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What is Olive Leaf Extract and why is Comvita’s Olive Leaf Extract so special?

22/04/2020

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Comvita’s Olive Leaf Extract is a great way to boost your immune system and build a strong front-line winter defence.

What is Olive Leaf Extract and why is Comvita’s Olive Leaf Extract so special?

Olive Leaf Extract (from the ancient olive tree) is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidant supplements. People in the Mediterranean region have long used olive tree leaves as part of their diets. Olive leaves contain the highest concentration if antioxidant polyphenols from the olive tree, including oleuropein and oleacein. Polyphenols occur naturally in plants and research suggests they may help protect against a range of conditions.

The polyphenols in Olive Leaf Extract have powerful antioxidant properties to help protect against free radicals. Excess free radicals place pressure on the body, including the immune system, and antioxidants in the diet defend the body against free radical damage.

Comvita’s growing, harvesting and extraction processes are highly specialized and respected the world over. Olive leaf farmers harvest the leaves at sunrise on Comvita’s specialist olive groves in South East Queensland. The young leaves are picked fresh each day and extracted within hours of harvesting. The liquid carefully extracted on-site using a gentle alcohol-free extraction process, which is designed to maintain the integrity of the antioxidant compounds including Oleuropein and Hydroxytyrosol, the main actives Olive Leaf Extract.

Olive Leaf Extract has traditionally been used in Western herbal medicine to support the immune system, maintain general wellbeing and support Cardiovascular health. Click here to learn more about the benefits, history and research behind Comvita’s Olive Leaf Extract.

Liquid Olive Leaf Extract has a strong, slightly bitter taste. We recommend taking 15mls of Olive Leaf Extract daily, straight. However, there are lots of great ways to incorporate Olive Leaf Extract into your daily routine. This recipe for Immunity Tea combines Olive Leaf Extract with Manuka Honey to make delicious warming brew that also good for the immune system. Click HERE to read our Immunity Tea Recipe.