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Olive Leaf Extract & Blood Sugar - Can OLE Help Diabetics?

Posted on June 18, 2024


Although olive leaves have been consumed for centuries, its' potential health benefits have really only begun being investigated over the last ten or fifteen years.

Researchers are particularly interested in the potential use of olive leaf extract to help diabetics better control their blood sugar levels. 

As one of the most common health conditions in the world, billions of dollars have been poured into combatting diabetes and limiting its' effects.

Hundreds of herbal supplements have been researched for their effects on blood sugar levels, including olive leaf extract. So far, the research involving OLE and blood sugar has been very promising.

Let's take a look into what science says about olive leaf extract & blood sugar levels.

Olive Leaf Extract & Blood Sugar

According to recent research, olive leaf extract appears to have a positive effect on blood sugar control. Best of all, it appears to do so in a number of ways. 

First, according to one study published in the Journal Clinical Nutrition Research, olive leaf extract helped improve insulin sensitivity by 15% in overweight adults given a calorie-restricted diet.

In other words, olive leaf extract made it easier for cells to respond to insulin in the bloodstream, making it easier to  absorb and use glucose efficiently. As a result, this helped to limit blood sugar spikes, keeping blood sugar stable.

A second study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food examined the effects of olive leaf extract on Hba1C and plasma insulin in both rats and humans.

Researchers found that "subjects treated with olive leaf extract exhibited significantly lower HbA1c and fasting plasma insulin levels."

A third lab study published in 2019 suggests that oleuropein and the other antioxidants found in olive leaf extract may help to enhance insulin secretion and increase glucose uptake so it does not remain in the blood long enough to cause blood sugar spikes.

Other Related Health Benefits of OLE


If you do suffer from diabetes, then you're probably aware that there are several other health issues directly linked to the condition.

For example, high cholesterol is directly linked to diabetes and over a dozen studies suggest those with diabetes have lower "good" cholesterol and higher "bad" cholesterol.

Thankfully, various studies have found olive leaf extract may support lower cholesterol levels.

Obesity has also been linked to diabetes, with many experts suggesting the two go hand in hand due to poor diet and genetic factors. In some limited research, olive leaf extract appears to support weight loss, albeit not in a dramatic fashion.

Olive leaf also has anti-viral benefits, neuroprotective benefits, and may help to reduce chronic inflammation.

How to Order Olive Leaf Extract

Olive leaf extract is an incredibly beneficial supplement that may improve various aspects of your health, particularly if you suffer from diabetes.

If you'd like to give olive leaf extract a shot, consider trying our premium olive leaf extract capsules.

Each two capsule serving contains 1,500mg of pure olive leaf extract with a dose of 300mg of oleuropein - the main antioxidant found in OLE.

This gives you the best chance to better manage your blood sugar levels, lower your cholesterol, and improve your overall health and wellness.

Click here to learn more about Simple Life Nutrition Olive Leaf Extract Capsules