Thanks for checking out my video. I’ve got
a question here I received from an email from a lady regarding olive leaf extract and Candida.
Eric, can olive leaf extract eradicate Candida? Is it an effective antifungal?
In my experience, it’s pretty useless as an antifungal. Now I’m stating it based on my
experience. You’re going to be reading on many other websites that it’s a very powerful
antioxidant. It’s a powerful antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, that it has blood-stabilizing
properties, and it has this property and that property, blah, blah, blah. I’m sure you could
find this out even if you say grab leaves off a lime tree or a citrus tree or mango
tree, for that matter, any flaming tree or bush or shrub will have some properties about
it. But whether it works consistently time and again in a clinical setting is a different
matter altogether. I may have mentioned to you before I’ve tried
many different supplements out. Herbal medicines, homeopathic medicines, nutritional medicines,
even pharmaceutical medicines when I worked in a medical clinic. I’ve tried everything
out for yeast infection patients, and I haven’t really found olive leaf extract to be effective
at all for Candida. It is a very bitter plant and it contains an active ingredient called
oleuropein. Oleuropein no doubt has properties about it that are very beneficial. But I’ve
spoken to many leading herbalists around the world, some very smart people out there who
have the same opinion I have that olive leaf extract will have some immune modulating properties,
but to call it a powerful antifungal, I think, is a crock. I think it’s a load of crap. You
could call anything a powerful antifungal. Salt could be an antifungal.
As I mentioned, whether it works in a clinical setting, in my opinion, is different from
how it will work in a test tube in some study at some university. I’ve used olive leaf extract
up to 20 percent oleuropein, 10 percent, 15 percent, 20 percent; I found minimal benefit
from people when it came to eradicating fungus, so I gave up using olive leaf extract a long
time ago. I also won’t really use it in any of my supplements that I create because I
just don’t find it effective. It doesn’t come anywhere near grapefruit seed
extract or oregano or tea tree or clove. These are known proven things. They not only work
in my clinic, they work in many people’s clinics. They work in scientific studies. They’re powerful.
They’ve been proven to be effective antifungals for a long, long time. I’ll stick with what’s
proven and what’s tried and tested and I’ll tend to avoid things that I personally don’t
really believe have much basis when it comes to helping people in the clinic.
I hope that answers your question about olive leaf extract. Thanks for tuning in.