The Mediterranean is one of the most culture-rich, naturally stunning locations in the world.
The people seem happier, the food is fresher and tastier, and it seems almost impossible to feel stressed next to the sandy beaches. When we think of the Mediterranean, we often think of relaxed, healthy-looking people who enjoy good food and great company.
Well, our imagination might be more accurate than we think.
According to the Journal of Nutrition, studies have shown that people who live in the Mediterranean regions tend to be healthier than those from other regions in the world.
Not only do these people seem to show lower incidences of heart disease, but they also don’t seem to suffer as much from various cancers.
This might be because of the food that they eat and the ingredients they use to make them.
The people in the Mediterranean love plant-based dishes, fish, and rich, fragrant spices. These ingredients and dishes generally lower the risk of neuro-degenerative and/or age-related syndromes and diseases.
From a higher intake of fruits and vegetables to a healthy dose of extra virgin olive oil with almost every meal, Mediterranean diets are incredibly unique, but why?
The Journal of Translational Medicine seems to think that the secret seems to lie with the extra virgin olive oil, or EVOO.
Extra virgin olive oil is also high in monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs. One of these MUFAs in particular has been the subject of hundreds of recent studies and increased interest in the past few years thanks to its unbelievable health benefits and healing power. This polyphenol is called oleuropein.
Before we get into how oleuropein fights cancer and helps prevent degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, we need to ask a very important question. What is oleuropein, and where on Earth does it come from?
Oleuropein is also known as olive tree leaf extract. This powerful, healing substance has been the subject of close research and scrutiny in the medical, healthcare, and nutritional sciences communities.
Oleuropein is a phenolic compound that is mainly found in the leaves of the olive tree and its much sought-after fruit. It was named after Olea europaea, the scientific botanical name of the olive tree.
It plays an important role in the olive plant, because with its bitter taste and anti-oxidant action, it protects the olives from various pathogenic fungi and insects. This glycosylated secoridoid is also extremely important for the taste, aromas, and health benefits of olive oil.
Chemically, this glycosylated secoridoid consists of 3 molecules connected together:
During the production of olive oil, part of the oleuropein is hydrolyzed (i.e., broken down into other molecules) and thus, compounds are produced that give the olive oil its bitter taste among other characteristic flavors and aromas.
Additionally, the aforementioned produced antioxidants are playing an important role in reducing the oxidation of olive oil fats (tanning).
It works in synergy with other antioxidants in olive oil, such as tyrosyl, Hydroxytyrosol, squalene, α-tocopherol (vitamin E) and oleic acid, reducing the oxidative damage and oxidative stress of organisms exposed to oxygen.
Oleuropein is also found in:
Now that you know where oleuropein can be found, you might be wondering what it tastes like.
However, unless you’ve been taking pure oleuropein supplements or specifically buying oleuropein olive oil, you might not have tasted it at all.
While high-concentration oleuropein olive oil is available, it isn’t common.
Oleuropein is a phenolic bitter compound that is usually completely removed from olives before allowing them to be sold or processed for public consumption. Even though most olive oils don’t have high oleuropein content, there are special production methods and olive varieties, like Olympia, that can achieve that sought-after phenolic content.
Hypereleon uses these varieties and production methods to create an olive oil with the highest phenolic concentration on the market – and we’re willing to prove it. Simply reach out to one of our team members, and we’ll be happy to share our laboratory analyses and certifications.
According to the Frontiers in Chemistry Journal, some more pharmacological effects of higher oleuropein intake include:
One of the most popular Oleuropein benefits is its ability to lower blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is the leading cause of heart disease, which in turn is the leading cause of death in the United States.
This is just one reason why Oleuropein has gained such incredible popularity and interest in the past few years.
According to Merck, a medical-centric organization, oleuropein can also be used for its:
There are countless benefits of using Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), which we’re happy to tell you more about when you visit Hypereleon’s official website here.
Take a look at some of our informative resources or contact our team directly to have one of our sales representatives walk you through how we make and produce our products.
Some of the ways that you can regulate your health and wellbeing through the right oleuropein dosage includes:
When you purchase and use quality oleuropein supplements, you need to follow the right oleuropein dosage. A standard daily dose usually ranges from 500 to 1000 mg. However, most supplement distributors recommend taking this dosage in smaller increments instead of all at once.
This can be done by taking about 250mg, 2-4 times daily.
However, we strongly recommend avoiding oleuropein supplements as they have been proven unreliable.
Instead, opt for an all-natural and high phenolic olive oil instead. Furthermore, it seems that the relative absorption from the human body is significantly lower in food supplements compared to corresponding absorption from consuming natural extra virgin oil.
