A study as published in the Journal, Nutrients, supports the use of dietary and olive leaf extract supplementation among athletes. The study identified that supplementation may help in shortening the duration of upper respiratory illness. New Vistas Olive Leaf Extract is a popular holistic supplement containing 400mg of standardised olive leaf. Ideally a CAM Provider can evaluate a person’s individual needs and formulate a personalised health plan whereby those needs can be monitored and met.
Overall the study concluded that supplementation could be used to alleviate the effect of Upper Rspiratory Illness on high athletes; however, adequate food-based nutrition and potentially other polyphenol products should still be investigated to decrease incidence.
Reference: The Effect of Olive Leaf Extract on Upper Respiratory Illness in High School Athletes: A Randomised Control Trial, Vaughan Somerville,* Rachel Moore, and Andrea Braakhuis, Nutrients 2019, 11(2).
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