The biophenols present in Mygrium® are part of our diet through the consumption of olives and virgin olive oil.
Polyphenols such as hydroxytyrosol have been shown to increase endogenous glutathione levels (“Olive Phenolics increase glutathione levels in healthy volunteers”; Visioli et al., J. Food Agric Chem. 2009). Glutathione is a key component in our body capable of preventing the damage that occurs at the cellular level caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides and heavy metals.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends the daily consumption of olive polyphenols for the general population and the European Commission approved a health claim under the EC standard 1924/2006, declaring that “olive polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress”.