By now you’ve likely heard about the Mediterranean Diet and all its amazing health benefits for the heart, immunity, and overall wellness. What you may not realize is that one of the key components to this diet’s effectiveness is olive oil. The foods are cooked in olive oil, and it also serves as a base for the dressings.
The secret to the power of olive oil is the polyphenol antioxidants. They protect the body and provide support for health and immunity. However, that requires the consumption of more oil than some people are comfortable with – but there’s another source that may be even better. The leaf of the olive tree has all the health benefits of olive oil – and then some – but sans the oil.
You can reap all the healthy goodness of the olive leaf in Cedar Bear’s Olive Leaf Tincture.
What are the Benefits of Olive Leaf?
The olive leaf has long been used as an herbal remedy dating back to the ancient Romans and Greeks. The polyphenols that make olive oil such a health boosting powerhouse are even more concentrated in the olive leaf.
The benefits are amazing.
It helps to protect your body from free radicals that can be harmful to your health. It can also help to improve cardiovascular health while slowing aging. It helps to enhance the function of the central nervous system which spans brain function, cognitive function, and more.
Olive leaf is also great for supporting healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels, boosting organ function such as the pancreas, while supporting thyroid function and healthy metabolism.
Who Should Not Take Olive Leaf?
If you are pregnant or nursing, you should talk to your healthcare professional before taking olive leaf. If you are taking medication or if you have a medical condition, especially if the condition is concerning your blood pressure, you should talk to your doctor.
Olive leaf is safe and very rarely has any side effects. And if there are side effects, they are very mild. It is just always best to talk to your doctor or healthcare provider before introducing any supplement into your regimen.
How do You Take Olive Leaf?
The suggested dosage for olive leaf is 1/8 teaspoon or .63 ml one to three times a day or as needed. Because Cedar Bear supplements only have three ingredients, the herb, purified water, and USP grade vegetable glycerin, you should shake well before using.
You can place the drops directly in your mouth. Olive leaf has a naturally pleasant flavor, and all Cedar Bear supplements are 100% alcohol-free so the flavor is great.
However, if taking the drops directly just isn’t your cup of tea, you can put them in your favorite juice, smoothie, or on food and consume it that way. Just be careful that you don’t put the drops in or on a food or beverage that is boiling because that can undermine the integrity of the herb and you won’t get the full health benefits.
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Visit our website today and browse our products to find olive leaf and other supplements to round out your wellness plan. Your body will thank you.