Health Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract - Facts About Olive Leaf Extract Uses

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The health benefits of olive leaf extract have been available to man for thousands of years. In recent years it has been 'rediscovered' by the natural health industry and there are numerous uses for this supplement for a wide range of health ailments.

To better understand the health benefits of olive leaf extract, you have to understand its properties. The main active ingredient in olive leaf is oleuropein. This compound is a strong anti-oxidant and has multiple healing properties. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-biotic properties which can heal various types of health problems.

It is also a powerful supplement that can boost your immune system and protect it from infection. It been shown to protect your body from bacteria and resist the growth and spreading of viruses/fungi. This makes it an all-in-one protection for your body. While modern medication usually destroys the beneficial bacteria in your body, studies have shown that oleuropein seeks out only the harmful pathogens.

This extract can also help your heart because it lowers blood pressure and reduces the levels of bad cholesterol. And because it's an anti-inflammatory, people with arthritis have reported an improvement in their symptoms over time.

Then there's potential for it to be helpful for diabetics. Studies have shown that olive leaf extract can help manage blood sugar levels by allowing your cells to better absorb the sugar to use as energy rather than allow it to remain in your blood stream. The best part of this is that it works independently of insulin, making it helpful for serious cases of diabetes.

So how do you take this miracle supplement? To fully get the health benefits of olive leaf extract, you should get a supplement with standardized extract of olive leaf for purity. What you should look for is a level of oleuropein of 20% to receive the full effects of this supplement. Many sellers of this supplement can dilute the content to miniscule levels to the point that it will be worthless taking it.

It's been also known to help improve skin conditions, treat STDs, even chronic fatigue syndrome. It truly is an all-in-one super supplement that you should not overlook. In conclusion, the health benefits of olive leaf extract are many and varied. If you have any of the health problems I have mentioned so far or want to add this extract to your diet, it is worth your while to start taking it and see the benefits for yourself.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02