You’ve probably heard about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, and that it has been linked to a decrease in chronic diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease.
One of the main ingredients of the Mediterranean Diet is olive oil and it’s the polyphenol Oleuropein that makes olive oil so special. Oleuropein can be found in all parts of the olive tree, and it’s a powerhouse when it comes to heart health!
Olive Leaf Extract has nearly Double the Antioxidants of Green Tea
Lower blood pressure
Olive Leaf Extract helps with blood pressure regulation both preventatively and as a treatment. One study - “Olive (Olea europaea) leaf extract effective in patients with stage-1 hypertension: comparison with Captopril” - showed Olive Leaf Extract worked as well as a prescription ACE-inhibitor. Both were equally effective in vasodilating and reducing tension in the blood vessel walls, leading to lower blood pressure.
Protects against oxidative damage
The antioxidant property of Olive Leaf Extract reduces LDL cholesterol. It also prevents free radicals from oxidizing LDL cholesterol, which could otherwise contribute to inflammation that damages arteries and contributes to atherosclerosis.
Acts as an anti-inflammatory
While acute inflammation is beneficial and necessary to heal things like cuts and sprained ankles, systemic inflammation is a factor in chronic disease. Systemic inflammation is caused by a wide variety of nutritional, lifestyle, and environmental factors. Olive Leaf Extract helps to decrease the the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines involved in the development of systemic inflammation.
Improves overall cardiovascular health
Olive leaf extract helps fight damage to the vascular endothelium, the thin layer of cells lining the blood vessels. This damage is called endothelial dysfunction, and contributes to the hardening of the arteries in atherosclerosis.
Truehope OLE is an essential part of a cardioprotective lifestyle. We recommend taking one 500mg capsule twice a day (at minimum) to reap the heart healthy benefits!
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