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Oleocanthal from Olea europaea

The Virgin Olive Oil phenolic compounds include about 30 molecules from different chemical classes: phenolic alcohols, such as hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol, phenolic acids (e.g., caffeic and vanillic), flavones (luteolin and apigenin), lignans, and secoiridoids. The latter group represents the largest fraction. The principal ones are the aglycon forms of oleuropein and ligstroside, the dialdehydic forms of their decarboxymethylated derivatives, known as oleacein and oleocanthal. A protective role against cardiovascular, metabolic diseases, and human cancer has been attributed to hydroxytyrosol, oleocanthal, and oleacein –

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Long-Term Preservation of Total Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity in Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A Physico-biochemical Approach

The preservation of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) quality is of uttermost economic and health importance, as EVOO is prone to oxidation both during production and storage. In particular, the storage conditions of EVOO are very important for avoiding or reducing the negative effects by autoxidation on the qualitative characteristics of the packaged product.

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Protective Effects and Benefits of Olive Oil and Its Extracts on Women’s Health

Women and men share similar diseases; however, women have unique issues, including gynecologic diseases and diseases related to menstruation, menopause, and post menopause. In recent decades, scientists paid more attention to natural products and their derivatives because of their good tolerability and effectiveness in disease prevention and treatment. Olive oil is an essential component in the Mediterranean diet, a diet well known for its protective impact on human well-being.

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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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The phenolic compounds of olive oil: structure, biological activity and beneficial effects on human health

The Mediterranean diet is rich in vegetables, cereals, fruit, fish, milk, wine and olive oil and has salutary biological functions. Epidemiological studies have shown a lower incidence of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular diseases and certain kinds of cancer in the Mediterranean area. Olive oil is the main source of fat, and the Mediterranean diet’s healthy effects can in particular be attributed not only to the high relationship between unsaturated and saturated fatty acids in olive oil but also to the antioxidant property of its phenolic compounds. The main phenolic compounds, hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein, which give extra-virgin olive oil its bitter, pungent taste, have powerful antioxidant activity both in vivo and in vitro.

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Biological Relevance of Extra Virgin Olive Oil Polyphenols Metabolites

More than 30 phenolic compounds have been identified in EVOO, but not all of them are present in every oil. The large variety of polyphenols found in EVOO is different in chemical structures and concentrations (0.02–600 mg/kg), depending on several factors including: variety, region in which the olive is grown, agricultural techniques, maturity of the olive fruit at harvest, and processing.

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TPF, standardized and characterized by an Oleacein and Oleocanthal content

TPF (total polyphenolic fraction) 100MG