October 18, 2019

Oleocanthal, a natural anti-inflammatory

Oleocanthal, Olive Oil

Olecanthal is a natural polyphenolic anti-inflammatory agent found only in Virgin Olive Oil*.

It shares significant characteristics with ibuprofen as both molecules have anti-inflammatory effects, although oleocanthal is considered a natural non-steroidal anti-inflammatory.

The usual consumption of Virgin Olive Oil, has a regular contribution of this natural anti-inflammatory, which directly affects 3 specific pathologies: cancer, osteo-articular degenerative disease and neuro-degenerative disease.


The discovery of the Oleocanthal was published in 2005 by Dr. Gary Beauchamp, director of the MONELL center in Philadelphia, United States and his team of researchers.


In Virgin Olive Oil, the Oleocanthal is the most effective molecule. There is no such minority component of a food today that provides such important health effects.

  • Natural anti-inflammatory properties. A diet rich in Oleocanthal helps to ingest a quantity of natural anti-inflammatory.
  • Cardiovascular protection.
  • Disease Prevention. Many diseases begin with the appearance of cellular, organ or tissue inflammation.
  • Antioxidant effects. Another component of Virgin Olive Oil, Hydroxtirosol, is known to be the most powerful antioxidant. It helps to delay the aging process, helping to combat the oxidative action of free radicals.


It is the only food today that has been proven effective compared to the effects of Ibuprofen on health, without side effects.


It is the use of the substances that make up the food and that «remain» in our body to nourish us, and the rest is discarded, being eliminated by urine or feces. Not all ingested food remains in the body.

In the case of the phenols, like Oleocanthal, present in Virgin Olive Oil, 50% are eliminated and the other 50% are used by the body.

*This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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