There are many other olive products which are rich in healthy compounds.
Hydroxytyrosol is well documented as a phenolic compound that has an extensive range of health benefits and a protective action against several diseases.1 It is used in supplements to support good health and to assist in the prevention of some diseases.
Squalene is a naturally occurring antioxidant which is used in beauty and personal care products. The compound protects the skin surface from lipid peroxidation due to exposure to UV and has therapeutic uses relating to disease prevention.2
Natural ingredients have been used for centuries in skin care products. In recent times, natural ingredients have become increasingly attractive, due to consumer concerns relating to synthetic ingredients and chemical substances.
Please click the image below to view an infographic which details all of the elements of the olive tree, and shows the healthy olive compounds that exist in each element of the tree.
- Tuck KL and Hayball PJ. Major phenolic compounds in olive oil: metabolism and health effects. J Nutr Biochem. 2002; 13: 636-44.
- Kelly GS. Squalene and its potential clinical uses. Altern Med Rev. 1999; 4: 29-36.