problem), but seems to show itself as an immune system builder by directly stimulating phagocyte production (phogocytosis). It also contains natural flavinoids and esters that create a structural complex that infectious microorganisms may not readily develop a resistance to. Biochemists have determined that the extract has multiple iridoids and that the synergy of them working together is the reason for the wide spectrum effect.
A safety study on calcium elenolate was laboratory tested with animals and published by The Upjohn Company in 1970. (e) The study concluded that even in doses several hundred times higher than recommended, no toxic or other adverse side effects appeared.
No known studies have been conducted with regards to pregnancy or nursing mothers. Also no known studies of interactions between Olive Leaf Extract and other pharmaceuticals have been performed.
(1) Some people experience what is known as Herxheimers Reaction. This is a detoxification reaction and not a counteraction to the product.
If any of these symptoms should occur - greater fatigue, diarrhea, headaches, muscle/joint aches or flu-like symptoms, temporarily discontinue taking Olive Leaf Extract or cut back on the amount taken until the body can eliminate the toxic waste. Most individuals experience no such effect.
(2) A few individuals have reported a slight headache due to detoxification. If this should occur, any common pain reliever seems to work to curb the discomfort.
There are no toxic chemicals used in the preparation of our Olive Leaf Extract and all excipients are those commonly used in the food, vitamin or pharmaceutical industry in the United States.
It is suspected that many new viruses, retroviruses, bacterias and protozoans will be added to the list in the near future. While case studies have already shown that Olive Leaf Extract is attacking other viruses and bacterial conditions, the unexpected seems to be happening. Several long term sufferers of chronic fungal infections have noticed regression or clearing. Many individuals with fibromyalgia, Epstein-Barr Virus, or chronic fatigue syndrome are reporting that they are feeling much better after taking it.
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Olive Leaf Extract seems to be lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL) level 30% or more in clinical trials for several individuals without exercise or extreme dietary changes.