Olive leaf extract may be something that you have been pondering lately. As you drink your green tea or as you head off to Pilates class, or maybe as you peruse items at the grocery store looking for the healthiest options for your family you may be thinking- what is the buzz about?
It may be one of the healthiest substances to come along in a while that tops the list of items you must have for your good health. Hard to believe that it is actually something that has been used for many many years and is not new at all! Move over acai berry because it is time for olive leaf extract! If Oprah Winfrey is looking for a new show idea then this is it!
If you have high blood pressure, stomach problems or constantly find that you are coming down with a cold, a sore throat or an ear ache then olive leaf extract contained within a supplement is a way to fight back and restore order to your health.
Olive leaf extract alone is good but when it is a part of a multi ingredient supplement then it is even better. This is because the body needs a variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients in order to be as healthy as possible. While it is important to eat your leafy greens on a regular basis, as well as whole grains, lean meats, seafood and low fat dairy products, foods are often not enough. It is a tall order to expect food to bring us every nutrient that we require, especially seeing as there are so many bad substances in foods such as chemicals to preserve them, food coloring and additives of every kind.
If you are a relatively healthy person then adding olive leaf extract to your daily routine will make you feel even better (not to mention look better!). You want to have shiny more lustrous hair and stronger nails don’t you? What about a better complexion?
A supplement that is right for you should contain as many natural ingredients as possible, such as the obvious, vitamins and minerals, but also enzymes, antioxidants, amino acids, adaptogens and so on. If this all sounds foreign to you then just remember, when you are shopping for a supplement look for one that is standardized (this means that it is held up to the high standards that supplements should be) and it contains all of the essentials.
Let us take a brief look at some examples of what a supplement should contain besides olive leaf:
o Vitamin C- A water-soluble vitamin that is important for the growth of cells, blood vessels, bones, teeth and collagen in the skin.
o Vitamin A- Helps protect the body against heart disease and free radical damage and prevents the onset of many types of infections.
o Vitamin B12- Helps boast energy levels, and keeps the central nervous system functioning properly.
o Vitamin E- This vitamin protects the body against a myriad of diseases, including heart disease and cancer. It fights free radicals in the body and works wonders for those ladies who suffer from premenstrual syndrome.
Olive leaf extract when it is combined with vitamins and minerals can make a healthy body even healthier. It can also begin to put the unhealthy person back on the road to recovery.