Olive Leaf contains high concentrations of polyphenols hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein. Our hand harvested olive leaves are organically grown in California. The powerful polyphenol hydroxytyrosol is found in the olive leaf and on the skin, it acts as a shield against harmful external influences. Hydroxytyrosol is the only polyphenol that is able to cross the blood brain barrier, allowing it to scavenge free radicals. Hydroxytyrosol is the most powerful natural antioxidant currently known with impressive anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and protective health benefits.
Our olive leaf extract is made from the leaves and stems of certified organic California grown olive trees. We cut basal stems (young growth with the most potent phytochemicals) from mature trees and allow the stem and leaves to dry in the sun. We then prepare our extraction or hydrosol using steam distillation, organic glycerin, and organic grape alcohol.