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Effects of Olive Leaf Extract on Microbial Infections

When it comes to taking care of our health, sometimes it can be hard to keep track of the millions of different diseases and illnesses that can plague our bodies. Nonetheless, odds are that whatever illness you have, it’s most likely caused by some sort of microbe. Whether it’s a bacteria or virus, microbes are microorganisms that cause infections and diseases by invading our bodies and multiplying.

Depending on the type of microbe you’re dealing with, these microorganisms can cause everything from the common cold to serious life-threatening diseases. However, recent studies have shown that olive leaf extract can treat and even prevent such infections for people of all ages in a natural and harmless way. Olive leaf extract’s benefits are numerous. This so-called “miracle extract” can do everything from boosting your immune system to lowering your blood pressure without the harmful effects of pharmaceutical medicines.

What are the most common types of microbes that cause infection?

Microbial infections are primarily caused by some sort of bacteria or virus. However, other microorganisms such as fungi and protozoa can also be the cause of your microbial infection.

Viruses: Viruses are microscopic organisms that have all the characteristics of a normal living organism except for the ability to reproduce on their own. Although a virus has its own set of DNA/RNA, the organism’s inability to reproduce on its own causes it to be harmful when it invades one of our cells as its host cell. Taking over a healthy cell that’s in our body, the virus utilizes the raw materials needed for reproduction from that cell in order to reproduce more of its kind.

Bacteria: Although still microscopic, in comparison to viruses, a bacterium is 10 to 100 times larger in size. In addition, bacteria are completely self-sufficient and don’t require a host cell in order to reproduce. However, these ancient organisms can cause illnesses by attaching to your cells to take their nutrients as well as create toxic waste products that can harm you.

Fungi: If you’ve ever enjoyed a delicious mushroom, you know that fungi aren’t always harmful. In fact, about half of the fungi known to man are not harmful. However, the other half can cause some serious infections, especially on your skin and in your lungs. The spores that they produce travel through the air, making it easy for them to land on skin or even to be inhaled into your lungs.

Protozoa: Able to reproduce rapidly in humans, protozoa are single-celled microbes such as amoebas and paramecia that enter humans through a variety of mediums. These dangerous microbes can invade the human body through contaminated water or food or by way of insects (such as the mosquito) and develop into a more serious disease such as malaria.


When does it start to get dangerous?

When dealing with illnesses, it’s important to recognize the difference between a simple infection and a disease.

An infection is the process of microbes such as bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms entering your body and beginning to multiply. In most cases, an infection will manifest through more minor symptoms such as redness, swelling and fevers.

A disease can come from an infection. An infection becomes a disease when the multiplication of such microbes begins to damage important cells in your body, thus causing more serious signs and symptoms.


What is olive leaf extract?

Simply put, olive leaf extract is a natural infectious-microbe fighter. It’s known to have completely natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties due to the compound makeup of oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol. Because of these properties, it can help combat the effects of common infections such as cold sores, colds, flus and more.

Oleuropein: The key component to the olive leaf, providing extremely powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties, energy boosting abilities and overall regulating characteristics.

Hydroxytyrosol: An antioxidant that is known to have qualities that are 10x stronger than green tea. It’s capabilities allow it to reduce the effects that cause inflammatory diseases in humans and animals produced by oxygen-derived free radicals.

Tyrosol: Also an antioxidant that focuses on protecting injury to cells when they are oxidizing.


How can olive leaf extract help fight infectious diseases?

Olive leaf extract is proven to be a safe way to combat microbial infections that are caused by all sorts of microbes. Unlike pharmaceutical medicines, olive leaf extract can be used by absolutely anyone. Because it has only natural qualities, it eliminates the bad while strengthening the good rather than simply appeasing the symptoms that result from microbial attacks. With olive leaf extract’s benefits by your side, you’re ready to combat any microbial infection with only the strongest line of defense.

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