The Best Olive Leaf Extract Supplements in 2021
By Melissa Fine, GoodnessMe Nutritionist & Product Advisor
Olive leaf extract supplements have stood the test of time on the health food store shelves, but what exactly is olive leaf and what are the benefits? We take a look and share five olive leaf extract products we’ve tried, tested, and approved at GoodnessMe.
What is olive leaf extract?
Olive leaf extract is exactly that: the extract derived from the leaves of the olive plant.
What are the health benefits of olive leaf extract?
Olive leaf extract is full of polyphenols - plant compounds with health-promoting properties, including cell-protective antioxidants that neutralise damaging free radicals.
Research shows that oleuropein, a polyphenol unique to the olive leaf plant, has antioxidant, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties. You’ll also find oleuropein in olives and olive oil, the MVPs of the Mediterranean diet due to their role in improving cardiovascular health.
Think of olive leaf extract as a broad spectrum supplement that may play a role in supporting overall health.
Wellgrove Olive Leaf Extract Throat Spray
Want to freshen your breath without having to use a product containing artificial sweeteners, artificial colours, and artificial flavours? Wellgrove Health’s minty fresh Olive Leaf Extract Throat Spray can do that for you, all while giving you a good dose of antioxidants.
Comvita Olive Leaf Lozenges
Delivering so much more to your throat than just sugar, Comvita’s unique lozenges combine Olive Leaf Extract (fresh from their Queensland farm) with UMF10+ Manuka Honey, a sore throat’s BFF. These are a great way to get your olive leaf in if you struggle to get the capsules or liquid down. Kid-friendly, too.
Melrose Essential C immune
Cover all your bases with this broad-spectrum immunity supplement.
Melrose Essential C+ Immune is a daily nutrient powder that gives you vitamin C from Native Australian Kakadu Plum, along with all the other ingredients that give your immune system some extra support -, like zinc, olive leaf, and vitamin D.
Rochway Bio-Fermented Olive Leaf Liquid
Not your average olive leaf liquid, Rochway's Olive Leaf Extract is treated in a probiotic fermentation plant, so it doubles as a broad-spectrum probiotic supplement to support gut health - all while being free from the stuff we’d rather not see in our supplements. You won’t find any herbicides, pesticides, chemical fertilisers, artificial preservatives, colours, stabilisers or food acids in this natural formula. We’re all for the natural berry flavour, too.
Comvita Olive Leaf Extract Capsules
If you’re looking for a convenient way to take your olive leaf, this is it. Comvita’s Fresh-Picked™ Olive Leaf Extract Capsules give you high strength olive leaf in an easy-to-swallow, one-a-day capsule. Comvita’s proprietary cultivation and extraction process (starting on their Queensland farm) helps preserve their olive leaf’s powerful oleuropein content.
In a nutshell:
There is more than one way to take olive leaf extract* to reap its many health benefits, including its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant role. Find the right olive leaf extract supplement for you on the GoodnessMe Shop!
*Speak to your healthcare practitioner before starting a new supplement regime.