Re: Olive Leaf Extract
I never read about Olive Leaf Extract and it's effects until you brought it up.
This is what I read about it:
The Original Olive Leaf Extract is, as the name implies, derived from the leaves of the olive tree. It is a source of many phytochemicals, primarily oleuropein 20%, which enzymes break down into elenolic acid.
The Original Olive Leaf Extract contains 500 mg per capsule standardized to 20% Oleuropein. Naringen and electrolytes are added to aid absorption. The inert ingredient is vegetable glycerin.
Olive Leaf Extract is an antibacterial, antiviral and antiparasitic substance.
Olive Leaf Extract is non-toxic.
However, a "die off" or Herxheimer's reaction may occur from killing too many pathogens too quickly. This is experienced as "flu-like" symptoms or allergic attacks which pass quickly leaving the patient feeling much better than before taking the extract.
Someone at risk for Herxheimer's should try a reduced dose at first, then work up.
Olive Leaf Extract may "inactivate antibiotics" and should not be taken with them.
I don't know if that helps. I ordered the Veggie Capsules that Takemylife talked about. They haven't arrived yet, so I can't tell you anything about that.
Have you tried taking the Aloe Master Drink? That helps me in many ways.
Hope that helps,