Last Updated on May 26, 2020
Oleuropein is a polyphenol.
It’s a type of antioxidant found in the olive leaf.
It’s also found in olive oil and the meat of the olive.
This particular polyphenol is very, very good as a cardiovascular protector.
There’s a lot of research into the brain-protecting activities of oleuropein for Alzheimer’s and diseases like that.
I’ve not had a lot of success with oleuropein as an anti-Candida product.
There may still be some merit in considering this compound.
Some people say oleuropein is anti-viral, but the studies and research I look at don’t validate that claim.
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If you’re going to take olive leaf extract, the dosage depends on the oleuropein content.
It’s important to know what the oleuropein concentration is when you buy a bottle of olive leaf extract.
A standard dose of oleuropein for healthy people is 25 milligrams per day.
For chronic, long-term illness, a standard dose is 25 milligrams of oleuropein three times a day.
If you’ve got short term chronic illness you want to treat, you could be looking at 150 to 200 milligrams per day.
Generally, with supplements, you need to take a little bit more for a shorter period if you’ve got an acute problem. Then you take just maybe one or two daily, long term.
In other words, you need 25 milligrams for maintenance, 75 milligrams of oleuropein for chronic problems, and up to 200 mg per day if you have acute flu or bacterial infection.
For Candida, you may want to try three capsules per day. One with each meal and see how you do.