Better But With Side Effects
I have been using olive leaf extract for years. I take it when I feel a cold coming on. I use very high potency capsules. Sometimes I can take them with no side effects, but usually when I take them I feel very queasy. I am currently battling a cold and I took them at the onset of the cold. They made me feel dreadfully queasy and then I had bad diarrhea... but I felt better afterwards and the cold held off for a few days.
Unfortunately the cold came back with a vengeance. I tried to fight it off with various teas as I didn't want to go through the nausea and diarrhea again, but today I decided to give the olive leaf another go (this time with food.) Once again I felt queasy and had bad diarrhea... but once the diarrhea passed I felt almost like a new person. Within hours many of my cold symptoms had vanished (stuffiness, sore throat, blocked ear, headaches) and I had more energy.
There needs to be more published on how this product works. To me, it feels like it's literally blasting the bad bacteria and viruses out of me. I can physically feel it doing this. It feels terrible, but if you can get through it the after effects are worth it.
I wonder if the effects are only this extreme when you are sick, or if it is dependent on the type of sickness you have? There have been times I've taken it without effects.