People who are exposed to daily stress are particularly susceptible to viral infections. They can benefit from the regular use of olive leaf extract to boost their immune system. Laboratory tests show that olive leaf extract can significantly reduce the duration of the cold and the flu.
Olive leaf extract is rich in polyphenolic compounds. One of the best known and studied polyphenolic compounds is oleuropein. Oleuropein is known to carry potent antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Laboratory experiments have shown that oleuropein and its derivatives are effective against many microorganisms, including viruses and bacteria. Compounds found in the olive leaf extract interact with viral particles and block the virus genetic material from entering the host cell, thus suppressing the reproduction and spread of viruses that cause respiratory infectionsWhen taken at the onset of a cold or flu symptoms, olive leaf extract prevents or shortens the duration of the disease.Find more in "Alternative Medicine Review Volume 12, Number 1 2007"
How olive leaf extract works against viruses and bacteria: - Olive leaf extract
- in case of viral infection acts by deactivating specific viral cells or by limiting their multiplication by stimulating the production of fungocytes. Fungocytes are the so-called T-killer cells, which are a major part of the human body's immune system. - Olive leaf extract
interferes with the production of amino acids necessary for the survival of specific microbes, such as viruses, bacteria, parasites or fungi.
- Olive leaf extract
can directly stimulate the formation of immune system cells that fight against different types of germs.Jack Ritchason ND, 'Olive leaf extract – Potent Antibacterial, Antiviral and Antifungal Agent'