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Alzheimer’s disease

Oleocanthal, a Phenolic Derived from Virgin Olive Oil: A Review of the Beneficial Effects on Inflammatory Disease

Virgin olive oil (VOO) is credited as being one of many healthful components of the Mediterranean diet. Mediterranean populations experience reduced incidence of chronic inflammatory disease states and VOO is readily consumed as part of an everyday dietary pattern. A phenolic compound contained in VOO, named oleocanthal, shares unique perceptual and anti-inflammatory characteristics with Ibuprofen. Over recent years oleocanthal has become a compound of interest in the search for naturally occurring compounds with pharmacological qualities. Subsequent to its discovery and identification, oleocanthal has been reported to exhibit various modes of action in reducing inflammatory related disease, including joint-degenerative disease, neuro-degenerative disease and specific cancers. Therefore, it is postulated that long term consumption of VOO containing oleocanthal may contribute to the health benefits associated with the Mediterranean dietary pattern.

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Alzheimer’s disease

Oleacein from Italian cultivar ‘Coratina’

Oleacein, and oleocanthal has attracted great attention in recent times because of the interesting biological properties of these molecules. The synergistic effect of these components makes olive oil a true functional food with unique characteristics.

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Extra virgin olive oil rich in polyphenols modulates VEGF-induced angiogenic responses by preventing NADPH oxidase activity and expression

Previous studies have shown the antiinflammatory, antioxidant and antiangiogenic properties by pure olive oil polyphenols; however, the effects of olive oil phenolic fraction on the inflammatory angiogenesis are unknown. In this study, we investigated the effects of the phenolic fraction (olive oil polyphenolic extract, OOPE) from extra virgin olive oil and related circulating metabolites on the VEGF-induced angiogenic responses and NADPH oxidase activity and expression in human cultured endothelial cells.

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Effects of Hydroxytyrosol on Atherosclerotic Lesions in apoE-Deficient Mice

The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality despite the high intake of fat, mainly derived from olive oil. Olive oil is a fruit juice with a complex composition where triglycerides of oleic acid are the main component but other biologically active compounds such as tocopherols, phenols, phytosterols, and triterpenoids are also present.

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TPF, standardized and characterized by an Oleacein and Oleocanthal content

TPF (total polyphenolic fraction) 100MG