According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from LDL cholesterol oxidative stress.
This claim may be used only for olive oil which contains at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (eg. oleuropein and tyrosol) per 20g of olive oil. In order to bear the claim, information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20 g of olive oil. OliveHeart® possesses such level of polyphenols.
To benefit, 22 ml per day of OliveHeart® would be an optimal dose.
It is not frequent to find such high levels of polyphenols naturally in olive oil. It depends on the variety, moment of harvest, weather conditions, collection and processes, preservation criteria, etc. OliveHeart®’i is produced by combining a variety of first-class Spanish olives and using specific growing methods.
OliveHeart® guarantees the optimum level of polyphenols during its shelf life, under adequate conditions of conservation. Analyzed by expert official centers.
The Mediterranean Diet, including Extra Virgin Olive Oil, prevents from the appearance of cardiovascular diseases (cardiovascular death, myocardium infarct nd/or stroke) in comparison with low-fat diets.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil is characterized by its high oleic acid composition, but mainly by the presence of minor compounds with an enormous value, known as polyphenols. It is one of the keys of Mediterranean Diets and the antioxidant essence of virgin olive oil.