sugar levels within a normal range, immune health, and cardiovascular health.

Comvita owns one of the world’s largest olive leaf farms, where thousands of healthy green olive trees inhabit the hills in rural Queensland, Australia. By using freshly picked leaves – harvested every morning at sunrise, and extracted the same day – we’re able to retain the balanced combination of antioxidants as found naturally in the leaves without the use of any artificial preservatives. That’s how we cultivate the highest quality, most potent Olive Leaf Extract, available in capsules and naturally flavored tonics that are an easy and valuable addition to your everyday wellness routine.

Here are 5 Health Benefits of the Olive Leaf, and reasons to take this unexpected supplement:

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1. DAILY DETOX

There are 40x more antioxidant polyphenols in the Olive Leaf than in extra virgin olive oil - that’s strong free-radical fighting power!

2. BRAIN FUEL

Olive Leaf Extract shows positive effects on brain function and maintaining natural energy levels. The main compound in Olive Leaf, oleuropein, is also being studied in relation to Alzheimer’s.

3. IMMUNE SUPPORT

Olive Leaf’s natural antimicrobial properties and high levels of oleuropein and other polyphenols help support the immune system. A 2019 trial in New Zealand showed that students who took Comvita Olive Leaf Extract took 28% fewer sick days compared to a placebo group.

4. BLOOD SUGAR

Olive Leaf has been shown to help support blood sugar levels in a normal range.

5. HAPPY HEART

Olive leaves have been used as a tonic for cardiovascular health for centuries. Certain doses of Olive Leaf have been shown to help support healthy cholesterol, normal blood pressure, and overall heart health.

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