Olive Leaf Immune Defence
Q. What is the product used for?
A. Olive Leaf Immune Defence is a new product in the Comvita® Olive Leaf range that combines two of the most well-known ingredients for supporting the immune system, Fresh-Picked™ Olive Leaf Extract and Vitamin C. Olive Leaf Extract is traditionally used in Western herbal medicine for the relief of symptoms of the common cold, sore throats and coughs, and to relieve a mild fever, while Vitamin C helps reduce the severity and duration of cold symptoms. This unique and synergistic formulation can be compared to an antioxidant powerhouse that also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue by protecting cells from free radical damage.
Q. What makes this product different?
A. Olive Leaf Immune Defence is currently the only offering in the market that contains both Fresh-Picked™ Olive Leaf Extract and Vitamin C. This is a unique combination of two of nature’s most trusted ingredients for immune support, working to speed up recovery and minimise downtime. Fresh-Picked™ Olive Leaf Extract is grown, harvested and extracted on our farm in Queensland and carries the MediOlive® symbol, which guarantees the quality and purity of our Olive Leaf Extract. We use fresh leaf extract in Olive Leaf Immune Defence to ensure that vital active compounds remain intact from the farm to the shelf. Adding Vitamin C to Fresh-Picked™ Olive Leaf Extract gives your customers natural immune support for peak performance, particularly sought after in the cold and flu season.
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Q. How does it work?
A. Both Fresh-Picked™ Olive Leaf Extract and Vitamin C are two of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, which act to support a healthy immune system by protecting cells against free radical damage. Oleuropein, one of the most abundant plant phenols in Olive Leaf Extract, acts as a powerful antioxidant in the fight against free radicals, while Vitamin C also contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and the reduction of fatigue and tiredness. Each daily dose of Olive Leaf Immune Defence is standardised to contain 66mg of Oleuropein & 500mg Vitamin C as ascorbic acid, formulated to provide extra immune support and guard against colds and flu.
Q. Who would benefit from this product?
A. It’s certainly important for all members of the family to stay healthy, that’s why Olive Leaf Immune Defence is recommended for adults who are comfortable taking capsules. As for young children under 5 years of age it is recommended to seek medical advice prior. Olive Leaf Immune Defence aids in the maintenance of general wellbeing and good health, while also tackling the symptoms of the common cold and the fatigue that often accompanies it. It is also fantastic for anyone who works around or takes care of others who are often ill, to guard against illness naturally. There are no known interactions between Olive Leaf Extract and antibiotics, or other products for cough, cold or flu; however, if a customer has any concerns, we always recommend consulting a healthcare professional. Whilst there are no known medicine interactions with Olive Leaf Extract, it is recommended that customers seek advice on potential interactions between medications and Olive Leaf Immune Defence before consuming. If symptoms persist, customers should seek advice from a healthcare professional.
Q. Is this product recommended for short or long-term supplementation?
A. Comvita® Olive Leaf Immune Defence can be taken all year round to assist with the maintenance of general well-being and good health by supplying a range of powerful antioxidants to fight free radical damage, as well as to help relieve symptoms of coughs and colds. It is essential to have antioxidants daily as they are used by cells to prevent oxidative stress. Comvita® has a large number of loyal customers who have been taking Fresh-Picked™ Olive Leaf Extract since the Olive Leaf farm first began harvesting and bottling Olive Leaf Extract in 2001. There has been no feedback to suggest that any incidences of tolerance are taking place. Taking Olive Leaf Immune Defence as a long-term supplement helps to support the immune system for peak performance on a daily basis, and with 150 vege capsules in each bottle, that’s fantastic value for money.