The oldest remedy in the world
Olive oil is obtained from the fruit of Olea Europaea and consists mostly of monounsaturated oleic acid, and to a lesser extent of linoleic acid and palmitic acid.
Mainly two polyphenol antioxidants are responsible for the health-promoting benefits: oleuropein and oleocanthal. Thanks to oleuropein the olive tree is able to make free radicals harmless and counteract the pathogenesis of diseases. Oleuropein stimulates the immune system and slows the aging process of the olive tree. Oleocanthal is an analgesic aldehyde. This blocks the production of neurotransmitters, which are responsible for inflammatory reactions.
Additionally, vitamin E and squalane stimulate the cell renewal and prevent irritated skin with an impaired barrier function. Olive oil has a particularly positive effect on oral health. It is one of the three components of Hoffmann´s Perio3Oil. It helps to prevent bleeding of the gums and eliminates bacteria nested in the gingival sulcus.