Historic Use and Cardiovascular Benefits
Throughout history, olive leaves have been used as a tonic for heart health. It is known to help maintain healthy blood vessels. Poor blood vessel health can lead to heart problems. A blood pressure and cholesterol check is actually an indication of your blood vessel health. High cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis (narrowing and stiffening of the blood vessels due to plaque). High blood pressure indicates high resistance to your heart pumping blood around your body.
Olive leaf extract can improve your cardiovascular health and proper heart function, although it’s not recommended as a replacement for prescribed heart medicine.
Studies and Research
In clinical studies, olive leaf extract in high doses has shown to reduce high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol levels and help maintain normal blood pressure.
Recent research published in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that olive leaf extract may heal your cardiovascular system, and improve your wellbeing. This is most likely due to the extremely high antioxidant content of olive leaves. Antioxidants fight the free radicals that can damage (oxidate) blood vessels and the LDL cholesterol molecules. Oxidation exacerbates the existing issues with having high cholesterol. Compounds in olive leaves assist normal platelet aggregation, according to preliminary research, and this helps to prevent the formation of blood clots.
The research on olive leaves continues, and it may be some time before we completely understand all of its health benefits. This said, the health benefits uncovered so far validate the traditional belief in its healing power.
How it Can Help You
Olive leaf extract can not only assist you with your heart and circulatory health, but it is an overall health booster. If you find yourself frequently feeling flat and run-down, it might be the health tonic for you.
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