Olive leaf has the ability to deactivate pathogenic bacteria, yeast and viruses without harming the healthy microbes in your dog’s gut and mucous membranes. Medical antibiotics wipe out both good and bad microorganisms, leading to a disastrous internal microbial environment. Olive leaf extract is a powerful antimicrobial but selectively targets pathogenic strains of bad bacteria without harming the good bacteria.
Olive leaf is rich in antioxidants that can help reduce free radical activity within the body. Free radicals are natural products of metabolism but need to be balanced with antioxidants, or they can harm the body at a cellular level. This is called oxidative stress and it can lead to cancer and other diseases. Antioxidants block free radical activity, helping the body in disease prevention.
Olive leaf is highly effective in treating many kinds of fungus. In addition to its antifungal properties, olive leaf has 400 percent more antioxidant power than vitamin C and 200 percent more than green tea, making it a strong ally against candida (yeast).
Olive leaf extract has been shown to be effective in treating various types of intestinal parasites, including giardia and most intestinal worms.