What are the health benefits of olive leaf extract you might ask? Or how is it taken? Or maybe, is it good for me? Here at Try Being Healthy we will give you the run down on this 1,000+ year old natural remedy that helps fight many ailments.
What Is The Olive Leaf And It’s Extract?
The Olive Leaf comes from the Olive Tree. The first known record of the olive leaf comes from Ancient Egypt, where it was used to mummify kings by using the antimicrobial oils. It’s now used extensively in traditional medicine for the treatment of many ailments. All over the world it is used for stomach ailments, to lower high blood pressure, to reduce fever and treat malaria. The extract is just the substance of the olive leaf itself.
It Has Many Benefits
Their is a compound in the olive leaf which is the most potent and it’s name is oleuropein. This compound lowers blood pressure, and fat and cholesterol levels in the blood. Studies have shown that olive leaf extract kills bone cancer cells and stop them from multiplying, and in cells, oleuropein prevented cancer cells from replicating, spreading, and invading other parts of the body. It is also anti-diabetic because it has been shown to lower and restore normal blood glucose levels and improves insulin sensitivity,reduce body weight, fat tissue mass, and liver fat. It has been shown to fight Alzheimers, Parkinson’s Disease, reduce inflammation and prevent kidney cell death and promotes rapid healing.
Possible Risks and Side Effects
Olive oil and it’s extracts can lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Taking it while taking medication for :
Diabetes and also high blood pressure may cause your sugar level or blood pressure to drop to low. Please check with your doctor before using. Olive Leaf Extract may inactivate antibiotics and should not be taken with them. Because all of it’s detoxification properties, it may cause an unpleasant reaction in the body such as headaches, joint pains, flu like symptoms which is called “the die off effect.There is no other side effects that is known so far by ingesting olive oil, leaf or extracts.
How To Use Olive Leaf Extract
Taking the olive leaf extract can be beneficial when used correctly. The daily supplemental dosage is 500 to 1,000 milligrams. Begin with a smaller dosage the first time you consume it and then slowly increase the dosage as your body adjust to it. You can also split the dose amount into a couple doses a day. Always read and follow the directions that come with your chosen brand of olive leaf extract because the strength and dosages may vary between manufacturers.
The Bottom Line
The benefits of the olive leaf continue to grow by leaps and bounds with more and more studies being done. From fighting type 1 and type 2 diabetes, cancer fighter, treating herpes, protecting the brain against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, protecting the heart and lowering blood pressure. It’s antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties fights many ailments that may be holding you back from good health. After reading this information I hope that you have more insight into alternative medicines. So, now it’s up to you. What are you going to do? Hopefully, we are here trying to improve your health naturally. Do you choose natural healing or medical healing? Whatever choice you make you have to live with it, CHOOSE WISELY!! ** As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.** Thank you for taking the time to visit this site at Try Being Healthy and please leave your questions or opinions below.
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