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Take it all winter. Research is mounting in support of this supplement, an extract from the fresh or dried leaves of the olive tree. Oleuropein, the active ingredient in olive-leaf extract, is an antioxidant-rich, virus-fighting powerhouse. The body converts oleuropein to elenolic acid, which studies have shown to be lethal to a number of viruses. Look for Olive Leaf Australia’s Olive Leaf Extract or Olive Leaf Oral Spray.
Keep an eye on olive-leaf extract, which has shown promise in clinical trials for its antioxidant properties alone.
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