Antioxidants help reduce and neutralise the free radicals in our bodies, caused by harmful exposure to carcinogens in everyday life. Olive products have high levels of polyphenols, vitamin E and oleuropein, which are natural antioxidants. These have been shown to have a host of beneficial effects from healing sunburn to lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and risk of coronary disease.
The antioxidising properties of the olive can be transferred to human cells, to improve longevity and slow skin aging. The olive leaf contains relatively higher concentrations of these powerful antioxidants.