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Discover the four benefits of our Olive Leaf Extract…
Olive Leaves have a long history of use as a herbal tonic to support cardiovascular function…
Olive leaves have been traditionally used to enhance functioning of the immune system…
Almost double the antioxidants of green tea extract, Olive Leaf Extract fights free radicals…
The science behind Olive Leaf Extract and its many health benefits…
The most widely promoted and scientifically proven healthy lifestyle in the world…
Research conveys our Olive Leaf Extract has 400% more antioxidant power than Vitamin C…
The balanced synergy of active compounds gives our extract its effective healing power…
Olive Leaf Australia is proud to be the world's largest specialised olive leaf grove…
Explore our Olive Leaf Grove and meet the team who bring you Olive Leaf Australia's extracts...
Some fast facts on the history of olive leaves and their unique health properties…

Antioxidant Research

400% MORE POWERFUL THAN VITAMIN C

Our fresh-picked Olive Leaf Extract has 400% more antioxidant power than the equivalent amount of Vitamin C and is far more powerful than the many Noni, Goji, Mangosteen and Acai ‘super-juices’.

WHAT ARE ANTIOXIDANTS?

Antioxidants play an essential role in the body as they quench free radicals. By damaging healthy cells, free radicals can leave the body vulnerable to advanced ageing, cardiovascular problems and degenerative diseases.

Free radicals can be caused by many factors including sun exposure, pollution, stress, poor diet, alcohol and cigarette smoke.

Research conducted at Australia’s Southern Cross University (SCU) has
identified the olive leaf as the most powerful, free radical-scavenging antioxidant of 55 medicinal herbs.

FREE RADICAL HUNTER

A free radical is an unstable oxygen molecule with an unpaired electron. Olive Leaf Australia’s extracts are scientifically proven to contain more than 20 polyphenolic antioxidants which, individually, each quench specific groups of free radicals, and in synergy, form one of the most powerful naturally-occurring free radical hunters known.

TOTAL ANTIOXIDANT CAPACITY OF OLIVE LEAF AUSTRALIAS EXTRACT

The Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, better known as ‘ORAC’ and the Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) are the internationally-recognized laboratory techniques that measure the antioxidant effect of foods, chemicals and natural compounds. The tests measure a product’s antioxidant ability to neutralize free radicals and potentially mitigate degenerative diseases, cell degradation and ageing.

ORAC VALUES OF OLIVE LEAF AUSTRALIAS EXTRACT FORMULATIONS

OLIVE LEAF AUSTRALIA’S EXTRACT (PURE 1:1)   679,572 µmol TE/L/L
OLIVE LEAF AUSTRALIA’S EXTRACT   298,642 µmol TE/L

All results expressed in the international standard of Trolox Equivalents (TE) in micromoles per litre of sample. Testing and data provided by Brunswick Laboratories, Massachusetts, USA.

POLYPHENOLIC ANTIOXIDANTS

Polyphenolic antioxidants can help to prevent the signs of ageing, reduce cell degradation and assist in the prevention of a number of degenerative diseases. Polyphenolic antioxidants are best known in the scientific and medical communities for their ability to neutralize free radicals.

The most studied polyphenolic antioxidants in Olive Leaf Australia’s Extract are oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol, caffeic acid, verbascoside and tyrosol.

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THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET

The Mediterranean diet is the most widely promoted and scientifically proven healthy lifestyle in the world. An increasing volume of scientific research is now revealing that a key reason for the Mediterranean Diet’s proven health benefits are its richness in antioxidant compounds known as phenols and polyphenols.

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SYNERGY

Our high strength Olive Leaf Extract is processed from freshly picked leaves and along with the main antioxidant known as oleuropein, this unique fresh leaf extract contains at least 11 other important phenolic antioxidants. The balanced synergy of all the active olive leaf compounds working together gives our globally unique extract its effective healing power.

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All ORAC results in the graphs have come from one or more of the following four sources:

  1. Brunswick Laboratories, Wareham, Massachusetts, USA
  2. The Centre for Phytochemistry & Pharmacology, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
  3. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2004, 52: 4026-4037
  4. Choice Magazine – August 2007
  5. Data sourced from websites promoting the ORAC scores of their antioxidant products.