Nature-Identical Antioxidant Significantly Lowers LDL Cholesterol

09-10-2017

WACKER will be presenting new results on the effect of its nature-identical hydroxytyrosol HTEssence® on heart health at Supply Side West 2017. A recent human clinical study has demonstrated that HTEssence® is able to significantly reduce LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Reducing LDL has been found to support heart health.

WACKER is producing the first nature-identical hydroxytyrosol free of unwanted byproducts and with a defined amount of active ingredient. HTEssence® offers an excellent price/performance ratio and is easy to process in dietary supplements and functional beverages.

Hydroxytyrosol, a secondary plant metabolite, is considered a highly effective antioxidant. Reportedly, it strengthens the immune system, lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation and improves bone and joint health. Above all, it is said to have a positive effect on blood lipid management, an effect that – according to the US National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) – can support a healthy heart.

In nature, hydroxytyrosol is found in olives and olive leaves and its extraction is complex and cost-intensive. But with WACKER’s patented process, it is possible to synthesise a nature-identical substance of much greater purity, free of unwanted byproducts, and with a defined amount of active ingredient. Available as an odourless, water-soluble powder and liquid, the product is suitable for use in functional foods and dietary supplements, such as tablets, capsules, energy bars and functional beverages.