Comvita Olive Leaf Extract is made from fresh picked Australian olive leaves. An effective dietary supplement that supports the body`s natural defence system against winter ailments and promotes year-round health and vitality.
This fresh leaf extraction system delivers Oleuropein plus 11 other naturally occurring phenolics. These provide a synergistic action shown to be greater than the action of Oleuropein alone. This is called Synergy 12.
More about Olive leaves:
Olive trees have long been recognised for their health benefits. The Olive tree traditionally represents peace, happiness and success. There are over 200 Biblical references to the olive, indicating that its use dates back to ancient times.
Olive oil has been shown to contain active compounds called polyphenolics. These polyphenolics have also been identified in olive leaves, but at a level 30 times higher than in extra virgin olive oil. The three most widely researched olive polyphenolics are hydroxytyrosol, caffeic acid and oleuropein. These compounds are partly responsible for the exceptional antioxidant activity of olive products.
The antioxidant potential of the olive leaf polyphenolics has been identified to be exceptional. When a range of superior natural antioxidant products were measured for their oxygen radical absorbance capacity or ORAC (an internationally recognised laboratory technique that measures total antioxidant effect), Comvita Olive Leaf Complex was shown to have a value 400% that of Vitamin C, also being significantly better than both grape seed extract and green tea extract.
When compared to other `superfruit` juices, such as Noni, Acai, Goji and Mangosteen, its antioxidant performance clearly demonstrates its power.