Can you comment a bit more on the ORAC value?

ORAC is one of many systems, to measure the antioxidant power of fruits or vegetables (either fresh, as dry powder or as extracts) and somehow, it has become one of the most popular ones. According to the FDA, one should ingest through fruits and vegetables an equivalent amount of 5.000-7.000 ORAC units/day. However, people’s diet is often quite poor in fruits and vegetables and do not reach that minimum. One single capsule of Hidroxinua®25 has approx. 9.000 ORAC units, therefore, covering the nutritional antioxidant needs with one single capsule. This is quite interesting in people who do...

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And olives, do they also have hydroxytyrosol?

Yes, although the amount varies according to the variety, ie. the ‘Picual’ variety has one of the highest contents.

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Which countries are the major olive oil consumers worldwide?

Spain, Italy and Greece are the three major consumers of olive oil per person (10-20 Kg or 30-50 g/day). This is quite a contrast compared with other countries were they hardly reach 365 g per person/ year (ie. Denmark).

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When is it best to take Hidroxinua®25?

It is best taking Hidroxinua®25 with food, since gastric juices are more active and increases its absorption.

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What difference is there between natural and synthetic Hydroxytyrosol?

As explained before, the “mother” molecule from which HT derives is oleuropein, especially abundant in olive leaves. From this substance and using chemical procedures in a laboratory it is possible to produce HT. The latter would be considered as a ‘synthetic’ source of HT which would be lacking the other natural phenols that typically accompany HT in nature. Meanwhile, in the olive, oleuropein is already converted into HT (ie. it’s manufactured in situ by nature), and therefore, the HT extracted from this source does not require any further chemical treatments, thus...

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Do olive leaves have HT?

Yes, although far less than the olive fruit. Olive leaves are more concentrated on HT’s ‘mother’ known as ‘oleuropein’ (OE). Following the extraction of OE and through chemical procedures in a laboratory it is possible to produce HT. However, we could not refer to it as ‘natural HT’, since there has been a transformation of a natural molecule in the laboratory.

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