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90 vegetarian capsules, each capsule contains 500
mg. Olive Leaf Extract (20% oleuropein)
Olive Leaf Extract is a natural antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral
extract produced from the leaves of olive tree. This pathenogenic
killer also has the ability to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
Olive Leaf Extract provides you with the highest concentration of
oleuropein available, 20 percent in each capsule.
Conditions for which Olive Leaf Extract may be a natural remedy!
* Athletes Foot
* Bacterial Infections
* Bladder/Urinary Infections
* Chicken Pox
* Chronic Fatigue
* Cold Sores
* Common Cold
* Conjunctivitis (Pinkeye)
* E. coli
* Ear Infections
* Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)
* Food Poisoning
* Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease
* Hepatitis A & B
* High Blood Pressure
* High Cholesterol
* Jock Itch
* Lymes disease
* Meningitis, Bacterial & Vital
* Newcastle Disease
* Nail Fungus
* Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
* Retrovirus Infections
* Scarlet Fever
* Sexually Transmitted Diseases
* Staph Infection
* Strep Throat
* Vaginal Yeast Infections
* Viral Infections
* Yeast Infections
* Yeast Syndrome
Does Olive Leaf extract have any side effects?
For some very sick people, including those with chronic fatigue
syndrome or those who have particularly large amounts of viruses or
bacteria in their bodies, olive leaf extract may generate
detoxification symptoms. These symptoms are known as the "die-off
effect". Such individuals may actually feel worse for a short time
before feeling better. The "die-off effect", or Herxheimer Reaction,
refers to symptoms generated by the detoxification process.
Detoxification symptoms may be noticed immediately after starting the
olive leaf extract supplement. Reactions include extreme fatigue,
diarrhea, headaches, muscle/joint achiness or flu-like symptoms. Those
who do not wish to experience these effects may possibly avoid it by
drinking at least a full glass of water each time they take the
In the case of severe detoxification symptoms, the number of capsules
can be reduced or possibly eliminated. The body may then need up to a
week to complete the "die-off" process. Once the symptoms have
improved, the supplement can be resumed at a lower dosage and then
increased slowly. Research indicates that doses many times higher than
recommended are not likely to produce toxic or other side effects.
Who should use Olive Leaf Extract?
Anyone who wants to decrease the amount of pathogens in their body,
which has identified with any of the conditions set forth in the list
above or anyone who is interested in improving their overall health
should use Olive Leaf Extract. Of interest, one of the
oldest living cultures on earth live in the Mediterranean area, having
diets that consist of olive oil, leaves and bark.
Does Olive Leaf Extract build up in the body?
No, Olive Leaf Extract does not demonstrate residual build up in one's
How much Olive Leaf Extract should I take?
Olive leaf extract is currently available in the form of 500mg.
capsules. The routine dosage is one tablet every six hours. The
supplement should be taken between meals for best results. In the case
of bad colds or flu, the dosage may be increased to two capsules every
For acute infections, such as herpes, a natural remedy for some
individuals is to take more -- three or four every six hours -- and
reported rapid relief. If a "die-off effect" occurs, the number of
capsules can be decreased or temporarily discontinued.
For healthy individuals seeking more energy or the preventative
benefits of olive leaf extract, one or two tablets a day is suggested.
Are there any contraindications with Olive Leaf Extract?
No contraindications with other drugs have been observed. However,
Olive Leaf Extract should not be taken with antibiotics produced from
yeast / fungus or along with additional amino acids other than those
received in your everyday foods. They might cross out each other?s
Is Olive Leaf Extract suitable for pregnant or nursing mothers
Unknown. While clinical trials with Olive Leaf Extract effectively
portray its safety, few supplements are ever advocated for pregnant or
nursing mothers. Please check with your healthcare provider before
taking any health supplement.
There are many other conditions for which Olive Leaf Extract may act as
a remedy that are not listed here. See Dr. Morton Walker's book- "Olive
Leaf Extract, Natures Antibiotic".
More About Olive Leaf Extract
The olive tree has been studied for centuries, and over the years many
medicinal benefits have been attributed to it. Olive oil, buds, leaves,
and roots have all been used medicinally, but olive leaf extract is of
exceptional interest. A bitter substance in the extract was found and
named oleuropein. Numerous studies have been conducted to determine the
benefits of oleuropein. In 1962, an Italian researcher discovered that
oleuropein lowered blood pressure in animals. Other European
researchers confirmed this finding. In addition, they found it could
also increase blood flow in the coronary arteries , relieve
arrhythmias, and prevent intestinal muscle spasms. In 1969, a Dutch
researcher determined the active ingredient in oleuropein to be a
substance called elenolic acid. Elenolic acid was found to have
powerful anti-bacterial properties.  By the late 1960's, research by
scientists at Upjohn showed that elenolic acid also slowed the growth
of viruses. It was found to inhibit a variety of viruses associated
with the common cold in humans. Further, a number of research studies
at this time showed that calcium elenolate, a salt of elenolic acid,
had a strong effect not just on viruses, but bacteria and parasitic
protozoans as well.  Olive leaf extract has been found to be an
extremely effective anti-viral, anti-retroviral, and bactericidal
substance. Research suggests that a number of mechanisms are involved.
These mechanisms include:
* A critical interference with certain amino acids that are essential
for the vitality of viruses.
* Interference with the viral infection and/or the spread of the virus
by inactivation, or by preventing virus shedding, budding or assembly
at the cell membrane.
* The ability to directly penetrate infected host cells and inhibit
* In the case of retro viruses, it neutralizes the production of
reverse transcriptase and protease.
* Stimulates phagocytosis (the process of engulfment and destruction of
particulate matter by phagocytic cells such amacrophages and
Due to olive leaf's anti-viral properties, it has been found to be a
natural remedy in the treatment of conditions caused by, or associated
with a virus, retrovirus, bacterium, or protozoan. Such conditions
include influenza, the common cold, meningitis, Epstein-Barr Virus
(EBV), encephalitis, herpes I and II, human herpes virus 6 and 7,
shingles, HIV/ARC/AIDS, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, pneumonia,
tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, dengue, bacteremia, severe diarrhea,
blood poisoning, and dental, ear, urinary tract and surgical
Recent studies have also shown that olive leaves, when stored in closed
plastic bags at a specific temperature and for a designated time, were
found to have increased antioxidant levels. The antioxidant that can be
isolated is called 3,4-dihydroxyphenylethy 4-formyl-3-formylmethyl-4-
hexenoate (3,4-DHPEA-EDA). This antioxidant is comparable to
alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E). Phenolated compounds have also been found
in the olive leaf and bud.
These compounds include oleuropein and flavonoids such as rutin
flavonol. These are both potent antioxidant compounds. Flavonoids
inhibit LDL oxidation and oleuropein has antimicrobial properties.
Researchers are now trying to see if olive leaf extract can benefit
AIDS patients. Research shows that it inhibits the production of both
reverse transcriptase and protease, enzymes necessary for the survival
of HIV. Fungal and yeast infections are included in the wide spectrum
of conditions aided with olive leaf extract. It has been said that more
than 10 million Americans have disfiguring fungal nail infections, a
widely ignored medical problem. Fungal infections are frequently found
among patients with AIDS, cancer and diabetes, athletes, the elderly,
people who spend considerable time standing or who wear the same shoes
day after day, or those who wear artificial fingernails. Drugs taken
for cancer and AIDS lower resistance and are believed to make people
more susceptible to fungal infections. Olive leaf extract may offer a
natural and less expensive method of treatment for these infections.
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The information presented here is meant only to be educational in
nature. The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the
Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose,
treat, cure or prevent any disease.