Extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), worldwide known for its beneficial properties and one of the leading ingredient of the Mediterranean diet, is distinguished from other oils for being a food with interesting functionalities to improve our health.
EVOO used in a wide range of products, from food to cosmetics, stands out for its composition in functional actives with great efficiency to provide us with all the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. These properties are supported by numerous scientific studies and in particular we distinguish the Predimed study, with more than 7,000 participants, which recognizes the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and especially EVOO.
The most important properties are based on anti-inflammatory and antioxidant efficacy, so necessary to maintain a proper cardiovascular health or prevent certain diseases related to inflammatory processes, such as cancer or diabetes. Polyphenols and triterpenes, naturally contained in EVOO, are the main authors that give extra-virgin olive oil these functionalities.
WHAT ARE POLYPHENOLS AND TRITERPENES IN FACT?
In the unsatisfiable part of EVOO is where we can find the aforementioned actives, particularly Hydroxythyrosol, Oleuropein, Maslinic Acid and Oleanlic Acid with important healthy characteristics.
“Through normal consumption of EVOO, it is very difficult to get the right intake of these functional compounds, contained in extra-virgen olive oil in a very diluted form.”
HYDROXYTYROSOL, POLYPHENOL OF THE LEAF AND OLIVE FRUIT
Studies reviewed by the independent scientific entity EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) support the antioxidant nature of Hydroxytrosol. It has been scientifically proven to be one of the principal and most important antioxidants we can find in nature, awarding its effectiveness in lowering cholesterol in patients who take it. It is therefore a beneficial cardiovascular protector of natural origin.
OLEUROPEIN, COMPOUND FROM OLIVE LEAF
The same claim is attributed to Oleuropein, the main polyphenol we can find in EVOO. It actually gives EVOO its bitter taste. The molecular structure of Oleuropein also includes the hydroxytyrosol molecule, thus providing the same beneficial antioxidant effect for the treatment or prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
MASLINICAL ACID, INGREDIENT OF THE OLIVE FRUIT
Maslinic Acid is the third of these important actives of natural origin. It is one of the main pentacyclic triterpenes of olive oil with a great anti-inflammatory capacity, especially indicated to treat joint ailments, diseases related to inflammatory processes and other treatments to prevent for instance metabolic syndrome.
OLEANOLIC ACID, ACTIVE FROM THE OLIVE LEAF
Another important triterpene of EVOO is the Oleanlic Acid, a significant active, whose functionalities stand out in the field of diabetes or benign prostate hyperplasia.
Taking into account the before-mentioned facts, we can conclude that EVOO has beneficial functionalities thanks to its rich composition.
However, through normal consumption of EVOO, it is very difficult to achieve an adequate intake of these compounds since they are contained in a very diluted form in extra-virgin olive oil.
This is one of the reasons why we, at Deretil Nature, have designed an ingredient that comprises all these advantages in a single capsule.
NaturOlive Complex is a 100 % Spanish ingredient and is made up of these ingredients: Maslinic Acid, Oleanlic Acid, Hydroxythyrosol and Oleuropein.
A single capsule of NaturOlive Complex contains the same healthy nutrients as a liter of extra virgin olive oil, without the need to consume any type of fat, thus avoiding the consumption of additional calories to obtain the benefits in an easy and fast way.
The composition of this ingredient allows us to bring together in a single product the whole potential we can find in EVOO, becoming one of the most innovative raw materials available in the market of functional and healthy ingredients.
We present our NaturOlive Complex as powder grade, slightly brown coloured as bulk supply and through our network of distributors. We remain open to adapt us to the customers’ needs, doubts or requirements.
We will be pleased to enable further information on the benefits and efficacies of our product upon request: firstname.lastname@example.org
Predimed study – https://blog.esao.es/estudio-predimed-aove-y-salud
January 2021 / www.nutrasalud.es