The Science Behind Oligen
The following information is aggregated research on oleocanthal and oleacein. The claims contained within are excerpts from peer-reviewed published scientific papers. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Epidemiological data shows that phenolic-rich EVOO is beneficial for cardiovascular health. Studies have demonstrated that it lowers oxidized LDL levels and other factors contributing to CVD.
Cancer incidence and mortality world-wide are major health issues and to a large extent are driven by unhealthy lifestyles and the environment. The Mediterranean Diet is considered one of the healthiest dietary plans in the world and epidemiological studies support the health benefits and importance of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in cancer prevention. OLIGEN, extracted from EVOO, is a mixture of phenolics and secoiridoids enriched in Oleocanthal, and as highlighted in the linked article, clinical and preclinical data support this mixture to be a potent anti-cancer and preventive cocktail.
Chronic inflammation is a critical process in the pathogenesis of many diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, degenerative joint diseases and neurodegenerative diseases. Although it is recognized that chronic inflammation is a complex process, it is also appreciated that dietary habits can influence inflammatory responses. Other popular methods to combat inflammation and its associated symptoms involve the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Metabolic Syndrome and associated pathologies are major worldwide healthcare problems. In the US, obesity and MetS are thought to occur in 65% and 30% of the population, respectively. Comparable numbers are observed worldwide, and the numbers are increasing at an alarming rate (5). As outlined in the following sections, preclinical and clinical studies support consumption of phenolic-rich Oligen as part of the Mediterranean diet to reduce the impact of MetS (6-10) and reduce the risk of developing CVD and diabetes.
Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease are major worldwide healthcare problems. It is estimated that by 2050, over 16M people will suffer from AD in the US alone. The MD is considered one of the healthiest dietary plans in the world and epidemiological studies support the health benefits and importance of EVOO in promoting brain health and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative disease. Consumption of phenolic rich extracts of EVOO are poised to be a neuroprotective cocktail.