Hytolive ® Olive Fruit Polyphenol
An ingredient that your customers will love
Hytolive Olive Fruit Polyphenol is a 100% natural, patented ingredient that can deliver what scientists believe is the most important compound in olive oil for heart health – hydroxytyrosol – into your formulations. Hytolive is a solvent-free natural extraction of olive polyphenols from the by-product water of olive oil production. This clean-label ingredient is the subject of some exciting heart health claims in Europe and allows you to put the love affair with olive oil into your products.
- Sustainable, 100% natural extract of olive fruits
- Standardized hydroxytyrosol content (10% & 25%)
- Liquid, powder and micronized powder product forms
- Processing-friendly. Stable at high temperatures
- Little to no impact on organoleptic properties
- Effective as a co-ingredient in Omega-3 formulations
In 2013, the now famous PREDIMED Study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing dramatic improvement in heart health related to a Mediterranean Diet re-ignited consumer interest in the topic – and in the health benefits of olive oil. Want to see how much buzz there is on the Med Diet today?
Delivering the health benefits of olive oil
The primary active component of Hytolive® — hydroxytyrosol — is a polar, phenolic phytochemical found in olive fruit, olive leaf and olive oil as well as by-products of olive processing. Along with tyrosol and their conjugates, it represents the main phenolic compounds in olive oil (50%). Hydroxytyrosol has a simple structure, the highest bioavailability and ORAC of the olive oil components, which gives it potent natural antioxidant activity.
Hydroxytyrosol: key to important health & formulation benefits
The primary active component of Hytolive – hydroxytyrosol – is a polar, phenolic phytochemical found in olive fruit, olive leaf and olive oil as well as by-products of olive processing. Along with tyrosol and their conjugates, it represents the main phenolic compounds in olive oil (50%). Hydroxytyrosol has a simple structure, the highest bioavailability and ORAC of the olive oil components, which gives it potent natural antioxidant activity.
Hytolive in Cardiovascular Health Formulations
Numerous scientific studies have been conducted on the antioxidant properties and cardiovascular health supporting potential of olive oil and olive polyphenols.
- European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved cardiovascular health claim for hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (2011)*
- “Supports heart and vascular health” claims
*EFSA claim not available for use in the United States
Hytolive in Omega-3 Formulations
A high antioxidant capacity and consumer awareness of the health benefits of olive oil compounds make Hytolive® an ideal co-ingredient in Omega-3 formulations – particularly those that contain fish oil.
- Omega-3s and hydroxytyrosol have different mechanisms of supporting heart health
- Fish oil & olive oil represent two of the main foods in the Mediterranean Diet
- The antioxidant properties of hydroxytyrosol can protect fish oil and Omega-3s from oxidation
Formulating Foods with Hytolive
Hytolive Olive Fruit Polyphenol comes in a variety of product forms make it easy to incorporate in existing processing environments. Low addition levels (100 mg 10% powder) mean low impact on organoleptic properties of food systems – with excellent stability in processing. It’s a clean label ingredient with good economics in food formulations.
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