Potassium levels affected by Olive Leaf Extract?
Since olive leaf extract works as a diuretic, is it possible that using it might lower potassium levels in the blood?
It is possible, although a search on Pubmed did not bring any test results of studies done.
Olive leaf extract has been tested extensively in animals and to a lesser extent in humans, without any warnings about potassium levels, however, it may be wise, if taking olive leaf extract long-term, to ensure plenty of potassium in the diet or supplementation if you have a known deficiency.
It would also be useful to be on the look-out for symptoms of potassium deficiency while using olive leaf extract in the long term. See the following link for more information.
Thank you for this question which deserves further consideration. I will keep on the look-out for any new clinical trials done.
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