Olive Oil & Olive Leaf Extract Support Health
Hydroxytyrosol determines the bitter taste of olives and oils.
Hydroxytyrosol is distributed to skeletal muscles, liver, heart, kidney, lung, and brain, demonstrating that it can cross the Blood-Brain Barrier(BBB).
Use Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil(EVOO)
The Mediterranean Diet is characterized by a daily consumption of extra-virgin olive oil(EVOO) in amounts ranging from 25 to 50 g/day.
The Health & Wellness Benefits of Hydroxytyrosol from Olive Oil & Leaf Include:
- Skin Health
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cardiovascular Health
EVOO contains a compound (oleocanthal) that has the same pain-relieving effect of ibuprofen. It inhibits enzymes in the body that create inflammation.
The Polyphenol Hydroxytyrosol found in Olive Oil and Olive Leaf fights inflammatory biomarkers.
As an antioxidant (containing hydroxytyrosol and vitamin E), olive oil helps fight free radicals and prevents cell degeneration.
Olive oil has the natural ability to target epidermal keratinocytes (the basic cells from which the upper layer of skin is made) and can stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin, thus encouraging firmer and healthier skin.
Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, and Type 2 Diabetes
Strong evidence is supported by research that olive oil polyphenols induce marked reduction in blood pressure in hypertensive patients.
Strong evidence hydroxytyrosol from olive leaf induces improvement in blood glucose and lipid peroxidation in prediabetes.
There is suggestive evidence for effects of olive polyphenols effects on dyslipidemia and the inhibition of weight gain.
EVVO Polyphenols Act as Caloric Restriction Mimickers
Through activation and increased levels of Sirtuin, olive polyphenols induce caloric restriction effects in the muscle, brain, liver, kidney and fat tissues.
Olive (Olea europaea L.) Leaf Polyphenols Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Middle-Aged Overweight Men
Supplementation with olive leaf polyphenols for 12 weeks significantly improved insulin sensitivity and pancreatic β-cell secretory capacity in overweight middle-aged men at risk of developing the metabolic syndrome.
General Health Tips with EVOO and Hydroxytyrosol
Try including 1-Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil to each meal of the day.
1. Drizzle over a piece of toast.
2. Include as an ingredient to a smoothie(1-Tablespoon).
3. Drizzle freely over your lightly steamed vegetables(do not overcook your veggies, as this will decrease the nutritional value).
4. Make your own salad dressing:
Place all ingredients in NutraBullet.
- 1/4 cup EVOO
- 1/4 cup walnuts or pumpkin seeds
- 3--5 cloves of garlic
- a few pinches of cilantro, basil and parsley(make it your own flavor)
- add some feta cheese(or your favorite cheese-I like goat cheddar)
You can also empty a capsule Olea25® Hydroxytyrosol for added polyphenol antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support.
References & Science
Impact of Youth Sports Injury on Joint Arthritis- Natural Alternatives to Reduce Osteoarthritis Progression
Olea25® Hydroxytyrosol - Health Benefits from Olive Leaf
The potential of HT as a Chondroprotective Nutraceutical compound against Osteoarthritis
The Health Protective Benefits of Olea25® Hydroxytyrosol Extracted from Olive Leaf