Nature’s Way Olive leaf contains 500mg of whole olive leaf powder. Olive leaf naturally contains 0.4 – 1% oleuropein, which is the active ingredient found in olive leaves. This makes it appropriate for people looking for a moderate potency olive leaf supplement compared to the higher potency standardized supplements available from other brands.
The extract of the leaf has been found to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic activity. Even new emerging viruses, like SARS, seem to be inactivated by compounds in olive leaf. It interferes with the microbe’s use of amino acids so that they cannot grow and multiply.
Olive leaf also promotes the growth of beneficial organisms in our gastrointestinal tract, probiotics. Probiotic organisms protect us from infections with harmful microbes. Olive leaf is similar to olive oil in that it has benefits for cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure. It also has a beneficial effect on the high blood sugar levels that are seen in the condition diabetes.
Olive leaf may be recommended for treating colds, yeast infections, parasitic infections like tapeworm, hookworm, flatworm and roundworm, viral infections, bacterial infections, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Olive Leaf (Olea Europaea)..........500mg
Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Magnesium stearate
Adults take 1 capsule 3 times daily with water at mealtimes. For use beyond 8 weeks, consult a health care practitioner.
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