Benolea® (EFLA®943) is a patented olive leaf extract made from the finest leaves of the olive tree (Olea europaea L.). Since ancient times olive leaves have traditionally been used to combat high blood pressure and diabetes. With Benolea®, Frutarom developed a high-quality ingredient supporting the cardiovascular system and a healthy heart.
Benolea® opens up a broad range of application possibilities, offering manufacturers of food supplements, nutraceuticals and functional food products an unique ingredient to benefit from the growing market of cardiovascular and heart health.
Benolea® (EFLA®943) is the brandname of our olive leaf extract made from the finest leaves of the olive tree (Olea europaea L.). The olive tree is one of the oldest cultivated plants known and has a strong symbolic character: it stands for peace and strength. Olive leaves have traditionally been used in folk medicine for centuries. The ancient Greeks knew the beneficial effects of the olive leaves and used them externally to treat wounds and internally to combat high blood pressure and diabetes. Also in Yemen, people used to eat and chew olive leaves because of their special healthy benefits.
Based on a profound scientific knowledge Frutarom developed Benolea®, a high quality ingredient with the following key characteristics:
- Standardization on oleuropein and polyphenols content
- Proven stability according to ICH guidelines
- Patented EFLA®HyperPure process technology
- Olive leaf extract with clinical evidence
- Excellent safety profile
Thanks to its heart health promoting properties and its excellent tolerance, Benolea® is seen as a valuable ingredient with highly attractive positioning opportunities in the growing market for heart health supporting products.