Comvita 500ml olive leaf extract - Mixed berry flavour - £11.50 @ Bodykind
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Comvita 500ml olive leaf extract - Mixed berry flavour - £11.50 @ Bodykind

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Found 8th Dec 2016Made hot 11th Dec 2016
I am a big fan of this, especially during the winter months for immune system support.

It is potentially anti-viral (the active ingredient / polyphenol is Oleuoropein), and the concentration is much more potent in liquid form over cheaper capsules.

Cheapest price on 3 camels (Amazon) is approx £14 delivered in past year.....I have only ever had it at £10 a bottle direct from comvita when it was very near expiry (this batch is 09/17, no problem!)

Mine arrived from Bodykind in 3 days, free p&p, excellent service.

Hope this helps someone

PS - 4.5 % quidco also

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Mmmm never seen this before am very tempted to try this thank you

proven anti viral?

How is it proven

Original Poster

rmtheatre

proven anti viral?



Maybe "proven" is wrong word.....but is certainly effective and I have used for about 5 years now as effective winter support.

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Error440

How is it proven



Have changed "proven", fair comment BUT does receive a lot of favourable press (and no, not just from the companies who manufacture it

MBCH

Have changed "proven", fair comment BUT does receive a lot of favourable … Have changed "proven", fair comment BUT does receive a lot of favourable press (and no, not just from the companies who manufacture it


I use this, good stuff and heat added.

tempted

Quote: ''The bottom line – olive leaf extract may one day prove to be a useful herbal supplement, but there’s not enough clinical evidence to support it at the present moment. And there’s certainly no evidence that olive leaf extract will do anything for your viral upper respiratory tract infections.

So next time you get a cold, don’t bother spending money on olive leaf extract. Have a couple of paracetamol, a long hot shower and a good rest.''

It's great stuff. Cleared up a tooth infection I had, dentist thought I'd been on anti-biotics.

Might get this for my husband - since he had radiotherapy a couple of years ago his immune system has really
been low and he gets every cough and cold going.

Alfsmum

Might get this for my husband - since he had radiotherapy a couple of … Might get this for my husband - since he had radiotherapy a couple of years ago his immune system has reallybeen low and he gets every cough and cold going.


This will keep colds at bay and will help his immune system.

Original Poster

Ultimately, worth trying for individual circumstances? Even if it is "psycho-placebo" effect, £11.50 won't break the bank and is much better than popping over the counter medication.....anyway, for me, it has been a winner and a bottle lasts 100days on the 5ml minimum dose (don't need to take 15ml daily at all) - slow and steady!

why not just a spoon of organic virgin pressed olive oil ?

summerof76

This will keep colds at bay and will help his immune system.


Thanks for the info will try it out on him. Much appreciated .

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Jamie Jay

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​Thanks, just ordered and the code worked

Whilst not exactly expensive, it's probably a waste of time. You cannot cure or prevent colds and flu with something like this and there are many unvalidated health claims being promoted on the Internet.

If you eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, exercise, don't smoke etc then your immune system will be fine as it can be. Unfortunately this advice isn't really marketable so the supplement industry has to resort to the latest miracle products. Anyone remember raspberry ketones and acai pills? :P

I would suggest instead try the Indian Gooseberry mixture/tonic called "Chyavanprash". Available from big Indian groceries and shops.

Its ayurvedic and highly recommended. Wont regret it as a general tonic and immune booster. The recipe goes back millenia and is proven!

I much prefer snake oil; you know what you're getting with that and its proven benefits are 20% more proven.

Onlydongles

I would suggest instead try the Indian Gooseberry mixture/tonic called … I would suggest instead try the Indian Gooseberry mixture/tonic called "Chyavanprash". Available from big Indian groceries and shops.Its ayurvedic and highly recommended. Wont regret it as a general tonic and immune booster. The recipe goes back millenia and is proven!



Proven by who? What component of the immune system does it benefit? Leeches, witchcraft and human sacrifice go back millennia, it's not a reason to validate them.

