Olive Leaf Extract for Hypertension

Photo credit: Monica Arellano-OngpinLooking for natural ways to control blood pressure?  Olive leaf extract (OLE) is a herbal extract used medicinally in Mediterranean countries over thousands of years.   In the last 50 years, olive leaf extract, together with its active ingredient oleuropein, has been the subject of a number of European scientific studies.  Researchers at the University of Granada found OLE relaxed arterial walls and lowered blood pressure.

Other cardio benefits of OLE:

  • improved blood flow (Bulgarian research)
  • reduced oxidation of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, a factor associated with plaque on the walls of the arteries (Univeristy of Milan)
  • decreased arrhythmia
  • improved blood sugar stability

Read the total scientific rundown on research into olive leaf extract as well as other olive products, plus extensive references, here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3317714/

 

 

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