HTEssence ® - Wacker Chemie AG


HTEssence®

Dive into a new Dimension of Purity!

HTEssence® is the first nature-identical hydroxytyrosol. It now enables the use of hydroxytyrosol in a broad range of products in dietary supplements, functional foods, and cosmetics.

Benefit: Anti-aging

As we get older our skin gradually loses its elasticity. This is part of the skin’s natural aging process. However, there are a variety of factors that can cause the skin to start aging at an accelerated rate. The biggest contributors of this premature aging are free radicals, which are produced in our environment or in our body. Antioxidants provide protection against the effects of damaging free radicals on the cells in your body, including the skin.

Hydroxytyrosol is one of the strongest antioxidants found in nature. Therefore it can be used as an effective supplement to compensate for age-related deficits

Benefit: Skin Lightening

If hydroxytyrosol is taken as a supplement, it will help to raise the glutathione levels leading to a lighter skin pigmentation and the elimination of dark spots on the skin. It has been shown that hydroxytyrosol effectively increases glutathione levels within the cells. It is known that high glutathione levels are associated with high production of pheomelanin, which leads to a light pigmentation of the skin. At the same time the production of the dark pigment eumelanin is reduced.

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.

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