Frequently Asked Questions
We've listed some common FAQs below. If you can't find the answer your looking for, contact us.
What is Oleuropein?
As you may find, there are plentiful research papers out on the web that explain what oleuropein is. Unfortunately, most of it is written in scientific notation (aka gibberish). This makes it hard for the average consumer to understand. So below is a brief outline of what oleuropein is to us.
Oleuropein is the name given to the active chemical component/ingredient found in olive leaves. It is a naturally occurring antioxidant, which provides you with the list of TGA accredited benefits listed on our label. Levels of oleuropein differ between each variety of olive tree. We only choose the trees with the highest inherent levels of oleuropein. This is done so that we can pass on as much of natures’ goodness to you. More so, oleuropein has powerful antibacterial properties, which makes it a must for daily vitality.
There are many antioxidants inside olive leaves, Oleuropein is just the most documented. Learn more about Olive Leaf Extract Benefits
Is Olive Leaf Extract suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
Olive Leaf Extract in liquid form and our Olive Leaf extract throat spray are made from 100% plant-based ingredients.
Is Vabori Olive Leaf Extract made from fresh leaves?
Yes, we only use fresh leaf in our olive leaf extract. In fact, it was developed after years of extensive research.
As soon we pick the olive leaves, we transport them to our factory to begin extraction and create our high strength olive leaf extract. We ensure that only the freshest and most alive leaves are chosen to make our products.
This proprietary formula of fresh leaf results in a product that will still contain the "active ingredients" as described on the label all throughout its shelf life.
In fact, this is an issue that we are very passionate about. Having a product actually do what the label says! Our extensive research has proved that other brands on the market may state that their extract contain oleuropein levels, but our research showed that their levels dropped dramatically well before the use by date. Furthermore, we are still conducting plenty of research on the other antioxidants present in Vabori Olive Leaf Extract!
Our guarantee is that you will still be receiving the same benefits as indicated on our label by the end of the use by date.
Should I refrigerate Olive Leaf Extract after opening?
While it is not necessary, we do recommend that you store liquid olive leaf extract in a cool dark place like the refrigerator or a cupboard after opening will help prevent the active ingredients from being compromised after opening. It is also important to check that the lid is screwed on tightly after ever use, as prolonged exposure to oxygen can also deteriorate the antioxidants.
What is the shelf life of Vabori Olive Leaf Extract?
Vabori olive leaf extract has a shelf life of 2 years. All bottles are labelled with a 'Best Before' date for your reference.
How to Take
How often should I take Vabori Olive Leaf Extract?
Only a small amount of olive leaf needs to enter your system to start working, we recommend taking 10-15 mL per day (roughly 1 tablespoon). Have you tried putting it in your smoothies or juices in the morning instead of taking it straight?
What is a children's dose of Olive Leaf Extract?
Vabori have developed our Family Friendly Olive Leaf Extract to appease the little man or woman in your life. Our mixed berry flavoured olive leaf extract can be given to kids over 2 (dose: 5ml or 1 teaspoon twice daily). Children over the age of 2 can take 2.5ml up to 2 to 3 times per day with food (up to 7.5ml per day).
I used Vabori Olive Leaf Extract topically, is that safe?
Yes, our research indicates that olive leaf extract that contains at least 5mg/mL like Vabori olive leaf extract (which contains 5mg/mL) can have topical applications when used in addition to the recommended oral daily dose. Simply pour some olive leaf extract on a cotton wool bud and apply to skin.
Can I take Olive Leaf Extract with other medications?
We suggest you to consult your healthcare professional.
Can I take Olive Leaf Extract while pregnant or breastfeeding?
We suggest you to consult your healthcare professional, however here is what one of our customers emailed to us: "I rang the hospital pharmacy pregnancy & breastfeeding meds hotline and they said there’s no data showing it’s dangerous but no studies really so they just suggested taking it immediately after feeding so it’s less in my system by the time I feed again".