Today, it seems like we are constantly being spoon fed by the latest, fad diets preached by the likes of nutritional experts, magazines and celebrities. However, did you know that the Mediterranean diet, including regular use of olive oil, can actually help prevent and reverse diabetes? Thanks to olive leaf extract, a highly antioxidant found in the olive, it’s been proven to reduce insulin sensitivity and increase pancreatic function, that could heal symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetics.
Olive leaf extract has many health benefits including decreasing the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. It’s ability to lower blood pressure makes this high antioxidant great for fighting atherosclerosis, cancer and even arthritis.
WHAT IS IT THOUGH?
It is the leaf of the olive tree, called Olea europaea. The leaves of the olive plant are rich in phenolic compounds that consist of oleuropein and hydroxytroso, known to have beneficial biological effects in the human body.
Improves vascular functioning:
New research found by ‘The British Journal of Nutrition’ demonstrates the positive correlation between consuming Comvita’s fresh Olive Leaf Extract and positive short-term changes in measures associated with cardiovascular disease. The study also showed improvements in blood vessel function and a lower inflammatory marker in the blood.
Improves arterial health:
As well as improving blood pressure and helping vessels to function properly, olive leaf extract also helps to increase the production of nitric oxide, signaling the molecule to relax blood vessels. This means the chances of developing atherosclerosis is reduced as they help prevent the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol.
High anti-inflammatory effects:
Olive leaf extracts have numerous high anti-inflammatory mechanisms that can take action against cancer. For example, oleropein can help to prevent inflammation, which largely contributes to tumor growth. It inhibits the production of the ‘protein-melting’ enzymes that cancer cells feed on in order to infect healthy tissues. So by taking Comvita’s olive leaf extract capsules you are not only improving your body’s ability to fight off any heart diseases but also reducing the risk of cancer.
HOW TO ENJOY
Comvita’s new high strength formula is a unique combination of Oleuropein (66mgs) and 11 polyphenols combined with the natural minerals of zinc and copper, known to support the immune system. By taking the recommended amount, only one capsule a day, you will be nourishing your body with vitamin C and keeping your immune system strong to fight off harmful diseases.
WHERE CAN I GET IT?
Comvita’s highly anticipated formula can be found in all good health stores or online at comvita.co.uk priced at £10 for 200ml.