Olive leaf extract possesses potent antioxidant prosperities. It can help neutralize harmful free-radicals and bolster immune function. Most antioxidative effects of olive leaf supplements are attributed to the hydroxytyrosol content and the oleuropein content (via conferring hydroxytyrosol after digestion).
Recommended dosage —— 500 to 700 mg of olive leaf extract per day
2. High blood pressure
Taking olive leaf extract seems to lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension. In animal studies, oleuropein, one of the constituents of olive leaf, has decreased blood pressure and dilated arteries surrounding the heart, when given by injection or intravenously.
Recommended dosage —— 150 mg of oleuropein per day
In a double-blind trial, people with osteoarthritis of the knee had a significant improvement in their pain after taking olive leaf extract. Hydroxytyrosol, a phenolic compound present in olive leaf, has anti-inflammatory activity.
Recommended dosage —— 10 mg per day of hydroxytyrosol
4. Antimicrobial activity (Infection)
Olive leaves are known to resist insect and microbial attack. Olive leaf extract has antibacterial effects against many (but not all) pathogenic bacteria in vitro. A combination of components found in olive leaf extract works better at inhibiting bacterial growth than any single individual component alone.
Recommended dosage —— 500 to 750 mg of olive leaf extract per day
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