Additionally, there is another significant inhibiting factor regarding consuming food supplements instead of 100% pure and natural products – potential side effects.
While pure oleuropein supplements are highly effective ways to increase your oleuropein dosage and daily intake, they tend to be incredibly expensive.
Think about how you would be taking your supplements throughout the day. Instead of taking a supplement with a meal 2-4 times a day, you could cook your meals themselves with a high phenolic olive oil that’s already rich in oleuropein.
This gives you an added measure of convenience and speed that will let you go about your day with confidence knowing that you’re taking better care of your health and wellbeing.
Using higher quality olive oil is also a great way to:
When you use an oleuropein olive oil instead, you can make oleuropein benefits a part of your daily routine without changing anything except one ingredient used in your cooking.
When you use an olive oil rich in polyphenols, like Hypereleon, you’ll only need about one tablespoon, depending on the version that you use:
By using an olive oil rich in polyphenols, you can tap into an endless list of incredible health benefits that are the subject of in-depth medical research across the world.
Using a high phenolic olive oil is a little different from using a normal extra virgin olive oil in your everyday cooking, baking, and frying. When it comes to using EVOO, the options are absolutely endless, especially if you use a high-quality olive oil like Hypereleon. Here are some tips to remember.
While heating your medicinal grade olive oil isn’t necessarily unhealthy, it might change the way it effects your body. Because the heat drastically dissolves the polyphenols that your body needs, you’ll essentially be getting rid of the very thing that makes our medicinal grade olive oil so special.
Cold dress your next salad or roasted veggies with Hypereleon for an incredible health boost. Each drop will contain all the oleuropein benefits your body needs to protect itself, boost its immunity, and feel better than ever. It is, however, very important to note that using medicinal grade olive oil will far exceed the EFSA’s recommendation for daily polyphenol intake.
While this may not be the most common or tasty option, you could get your polyphenol intake on the go by taking a tablespoon on Hypereleon’s extra virgin olive oil. This is by far the fastest and most effective method other than taking pure oleuropein supplements. If you’d like to get the good stuff in one go, then this is the option for you. Make sure to take it on an empty stomach to get the highest possible health boost.
Extra virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest oils to cook with and eat, but that doesn’t mean its suitable for everyone in the world. While Hypereleon is an all-natural ingredient and not a pharmaceutical product or supplement, we still recommend that our users keep any food allergies or health issues in mind before ingesting large or regular amounts.
While we know that oleuropein fights cancer, degenerative diseases, and various other illnesses, we also know that each body is different and has different needs. Before making a drastic dietary change or adding oleuropein supplements to your diet, please reach out to your primary healthcare provider for a second opinion.
Not all olive oils are of the same caliber and quality. Extra virgin olive oil is one of the purest forms of olive oil, and should always be chosen over an oil that was blended with other seed oils or ingredients.
Our EVOO in particular is extremely pure, high in antioxidants, and subjected to some of the most rigorous quality assurance checks in our industry. That’s why we can proudly say that Hypereleon is THE medicinal grade olive oil that you need and deserve.
Hypereleon is the supreme high phenolic extra virgin olive oil that’s meticulously processed, bottled, and shipped with the utmost care and attention. Because we exclusively produce olive oil rich in polyphenols, we can guarantee that each drop will deliver a natural, potent boost of antioxidant-rich ingredients.
Our high phenolic olive oil is packed with all the benefits of oleuropein that we’ve been working so hard to research and share. Like we’ve mentioned before, oleuropein fights cancer, heart disease, and even immune risks. This is why we want to make it easier than ever to access in your normal, every-day diet.
Our superb EVOO is:
The benefits that we advertise regarding specific olive oil’s biophenols are by no means an empty boast.
These perks and healing properties have been researched through countless clinical trials and investigations that all have one key thing in common – they all agree that the monounsaturated fatty acids and specific biophenols found in olive oil, and especially High Phenolic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, contribute to a healthier, longer, and happier life.
HYPERELEON, as analyzed, provides Globally Recognized Perfection (33 Top International Quality Awards) & Certified Superiority (26 Top International Healthy Evoo Awards).
Hypereleon also provides a Certified Health Claim (E.U. 432/2012), clearly declared according to European Food & Safety Association (E.F.S.A).
To learn more about the incredible health-protective properties of specific olive oil’s biophenols among other extremely beneficial compounds found in our superb EVOO, please feel free to contact us or reach out to one of our dedicated team members directly.
We’d be happy to explain the various benefits, pricing, and ingredients in all of our olive oil editions in a language that you can understand and engage with.
We’re excited to help you transform your health, one meal at a time!