What Are the Best Brands of Olive Leaf Capsules?

What Are the Best Brands of Olive Leaf Capsules?

Olive leaf extract and the phenolic component oleuropein can carry various health benefits. The journal “Life Sciences” published a study conducted at the University of Messina, Italy, which reports that oleuropein may be a source of microbial agents protective against intestinal and respiratory tract infections. Another study led by M.T. Khayyal of Cairo University reported that oleuropein has blood pressure-lowering effects in rats, “Life Sciences” notes. Due to its potential benefits, olive leaf extract is currently available in supplement form. It is not currently considered a medical cure for any condition. Use caution if trying olive leaf.

NOW Foods Olive Leaf Extract

NOW Foods offers olive leaf extract in two concentrations, both sold as vegetable-derived capsules. The regular-strength capsules contain 500 mg of olive leaf extract and are standardized to include 6-percent oleuropeins, while the extra-strength capsules feature 18-percent oleuropeins, the company website reports. The extra-strength form also contains 500 mg of echinacea. The products are free of additives, preservatives and pesticides and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

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