You have heard of it and you most likely know someone who swears by it, but what exactly is Olive Leaf Extract?
Olive Leaf Extract is a supplement produced from olive leaves and no, it is not the same as olive oil! Olive Leaf Extract contains the healthy compounds found within an olive leaf – and it is used as a traditional herbal remedy for general health and wellbeing. Olive oil on the other hand, comes from the olive fruit itself. Olive oil is the fresh juice of the olive fruit and is a commonly used fat or oil in the diet.
A quality olive leaf extract will be made from fresh olive leaves that have been well looked after in the perfect, Mediterranean style climate. Did you know that Victoria, Australia has a similar climate to parts of the Mediterranean?
Wellgrove olive leaf extract contains over 10 different antioxidants. The main active ingredients found in olive leaf extract are Oleuropein and Hydroxytyrosoland these antioxidants have been, and continue to be widely researched for their health and wellness benefits. They are best known for helping to reduce and remove potentially harmful toxins and free radicals.
Traditional evidence shows that olive leaf extract may help relieve symptoms of common colds and flu and overall help support immune health. At a higher strength of antioxidants, olive leaf extract also helps to support cardiovascular health.
But what is ‘Wellgrove’, you ask?
Wellgrove is the wellness arm of Australia’s largest olive grower, Cobram Estate Olives Limited. We are holistic farmers, caring for over 2.5 million olive trees through every step of their lifecycle journey, from nursery to planting and the annual harvest. We aim to capture all of the natural goodness from the olive tree, enabling us to deliver superior quality, naturally sourced and fully-traceable Australian-grown products to our customers. Our olive mills and olive groves are situated across Northern Victoria and are home to 2.5 million olive trees.Our Olive Leaf Extract is created using fresh leaves that are processed within 6 hours of being picked from the olive trees.
Learn more and purchase our products at www.wellgrovehealth.com.au
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
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