It’s no secret that nutritional supplements contain elements that help the mind and the body. What you may not know is that there are supplements with the ability to provide some of what the body needs to deal with microbial infections. One of those happens to be olive leaf extract, especially when the process used to prepare the supplement allows the extract to retain most of the nutritional value.
Among other potential benefits, the right extract can aid in dealing with different types of microbial infections. Here is some information that will help you understand more about what the extract can do and how it provides support in dealing with certain types of infections.
What Is a Microbial Infection?
Microbial infection is caused by the presence of microbes in the body. Microbes are one form of bacteria. Typically, they comprise less than 1% of different forms of bacteria. Even so, microbes that get into the body have the potential to cause a number of serious ailments. When this occurs, the individual has developed a microbial infection.
This type of infection can also come about because of exposure to fungi or protozoa. A virus may also be the root cause of the infection.
What’s in Olive Leaf Extract That Fights Microbial Infections?
Studies conducted on the use of olive leaf extract and the impact on microbial and what’s known as extracellular infections tend to focus on d-Lenolate. This is a form of olive leaf extract that’s created using a process designed to preserve the chemical integrity of the leaf. This is important because that integrity is what tends to provide the essentials that give the extract its antimicrobial benefits.
Specifically, d-Lenolate contains an unpurified form of oleuropein. Oleuropein is a polyphenol that provides a number of health benefits. Studies indicate that it can be useful in lowering bad cholesterol, reducing the risk of different kinds of cancer and supporting cognitive function. It’s also the reason there’s a good chance the extract will help with microbial and extracellular infections.
Examples of Bacterial and Other Infections That d-Lenolate Can Fight
The use of d-Lenolate to combat infections is based on evidence that the unpurified oleuropein in the extract feeds the immune system, effectively improving the ability of that system to deal with the invasion of any infection. At the same time, the oleuropein supports the production of white blood cells that attack the infection directly. Here are a few examples of the kinds of infections that may be weakened by d-Lenolate:
- E. Coli: This type of bacteria is ingested and tends to settle in the intestines. One of the more common manifestations is popularly described as food poisoning. E. coli is often associated with the consumption of meat, but it can also be ingested by consuming various types of vegetables.
There is evidence that d-Lenolate helps to slow the progression of E. coli. That, in turn, allows the unpleasant effects of food poisoning to subside sooner rather than later. Since the E. coli is somewhat contained, there’s more opportunity for the immune system to attack and destroy the infection.
- Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: Sometimes known as the blue-green pus bacteria, this pathogen may be encountered in freshwater, soil, animals and different types of plants. It can even be transferred from one human to another. While it doesn’t often result in some type of infection among people with strong immune systems, anyone with a compromised system could experience severe symptoms, including high temperatures, body aches, and gastrointestinal issues.
It’s the dual effect of strengthening the immune system and promoting the efficient production of white blood cells that allows d-Lenolate to help defeat this pathogen. Patients who respond using this approach notice the symptoms begin to subside. The appetite returns and it’s easier to hold down food. If there is a fever present, it begins to lower. Eventually, the patient’s temperature returns to a normal range.
- Yeast: Yeast infections are typically caused by an organism known as Candida albicans. Candida can infect any moist areas of the body. That includes the mouth, under the nails, under the arms, and in the groin area. One of the more common types of yeast infections is the vaginal infection. While mild infections may get better without medical treatment, the odds that it will be back and stronger are high.
The use of d-Lenolate helps to undermine Candida and break down the infection. While the speed of the process depends a great deal on the individual, the fact that the immune system is able to fight off the infection more efficiently is one of the primary reasons for the success.
- Influenza: Influenza is a viral infection that may be mistaken for the common cold in the early stages. It’s highly contagious and focuses on creating difficulty breathing, chest congestion and other respiratory complaints. There can also be strong body aches accompanied by fever and extreme thirst.
The role of the immune system in subduing influenza cannot be underestimated. That’s where d-Lenolate will help. By boosting immune functions, the olive leaf extract helps to gradually reduce the severity of the symptoms and help the patient feel better.
- The Common Cold: Most people are familiar with the common cold. Symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, fever and a general sense of fatigue are common. While there is no cure for the common cold, treatment will help the immune system fight off the infection and hasten the recovery.
The impact of olive leaf extract that contained unpurified oleuropein provides strength to the immune system. That allows the body’s natural defenses to minimize symptoms and eventually overcome the cold.
Remember that seeking medical attention is the most effective approach to dealing with a microbial infection. Based on the patient’s condition, the attending physician may recommend the use of prescription medications along with d-Lenolate.
If the patient is seeing a homeopathic physician, compounds may be taken in conjunction with the d-Lenolate as part of the treatment. Remember that an accurate diagnosis paves the way for structuring the most effective course of treatment and settling on the proper dosage of all products that the medical professional prescribes.
This article is written by Geoff Melcher. He is the Vice President at East Park Research in Las Vegas, NV. East Park Research has studied the healing properties of the olive leaf, resulting in the development of a unique olive leaf extract formulation – d-Lenolate.