The benefits of olive oil in its purest liquid form are well known by many.  However, most people do not know the difference between olive oil supplements/capsules and liquid olive oil – or that you can get the same amazing health benefits now in an olive oil capsule or supplement!  But really – it boils down to TASTE and CONVENIENCE!

The health benefits of extra virgin olive oil are so widely accepted by the scientific community that EFSA (the European Food Safety Association) now makes the statement for all to know:  3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil will reduce your rate of cardiovascular disease.  Even though there hasn’t been enough conclusive research there are even studies underway testing the anti-cancerous properties of olive oil polyphenols.

Polyphenols 101

Polyphenols are micro-nutrients that can be digested through certain plant-based foods. They have been proven beneficial for humans in many ways and are found in abundance in extra virgin olive oil. The polyphenols in a liter of pure extra virgin olive oil each week could provide many amazing benefits to you.

Though it’s not as hard to ingest a liter a week as it might seem, for some of us it’s simply not a viable option. Whether you don’t want the extra fats, or don’t cook much yourself, there are two options available to you – super-enriched polyphenol olive oil and polyphenol supplements in capsule form!  So the key question – what are the  polyphenols in olive oil and olives – and what makes them SO powerful?  The answer is – natural hydroxytyrosol and tyrosol.   For more about what the active ingredient of hydroxytyrosol can do for you – see our message about hydroxytyrosol and your health!

After this – your only questions is – how get more of it?  Consume it as a delicious liquid olive oil, or take it conveniently every day as an innovative supplement?

Liquid Olive Oil

Liquid olive oil is all about taste.  It is the foundation for the Mediterranean Diet and plays key role as the main healthy fat source in this diet.  

If you do a lot of cooking, then extra virgin olive oil will be an invaluable addition to your kitchen. Minimize your use of animal fats and butter (saturated fats) and even corn oil or seed oil (polyunsaturated fats) by using extra virgin olive oil to cook your eggs, making a smoothie, sauteeing your vegetables, or even drinking a tablespoon a day.  And, in order to lower the impact of additional fats and calories, opt instead for a polyphenol-rich extra virgin olive oil with 25x the polyphenols of standard olive oil.  Feel like you don’t know the difference between extra virgin olive oil and regular olive oil?  Take a refresher lesson here!

Extra virgin olive oil is the heart of “cooking culture” in the Mediterranean region.  In America, where we might start with a pat of butter in our sauce pan – a chef in Spain, Greece or Italy is reaching for their bottle of olive oil.  Animal fats and vegetable oils are not inherently bad for us, but they do need to be balanced with the rich polyphenols of olive oil. 

But maybe even a great extra virgin olive oil does not appeal to you or you don’t do much cooking yourself.  That’s when the convenience of natural olive fruit supplements can help you solve the problem.  

Olive Oil Supplements in Capsule Form 

Convenience.  This is the primary benefit of olive fruit supplements.  You have the convenience of being able to use them or carry them anywhere, whether traveling or at work.   This is key for those with a busy lifestyle.  An additional benefit could be in specific formulations where the supplement includes both the polyphenols you want with omega 3 fish oils or turmeric curcumin that you already be taking.  There seem to be clinical benefits to matching your omega-3 fish oils with a polyphenol like olives or olive oil!  Research shows that polyphenols can bring out the best in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) by increasing their bioavaialability and using their antioxidant properties to prevent lipid oxidation of the PUFAs in the body.  Some formulations are even specifically formulated for increased heart benefits or joint benefits.

Maybe you are wondering how we get that much olive oil in a capsule?  Actually, we use a patented,  water -based, all -natural process for extracting only the polyphenols from the olive fruit.  These polyphenols are then dried out to leave a white powder that is extremely concentrated in the active ingredients of hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, and their derivatives.  This way we are able to provide every capsule with the same olive oil polyphenols of 8-12 tablespoons of olive oil without the calories.   

Bottle of Olive Oil Pouring in a Glass Bowl With Olives and Branch

 

The Solution

So there you have it – the taste of delicious and healthy extra virgin olive oil vs. the convenience of highly concentrated olive fruit polyphenols in a capsule.  So try both – or just the one that meets your needs and matches your lifestyle.  At Oliventures, we offer a range of olive oil products to suit your exact need! And try our OliPura® Advanced soft gels for general immune system support! For about $0.80 per day, you can have all of the benefit of 2-4 liters of olive oil each week without the unwanted calories or fats.  Check this out on the chart here.  

Have a personal experiences to share? Send us questions at support@oliventuresinc.com or message us at Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin here:  We’re happy to help!

References

“Anti-inflammatory Activity of EVOO Polyphenols”  See it at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29141574/

“The Role of Polyphenols in Human Health and Food Systems: A Mini-Review” See it at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6160559/

 

* 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.