Broad Variety of Health Effects for Various Applications
There is growing interest in the various health benefits of olive oil polyphenols, especially hydroxytyrosol. It has been studied extensively in recent years and, aside from benefiting cardiovascular health, it has been linked to many other health benefits on the eyes, immune system, bones and colon.
WACKER’s new nature-identical hydroxytyrosol now enables the use of hydroxytyrosol in a broad range of products in dietary supplements, functional foods, and cosmetics.
Due to its defined content, formulators can be sure that formulations containing WACKER hydroxytyrosol are free of pesticides and other unwanted substances.
Benefit: Cardiovascular Health
Hydroxytyrosol has been shown to protect blood lipids, especially low density lipoprotein (LDL), from oxidative damage (1). That is why it can be beneficial to cardiovascular health. A decrease in oxidation of LDL is often linked to a lowering of the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke (2). Hydroxytyrosol has been shown to have good bioavailability – the product is absorbed in the human body and, depending on the dose taken, is found in the blood stream. Scientific studies reveal that hydroxytyrosol even passes the blood brain barrier in relatively large amounts, thus accessing the cells in the central nervous system.