Olive Leaf Extract for Healthy Hearts
Posted Thursday, August 28, 2008
According to study published in Phytotherapy Research, olive leaf extracts may be the next CAM breakthrough for blood pressure and cholesterol reduction.
The researchers indicated that a compound called oleuropein may be responsible for some of the benefits observed, noting that it, and other polyphenolic compounds in olive plants, can act as antioxidants and scavenge free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS). “These antioxidative properties may not only contribute to the antihypertensive action, but were also suggested to be responsible for the hypercholesterolemic effect, referring to decreases of LDL and VLDL cholesterol,” they stated.
With roughly a third of Americans afflicted by some form of cardiovascular disease, it is high time that attention be turned to such alternative remedies.

Here is an abstract from Nutra Ingredients with further details.


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