Oleuropein and its metabolite, hydroxytyrosol, have powerful antioxidant activity, which might be responsible for some of olive oil’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and disease-fighting activities. The anti-hypertensive effect of oleuropein has made it famous.
Abstract. Oleuropein is a biophenol typically found in olive leaves, extra-virgin olive oil, and some species of the Oleaceae family. There is growing evidence that it has powerful biological and pharmacological properties.
Oleic acid, phenolic compounds, and squalene are the primary active ingredients in olive oil. Extra-virgin olive oil gets its bitter, pungent flavour from the phenolic compounds hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein.
Common daily dosages are between 500 mg and 1 gramme. Splitting the dose is often recommended on supplement labels. The dosage ranges from 250 mg to 500 mg with that. It’s recommended to take it with a meal twice to four times a day.
Olive leaf extract contains oleuropein, which has been shown in animal studies to prevent weight gain and lower the risk of obesity. More research is needed in humans. In animal studies where high-cholesterol and high-fat diets were used, oleuropein reduced both body fat and weight gain.
In other words, what exactly is olive leaf extract?
Leaves of olive trees are the source of olive leaf extract. In contrast to olives and olive oil, this is entirely unique. The leaf extract is high in phenolic compounds, especially oleuropein, which has been shown to boost cholesterol levels, skin health, and glucose metabolism.
Olive Leaf Has Many Advantages
Oleuropein, one of the most bioactive phenolic compounds found in olive leaves, is responsible for the majority of the benefits associated with olive leaf extract, according to researchers. Numerous studies on both humans and animals have uncovered a plethora of advantages, including:
Has a Hypotensive Effect
Oleuropein has been the subject of a large number of studies, and results suggest that it may be useful in lowering blood pressure or preventing its onset. Olive leaf extract has been hypothesised to have anti-atherosclerotic properties, in addition to its vasodilating (blood vessel widening) and relaxing effects.
Platelets are blood components that can accumulate with cholesterol in your arteries to form plaque, leading to hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and, eventually, strokes and heart attacks; another study showed that adults given oleuropein reduced the “stickiness” quality of platelets.
Controls Blood Glucose Levels
Oleuropein has potential as a tool in the fight against the rising incidence of Type 2 diabetes. Particular research has shown that oleuropein can lower blood sugar levels in diabetic animals. The reason for this is because oleuropein stimulates the release of insulin, which causes the body to “force” itself to use more glucose rather than store it.
It has been discovered that the common olive leaf has the ability to fight off infections caused by certain types of bacteria and fungi. Clinical studies have found that oleuropein has anti-infective properties, including the ability to inhibit the growth of skin fungi and the elimination of specific types of bacteria.
Minimizing Body Fat
The most intriguing advantage of oleuropein is its ability to hasten weight loss.
If you’ve been dieting for a while, you may have noticed a decline in your thyroid’s ability to produce hormones, and that may be preventing you from losing weight. Oleuropein, however, is highly thyrogenic, meaning that it improves thyroid function. It increased levels of T3 (thyroid hormone) by 2.5 times compared to the control group in one study.
Another study found that oleuropein increased thermogenesis (fat burning) by elevating noradrenaline and adrenaline levels and uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) concentrations in brown adipose tissue (BAT).
Olive leaf extract has been shown to reduce harmful fat deposits in the abdominal area, and it may also help with this goal in other parts of the body. This is why Olive Leaf extract is included in AML Thermo Heat.
The benefits of olives and olive oil to human health have been known for quite some time, but only recently have scientists begun to appreciate the full potential of the seemingly insignificant olive leaf. Olive leaf extract has been shown to have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, diabetes management, and, most notably, fat burning.
This is why AML formulated Thermo Heat with Olive Leaf Extract (standardised to 15% Oleuropein). Thermo Heat’s potent fat-fighting ingredients were selected for their ability to speed up the metabolic rate while sparing lean muscle.
Feel healthy, leaner, and more muscular with Thermo Heat and experience the power of Olive Leaf for yourself!