The Olive Leaves

The Olive tree, an example of longevity and endurance, has always been recognized for its beneficial properties. The secret? It is contained in its leaves.

Thanks to an exclusive extraction process, which makes it possible to concentrate a very high quantity of active ingredients, beneficial for our body, our exclusive Olive Tree Leaves’ Water Infusion was born, invented and patented by Livio Pesle: OLIVUM®. Its strength lies in more than 260 beneficial molecules.

The most important are:

  • Oleuropein;
  • Hydroxytyrosol;
  • Elenolic Acid;
  • Rutin;
  • Tyrosol.

These molecules act synergistically with each other to improve the functioning of the body and promote our well-being through:

  • a protective action towards the blood vessels;
  • a vasodilating action;
  • an aid in the physiological control of blood sugar;
  • an aid in the physiological control of cholesterol;
  • an aid in reducing abdominal fat;
  • a depurative detoxifying and diuretic action;
  • a dermoprotective action through hydration and slowing down the cellular aging process;
  • an anticellulitic action;
  • a stimulating action that also improves sleep quality;
  • an energizing action by reducing fatigue, aiding mental activity and stimulating intellectual performance.

There are more than 16,500 studies in the scientific literature dedicated to the Olive plant and its properties, but the great insight of our President Livio Pesle was to make them all bioavailable in our daily lives, thanks to OLIFE, our food supplement consisting of 93 percent OLIVUM®.

In fact, in just 70 ml of OLIFE are contained the same beneficial properties of about 2 liters of extra virgin olive oil in just 28 kcal.

OLIFE is on the Official Register of food supplements of the Italian Ministry of Health, which recognizes Olive Tree Leaves as our body's ally in defending itself against the damaging effects caused by oxidative stress and related diseases thanks in part to Hydroxytyrosol, which is considered the most powerful antioxidant existing in nature, as well as having a recognized antibacterial and antiviral action.

But that's not all! Olive Tree Leaves promote metabolism of lipids and carbohydrates, normal blood circulation, and regularity of blood pressure, playing an especially important role in hypertension.

Scientific Bibliography

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Bayram, M., Topuz, S., & Kaya, C. (2020). Antioxidant, Antimicrobial Activity of Olive Leaf Extract and Oleuropein, Their Possibilities Usage in Foods. Turkish Journal of Agriculture-Food Science and Technology, 8(2), 337-347.

Sánchez-Gutiérrez, M., Bascón-Villegas, I., Rodríguez, A., Pérez-Rodríguez, F., Fernández-Prior, Á., Rosal, A., & Carrasco, E. (2021). Valorisation of Olea europaea L. Olive leaves through the evaluation of their extracts: antioxidant and antimicrobial activity. Foods, 10(5), 966.

Moatari, A., MOTAMEDIFAR, M., & NEKOUEIAN, A. (2006). The Antiinfluenza Virus Activity of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Olive Leaves.

Ben-Amor, I., Musarra-Pizzo, M., Smeriglio, A., D’Arrigo, M., Pennisi, R., Attia, H., ... & Sciortino, M. T. (2021). Phytochemical Characterization of Olea europea Leaf Extracts and Assessment of Their Anti-Microbial and Anti-HSV-1 Activity. Viruses, 13(6), 1085.

Guex, C. G., Reginato, F. Z., de Jesus, P. R., Brondani, J. C., Lopes, G. H. H., & de Freitas Bauermann, L. (2019). Antidiabetic effects of Olea europaea L. leaves in diabetic rats induced by high-fat diet and low-dose streptozotocin. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 235, 1-7.

Wainstein, J., Ganz, T., Boaz, M., Bar Dayan, Y., Dolev, E., Kerem, Z., & Madar, Z. (2012). Olive leaf extract as a hypoglycemic agent in both human diabetic subjects and in rats. Journal of medicinal food, 15(7), 605-610.

El, S. N., & Karakaya, S. (2009). Olive tree (Olea europaea) leaves: potential beneficial effects on human health. Nutrition reviews, 67(11), 632-638.

Borjan, D., Leitgeb, M., Knez, Ž., & Hrnčič, M. K. (2020). Microbiological and antioxidant activity of phenolic compounds in olive leaf extract. Molecules, 25(24), 5946.

Aydar, A., Öncü Öner, T., & Ücok, E. F. (2017). Effects of hydroxytyrosol on human health. EC Nutrition, 11(4), 147-157.

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Bertelli, M., Kiani, A. K., Paolacci, S., Manara, E., Kurti, D., Dhuli, K., ... & Michelini, S. (2020). Hydroxytyrosol: A natural compound with promising pharmacological activities. Journal of Biotechnology, 309, 29-33.

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Vezza, T., Algieri, F., Rodríguez‐Nogales, A., Garrido‐Mesa, J., Utrilla, M. P., Talhaoui, N., ... & Gálvez, J. (2017). Immunomodulatory properties of Olea europaea leaf extract in intestinal inflammation. Molecular nutrition & food research, 61(10), 1601066.

Musa, A., Shady, N. H., Ahmed, S. R., Alnusaire, T. S., Sayed, A. M., Alowaiesh, B. F., ... & Abdelmohsen, U. R. (2021). Antiulcer potential of olea europea l. Cv. arbequina leaf extract supported by metabolic profiling and molecular docking. Antioxidants, 10(5), 644.

Qabaha, K., Al-Rimawi, F., Qasem, A., & Naser, S. A. (2018). Oleuropein is responsible for the major anti-inflammatory effects of olive leaf extract. Journal of medicinal food, 21(3), 302-305.

Morvaridi, M., Jafarirad, S., Seyedian, S. S., Alavinejad, P., & Cheraghian, B. (2020). The effects of extra virgin olive oil and canola oil on inflammatory markers and gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with ulcerative colitis. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 74(6), 891-899.

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Morvaridi, M., Jafarirad, S., Seyedian, S. S., Alavinejad, P., & Cheraghian, B. (2020). The effects of extra virgin olive oil and canola oil on inflammatory markers and gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with ulcerative colitis. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 74(6), 891-899.

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