Many have lauded the heart-healthy benefits of olive oil in the Mediterranean diet; countries in these regions have lower rates of cardiovascular related diseases. Working from this basis, our scientific researches have concluded that biophenols, a family of natural multi-action phenolic compounds present in olives, provide multiple health benefits.
Professor Dr Roberto Crea, founder, CEO and President of CreAgri Inc., has taken it a step further. Driven by fierce passion for his work coupled with his Italian heritage, Dr Crea has looked to his homeland and harnessed a miraculous secret of the Mediterranean - The Olive.
In doing so, he has unlocked olive’s best-kept secret. Although biophenols are present in extracted olive oil, a higher concentration of these biophenols is found in the residual of olive water (juice).
During his research, Dr Crea was focusing his interest in a natural biophenol compound known as “hydroxytyrosol” as he noticed that it has the highest level of free radical protection activity ever reported for any natural antioxidant compound (three times more potent than those of both grape seed extract and epicatechin from green tea).
In what could be likened to turning carbon into diamonds, Professor Dr Crea has created The Integrale™ method - a proprietary environmentally friendly process to harvest hydroxytyrosol from olive juice without the use of solvent - and, subsequently, incorporated this compound into an effective patented, proprietary multi-action biophenols formulation leveraging the essence from the olive fruit.