Differences between olive extracts.
Which is the difference between olive fruit and olive leaf extract? How much different are Hydroxytyrosol and Oleuropein? Do they have the same applications? Can we use the same dose for both of them?
These are some of the usual questions asked by our clients interested in olive extracts. It is logical. Because even if people know that this plant is very healthy, the benefits differ according to the part of the olive tree. Olive fruit and olive leaf contain different concentrations of actives, and it happens the same between the fruit and the olive seed.
In this article we clear up the doubts regarding olive extracts so that you can choose the best solution for your needs.
In Nutexa we submit the ingredients to a minimally invasive process that respects the environment. Each product requires a different treatment. In general, HT extracts involve a long and complex process, while those of Oleuropein are more standard, with shorter times.
The solubility in water, alcohols and oils varies according to the percentage and the format.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)’s panel of experts declared in 2011 that the daily consumption of 5 mg of Hydroxytyrosol contributes to the prevention of LDL oxidation.
At the same time, it granted to Olive Fruit extract a health claim authorizing the products that include this type of extract to publicize its cardiovascular benefits.
On the other hand, it is the only natural substance in EFSA’s antioxidants list that does not come from a vitamin or mineral.
EFSA’s recognition of olive polyphenols also reaches other products such as Oleuropein extracts.
- They are of natural origin.
- They are purified.
- They allow to provide the necessary dose to minimize the appearance of certain diseases.
- Their effectiveness is scientifically proven and supported by the EFSA.
If you have other questions or want more information about olive extracts, contact us.
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