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Arimac

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Olive leaf extract
« on: September 18, 2017, 11:49:10 AM »

Olive leaf extract is a supplement derived from the leaves of the plant that bears olive (a fruit from which the cooking oil is derived from) and contains the main bioactives of hydroxytyrosol/tyrosol and oleuropein/ligstroside.

Olive phenolics in general, which are present in high levels in olive leaf supplements, appears to potently protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation; this is attributed to the anti-inflammatory effects of hydroxytyrosol, and appears to be active at a low enough dose to apply to consumption of olive product consumption. Olive leaf may also benficially influence the levels of lipoproteins in a beneficial manner (LDL, HDL, total cholesterol) although the actual changes in lipoprotein content is rather small. Overall, olive phenolics are more anti-artherosclerotic than they are cholesterol reducing.

There appears to be beneficial effects on glucose metabolism, which may be related to the pancreas. The mechanisms of olive leaf and glucose metabolism are not fully elucidated at this point in time, but appears to be more of a preventative supplement than a rehabilitative one.

Although olive leaf has been implicated in various fat burning effects (increased thyroid hormones and adrenaline) there does not appear to be any overall fat lost in trials using olive leaf supplements; the reason for this is not known, but may be related to a decrease in levels of the receptor that adrenaline works through which may normalize the effects.
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MichaelHed

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Olive leaf extract
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 03:21:16 AM »

Just wanted to share with you all that Olive leaf extract tastes really foul...it had better work

Rach

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