Olive Oil Extract
Olives extract is a supplement derived from the olives and contains the main bioactives of hydroxytyrosol/tyrosol and oleuropein/ligstroside. Olive phenolics in general, which are present in high levels in olive supplements, appears to potently protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation; this is attributed to the anti-inflammatory effects of hydroxytyrosol, and appears to be active at a low enough dose to apply to consumption of olive product consumption. Olive extract may also benficially influence the levels of lipoproteins in a beneficial manner (LDL, HDL, total cholesterol) although the actual changes in lipoprotein content is rather small. Overall, olive phenolics are more anti-artherosclerotic than they are cholesterol reducing.