Seagate has been producing and selling Olive Leaf Extract since 1997. Initial customer feedback along with results from our own in-house testing and personal use indicated that this product had amazing properties for helping people stay healthy. In 2002 we decided to produce a nasal spray and a throat spray using Olive Leaf Extract as the key ingredient. Extensive independent lab studies were undertaken to prove the stability of these products. In one of the tests, these products were inoculated with high concentrations of germs including E. Coli, Staph, Pseudomonas, Candida (yeast) and Aspergillis (mold).
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These stability tests were performed at Anresco Labs in San Francisco. They inoculated the olive leaf nasal and throat sprays with concentrations of millions of colonies of these germs per drop of liquid. This testing was entirely performed in-vitro, which means inside test tubes. These were not human trials nor were we trying to create an anti-bacterial or anti-yeast or mold claim for these products. Homeopathic remedies cannot make antibiotic claims. The purpose of these tests was to prove that the nasal and throat sprays did not act as media for growth of germs, were stable over time, and could actually reduce the level of germs inoculated into these products by an order of magnitude. The products easily passed the tests, eliminating all the germs within minutes.
Please note that these products do not kill the beneficial bacteria inhabiting our body. Olives and olive leaves have been a part of the human diet for tens of thousands of years and do not have any effect on our gut or internal bacteria. This issue was addressed in a previous blog.
The fish in the photo below is believed to be a Yellowtail Damselfish, know for its bright blue dots. Unfortunately he would not come out of his hole in the reef. So this species identification is just a guess. Notice the thick membrane covering the eye that is on the right side of the photo. With this sort of photography of an uncooperative, very nervous subject, who might give you a second to adjust your camera settings and strobes before disappearing, you have to be very fast. This fish is just slightly out of focus, because the camera was picking up the background as its point of interest. However, the photo was chosen for display on this page because of the fish’s interesting blue spots.