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Uses

OLIVEMED has been used to treat and prevent a range of conditions:

Ingredients

Name Results
Alpha-Lipoic Acid 1 mg/100mg
Dimethylaminoethanol 40 mcg/100g
Polyphenols 220 mg/kg
Phytosterols 221 mg/100g
Polyenylphotidlycholine 0.3 mg/100g
Vitamin E 14.8 mg/100g
Vitamin K 60.1 mcg/100g
Vitamin A 0 mg/100g
Vitamin C 0 mg/100g
Vitamin D 0 mg/100g

Benefits by ingredients

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and prevents cellular damage. It also functions to restore the levels of vitamin C and E. Alpha-lipoic acid is used for the treatment of diabetes, chronic fatigue, HIV, cancer, neurodegeneration, Lyme disease, and glaucoma (10).

Dimethylaminoethanol

Dimethylaminoethanol is an organic compound with anti-ageing benefits. Dimethylaminoethanol helps to firm and tighten the skin, which can give skin a more defined and youthful appearance.

Polyphenols

Polyphenols are natural phytochemical compounds with beneficial antioxidant effects. The most common phenol found in olive oil is oleocanthal that helps to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease (7), and control metastatic breast and prostate cancers (11). Furthermore, oleocanthal has strong anti-inflammatory activity that is similar to ibuprofen (12).

Phytosterols

Phytosterols are plant sterols that are similar to cholesterol. A diet rich in phytosterols reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, since it reduces the absorption of cholesterol.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E has a high content of antioxidants and is beneficial in treating and preventing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, respiratory infections, chronic fatigue, memory loss, and premenstrual discomfort. In addition, vitamin E is very powerful in improving the condition of your skin by lightening stretch marks, boosting collagen production, and preventing wrinkles.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K plays a major role in blood clotting and is used to prevent blood thinning. It can also be applied to the skin to remove scars, stretch marks, and spider veins.

 

References

  1. Covas, M.I. Olive oil and the cardiovascular system. Pharmacol Res. 2007 Mar;55(3):175-86.
  2. Covas, M.I., Konstantinidou, V., and Fitó, M. Olive oil and cardiovascular health. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2009 Dec;54(6):477-82.
  3. Fitó, M., de la Torre, R., Farré-Albaladejo, M., Khymenetz, O., Marrugat, J., and Covas, M.I. Bioavailability and antioxidant effects of olive oil phenolic compounds in humans: a review. Ann Ist Super Sanita. 2007;43(4):375-81.
  4. Sotiroudis, T.G., and Kyrtopoulos, S.A. Anticarcinogenic compounds of olive oil and related biomarkers. Eur J Nutr. 2008 May;47 Suppl 2:69-72.
  5. Bitler CM, Matt K, Irving M, et al. Olive extract supplement decreases pain and improves daily activities in adults with osteoarthritis and decreases plasma homocysteine in those with rheumatoid arthritis. Nutri Res 2007;27:470-7.
  6. Salas-Salvadó, J., Bulló, M., Babio, N., Martínez-González, M.Á., Ibarrola-Jurado, N., Basora, J., Estruch, R., Covas, M.I., Corella, D., Arós, F., Ruiz-Gutiérrez, V., Ros, E.; and PREDIMED Study Investigators. Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with the Mediterranean diet: results of the PREDIMED-Reus nutrition intervention randomized trial. Diabetes Care. 2011 Jan;34(1):14-9.
  7. Abuznait, A.H., Qosa, H., Busnena, B.A., El Sayed, K.A., and Kaddoumi, A. Olive-oil-derived oleocanthal enhances β-amyloid clearance as a potential neuroprotective mechanism against Alzheimer’s disease: in vitro and in vivo studies. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2013 Jun 19;4(6):973-82.
  8. Sánchez-Villegas, A, Verberne, L., De Irala, J., Ruíz-Canela, M., Toledo, E., Serra-Majem, L., and Martínez-González, M.A. Dietary fat intake and the risk of depression: the SUN Project. PLoS One. 2011 Jan 26;6(1):e16268.
  9. Al Waili, N. S. Topical application of natural honey, beeswax and olive oil mixture for atopic dermatitis or psoriasis: partially controlled, single-blinded study. Complement Ther.Med. 2003;11(4):226-234.
  10. Packer, L., Witt, E.H., and Tritschler, H.J. alpha-Lipoic acid as a biological antioxidant. Free Radic Biol Med. 1995 Aug;19(2):227-50.
  11. Elnagar, A.Y., Sylvester, P.W., and El Sayed, K.A. (-)-Oleocanthal as a c-Met inhibitor for the control of metastatic breast and prostate cancers. Planta Med. 2011 Jul;77(10):1013-9.
  12. Beauchamp, G.K., Keast, R.S., Morel, D., Lin, J., Pika, J., Han, Q., Lee, C.H., Smith, A.B., and Breslin, P.A. Phytochemistry: ibuprofen-like activity in extra-virgin olive oil. Nature. 2005 Sep ;437(7055):45-6.