Olive Leaf Extract Vs Extra Virgin Olive Oil – What is the difference?

The olive tree produces many healthy and antioxidant rich products such as Olive Leaf Extract and Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) but how are they different? 

Olive Leaf Extract is a supplement produced from olive leaves and no, it is not the same as olive oil!  Olive Leaf Extract contains the healthy compounds found within an olive leaf – and it is used as a traditional herbal remedy for general health and wellbeing. Olive oil on the other hand, comes from the olive fruit itself. Olive oil is the fresh juice of the olive fruit and is a commonly used fat or oil in the diet.  

 

How is OLE produced vs EVOO 

Olive Leaf Extract Production 

A quality olive leaf extract will be made from fresh olive leaves that have been well looked after in the perfect, Mediterranean style climate. Did you know that Victoria, Australia has a similar climate to parts of the Mediterranean? This is an optimal growing climate for olive trees.  

Wellgrove Olive Leaf Extract products are made with care, without the use of chemicals. Our Olive Leaf Extracts are created using fresh leaves that are processed within 6 hours of being picked from the olive trees, resulting in a range of products that contain higher levels of antioxidants which work together to produce a wide variety of health and wellness benefits. The broad spectrum of antioxidant compounds found in Wellgrove Olive Leaf Extracts are not typically found in other extracts made from dry leaf. 

All the Wellgrove products undergo rigorous testing to ensure we offer high potency products. All claims are supported by traditional and scientific evidence. 

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Production  

A quality EVOO will be made from the olive fruit that is harvested form the olive trees when they are at their best. The process of turning the olives into Extra Virgin Olive Oil involves a few simple steps; wash, crush, and blend.  

At Cobram Estate the olives are crushed withing 4-6 hours of being picked, creating a super fresh oil that is rich in antioxidants. The oil is then packages into bottles and tested to ensure it meets regulations to qualify for the highest quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. 

 

Key Difference – OLE comes from the leaves of the olive tree to produce herbal supplement and contains antioxidants not found in EVOO such as Oleuropein. EVOO comes from the fruit of the olive tree and although it still contains high amounts of antioxidants, they are different when compared to OLE which results in different health benefits.  

 

Health benefits of OLE Vs EVOO 

Olive Leaf Extract 

OLE is rich in antioxidants and Wellgrove Olive Leaf Extract has a unique profile, containing over 10 different antioxidants. These antioxidants may help reduce free radicals formed in the body. 

Wellgrove Immune Support OLE can help support immune system health and help relieve symptoms of common colds and flu*.  

Wellgrove Heart Health OLE is an extra strength** OLE supplement to help support cardiovascular health. It may support heart health; help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and help maintain healthy blood lipids. 

 

Read more on the health benefits of Wellgrove Olive Leaf Extract https://wellgrovehealth.com.au/health-benefits/  

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

EVOO is a source of healthy fat with additional antioxidants that are naturally occurring in the oil. EVOO is also the main fat source and central to the Mediterranean diet.  

There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that the consumption of EVOO is associated with many health benefits including the prevention of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases.1-19 To read more on the health benefits of EVOO visit https://cobramestate.com.au/health   

 

 

OLE and EVOO are different in so many ways, one an herbal supplement and the other a food, but both providing many health benefits. Both can be consumed daily as part of a healthy diet.  

 

 

*Traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine to help relieve symptoms of common colds and flu. 

**Wellgrove Heart Health Extra Strength contains 47% more total antioxidants per dose than Wellgrove Immune Support.  

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. 

 

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