The fountain of youth may just lie in the leaves of an olive tree.
After all, there’s a reason why studies have found that for those who regularly consume a Mediterranean diet, where olives tend to take center stage, “there appears to exist sufficient evidence that (the) diet does indeed influence longevity.”
Most people equate the oils of olives with cooking, or perhaps even cosmetics. However, compounds within olives (one being oleuropein) can do far more than just that.
Olive leaf extract also helps in:
- improving cardiovascular health,
- supporting a functioning immune system,
- regulating blood pressure,
- increasing energy,
- and more.
Doesn’t that all sound great?! We think so too.
We are incredibly excited to bring you our new Olive Leaf Extract with 20% Oleuropein! And just like our other products, this olive leaf extract has more milligrams per drop and more drops per bottle than leading competitors. Tranquility Labs’ olive leaf extract offers the both the best value, potency, and quality on the market.
The Roots of Olive Leaf
Herbs used for medicinal purposes date back to the beginning of time. One of the first-known civilizations recorded, the Egyptians, practiced herbal medicine. They relied heavily on the leaves of the tree known as olea europea (olive tree).
Back in those days, the Egyptians looked at the olive leaf as a symbol of “heavenly power.” In a time and age where the civilians on the planet did not understand the chemistry behind how ailments may be treated, Egyptians looked at the olive tree with shock and awe. They were completely taken aback by the leaves’ abilities to starve off sickness.
As time progressed and people migrated to different areas of the globe, the uses and applications of olive leaves, as well as, the knowledge behind its “heavenly power,” evolved. By the 1800’s, many practitioners of herbal medicine would crush olive leaves. When the greens became smashed, they released olive leaf extract. The leaves were seeped into teas to help break fevers. Decades later, this exact process was used to combat malaria. In Morocco, this practice is still commonly implemented as a way to stabilize blood sugar and prolong the contraction of diabetes.
Today, this “heavenly power” may be used for a litany of reasons. Bringing back an age-old, tried-and-true, all-natural remedy and taking it into the future – is one of the many reasons why we are so excited about bring you our own Olive Leaf Extract with 20% Oleuropein!
The Power Of Olive Leaf Extract
Knowing how effective olive leaf extract has been in the past is what got the wheels in motion to adding olive leaf extract to our line for you! So what in the name of science could make the leaves of this fruit such a powerful resource?
The answer is a compound called oleuropein.
Oleuropein is a naturally occurring phenolic compound that derives from a small variety of plants. Olive leaves just happens to be one of them. A study conducted on the many pharmacological benefits of oleuropein found that, “Oleuropein has several pharmacological properties, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, anti-cancer, antimicrobial, and antiviral.”
Our concentration contains a whopping 20% oleuropein, making Tranquility Labs’ Olive Leaf Extract one of the best of its kind!
Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract
There is no denying that olive leaf extract has tons of therapeutic benefits that would result in overall optimal health. However, there are many specific ailments that this “heavenly power” of a supplement may bring relief.
Improves Heart Health
What gives olive oil, and many oils for that matter, a bad rap is the fact that they are high in cholesterol. However, not all cholesterol is bad cholesterol. We need cholesterol for many reasons. One is in that this byproduct of fat is the precursor to Vitamin D, a mineral our body needs and cannot produce on its own.
What makes olive leaf extract a good cholesterol is that it is high in HDL cholesterol. This type of cholesterol counteracts high levels of LDL cholesterol, which is the cholesterol everyone is really trying to warn you about. When LDL cholesterol becomes lowered, overall cardiovascular health improves.
Decreases Blood Pressure
Captopril is given to patients who suffer from high blood pressure. Studies have found that olive leaf extract can do the same job as the chemically-engineered pill, Captopril. The only difference? Researchers noted that patients treated with olive leaf extract had lower levels of LDL cholesterol, which Captopril users did not.
On top of that, those who took the olive leaf extract did not report suffering from the side effects that those who take Captopril did. These side effects included: Bouts of dizziness, lack of taste buds and dry, harsh coughs.
Eases Arthritis Pain
As we mentioned, oleuropein contains anti-inflammatory properties. With arthritis being an inflammation of joints, that makes olive leaf extract ideal for easing arthritis pain.
A study involving rats with arthritis saw a significant reduction of swelling within their paws. This can be attributed to the extract’s ability to reduce the production of cytokines and enzymes that act as precursors to inflammatory pain.
Pumps Up the Immune System
One of the first uses of olive leaf extract by the Egyptians was to ward off sickness. Years later, studies have confirmed that olive leaf extract contains antiviral compounds. In fact, these same studies have found that olive leaf extracts partake in “anti-HIV activity.” As exhibited in the study, the extract reversed many changes to the immune system brought forth by HIV-1-infection’s activity.
This finding further lends credibility to the theory that if olive leaf extract can pump up a very compromised immune system, such as one afflicted by HIV, then it can do the same for a stronger immune system!