Hydroxytyrosol is the most powerful natural antioxidant discovered to date
It has an ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity - its ability to absorb cell-damaging free radicals) of 68,576 - which is considered to be 15 times higher than green tea and 3 times higher than CoQ10.
Hydroxytyrosol boasts the highest level of free radical absorption activity ever reported for a natural antioxidant.
Hydroxytyrosol fights free radicals and protects the human body against their degenerative effects.
It helps produce glutathione
Hydroxytyrosol is most commonly found in the olive leaf, pulps and extra virgin olive oil.
Also it has some other very special characteristics:
• Reduce markers/indicators of inflammation including IL-10, PEG-1, C-reactive protein, COX-2, TNF-a, iNOS and others.(1)
• Support healthy mitochondrial function and significantly increase ATP energy production.(2)
• Improve the quality of life for osteoporosis patients.(3)
• Promote significant and rapid reductions in LDL or 'bad' cholesterol.(4)
• Boost eye health and reduce the risk of macular degeneration.(5)
• Have a therapeutic effect on the cardiovascular system.(6)
1. Sanchez-Fidalgo S, et al. Influence of extra virgin olive oil diet enriched with hydroxytyrosol in a chronic DSS colitis model. Eur J Nutr. 2012 Jun;51(4):497-506.
2. Hao J, et al. Hydroxytyrosol promotes mitochondrial biogenesis and mitochondrial function in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. J Nutr Biochem. 2010 Jul;21(7):634-44.
3. Hagiwara K, et al. Olive polyphenol hydroxytyrosol prevents bone loss. Eur J Pharmacol. 2011 Jul 15;662(1-3):78-84.
4. Gonzalez-Santiago M, et al. One-month administration of hydroxytyrosol, a phenolic antioxidant present in olive oil, to hyperlipemic rabbits improves blood lipid profile, antioxidant status and reduces atherosclerosis development. Atherosclerosis. 2006 Sep;188(1):35-42.
5. Zhu L, et al. Hydroxytyrosol protects against oxidative damage by simultaneous activation of mitochondrial biogenesis and phase II detoxifying enzyme systems in retinal pigment epithelial cells. J Nutr Biochem. 2010 Nov;21(11):1089-98.
6. Vazquez-Velasco M, et al. Effects of hydroxytyrosol-enriched sunflower oil consumption on CVD risk factors. Br J Nutr. 2011 May;105(10):1448-52.