Favourite Olive Leaf Products

"Which olive leaf products are the best?". This is the most-frequently asked question in a market where olive leaf products abound!

Here are some that I would pick based on the information on this site. e.g. Organic olive leaves, accurate labelling, ethical manufacturing processes etc.
There is a write-up below on what I would use them for.
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These products have been picked based on the information on this site. e.g. Organic leaves, accurate labelling, ethical manufacturing processes etc.
There is a write-up below with suggestions and comments for each.

note: Please see the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

Write-ups plus products available in the UK

  • Brand: Swanson Superior Herbs

    Products:
    1. Capsules - 750mg, standardised 20% oleuropein (150mg per capsule), gelatin, contains flow agents, fillers.
    2. Capsules - 500mg, standardised 15% oleuropein (75mg per capsule), gelatin, contains flow agents, fillers.

    A high strength standardised olive leaf extract containing no raw olive leaf.
    There are two strengths, the 500mg is sufficient for most applications but for those who tolerate olive leaf extract well and are looking for maximum firepower, the 750mg capsule can be used. Mainly suitable for short term prevention or acute (short-term) infections.
    Too strong for children.
    Non vegetarian capsule.
    Contains rice flour, magnesium stearate and/or silica, stearic acid.
    For the right microbes this has huge firepower and is very economical.
    It may be too strong for sensitive stomachs, and be short of other active constituents of olive leaf needed for conditions requiring them.
    For long-term use or chronic conditions I would personally go for more balanced olive leaf products but for opportunistic infections this one could be dynamite.
    While there is a lot of disagreement over this, magnesium stearate may reduce absorption by coating the olive leaf extract powder.
    This would be more relevant to individuals with impaired digestion.

    To purchase, click on the corresponding product image.


  • Brand: Herbal Wellness International

    Products:
    1. Olive Leaf Tincture 100ml (3.5oz)
      Oleuropein approx. 25mg per 20 drops (approx. 0.75ml).

    Possibly the most highly concentrated tincture available suitable for prevention, acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing) conditions.
    Contains ethanolic extract of organic leaves (500mg/ml) blended with non-organic standardised olive leaf powder containing 20% oleuropein.(100mg/ml)
    Standardised powder component ensures a more constant level of active constituents from bottle to bottle and batch to batch for serious users.
    Strong taste due to high concentration requires dilution in water or juice.
    High rate of absorption.
    Can be divided into children's doses easily as the dosage form is drops.

    Approx 130 servings of 20 drops per 100ml bottle.
    Contains 36% grain alcohol by volume and purified water.
    No preservatives, flavourings, colourants, non GM.
    Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.

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  • Brand: Gaia herbs

    Products:
    1. Liquid Phyto-Capsules - organic, vegan, alcohol free. 747mg dry herb equivalent per capsule
    2. Ethanolic tincture - organic, 1:3 potency, vegan

    These organic olive leaf products are suitable for prevention, health maintenance and chronic (long-term) infections.

    Using organic herbs, this company goes the extra mile to deliver good quality products.
    The Oleuropein content in the vegecaps is not standardised or specified as the company focuses on concentrating the whole herb, hence the dry herb equivalent is given (1494mg per 2 capsules = daily serving).

    I would recommend them to people needing a top quality product for prevention, health maintenance or chronic illness but they may not have the same firepower to demolish an acute infection as a capsule or tincture with a high standardised Oleuropein content.
    Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.

    The tincture is of good quality and moderate strength (1:3 advertised) relying on the synergy of constituents to do the job.

    To purchase, click on the corresponding image


  • Brand: Natures Answer OleoPein Olive Leaf AF

    Products:
    1. Alcohol-free Olive Leaf fluid extract 1:1
    2. Olive Leaf capsules. Oleuropein 30mg per capsule.

    These products are suitable for short or long term use, chronic or acute conditions and the tincture is suitable for children or others not wishing to consume alcohol.
    Tincture: A dose of 42 drops (1,5ml) is produced from 1500mg of dry olive leaf and is guaranteed to contain at least 15mg of oleuropein.
    The liquid also contains vegetable glycerine, purified water and acacia.
    The manufacturer claims that the leaves are organic constituents are balanced in the same proportions as found in the leaf.
    The extract is produced using ethanol, water and natural extractants. The alcohol and extractants are then removed using a proprietary process and replaced with glycerine.

