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What good is about olive leaf extract ?

What good is about olive leaf extract ?

Haven't heard of any: New extracts, often with similar health claims (anti-oxidant, anti-aging, anti-stretch marks, anti-biotic, etc...), show up on the market every day. Marketing material usually refer to some non-scientific science that leads to some wonderful testimonials from people. There may or may not be anything good about olive leaf extract. ...Read more

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Anyone have any thoughts on olive leaf extract?

Treat hypertension: There are some potential use for olive leaf extract as anti oxidant, anti bacterial or anti viral effect but there is no scientific study to prove it, there is one recent study for treating hypertension: bsusalit e, agus n, effendi i, et al. Olive (olea europaea) leaf extract effective in patients with stage-1 hypertension: comparison with captopril. Phytomedicine. 2011 feb 15;18(4):251-8. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on experience with olive leaf extract?

Can you give me more info on experience with olive leaf extract?

Quite a few.: Olive leaf extract is known for its properties as antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflamatory . If you are ill, it can also decrease recovery from illness as well as its severity. A number of cases claim its healing effect on arthritis and even gastro-esophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

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Can there be any side effects to olive leaf extract?

Can there be any side effects to olive leaf extract?

Rare.: The only side-effects that I know from olive leaf extract is lowering of blood pressure or blood glucose levels below normal. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between bactrim and olive leaf extract? or can I take them simultaneously? also, Bactrim & garlic extract/monoluarin?

Are there any interactions between bactrim and olive leaf extract? or can I take them simultaneously? also, Bactrim & garlic extract/monoluarin?

Most important thing: you must know when taking Bactrim is that it can form crystals in your kidneys if you don't hydrate enough. So taking larges amount of filtered water to protect your kidneys is paramount. Olive leaf extract which is the heart of the mediterranean diet should not pose a problem, but it's always good to take your supplements separately from your medications in general. You can take UR supplements. ...Read more

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Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more

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Hi. Is it safe to take olive leaf extract when pregnant?

Hi. Is it safe to take olive leaf extract when pregnant?

Why do you take it: Question yourself about any supplements; no need to take them. You can eat olives, bake in olive oil (healthier then butter). Don't overdo anything (moderation is key). The mediterrean diet has become popular. Use it wisely. Don't drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it true that olive leaf extract kill viruses and retroviruses like HIV and htlv?

Is it true that olive leaf extract kill viruses and retroviruses like HIV and htlv?

Doesn't matter: I don't know, but it really doesn't matter. There are lots of things that kill hiv, such as soap and water. Killing HIV isn't the answer. The answer is to stop HIV from replicating and to be able to eliminate latent infection, which olive leaf extract won't do. ...Read more

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Studies show that olive leaf extract interacts with the hiv's enzyme and proteins from stopping the virus from replicating thus destroying the HIV !?

Not enough: That's a far cry from showing that it will be beneficial to people with HIV infection. Lots of things destroy HIV that we can't use for treatment. We already have great drugs that stop viral replication. What we need now is something that rids the body of latent infection. Neither killing the virus nor stopping its replication will do that. ...Read more

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