What is Hydroxytyrosol?Hydroxytyrosol is believed to be the antioxidant with the highest free radical scavenging capacity: double that of quercetin and more than 3 times that of epicatechin. The wastewaters generated during olive processing contain a high levels hydroxytyrosol, most of which can be recovered to produce hidroxytyrosol extracts. Studies by Visioli et al (2000) showed that a low dose of hydroxytyrosol reduces the consequences of sidestream smoke-induced oxidative stress in rats.
DistributionHydroxytyrosol is the main polyphenol found in olives.
Health Benefits of HydroxytyrosolHydroxytyrosol has the same health promoting properties than other polyphenols: prevention of atherosclerosis, promotion of intestinal and respiratory health and prevention of cancer. Hydroxytyrosol also reduces the oxidative stress caused by smoking.
AbstractsBenefits of Hydroxytyrosol
In Vivo Studies about Antioxidant Properties of Hydroxytyrosol
In Vitro Studies about Antioxidant Properties of Hydroxytyrosol
Cancer and Hydroxystyrosol
Influence of Hydroxystyrol on Heart Disease