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What is Hydroxytyrosol?
Hydroxytyrosol (3,4-dihydroxyphenylethanol) is a phenolic phytochemical with highly therapeutic antioxidant properties, along with an amphiphilic structure that is concentrated in the (cytosol) cell membranes. This indicates Hydroxytyrosol (HT) protects the cell cytoplasm in the (water ~ lipid) interface of the phospholipid bilayers of the cell cytoplasm, while the endogenous formation of Hydroxytyrosol (DOPET) via Dopamine (DOPA) oxidative metabolism. Therefore, Hydroxytyrosol is the only phenolic alcohol compound that surpass the blood brain barrier and supports the mitochondria system and function.
What Are Dietary Phenolic Compounds?
Polyphenols and simple phenols are secondary metabolites of plants abundant in our daily diet (fruits, vegetables, olive oil, wine, tea, legumes, dark cocoa, herbs and spices). Studies worldwide indicate that the risk of suffering certain diseases is reduced depending on the food categories we consume in our daily diet. Epidemiological data suggest that nutrients in foods confer protection against all neurodegenerative diseases that are known to present an imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) antioxidant defense system.
In nature, hydroxytyrosol (DOPET) is found much more concentrated in the leaves: 1450mg total phenolic/100g fresh leaf vs. 110mg/100g olive fruit and 23mg/100ml extra virgin olive oil. The primary active compounds in the leaves are Hydroxytyrosol (phenolic alcohol) and Oleuropein (b-glycosidase), which is naturally hydrolyzed in the gastrointestinal track, then converts into an aglycone known as the precursor metabolite for Hydroxytyrosol (DOPET).