Olive Leaf Extract
The Source: Seagate employees hand select our olive leaves
from local trees immediately after the olives are harvested during
the winter. This is the moment of highest level of phytochemical and
antioxidant activity once the fruit has ripened.
Manufacture: Seagate employs a cold-press freshwater
extraction process, without the use of any chemicals, solvents, or
alcohol. We use a mechanical process to crush the leaves, before
they are placed in a freshwater bath where the phytochemicals are
dissolved. Specially-designed vacuum tanks are then used to recover
both dissolved and undissolved solids. This is a whole herb extract
that carefully concentrates all the phytochemicals provided by
Nature, without having any residual solvent appear in the finished
product, and without altering the delicate structure and balance of
the phytochemicals and nutritional components of the olive leaf.
Oleuropein controversy: The oleuropein contained in this
Seagate product is just one element of the array of active
phytochemicals found in the
which some companies have mistakenly used as their measure of
potency. Seagate uses independent laboratories to test our finished
product for quality and purity, as we do for all our other products.
Side Effects: Olive leaves have been used safely for thousands of
years. The only known side-effect is the possibility of a Herxheimer
reaction, an allergic response caused by the rapid die-off of germs
that release toxins which may temporarily cause a brief allergic
reaction, lasting for several days.
Purity: There is no filler or excipient in this or any
Seagate product. It is 100% pure, derived only from olive leaves.
That is why the product is green. Applications: Dietary support
maybe needed to protect you against resistant strains of bacteria,
fungi, and viruses. Take 2 to 4 capsules per day as a maintenance
level. Take 4 to 9 capsules per day for additional support, for up
to 10 days. Olive leaf can be taken with or between meals; although
it is preferable to be taken one half hour before meal time. For
throat irritations, you can open a capsule, dissolve the powder in 4
oz. of warm water, and gargle and swallow to help sooth your throat.
The powder from this capsule can also be applied topically directly
onto external skin irritations a drop or two of water can be added
to make a paste and gently rubbed into the skin. The skin will
absorb the powder and its light green natural coloring. (The color
will wash off with soap and water.) For irritations of the mouth or
gums, pack some powder directly onto the irritated tissue and allow
it to slowly dissolve.
Value: One Seagate 450 mg. capsule costs about the same as
the 250 mg. capsules made by many of our competitors. We are able to
provide better value because we do not purchase our raw material
from other dealers. In addition, we are finally being able to
realize cost economies of being able to process several products
within the same plant.