The leaves of the olive tree (Olea europaea) are packed with antioxidants. Premium quality Olive Leaf Extract such as Wellgrove, provide antioxidants that help reduce free radicals formed in the body and help promote general health and wellbeing when used as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Wellgrove Olive leaf extract is made exclusively from fresh leaves sourced from Cobram Estate’s olive groves in Northern Victoria and is 100% Australian grown and owned. The antioxidant profile found in Wellgrove Olive Leaf Extract is highly representative of the natural profile found in the olive leaf itself.
Wellgrove olive leaf extract contains over 10 different antioxidants. The main active ingredients found in olive leaf extract are Oleuropein and Hydroxytyrosol and these antioxidants have been, and continue to be widely researched for their health and wellness benefits.
Wellgrove Olive Leaf Extract is created using fresh leaves that are processed within 6 hours of being picked from the olive trees. Did you know that some olive leaf extracts are made using dry leaves? Using dry leaves can result in a product with less antioxidants.1 But products that use fresh olive leaves, such as Wellgrove Olive Leaf Extract, have demonstrated far higher levels of the antioxidant oleuropein (on average 3.5 times higher) when compared with dry leaf-based extracts.1 Make sure to check the label of your Olive Leaf Extract to see if fresh or dry leaves were used.
The health benefits of olive leaf extract
Immune Support – Wellgrove Immune Support helps promote general health and wellbeing and has traditionally been used in Western herbal medicine to help support immune system health. Is also helps to relieve symptoms of common colds and flu.*
Wellgrove immune support also provides antioxidants that help reduce free radicals formed in the body.
*Traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine to help relieve symptoms of common colds and flu.
Heart Health – Wellgrove Heart Health is an extra strength** olive leaf extract that helps support cardiovascular health, helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels and helps maintain healthy blood lipids. It also provides antioxidants that help reduce free radicals formed in the body.
According to a recent study, Wellgrove Heart Health Extra Strength** contained the most total antioxidants per dose of any product that was tested (of similar strength) from the Australian market.1
**Wellgrove Heart Health Extra Strength contains 47% more total antioxidants per dose than Wellgrove Immune Support.
Using Olive Leaf Extract
Wellgrove Olive Leaf Extract is available in liquid and capsule form and recommended as a daily natural health and wellness supplement. The recommended dose is 15mL of liquid Wellgrove Immune Support or Heart Health daily or 2 capsules of Wellgrove Immune Support or Heart Health daily. Please read the label and follow the directions for use. If you have any symptoms of concern, please contact your health professional.
Olive leaf extract is a bitter and herbaceous extract and its these traits that let us know its abundant in antioxidants. By keeping your olive leaf extract product in the fridge this can often reduce the bitter taste. It is also best taken with food, so you may like to add your daily 15mL dose to a smoothie or juice blend – see here for specialised recipes.
Cautions and contraindications
Olive leaf extract is usually well tolerated by most people. In some cases, you will need to check with a healthcare professional to make sure the product is safe for you. Please check with your healthcare professional if:
- You are taking any other medication, or you have been diagnosed with a medical condition
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Children under the age of 6 years (immune support product) and under 12 years (Heart Health product)
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
- Ian Breakspear, Preliminary results: Olive leaf extract in cardiovascular care: a phytochemical comparison of extracts in the Australian marketplace, May 2019