NOW Olive Leaf Extract. Modern scientific studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet, with its heavy reliance on products from the Olive tree, is one of the most healthful in the world. Olive Leaves contain a number of compounds, mainly phenols and lignans, that protect the plant from environmental stress and confer health benefits when consumed. Oleuropein, one of the best known active constituents of Olive Leaf, has been endowed with many health promoting properties linked to its antioxidant activity.
- Antioxidant Support
- Standardized to 6% Oleuropein
- Vegetarian Formula
Each Vcap Contains:
Olive Leaf Extract (Olea europaea) - 500mg
Cellulose (capsule), Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.
Does not contain:
sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap 1 to 3 times daily as needed.
Olive Oil is derived from the fruit of the olive tree, which has the distinction of being perhaps one of the earliest botanicals used by mankind, having been mentioned in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament.
Modern researchers have zeroed in on Olive Oil as one reason that the Mediterranean diet is so healthy. Mediterranean cultures seem to derive most of their fat calories from Olive Oil, while Western cultures derive theirs primarily from processed vegetable oils and animal fats. Although the Mediterranean diet is higher in vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains, Olive Oil is the principal source of fat and a healthy alternative to animal fats and butter.
Olive Oil's health benefits are attributable to several naturally occurring components. It is high in oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid (MUFA) that may stimulate bile production, aiding digestion of dietary fats and fat-soluble nutrients. It is low in saturated fatty acids and contains a good balance of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA).
When cooking, Olive Oil has some advantages over other cooking oils. It has a higher smoke point than the typical temperature for frying food and forms a crust on the outside of fried foods that decreases oil penetration while enhancing flavor. Foods fried in Olive Oil are often not as greasy as foods fried in other oils.
Information taken from the NOW website.
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