The Benefits of Fresh Olive Leaf Extract
Olive oil is often recommended as a healthy food, but did you know that fresh olive leaf extract contains even more beneficial compounds? Olive leaf extract offers a unique and simple way to add powerful antioxidant compounds to your winter wellness regimen.
Olive leaves contain rare botanical compounds that may be partially responsible for the profound health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet. Few other foods are as rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties as olives, the fruit of the olive tree. This remarkable tree stores unique nutritional properties not found in many other foods.
OliViva is an antioxidant beverage made primarily from freshly pressed olive leaves, along with other antioxidant juices such as pomegranate, dark cherry, and Kona coffee fruit extract, so that you can easily enjoy the benefits of these incredibly healthy foods.
The History of Olive Leaves
Olive leaf extract is made from the leaves of the olive tree, which is native to Mediterranean Europe, Asia, and Africa. Countries that border the Mediterranean Sea have traditionally used olives prominently in their diets and have also used olive leaves medicinally for centuries.
Crushed olive leaves have traditionally been used to create a drink to manage fever, or as a tea to promote wellness. In Morocco, olive leaf is made into a beverage to help in the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels.
Why Is Olive Leaf Extract So Healthy?
Like olives and olive oils, olive leaves are rich in beneficial antioxidants, which help prevent damage from harmful free radicals.
Olive leaves are especially high in oleuropein, a powerful polyphenol with a wide range of health supportive properties. Oleuropein has been widely studied and is believed to be responsible for many of the health promoting properties of olives and olive oil.
When mitophagy goes wrong, decomposing cellular components begin to build up inside the cell, a process that researchers believe contributes to many symptoms of aging. Fortunately, science is now finding that the pomegranate can help turn things around.
he polyphenols available from the miraculous olive tree also help increase the body's levels of our master antioxidant known as glutathione. The body naturally produces glutathione, but production slows down as we age, and most adults don't produce enough. Low levels of glutathione can lead to fatigue and a weakened immune system. In 2009, researchers found that olive consumption significantly increased glutathione in healthy participants.
Glutathione helps reduce inflammation, protects against cellular damage, and provides immune support. It also helps protect against many of the age-related conditions that are related to oxidative stress. Antioxidant-rich foods such as olives and olive leaf can help you defy aging by helping you reduce oxidative stress.
Try OliViva for Excellent Antioxidant Support
We've created our OliViva antioxidant beverage to deliver an incredibly high ORAC score of over 119,000 per bottle — higher than most nutritional juices on the market. ORAC is a measure of how well an antioxidant helps your body protect itself against free radicals. Just one ounce of OliViva provides the antioxidant potency of more than 10 servings of fruits and vegetables.