If you’ve read the blog posts on UTI protocols, you know that OLE plays a central role in killing all kinds of infections. The active ingredient in OLE is oleuropein, which is a highly bio-available phenolic acid effective against bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens. Combined with the fact that it’s completely non-toxic to human cells,
It is reassuring to know when considering olive leaf extract dosage, that it has very very low toxicity. (Even water taken in excess can be toxic).
In tests using oleuropein, one of the major active constituents, researchers were unable to find the toxic dose.* Other complete extracts used in animal tests and on human tissues had no ill-effects on the cells tested.
…lowers bad cholesterol, restores BP to healthy levels, and has been shown to destroy cancer cells…we have ourselves a winner, here. The honey badger of herbal medicine.
Oleuropein and hydrolysis products are able to inhibit the development and production of enterotoxin B by Staphylococcus aureus, the development of Salmonella enteritidis and the germination and consequent development of spores of Bacillus cereus [57–67]. Oleuropein and other phenolic compounds (p-hydroxybenzoic, vanillic and p-coumaric acids) completely inhibit the development of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli and B. cereus .
The only concern with OLE is that it shouldn’t be combined with prescription medication for high blood pressure, because it naturally lowers blood pressure, and the the meds will depress BP further, to unsafe levels. If you’re on those meds and you’d like to try OLE, please discuss it with your doctor.
There are two other factors to consider:
- There’s more weak, ineffective OLE for sale out there than quality product, and
- Because OLE works on so many things, the speed with which it affects your bladder depends on how many other issues it runs into along the way.
When you take OLE, it first encounters whatever pathogens you have in your gut. For most people, that’s Candida.
Lots of it.
As in, it’ll blow your mind when you find out how much, because the symptoms of intestinal Candida overgrowth are widely varied and easily attributed to other things.
Since most people don’t know they have it, when they take something that kills it, they feel terribly sick and immediately think they’re having a bad reaction, they must be allergic to that supplement, etc., when actually, it’s exactly what needs to happen. The Candida must be removed (at least partially) from the intestinal lining before the OLE can move into the bloodstream, and until it does that, it can’t make it into your bladder. Fortunately, you don’t have to kill all of the excess Candida before the OLE begins to take effect, because the OLE starts being absorbed through the intestinal wall in the areas where Candida has been cleared.
The bladder is quite literally the last stop in your system, so by the time OLE gets there, it’s fought for every inch of ground it’s gained. Pathogens in your intestines, pathogens in your blood, pathogens in your organs, and THEN pathogens in your bladder fall like dominoes. The amount of time it takes you to start killing the UTI is in direct proportion to the amount of pathogens that had to be removed along the way.
As I mentioned in a previous post, though, killing Candida eases the pain of a UTI even before any bacteria are killed, because Candida exacerbates bladder pain and inflammation.
So, your bladder should start feeling somewhat better as the rest of you feels somewhat worse, and as you press on you suddenly begin to feel much, much better. Not only do the bladder symptoms decrease, you feel better all over, and have more energy.
To kill a UTI, you want to start out taking around 100 mg of oleuropein with every meal, and gradually build up to taking around 350 mg per meal, and another dose the same size at bedtime. You don’t have to be super exact: it can be a little more or a little less, but you want to work your way up to around 1500 mg of oleuropein per day to kill every last pathogen in your bladder. Read the OLE label carefully, as discussed here, to ascertain how many mg of oleuropein is contained in each capsule in order to determine how many capsules to take per dose.