Rasa shastra - the practice of adding things like heavy (I.e very toxic) metals such as Mercury to herbal treatments. Ayurvedic too.

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yrreb88

Whilst not exactly expensive, it's probably a waste of time. You cannot … Whilst not exactly expensive, it's probably a waste of time. You cannot cure or prevent colds and flu with something like this and there are many unvalidated health claims being promoted on the Internet. If you eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, exercise, don't smoke etc then your immune system will be fine as it can be. Unfortunately this advice isn't really marketable so the supplement industry has to resort to the latest miracle products. Anyone remember raspberry ketones and acai pills? :P



I can see your point regarding mixed info and "claims" on the internet, but this does contain a polyphenol called Oleuropein. The berries we buy in supermarkets (as one example) also contain their specific polyphenols.....and the evidence for many of these is very mixed and contradictory......yet we still consume large numbers as part of a "balanced diet". For me, alongside intensive gym training, full time work and family commitments, this extract HAS helped in terms of immune boosting during the winter months, as it is the only variable I can isolate since when a couple of viruses would "take hold" each winter and give me a cold / strep throat etc. So, it is personal and I think worth a try for people at this price point? As with any supplement or food source, there will be responders and non-responders

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Onlydongles

I would suggest instead try the Indian Gooseberry mixture/tonic called … I would suggest instead try the Indian Gooseberry mixture/tonic called "Chyavanprash". Available from big Indian groceries and shops.Its ayurvedic and highly recommended. Wont regret it as a general tonic and immune booster. The recipe goes back millenia and is proven!


Dangerous advice! Please ignore the above, you simply dont know what's in the bottle- and it will certainly kill anyone allergic to nuts

MBCH

I can see your point regarding mixed info and "claims" on the internet, … I can see your point regarding mixed info and "claims" on the internet, but this does contain a polyphenol called Oleuropein. The berries we buy in supermarkets (as one example) also contain their specific polyphenols.....and the evidence for many of these is very mixed and contradictory......yet we still consume large numbers as part of a "balanced diet". For me, alongside intensive gym training, full time work and family commitments, this extract HAS helped in terms of immune boosting during the winter months, as it is the only variable I can isolate since when a couple of viruses would "take hold" each winter and give me a cold / strep throat etc. So, it is personal and I think worth a try for people at this price point? As with any supplement or food source, there will be responders and non-responders



​well strep throat isn't viral, so won't have helped there. polyphenols whilst thought to be beneficial to human health have also proven to be highly toxic when taken in excessive amounts, in products such as supplements and extracts so exercise some caution, as just because it says on the Internet it's good for you, it isn't always so.

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mikeey84

​well strep throat isn't viral, so won't have helped there. polyphenols w … ​well strep throat isn't viral, so won't have helped there. polyphenols whilst thought to be beneficial to human health have also proven to be highly toxic when taken in excessive amounts, in products such as supplements and extracts so exercise some caution, as just because it says on the Internet it's good for you, it isn't always so.



Yeah I guess this can go to and fro, as any nutrition / vitamin / supplement topic always divides opinion. Again, I only posted the deal as has proved very beneficial to me, and at 5ml a day I would imagine side effects / harm is unlikely! good knowledge on strep throat (shouldn't have included that as an example I guess :)) anyway, it is a good price for the product, and my aim was to spread that info to HUKD - People can make their own minds up

MBCH

Yeah I guess this can go to and fro, as any nutrition / vitamin / … Yeah I guess this can go to and fro, as any nutrition / vitamin / supplement topic always divides opinion. Again, I only posted the deal as has proved very beneficial to me, and at 5ml a day I would imagine side effects / harm is unlikely! good knowledge on strep throat (shouldn't have included that as an example I guess :)) anyway, it is a good price for the product, and my aim was to spread that info to HUKD - People can make their own minds up



​fair play. however having designed supplements for holland and barrett in a previous life, there is a lot more chaff than wheat in the supplement market.
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