A randomized controlled trial has found olive leaf extract supplementation to be as effective as an anti-hypertensive drug called Captopril (ACE Inhibitior). Patients with Stage I Hypertension (mild to moderate) were either given olive leaf extract capsules twice daily or Captropril twice daily. After 8 weeks of treatment both groups experienced a significant reduction in blood pressure, with no significant difference in the amount of reduction between the two groups. In addition, the olive leaf group experienced a decrease in triglycerides that was not found in the Captopril group.
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Yours in health,
Dr. Tara Andresen, ND
Dr. Tara Andresen is a licensed naturopathic doctor practicing in Toronto, Ontario. She follows an evidence-based approach to naturopathic medicine, incorporating the latest scientific research into effective individualized treatment plans for a wide variety of health conditions. Visit www.drtaraandresennd.com for more information or to book an appointment.