Douglas Laboratories Olive Leaf Extract 60 Capsules
Olive Leaf Extract
Helps improve resistance to microbial infection
Olive Leaf Extract capsules contain significant quantities of phenolic compounds, such as oleuropein, oleuropeoside, and hydroxytyrosol, that have been shown to have antimicrobial properties, as well as antioxidant power. FUNCTIONS The olive tree Olea europaea contains a major class of polyphenols, the secoiridoides. These polyphenols, including oleuropein and derivatives, may provide protection against pathogenic microorganisms. Recent studies have demonstrated oleuropeins growth inhibition of several pathogenic bacterial strains, including Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Bacillus cereus. Other studies have shown that the olive plants phenolics can reduce the production of toxins from Aspergillus flavus. Olive plant tissue has also been shown to reduce the oxidation of low density lipoproteins LDL . This effect may explain some of the beneficial effects of a Mediterranean diet. The antioxidant potential of Olea europaeas polyphenolic compounds, such as oleuropein, may reduce atherogenic progression associated with heart disease. Animal studies have also demonstrated that dietary oleuropein can not only increase resistance of LDLs to oxidation, but also support plasma levels of total, free, and esterified cholesterol. Other aspects of the olive plants cardioprotective properties include its vasodilator effect and its inhibition of platelet aggregation. The polyphenols of the olive plant also have hypoglycemic properties. INDICATIONS Olive Leaf Extract may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to supplement with this important plant. FORMULA Each Vcaps Vegetarian Capsule Contains Olive Leaf Extract ........................................500 mg standardized to 20% oleuropein Other ingredients Vegetable stearate. This product contains NO yeast, wheat gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place. 59?-77?F/15?-25?C 35-65% relative humidity Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing. SUGGESTED USEAdults take as directed by physician. SIDE EFFECTS No adverse effects have been reported. STORAGES Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
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