Travel Product Review: OLEA Olive Leaf

olea-olive-leafI am one of those crazy hippies who will try absolutely every alternative remedy before I will remit to hard core pharmaceuticals. Case in point: The kidney infection of 2001. I had a very sore lower back so I went to:

1. A floatation tank

2. A massage therapist

3. A chiropractor

And then…

4. Outpatients when I couldn’t handle the agonising pain any longer.

Guess what? All I needed was antibiotics.

When I was offered some OLEA olive leaf products to try, I jumped at the chance. I had it on good authority that they were excellent for boosting immunity and I had been suffering from a cold for months. I didn’t want to be sick for my trip to Thailand and Vietnam so I decided to load up before I went away.

I tried both Fresh-Picked Olive Leaf Capsules (RRP $45.95) and Fresh-Picked Olive Leaf Extract liquid (RRP $39.95 500mL bottle) and I have to tell you, I think it did something. It’s a slow process, as with all homeopathic remedies, but I definitely started to feel better within a few weeks.

Study control:  I stopped taking olive leaf when I went to Thailand and within a day, I was back to having the sniffles. I can’t be sure it’s because of this but it’s an educated guess.

The capsules are much easier to take because there is no pesky measuring involved. Also, there is no taste (olive leaf liquid tastes pretty bad). However, the liquid is apparently faster acting so if you’re in a hurry to get better, go with liquid.

2 Responses to “Travel Product Review: OLEA Olive Leaf”
  1. Anna says:

    I agree! This stuff is amazing… only problem is the taste 🙁 But it actually does work, in fact I’m looking at some on my desk right now.

  2. I take this now too after you told me about it. Hehe I find the taste similar to Coke but perhaps like it’s mean cousin 😛

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