What Is Chirality?

Consumers trust the healthy benefits associated with olives and olive oil.  One phytochemical particularly concentrated in the olive leaves is Oleuropein.  Oleuropein is a potent anti-microbial which inhibits the growth of every human pathogen it has been tested against.  That includes viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and yeast. 

This anti-microbial activity occurs because oleuropen breaks down in the body to elolenic acid.  Elolenic acid interacts with a target pathogen at a receptor, as key interacts with a lock. The elolenic acid is the key and the pathogen receptor is lock.  Specific keys fit specific locks. 

Elolenic acid comes in two forms that are mirror images of each other.  Think of your right hand and your left hand—very much alike, but different.  The difference between the two kinds of elolenic acid is ther “handedness,”  This difference, chirality, defines how the key is tooled, and determines how well it fits a particular lock. 

Left-handed elolenic acid binds completely (100%) to serum protein.  This prevents interaction with pathogen receptors. 

Right-handed elolenic acid inteacts directly with pathogen receptors.  When the elolenic acid (key) fits the pathogen receptor (lock), the pathogen is inhibited or destroyed! 

Upjohn Company discovered the role of elolenic acid in oleuropein, but is was East Park Research that in 1995 patented the process that isolates and supplies the concentrated right-handed elolenic acid.  This is what makes the East Park Olive Leaf extract the Real Mccoy.  East Park Research is truly committed to continued research and development to continuously bring your the most beneficial oleuropein that forms right-handed elolenic acid.

Quote From Dr. Morton Walker's book:  Olive Leaf Extract

East Park Research Inc., is the inventor of the original olife leaf extract (EDEN) and is the only manufacturer of olive leaf extract that is truly therapeutic.  All conventional extraction methods create a powdered concentration whose active ingredients bind rapidly to serum porteins in the blood, rendering them virtually useless in living organisms.