We've all heard that Olive Leaf extract is good for colds and flus - but why?
Olive Leaf Extract offers 400% more antioxidants than Vitamin C and almost double of green tea and grape seed extract!
Comvita's The Original Olive Leaf Extract for Coughs, Colds and Flu are Medi Olive 66 - high strength is available in various sizes and Comvita offer three great flavour options in Natural, Mixed Berry and Peppermint.
So the buzz word - antioxidant - what is that?
Antioxidants protect the body's cells from damage.
- This damage can be caused from a by-product of of the body's own metabalolism
- Bad food - such as excess alcohol, fried foods, overly sugary foods
- UV Radiation
- Chemical exposure
- Cigarette smoke
- and general environmental pollution
Gosh when you look at all that it makes living a clean, healthy life pretty tough. 'Free-Radicals' is the collective name given to these pollutants to the body.
We can try and limit these free-radicals by eating plenty of the good foods such as green, leafy and all of the other coloured vegetables and fruits; herbs and spices and some grains. Unfortunately even with all the good foods we don't always get enough support. Oleuropein, which is the active ingredient in the olive leaf which is the source of the antioxidants, is a great way to ensure your body is getting as much support as possible.
Australian Grown and Made Olive Leaf Extract, Glycerine (Vegetable)
Australian Grown and Made Olive Leaf Extract, Glycerine (Vegetable), Natural Peppermint Flavour
Australian Grown and Made Olive Leaf Extract, Glycerine (Vegetable), Mixed Berry Flavour