Keep Your Immunity Strong Throughout The Year, With Olive Leaf Extract
Within the coming weeks, spring will officially be here (where HAS the time gone?); the days will brighten up, the weather will (hopefully) turn a bit warmer and we all can bask in an increased amount of Vitamin-giving sunshine. Despite this, colds and flu will still remain a constant threat. Although the peak season is typically in January or February, such viruses can be caught all year round. This is why it’s important for us all to think about giving our immune systems some added support – something that Olive Leaf Extract may help with.
How Does Olive Leaf Extract Support Your Wellbeing?
During ancient times, the olive tree was commonly known as ‘the tree of life’ because of its apparent health-giving powers. More modern times have given us scope to investigate the roots behind these vivid titles, to better understand why they may have positive effects on our wellbeing.
The leaves of the olive tree contain a chemical compound called Polyphenols that have been researched to show a positive impact on our immune systems. One of the phenols contained within OLE is Oleuropein that has been shown in laboratory studies to perform effectively against an array of immune illness-causing microbes, including those that are a cause of flu and other similar infections. Olive Leaf Extract has also shown that it may have benefits towards our cardiovascular health by maintaining healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Throughout the year, the average adult will catch 2-4 colds – in children it can be as many as 10, so it’s clear that we all need extra support to help us to experience a better standard of living. Aside from the immune support provided by Olive Leaf Extract with added zinc and copper, we can all take steps to reduce the chances of our immune systems being affected by cold viruses...
Reducing The Risks of Catching A Cold.
The misconception with ‘the common cold’ is that it is caused by a drop in temperature – in fact, the term actually refers to the effects that the viruses have on our bodies; the runny noses, the sneezing, coughing, headaches and the chills we feel. It’s actually the viruses that are passed from person-to-person that is the cause of colds, not the temperature itself.
However, although it isn’t directly responsible for the illness, research has indicated that cold weather does provide a preferable environment for many ‘cold’ viruses to thrive. This is may be why cold viruses are such fixture of the winter season. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the common cold. What we can do, is to take steps and try to avoid catching one in the first place; here are some tips on reducing the chances of catching one:
Wash your hands, regularly – Regardless of what your daily life consists of, there’s always the opportunity for you to come into contact with a cold virus. One method of reducing the chances of infection is by being clean; which requires you to sanitise your hands on a regular basis. Using warm water with soap is highly recommended, as is using an alcohol-based sanitiser that has been designed to kill cold viruses. For tips on how to wash your hands correctly, have a look at this handy video by the NHS.
Be aware of your surroundings (and keep yours clean) – Many a cold virus can be picked up by touching an inanimate object, such as a doorknob, a light switch or a handrail. This makes the risk of catching colds from these surfaces, just as likely you can through physical contact (according to the NHS, a virus can live on such surfaces for 24 hours). After a trip outside, always be sure to wash your hands and ensure that you are in a clean environment that won’t higher the risks of you (or someone else) picking up a virus.
Stay fit and healthy – Much research has been placed into how keeping fit can help to reduce the risk of cold and flu. This doesn’t mean you have to hit the gym for hours on end or train for a marathon; simply increasing your activity levels (i.e. taking more brisk walks) will help to increase your general level of fitness. Aside from exercise, another great way to stay healthy is by giving your immunity some extra support, with supplements such as Olive Leaf Extract capsules with Zinc and Copper that contribute to the normal function of immune system.
Don’t share towels, or even household items (such as cups). As we’ve covered – viruses can persist on surfaces and objects for a day, so be sure that you don’t share anything that can be potentially be infected by a cold virus. Drinking cups and other types of cutlery are a great example.
Don’t touch your eyes and nose, if you do come into contact with the virus. If you’re around someone who has a cold and you come into contact with it (through them sneezing or touching you) then ensure you immediately wash your hands thoroughly and don’t touch your eyes or nose; they offer a quick way into the immune system for viruses.
Immune Boosting Natural Health Products, From Comvita.
Here at Comvita, we are delighted to be able to bring you a range of natural Olive Leaf Extract, that has been picked fresh from our olive estate in Australia; one of the largest in the world. It can be easy to find products that have been artificially boosted with Polyphenols; we can guarantee that our OLE is 100% natural from fresh leaves, standardised to 66mg per dose and of the highest quality.
This month, we are offering our customers the perfect opportunity to try the natural goodness of Olive Leaf Extract in our half-price promotional sale in February 2018. Some of the OLE products that you can enjoy for less include Natural, Fresh-Picked (also available in capsule form, for those looking for immune support on the go) and children’s OLE that combines our fresh olive leaves with natural mixed berries flavour in order to create a wholesome, malleable flavour for little tastebuds.
Please browse our offers page and click individual product pages for further information.
Contact Us To Learn More
If you have any questions about any aspect of our Olive Leaf Extract or any other of our natural health products, please do hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly customer support team today. You can call us on 01628 779 460 or alternatively, you can send an e-mail to us at [email protected]