Fresh Picked Olive Leaf Extract
A new health trend is sweeping Australia - fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract. Bottled daily from freshly-picked leaves, Olive Leaf Australia's fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract has been voted the '2011 Health & Wellbeing Product of the Year Award'. The annual Australian Women's Weekly award is decided by popular vote and highlights brands with outstanding results. Australians are buying over 1,000 bottles of Olive Leaf Australia's Olive Leaf Extract every day and the numbers are growing.
Maria from Western Sydney explained why she takes Olive Leaf Extract every day, "It boosts my immunity and energy levels and helps me feel well generally. My blood pressure has also improved since I have been taking Olive Leaf Extract. It helps that it tastes good too! I have introduced it to my daughter and she loves it as well." Proven Health Benefits
The popularity of Olive Leaf Extract is backed by science. Clinical trials have shown that it supports cardiovascular health - maintaining normal blood pressure and blood triglyceride levels. It is also used traditionally to support a healthy immune system and is the product of choice for many Australians right through the winter period. Fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract is also a potent antioxidant with 400% more antioxidant power than the equivalent amount of Vitamin C.
Olive leaves have been used around the world for more than 4000 years for their multi-purpose medicinal qualities. Recent research upholds these ancient practices, identifying fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract as the most powerful antioxidant of 55 medicinal herbs.Spreading Popularity
According to Scott Tindall from Olive Leaf Australia, "The key to the product's potency is its freshness. Unlike products made from dried leaves or reconstituted from powder, our olive leaves are picked at sunrise and prepared for bottling the same day. As people understand the benefits of fresh-picked, we have seen a strong continual increase in consumer demand and feedback from our customers is tremendous," Mr Tindall said. "Winning the Australian Women's Weekly Award is a great honour and testament to the effectiveness of our fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract".
Olive Leaf Australia's range of fresh-picked Extracts is one of the most sought after natural multi-benefit health supplements in Australia, and demand is also growing worldwide. This is part of a broader movement whereby more and more, Australian's are seeking more natural approaches for their health. A survey conducted by the National Prescribing Service revealed that 65 per cent of Australians had used one or more complementary medicines in the previous 12 months.What is Olive Leaf Extract?
Olive Leaf Australia's fresh-picked extract is a natural health supplement made directly from fresh-picked olive leaves which are harvested at sunrise and prepared for bottling the same day.History
In 1974, the Founders of Olive Leaf Australia began research with the Olive (Olea europea) tree. From its humble beginnings of research in a small farm shed, the business has now grown to operating the world's largest specialised olive leaf grove with over 500,000 trees and exports to most countries around the world.
To confirm the growing body of anecdotal information, Olive Leaf Australia employed a PhD researcher who explored the world's universities and medical centres discovering many positive reports about the Olea europea tree. Then to ensure product efficacy, further extensive research took place to perfect the propriety extraction process of Olea europea leaves.
Finally after many years of research and trial, Olive Leaf Australia decided to manufacture a 100% natural, fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract as a high-strength liquid with no artificially-enhanced oleuropein. In 2001, this new product was launched into the Australian market. Health Benefits
Olive Leaf Australia's fresh-picked liquid Olive Leaf Extract is now one of the most sought after natural health supplements. This powerful antioxidant provides cardiovascular support and assists in supporting the maintenance of normal heart function. Traditionally, it has also been used to help support a healthy immune system.
Renowned throughout the ages for their multi-use health benefits, olive leaves were used over 4000 years ago by Egyptian and Mediterranean cultures for their multi-purpose medicinal qualities. They have since lived on as one of the best immune supporting nutritional supplements, with more recent research also showing benefits for cardiovascular health. This is thought to be due to their unusually high levels of polyphenols, a group of compounds that have many potential health benefits.
Scientific studies and anecdotal information indicate that Olive Leaf Extract delivers a range of significant health benefits:
Metabolic Syndrome: Research published in The Journal of Nutrition (2010) suggests that Olive Leaf Extract containing polyphenols such as oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol may help to support normal cardiovascular function when challenged by Metabolic Syndrome, a broad lifestyle-related condition.
Super Antioxidant Power: Research published in The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (2007) identified the Olive Leaf as the most powerful, radical-scavenging antioxidant of 55 medicinal herbs tested. This gives further support to earlier research showing that liquid extracts made directly from Olive Leaf Australia's fresh-picked Olive Leaves have 400% greater antioxidant power than an equivalent amount of Vitamin C.
Immune System: Olive Leaf has traditionally been used for relieving fever and to support the immune system.
Heart Health: Several studies suggest that Olive Leaf Extract may help to support a healthy cardiovascular system due to its high levels of polyphenols.
Cardiovascular Support: Studies have shown that the Olive Leaf Extract may help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system including normal cholesterol levels. Science
Of 55 medicinal herbs tested, Olive Leaf Extract was identified as the most powerful antioxidant.
Olive Leaf Australia's fresh leaf extract has 400% more antioxidant power than the equivalent amount of Vitamin C.
Over 10 studies published in peer-reviewed journals have demonstrated the potential cardiovascular benefits of Olive Leaf Extract.
A study published in Phytotherapy Research (August 2008) indicated that the antioxidative properties of Oleuropein and other polyphenolic olive compounds may not only support normal blood pressure, but were also suggested to be responsible for decreases in LDL and VLDL cholesterol. Both hypertension and high blood cholesterol levels are major risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease.
Recent laboratory studies (2010) have implicated Olive Leaf in the support of macrophage function. Macrophages are cells within your immune system that digest invading pathogens.
The Olive Leaf Australia product range is available in four sizes including a 30 day supply 500ml bottle (RRP $41.95), a 200ml Mixed Berry flavoured extract for children (RRP $25.15) and now new liquid Capsules (RRP $48.25).
Olive Leaf Australia's fresh-picked liquid extracts are available at most pharmacies and health food stores nationwide. Contact Olive Leaf Australia on 1300 653 436 or see www.olea.com.au
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, please see your health professional.