    The capsules comprise mainly standardised non-organic olive leaf extract powder (400mg) with a small amount of organic olive leaf (10mg)added. They contain 30mg oleuropein per capsule.
    They should be well tolerated by the body due to a large volume of not-too-highly concentrated extract and added organic olive leaf.
    Other constituents: Rice flour, vegetable cellulose, Calcium Silicate.
    Both products can be divided into children's doses.
    Both products suitable for vegetarians/vegans.

    To purchase, click on the corresponding image


  • Brand: Solgar Olive Leaf Extract Vegetable capsules

    Products:
    1. Combination capsules - dry olive leaves + concentrated olive leaf extract.
      Yields 13,5mg Oleuropein per capsule from 225mg of concentrated extract and 225mg dry olive leaf powder.

    This product is suitable for prevention, short term use and acute infections in larger doses. It is a balanced product relying on the synergy of the constituents rather than a hefty dose of Oleuropein alone.
    Other constituents; Vegetable cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, silica, natural beta-carotene and L-ascorbic acid.

    Quantities of beta carotene and ascorbic acid re not given, but ascorbic acid works well with olive leaf.

    The product label notes not for persons under 18 years of age. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.

    To purchase, or for more information, click on the product image


  • Brand: Country Life

    Products:
    1. Vegetarian Olive Leaf Capsules. Extract containing 150mg @18% Oleuropein, 150mg powdered leaf, total approx. 27mg +3mg Oleuropein per capsule, gluten free, kosher, .

    A gentle product suitable for short term prevention and acute (short-term) infections.

    Contains standardised olive leaf extract powder (18% oleuropein) and raw olive leaf powder each in 150mg quantities which is a good balance.
    For acute infections, the dosage would need to be relatively high to get sufficient levels of active constituents but this is quite possible, especially when used for children.

    Listed excipients are magnesium stearate, silica, calcium silicate and cellulose, so an organic product without excipients would be better for long term use.
    While there is a lot of disagreement over this, magnesium stearate may reduce absorption by coating the olive leaf extract powder.
    This would be more relevant to individuals with impaired digestion.

    Can be divided into children's doses relatively easily.
    Suitable for vegetarians.

    To purchase, click on the product image


  • Brand:Herb Pharm Olive Leaf Extract

    Products:
    1. Olive leaf tincture, made from organic leaves 1:5 strength.

    A good, wholly organic product suitable for short term prevention, acute (short-term) or chronic (long-term) use. Although containing alcohol, it can be dispensed in very small quantities which is useful for children for short term use.

    Manufactured using mature leaves which are certified organically grown, hand-harvested in the winter months, shade-dried, and thoroughly extracted using organic grain alcohol.

    Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.

    To purchase, click on the product image


  • Brand: Olivus (International delivery.)
    Products:
    1. Organic olive leaf tea - leaves from own certified organic orchards.
    2. Organic tincture (ethanolic) and Elixir (non-alcoholic)
    3. Organic olive leaf powder - uses same leaves as above
    4. Organic olive leaf capsules - uses same leaves as above
    5. Combination capsules - organic leaves + concentrated non-organic extract. Oleuropein 65-70mg per capsule.
    6. Olive leaf soap - uses same leaves as above
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    Organic olive leaf products are always good to go for.

    These are suitable if you're starting off with olive leaf, for long term and preventative use and the combination capsules are strong enough to get good results in acute disease conditions with sufficient dosage.
    Combination capsules contain approx. 65-70mg oleuropein.
    No fillers or excipients are used in the capsules.
    Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.

    To purchase or find out more click the image

Notes, Terms and Disclaimer:

  • This list is dynamic, and will change as products enter/leave the market or are discovered in different regions.
  • If a product/supplier is not added, or is removed from the list, it may be for any number of reasons. It does not follow that the product or company is unsuitable.
  • Products are listed in good faith with no guarantees. I do not try them but base my listing on the advertised information and a subjective evaluation of the manufacturer's integrity, quality control and product.
  • I disclaim responsibility for any adverse reactions or lack of results experienced when using any of these products for whatever reason, but would like to know about them.
  • I may be an affiliate of any of the suppliers listed. My aim however is to find and recommend the best products. You may leave feedback if you think I am failing in this.
  • This list is by no means exhaustive.
  • If you have a good or bad experience with any of the products or suppliers listed I would like to know. This will help to build a great list of products.
  • By consulting and using this list you agree to these terms.
  • I have suggested the best uses for each product.
    Manufacturers may not agree with me but these are my opinions at this point.

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