400% More Powerful than Vitamin C
Olive Leaf Extract has 400% more antioxidant power than Vitamin C and is far more powerful than the many Noni, Goji, Mangosteen and Acai ‘super-juices’.Antioxidants play an essential role in the body as they quench free radicals. By damaging healthy cells, free radicals can leave the body vulnerable to advanced ageing, cardiovascular problems and degenerative diseases.
Free radicals can be caused by many factors including sun exposure, pollution, stress, poor diet, alcohol and cigarette smoke.
They cause oxidation in the body which is why anti-oxidants, like Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Olive Leaf Extract, play a major role in fighting free radicals.
Research conducted at Australia’s Southern Cross University (SCU) has identified the olive leaf as the most powerful, free radical-scavenging antioxidant of 55 medicinal herbs. The research team from SCU’s Centre for Phytochemistry & Pharmacology tested the 55 herbs using the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) method. Their objective was to prioritize the herbs for further studies investigating the value of herbal therapies in the treatment of kidney disorders.
Olive Leaf Australia’s extracts are scientifically proven to contain more than 20 polyphenolic antioxidants which, individually, each quench specific groups of free radicals, and in synergy, form one of the most powerful naturally-occurring free radical hunters known .
All ORAC results in the graphs have come from one or more of the following four sources:
- Brunswick Laboratories, Wareham, Massachusetts, USA
- The Centre for Photochemistry & Pharmacology, Southern Cross University, Lismore, Australia
- Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2004, 52: 4026-4037
- Choice Magazine – August 2007
- Data sourced from websites promoting the ORAC scores of their antioxidant products.