Olive leaf Osteoporosis, Osteopenia
Olive leaf Osteoporosis, Osteopenia usage. Her is an inexpensive supplement you can
add to your collection of natural treatment herbs. Since the 19th century Olive leaf has been recognized for its anti viral
and anti-mivrobial properties.
Before penicillin and other antibiotics, this was the treatment of choice for malaria. Now modern researchers have begun
studying the properties of Oleuropein which is contained in the leaves of the
Oleuropein has many pharmacological properties. It has been shown to be an:
- a skin protector
- a brain protector (re: Alzheimer’s disease and other age related cognitive problems)
- as well as being vasodilatory , anti-platelet aggregation, hypotensive, anti-rheumatic, diuretic and antipyretic in its effects.
You can click here to read a scientific article documenting these Olive lead benefits
More Olive leaf Osteoporosis Osteopenia:
This plant is useful because it both stimulates osteoblasts, the cells
involved in bone building AND because it inhibits the formation of
osteoclasts, the cells involved in bone removal. This is groundbreaking news. I know of no pharmaceutical drug that does both these things.
In addition Olive leaf is inexpensive. Of course you can buy it on line.
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But before you do, I suggest that you read the rest of this article because Olive leaf does have some interesting side effects.
Let's review: Olive leaf Osteoporosis, Ostepenia effects
- Olive leaf stimulates bone growth. A study documenting that Olive leaf stimulation bone growth was done at
the University of Cordoba in Spain. Their researchers found found that "oleuropein provoked an
increase in the differentiation of osteoblasts, cells responsible for bone
formation". Source: .doctac 2011.
- Also has been research showing Olive leaf as preventing bone loss
In April 2011 Japanese scientists published a paper,
"Olive polyphenol hydroxytyrosol prevents bone loss" in the European Journal of Pharmacology stating: The present study
was designed to evaluate the effects of oleuropein hydroxytyrosol and
tyrosol, the major polyphenols in olives, on bone formation using
cultured osteoblasts and osteoclasts, and on bone loss in ovariectomized
mice. ... oleuropein at 10 to 100 μM and
hydroxytyrosol at 50 to 100 μM inhibited the formation of multinucleated
osteoclasts in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, both compounds
suppressed the bone loss of trabecular bone in femursof ovariectomized
mice ... Their summary states: Our findings indicate that the olive
polyphenols oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol may have critical effects on
the formation and maintenance of bone, and can be used as effective
remedies in the treatment of osteoporosis symptoms."A summary of this article can be found at SciVerse.com for Olive Leaf Osteoporosis, Osteopenia benefits
Other effects of olive leaf
It is an anti-viral. It was once the preferred treatment against malaria - before we had antibiotics. There are many people, myself included, who take significant amounts during flu season.
It can also lower systolic blood pressure so if you are on blood pressure medication, you do need to keep track lest your blood pressure drop too low.
But what I find interesting is that a number of company's making supplements for bone density, now include Olive leaf among their ingredients. Here is one that I have been using:
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