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Extra Virgin Olive Oil infused with Olive Leaf 250ml

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Olive oil has some important actions in treating mycoplasma infections.  Oil is preferable to leaf because it is better assimilated in the body.  The oleic acid in olive oil possesses a number of important actions in the body. 

It contains two primary antibacterial constituents:  oleuropein and hydroxytyrosol.

Oleuropein has been found to be active, in vitro, against Mycoplasma spp., Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, P. fluorescens, Enterococcus faecalis, Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, and mildly against Salmonella typhi, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, V. Cholerae, Candida, Aspergillus and V. alinolyticus. 

Hydroxytyrosol is much more potent and is active against all the above species as well as Bacillus, Aspergillus spp., Lactobacillus spp. Moraxella catarrhalis, and Haemophilus influenza.

It is an excellent supportive antibacterial in the treatment of systemic Pseudomonas bacterial infections.

The oil has been found to be, in vitro, active against a number of mycoplasmas (sometimes potently so, depending on species):  M. fermentans, M. hominis, M.pheumoniae, and M.pirum.M.hominis and M.fermentans are the most responsive to the compounds.  

As well, alpha-tocopherol, a form of vitamin E, which is present in significant quantities in olive oil, has been shown to stop vacuolization by M.penetrans.  And then there are the oil's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions.  These come from a variety of its constituents including hydroxytyrosol, oleuropein, luteolin, and alpha-tocopherol. The oil is rich in those particular fatty acids, that the mycoplasma bacteria scavenge, making it a specific nutrient to use for replacing those fatty acids.  Thus the oil, as a medicinal herb, hits in four major areas of mycoplasma medicinal activity:  specific antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and nutrient replacement.

It is highly protective of red blood cells against oxidative damage (perfect for mycoplasma), protects human peripheral mononuclear cells from hydrogen-peroxide-induced damage, inhibits endothelial-cell activation by bacterial membrane molecules and their cytokine expression thus stopping angiogenesis processes, is proapoptotic, antiproliferative, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial.  It downregulates a number of inflammatory compounds.  It distributes widely throughout the body, reaching the corneas and the oils' fatty acids are incorporated into the cornea itself.  Oleic acid in the oil has been found to be potently antioxidative, the mitochondria are protected.   It exhibits antithrombotic and antiatherosclerotic actions.  It reduces glutathione oxidation and increases antioxidant activity in the blood plasma, protects the liver and pancreatic cells. It protects the cilia, increases the blood-brain barrier's permeability, reduces brain edema, stops swelling of the brain, is cerebroprotective and enhances neurological functioning.  Protects the heart from myocardial oxidative events and increases plasma and eye lutein levels, protecting the eyes from oxidative stress.  Reduces colitis and stops the damage from developing into severe chronic inflammation.   

Protective of endothelial cells, the urinary tract and kidneys, prostate cancer and spinal cord injury.  It inhibits mycoplasmal organisms.  It penetrates the blood-brain barrier where it is potently anti-inflammatory.

It strongly protects the retina and organs of the eye from oxidative damage, protects renal tubular cells, skin from UV damage, stimulates glutathione production in endothelial cells and is strongly protective of the mitochondria against oxidative stress.



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