Olive Leaf Extract rapidly kills viruses, bacteria, and
parasites. The microbes are then eliminated through the intestines. The
Herxheimer Response, or die-off effect, occurs when the immune
system attempts to neutralize the toxins from the dead microbes. Flu-like
symptoms or headaches are the most common symptoms. While uncomfortable,
it is a positive sign because it confirms the effectiveness of the extract
and indicates the presence microbes. This "healing crisis" is a signal
that better health is imminent.
You can avoid the uncomfortable die-off symptoms by gradually
approaching the full dosage. Start with one capsule (1/2 tsp) for one
week. Add one capsule each week so that by the third week you are taking
three capsules (1-1/2 tsp). This is the maintenance dosage for the
average adult. (If you weigh over 200 lbs or under 100 lbs increase or
decrease the dosage.)
For acute conditions such as infections, viral conditions,
parasites and high blood pressure/cholesterol, double the maintenance
dosage until the condition resolves, then revert to the maintenance
dosage. For example, a 150 lb adult would take three caps/day as
maintenance. During acute conditions the dosage would be six/day.
Olive Leaf extract does not kill off the "friendly" bacteria in the
intestines. It can be used long term without danger of side effects.
People who use Olive Leaf Extract throughout the winter months report
fewer colds and flu with reduced intensity and duration. Studies have
confirmed the immune enhancing effects of Olive Leaf. Other studies have
shown that Olive Leaf can eliminate irregular heartbeat and reduce blood
pressure and cholesterol levels.
One pound of Olive Leaf extract makes about 800 capsules. A cost
effective alternative is to buy the extract in bulk and fill the capsules.
This saves the average family of four several hundred dollars per year.
It is not necessary to encapsulate the Olive Leaf extract powder. The
taste is not offensive. It can be stirred into food or taken directly from
a spoon. This will further reduce your cost as capsules are expensive.
Olive Leaf is safe for children. Pregnant women should not use Olive