The benefits of olive oil for overall health have been known for years. You don’t need to look much further than the research performed on the health of people who consume a Mediterranean diet, where olive oil plays such an important part. Recently, groundbreaking discoveries have been made that show a compound in olive oil has the power to fight breast cancer. Oliventures, Inc. has known this for years and want to supply Americans with a delicious, healthy and convenient way to get all the health advantages of olive oil.

The Link Between Olive Oil and Breast Cancer

Dr. Khalid El Sayed at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, has found in his research that oleocanthal, which is a natural micronutrient in extra virgin olive oil, lessened the relapse rate for one form of breast cancer found in mice but also limited the rate of growth for other forms of recurrent cancer.

This research, conducted in El Sayed’s lab demonstrates that in the main forms of breast cancer oleocanthal prevents the HER2 variant from relapsing and decreases the tumor size of the some other types. Dr. El Sayed also has another study indicating that combining oleocanthal with traditional cancer medication could be more effective than simply taking the medication alone. While more work is being done, these conclusions suggest yet another powerful benefit from taking olive oil.

The other reason that this research is exciting is because millions of people who managed to beat breast cancer are under constant medical supervision in case of a relapse. For cancer survivors, research like this is important to finding a way to prevent or lower the cancer recurrence rate.

Harvested Fresh Olives in the Hands of Farmer

Additional Studies for Olive Fruit and Breast Cancer

Currently, breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in the United States that causes cancer-related death and is the most regularly diagnosed form of cancer. It’s estimated that about 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in the course of their life. In the United States, the estimated number of cases for 2020 is currently just over 276,000 for invasive breast cancer. 

This is why our company, Oliventures, Inc. formulated and tested its OliPura® Advance (formerly called PureVida™) olive polyphenol supplements in order for breast cancer survivors to fight inflammation, pain and recurrence of breast cancer.  In order tto have a significant health benefit, the patients would have to consume 700ml of olive oil per day. So we created OliPura® Advanced as a supplement with pure olive fruit extract and polyphenols for breast health would help.

Olipura® Advanced was clinically tested in post-menopausal breast cancer patients, where the patients took 3 capsules per day for a month and reduced their cRP levels (c-Reactive Proteins – a standard measure or marker for cancer inflammation) by 35% after just 30 days.*  And the most serious patients had a 50% reduction in their cRP levels.  As a result of the decreased inflammation, the study also found that patients decreased their pain scores by an average of 21% for all patients and 38% lower for patients with higher pre-treatment pain scores.*

OliPura® Advanced also contains enough omega-3s to meet the American Heart Associations’ weekly recommendations.  And it supports the body’s response to elevated CRP which is a marker for inflammation.

Oliventures makes the olive oil supplements with an all-natural GMO-free process to extract polyphenols from the olives in Spain.  TrePhenol® is a proprietary blend of polyphenols (hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol and their derivatives) that come from olive oil, used to create supplements like Olipura® Advanced. There are 375mg of TrePhenol® in the product.  The goal was to develop a supplement to support the body’s fight against inflammation by using the best sources of extra virgin olive oil possible.  

Going Forward

More studies are being conducted every day on how to fight cancer. As it turns out, olive oil and breast cancer share an important healthy connection to one another. The polyphenols in extra virgin olive oil have overall cancer-fighting properties as well as anti-inflammatory and immune-support benefits.* Combining the essence of polyphenols into an effective softgel supplement is going to be the future of dietary health. People won’t have to consume liters of olive oil every week to feel the benefits. Consider embracing the power of the olive, thanks to supplements like OliPura® Advance (formerly called PureVida™), to support your body with what it needs for a healthy and happier life!


See our OliPura® Advanced (formerly called PureVida) study here.

“A combination of hydroxytyrosol, omega-3 fatty acids and curcumin improves pain and inflammation among early stage breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant hormonal therapy: results of a pilot study”


* Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.