Founder of Health Rising and Phoenix Rising
Never heard of it. Anybody tried it?
Prohealth states it's able to cross the blood: brain barrier...and it could enhance dopamine production - which could be bigDo you know which antioxidant is the most powerful? Vitamin C? Beta-carotene? Green tea? No, the world's most powerful antioxidant is something you've probably never heard of; it's a little polyphenol called hydroxytyrosol.
Hydroxytyrosol is the superstar of antioxidants - the most powerful discovered to date! It has an ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity - its ability to absorb cell-damaging free radicals) of 68,576 - which is considered to be 15 times higher than green tea and 3 times higher than CoQ10.
It is not well-known yet because its discovery, and extensive studies of its properties, are so recent. Yet hydroxytyrosol is already being recognized by scientists for its powerful anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and cardioprotective properties.
What's So Special About Hydroxytyrosol?
Hydroxytyrosol is primarily found in the olive – its fruit, leaves and pulp. It was first discovered and extracted from the wastewater that resulted when green olives were rinsed in the process of making olive oil.
Hydroxytyrosol boasts the highest level of free radical absorption activity ever reported for a natural antioxidant.
Hydroxytyrosol has some other very special characteristics that contribute to its effectiveness. It is:
• Rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and tissues, where it can perform its free radical scavenging duties.
• The only phenol that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, which allows it to also absorb free radicals throughout the central nervous system.
• A metabolite of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which means it may play a role in neuroprotection.
• Both fat and water soluble, giving it the highest bioavailability of any antioxidant.