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Olive Leaf for Immunity

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Olive leaves have been traditionally used to enhance functioning of the immune system and aid the management of viral infections, especially when fever is present.

 

With 400% more antioxidant power than the equivalent amount of Vitamin C, Olive Leaf Extract is a powerful free-radical scavenger.

Many people think that it’s the cold weather that makes us more susceptible to colds, flu and respiratory infections, but that’s not actually the case. A bigger issue is that during the colder weather we’re more inclined to stay indoors, where it’s warm and toasty.

Unfortunately, that means we’re in closer and more constant proximity to other people. If someone around us gets sick, we’re consequently more likely to catch their infection.

With their still-developing immune systems and tendency to spend lots of time with others their own age, kids are more susceptible than adults, and can average as many as ten colds a year. The adult immune system is more robust, but nevertheless, adults still catch an average of 2-4 colds each year 1.

Colds and flu viruses are continually mutating into new forms. Every time we’re confronted by one of these viruses, our immune systems need to go to battle against them.

There are a number of measures you can take to support your immune system and help reduce your likelihood of being affected by colds and flu this winter. Commonsense strategies like practising good personal hygiene, getting plenty of sleep, eating nutritious antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables, and making sure you exercise on a regular basis are a great start.

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