What is Hytolive?

    It is a natural extract from the olive fruit with a high level of natural hydroxytyrosol. It is considered as one of the phenols with the highest antioxidant capacity as a free radical scavenger available in the vegetable kingdom.

    Hytolive is being used as complement in a large number of products (Functional foods, Dietary supplements, Animal feed, Beverages, Pharmacy products, Cosmetic solutions), in all continents.
    These compounds possess some biological properties and common chemical reactivity, as: anti-oxidant activity, ability to reinforce our endogenous defensive system. It helps preventing from the undesirable effects of free radicals and chronic inflammatory consequences.

    Benefits of Hydroxytyrosol

    As a relevant source of hydroxytyrosol, Hytolive can provide many health benefits in a natural way:
    According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress. This mechanism is key for the health of our arteries, since it prevents the future appearance of thrombos, a process known as artheriosclerosis.

    According to Malaysia Statistics on Cause on Death 2016, Cardiovasculardiseases was the principal cause of death in 2016 of 13.2%.  Virgin olive oil has proven to be protective against the development of cardiovascular pathologies, not only because of its monounsaturated fatty acids, but also due to other bioactive compounds such as hydroxytyrosol.

    Hytolive has demonstrated a very important activity as an anti-platelet aggregation agent.
    Heart attacks and strokes consist mainly of accute processes, most of them caused by an obstruction that avoids the normal blood flow to the heart or the brain. The most frequent cause is an increase of fatty deposits on the internal walls of the blood vessels.




    Studies indicate that consumption of hydroxytyrosol is associated to its ability to scavenge Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and to enhance the endogenous antioxidant status.

    Hydroxytyrosol has shown a strong activity as a free radical scavenger. It is with no doubt, among the most powerful antioxidants available in the vegetable kingdom.



    Osteoarthritis is a major cause of morbidity among the elderly worldwide. It is a disease characterized by localized inflammation of the joint and destruction of cartilage, leading to loss of function.The worldwide prevalence of knee OA is 3.8%  and the prevalence of hip OA is 0.85%. Despite not being a fatal disease, it constituted the 11th largest cause of global disability in 2010.

    Hydroxythrosoland its derivativesshow potential in preventing cartilage damage due to OA. This is attributed to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. In particular, hydroxytyrosol can modulate the SIRT-1 gene to improve autophagy and survival of chondrocytes. This review suggests that olive and its derivatives by themselves, or in combination with other approaches like physical activity, could be used to retard the progression of OA in individuals at risk. Current human studies have showing improvements in the functional and pain scores in OA patients treated with olive extract.



    Hydroxytyrosol’s high antioxidant activity protects the skin from the damage of free radicals. Adding hydroxytyrosol to products that prevent aging and protect from UV rays is also an interesting opportunity.