Antioxidants are used by your body to limit this cell damage (oxidative stress) that occurs, for example, when you're digesting food or exposed to cigarette smoke. Antioxidants prevent or slow the oxidative damage to your body and help repair cell damage. This is because antioxidants act as ‘free-radical scavengers’ which fight these cell-damaging free radicals. Many health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, infections, hypertension, cancer, immune system dysfunction, etc are contributed to by oxidative damage.
Without a sufficiently performing immune system, your body is vulnerable to any number of sickness, disease or illness that comes its way. This begs a question...while your immune system is busy protecting your body, what is protecting your immune system? QNET's answer to this question is Olé. Olé is created using olive leaf extract, which is widely considered the ultimate natural defender of your immune system, containing 400% greater antioxidant capacity than Vitamin C, and up to 40 times more polyphenolics than extra-virgin olive oil.
The use of olive leaf extract is steeped in history, with affirmative scientific tests dating back to the 19th Century. The extract from olive leaves contains various trace elements that are vital to good health,including Vitamin C, iron, zinc, selenium, chromium,betacarotene, and a wide range of important amino acids. Olive leaf extract is also a rich source of antioxidants. Traditionally, olive leaf extract has been used to treat fevers, cold and flus, common coughs and asthma. Olive leaf extract today remains one of the most exciting and unique herbal discoveries.
Olive leaf extract contains a broad spectrum of polyphenolic antioxidants, which have very strong free radical-fighting properties. The main phenol in olive leaf extract, oleuropein, has been found to strengthen the immune system, and research shows it has a positive hypotensive effect in vivo (in body) and displays strong antioxidant activity. Combined with the many phenols in olive leaf extract are flavonoids, the most active being the antioxidant-strong rutin, catechin and luteolin.
When combined, as occurs naturally in the olive leaf, the many phenols, flavonoids and the high oleuropein content show a naturally synergistic behaviour. It is this natural synergy that makes the extract from olive leaves so powerful. When the leaves that are used to create the extract are freshly picked, the potency of the extract is considerably higher in strength and is more readily bio-available than dry leaf or reconstituted powder. With its high content of antioxidants and polyphenolic capacity, olive leaf extract is a powerful combatant against free radicals. Below is a graph illustrating just how high in antioxidant content Olé has compared to other products on the market today.
Olive leaf extract has scientifically been proven to contain five times greater antioxidant capacity than Vitamin C and has almost double the power of Green Tea Extract and Grape Seed Extract, which are both well known as popular sources of antioxidants. Further, fruits that are generally associated with being high in antioxidants, such as cranberry and raspberry, contain only a minute fraction of antioxidant power when compared to fresh-picked olive leaf extracts. Refer to the graphs below for a visual representation.
And while olive products are known for high concentrations of antioxidants and phenolic compounds, not all olive products contain the same concentration level as shown on the graph below.
1 - International genetic bank: The olive trees used to create Olé are scientifically selected based on DNA identification and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) selection. The growers of Olé’s fresh olive leaves tested 60 different olive varieties from 12 countries to identify the variety that is most perfectly suited to fresh leaf extract production.
2 - Halal Certified: Olé is processed, prepared and packaged in a Halal-Certified Facility.
3 - Selected from the world’s best and grown in Australia: Egypt, Morocco, Chile, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Australia, Argentina, USA and Tunisia.
4 - Branch-to-bottle processing: Olé leaves are freshly picked during a sunrise harvest and then immediately processed and bottled, meaning there is no storage, drying, or damage of leaves.
5 - Using only fresh-picked, alive olive leaves: When the leaves that are used to create olive leaf extract are freshly picked, the potency of the extract is considerably higher in strength and is more readily bioavailable than olive leaf extracts reconstituted from artificially adjusted olive leaf extract powders or from dry leaves.
6 - The world’s largest olive leaf grove: 550,000 Olé a europaea trees grown solely for fresh leaf.
7 - Natural properties maintained: The branch-to-bottle processing of Olé also means the natural properties of the olive leaf are protected and maintained, resulting in fresh, alive leaves that retain their full range of polyphenolics in a synergistic effect.
8 - Critical processes combined to ensure the highest quality and potency: The olive trees grown to produce Olé are only farmed naturally on virgin land using vermiculture (worm-created) fertilisers and pristine irrigation water.
9 - Up to 40 times more polyphenols than extra-virgin olive oil: The use of fresh olive leaves means a synergistic effect that retain the full range of polyphenolic antioxidants (not just oleuropein).
10 - Over 500% more TAC than the leading fruit juices: The Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) of Olé is 500% greater than the leading antioxidant ‘super juice’.
11 - Pure and natural ingredients: Olé contains no artificial flavours, colourings, preservatives, alcohol, sugar, lactose, starch, yeast, gluten, or animal products.
12 - 100% Australian grown: The Australian climate, prime agricultural soils, and geographical location make the country one of the world leaders in the cultivation of fresh produce.
13 - Quality control recognition: Recognition, listing and/or certification by a number of governing bodies, including:
- Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
- Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG)
- WHO Guidelines on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices of Herbal Medicines (GACP)
- Halal-Certified Facility by Gold Coast
- Halal Certification Services