Olive leaf extract is an excellent choice if you have an infection somewhere in your body, be it a sore tooth or a bad cold. It may be useful long-term in treating chronic infections, such as Lyme disease, when your body's defenses have been overwhelmed and you need extra help for a while.
That's the exact reason why I started taking it; because my immune system suffered from all the chemo and I started developing infections.
Instead of overloading my body with antibiotics I started taking olive leaf extract.
I haven't had any immune problems for a year now, blood work is all in order, so this seems to be a good time to see what happens if I stop for a while.
Olive leaf is routinely prescribed as a supplement during chemo here in France; however, nobody ever talks about whether you should stop taking it at some point, or when to let your body take over again