Olive Leaf ExtractStock #204-7 (60 capsules)Olive trees are robust, disease-resistant plants known to withstand a variety of bacteria,fungi, microbes, viruses, etc., that would otherwise destroy less hearty plants. Documentedaccounts of the use of olive leaves for medicinal purposes date back to the early 1800swhen they were used to lower high fevers and treat malarial infections.1,2Today, scientists have discovered that olive leaf extract contains phytochemicals that make it aformidable treatment against both infectious and degenerative diseases. In fact, olive leafextract has been shown to be an effective remedy against nearly every type of pathogenic(disease-causing) microorganism, relieving numerous health problems resulting from colds,flus and other viral diseases; fungal, mold and yeast infections; bacterial infections (major andminor); and parasitic infestations. In all, olive leaf extract has been shown to be a powerfulantimicrobial agent against over 130 infectious diseases. Even HIV-infected patients havedemonstrated improvement in their immune function, as indicated by an increase in T-cellsfollowing supplementation with olive leaf extract.1-3Olive leaf extract has been shown to successfully eliminate chronic bacterial and viral infections, even in patientshaving received multiple courses of antibiotic treatment with no success. Olive leaf extract is also beneficial againstother infections that typically pose resistance to standard drug treatment, including bladder, herpes and fungalinfections such as athlete’s foot, thrush, vaginal yeast infections, and stubborn toenail fungus. Furthermore, olive leafextract has demonstrated particular effectiveness in the treatment against Candida albicans and chronic yeastinfections, reversing almost all associated symptomatology.1-3Olive leaf extract’s remarkable antiviral action has made it a potent remedy against such viruses as coxsackie,cytomegalovirus, encepthlomyocarditis, Escherichia coli, herpes, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), influenza andpara-influenza, Newcastle disease, pseudorabies, Salmonella typhimurium, vesicular stomatitis, two types ofleukemia, and polio 1,2 and 3, to name a few. Olive leaf extract also provides permanent relief from malaria, denguefever, and other exotic and deadly tropical diseases whose primary symptom is fever. Reports also indicate that oliveleaf extract relieves the debilitating symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome, Epstein-Barr andfibromyalgia.1,2,4Olive leaf extract has proven to be the first successful, natural treatment against both herpes simplex type I (HSV-1) andtype II (HSV-2). HSV-1 is typically associated with the development of colds sores and skin eruptions, as well as herpeskeratitis—inflammation of the cornea of the eye. HSV-2 is one of North America’s most prevalent sexually-transmitteddiseases, affecting over 30 million Americans. Olive leaf extract has been shown to effectively eliminate all symptoms andoutbreaks associated with genital herpes, even in cases where prescription medications such as acyclovir, butylatedhydroxytoluene (BHT), and lysine have failed.1,2Numerous animal studies have shown that olive leaf extract provides hypotensive (blood pressure-lowering)properties and inhibits the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which helps to prevent the formation of plaque that can clogarteries and cause heart disease. Clinical trials have confirmed that olive leaf extract lowers blood pressure,normalizes heart beat irregularities (arrhythmias), relieves angina pain, and enhances circulatory system function,improving blood flow in cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disorders.2,3,5-7Olive leaf extract also exhibits potential as an anti-inflammatory for problems such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritisand inflammation of the lungs and respiratory tract. Olive leaf extract may even be helpful for relieving muscular achesand pains associated with fibromyalgia. Furthermore, some research suggests that olive leaf extract may provide milddiuretic and hypoglycemic (blood sugar-lowering) properties, which would be beneficial for treating cystitis anddiabetes.1,2,5,8Researchers have determined that a bitter glucoside known as oleuropein, along with its active constituent elenolicacid, are primarily responsible for olive leaf extract’s extraordinary antibacterial, antiviral and antiparasitic activity. Forexample, studies show that oleuropein inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, an antibiotic-resistant organismthat is the cause of nearly all hospital-acquired infections. Oleuropein is also a powerful antioxidant and thecompound responsible for olive leaf extract’s ability to successfully inhibit oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Elenolic acidis the element that is the primary destroyer and growth inhibitor of viruses, interfering with bacterial and viral growth,while simultaneously activating immune cells that fight infection. Elenolic acid also kills numerous flatworm,hookworm, roundworm and tapeworm parasites.1-6,9 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Page 2 SampleThere have been no reported side effects from taking olive leaf extract in either laboratory animals or in severalthousand human study participants. Nevertheless, olive leaf extract is not recommended for pregnant or nursingwomen.1,2It is important to note that Herxheimer reactions may occur as part of the body’s detoxification process, especially iftaking a large initial dose of olive leaf extract. Individuals may experience flu-like symptoms or a worsening of thecomplaints for which olive leaf extract was taken, although such reactions typically last only a few days. If a reactionoccurs, individuals may want to reduce the dose.1,2NSP’s Olive Leaf Extract provides a total of 400mg of olive leaf extract, standardized to contain 12% oleuropein.References:1Baldinger CNC, K. “Olive leaf extract: Ancient solution to modern ailments: Nature’s Impact; December/January 1998-1999: 38-40.2Walker, M. Olive Leaf Extract. NY, NY: Kensington Publishing Corp., 1997.3Mindell PhD, E. Earl Mindell’s Supplement Bible. NY, NY: Fireside, 1998.4Walker, M.“Olive Leaf Extract: The Total Antimicrobial.” Nutrition Science News; January 1998.5Chevallier, A. The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants. NY, NY: Dorling Kindersley, 1996.6Visioli, F., et. al. “Oleuropein protects low density lipoprotein from oxidation.” Life Science; 1994, 55(24): 1965-1971.7Zarzuelo, A., et. al. “Vasodilator effect of olive leaf.” Planta Medica; 1991, 57(5): 417-419.8Visioli, F., et. al. “Oleuropein, the bitter principle of olives, enhances nitric oxide production by mouse macrophages.” Life Science; 1998, 62(6): 541-546.9Tranter, H.S., et. al. “The effect of the olive phenolic compound, oleuropein, on growth and enterotoxin B production by Staphylococcus aureus.”Journal of Applied Bacteriology; 1993, 74(3): 253-259.