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A daily dose of polyphenol-rich fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract helps to maintain a normal healthy cardiovascular system.
A recent study published in Phytotherapy Research showed that olive leaf extract was able to support heart function through maintenance of normal healthy heart measures. Maximise Your Polyphenol Punch
Polyphenol compounds are types of antioxidants which are found naturally in olive leaf extract.Olive leaf Extract has up to 40 times more polyphenolic antioxidants than extra virgin olive oil.
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. Take a leaf out of the Mediterranean diet
Aussies can take a leaf out of the Mediterranean diet to help protect against heart disease. Olive oil, olive leaf, wholegrain cereals, legumes, fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts should all be included in the 'Aussie-terranean' diet to keep your heart functioning at its best. Cut The Fat
Foods high in saturated and trans fats, such as cream and pastries increase blood cholesterol and subsequent risk of heart attack. Polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, like those found in olive oil and fish oil are 'good' fats that can assist in the maintenance of normal heart function. Cut the FF Cappuccino
According to the Australian Heart foundation, switching from a full fat to a skinny cappuccino can wipe out a significant amount of saturated fat from your diet. One small cappuccino a day with full fat milk amounts to over 1 kilo of saturated fat a year. Keep Moving
Exercise is not only good for losing weight but it also helps to improve heart health. Even small amounts of physical activity will help reduce heart disease risk, and the benefits increase as the amount of activity increases, according to a quantitative review reported in Circulation, journal of the American Heart Association. Breathe Clean Air
A study published in the Journal of Medicine, May 2012 showed that people who lived in city centres were 80% more likely than those living in less polluted urban and rural areas to develop coronary artery calcification (CAC), which can lead to heart disease. Fresh is Best
Fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract has a broader spectrum potency than reconstituted powder forms and retain far more of the phenolic compounds which are good for the heart. Olive Leaf Australia's leaves are harvested in the morning and extraction takes place on the farm to ensure the freshest product is bottled. Olive Leaf Extract
As National Heart Week (6-12 May, 2012) approaches and the number of Australians affected by heart disease climbs there is one leading cardio protective natural remedy which is helping Australians take preventative action - fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australian women and is in the top five causes of years of healthy life lost. In 2008 alone nearly 50,000 deaths were attributed to CVD in Australia which was 34% of the total deaths in Australia from all disease groups.
Several studies suggest that Olive Leaf Extract may assist in the maintenance of normal heart function and to help maintain normal healthy cardiovascular system due to its high levels of polyphenols. Take a Leaf out of Science's Book
According to the extensive pan-European EurOlive study (2011), Phenolic Olive compounds such as Oleuropein found in olive leaf extract may help protect the heart and circulatory system by mobilising an antibody army to attack bad cholesterol. The study also found that this antibody army was particularly boosted in people who consumed higher levels of polyphenols.
Research conducted at Australia's Southern Cross University published in The Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (2007) identified the Olive Leaf as the most powerful, radical-scavenging antioxidant of 55 medicinal herbs, protecting the body from harmful free radical damage. It has also been shown to increase antioxidant activity within the body, helping to maintain cell function by off-setting the effects of free radicals.
A 2008 study from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University showed that olive leaf extract inhibited platelet function in humans. There was a dose-dependent reduction of platelet activity. This suggests that olive leaf extract may help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system including normal cholesterol levels.
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. Why are Polyphenols good for my heart?
Polyphenol compounds are types of antioxidants which are found naturally in olive leaf extract. The antioxidant power of the polyphenols provides a powerful free radical scavenging capacity. Free radicals help fight inflammation and scientific studies indicate links between inflammation and cardiovascular health problems.Olive Leaves - A Healthy History
Olive Trees live longer than any other fruit tree on planet earth. Their longevity secret is in the range of powerful antioxidants produced in their leaves
Olive Leaves were used over 4000 years ago by Egyptian and Mediterranean cultures for their multi-purpose medicinal qualities. Olive Leaf Extract contains
40 times more health-giving anti-oxidants than extra virgin olive oils
400% greater antioxidant power than an equivalent amount of Vitamin C
Antioxidant capacity that is almost double that of an equivalent amount of green tea extractFresh is Best
Olive Leaf Extract is unique as ONLY fresh-picked Olive Leaves are used. The leaves are harvested at sunrise and extraction takes place before noon to ensure the freshest product is bottled. The fresh-picked Olive Leaves are suspended in a liquid form, and retain far more of the phenolic compounds than products made from a reconstituted powder. Proudly Australian Made
Australians are now purchasing more than 2,000 bottles of fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract every day, making Olive Leaf Extract one of Australia's most sought-after natural health supplements. Our Olive Leaf Extract is also available in 20 countries around the world.
Availability: Olive Leaf Australia's product range is available at most pharmacies and health food stores nationwide.
Stockists: Contact Olive Leaf Australia on 1300 653 436 or visit www.olea.com.au
for further information.
Note: Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist, please see your health professional.