Our most important target is to keep the quality of our products high. Our Olive trees are located in the best region of production of olive oil, in Kalamata, the southwest part of Greece. Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil has amazing flavor, aroma and can be used as a medicine. Many researches show that the central feature of Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is the usage of olive oil as the main source of fat. The health benefits attributed to olive oil are specifically related to extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) intake with its high nutritional quality and multiple positive effects on health. Overall, MedDiets have direct (mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), tocopherols, polyphenols) and indirect (low saturated fats, well-balanced linoleic/alpha linolenic acid) effects on the immune system and inflammatory responses. As detailed below, the extra virgin olive oil helps with inflammatory diseases, such as coronary heart disease (CHD)/cardiovascular diseases (CVD), obesity, type-2 diabetes, cancer, asthma, allergies, protects bones, helps to lose weight, fights wrinkles, reduces the risk of hypertension, aids in digestive processes and reduces blood pressure.
Protects Against Cancer
The high consumption of extra virgin olive oil, which is significantly rich in these phenolic antioxidants, offers particular protection against cancer (breast and skin). In addition to antioxidants, olive oil has as its main constituent squalene, a component that appears to reduce the likelihood of melanoma occurring on the skin. The Mediterranean diet as an overall dietary pattern has been shown to be associated with reduced risk of postmenopausal breast cancer in both observational human studies and a randomized trial. Moreover, observational studies suggest that specifically extra virgin olive oil really plays a main role in the prevention of postmenopausal breast cancer. The Mediterranean diet has also been suggested to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer on colorectal cancer prevention.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive adult-onset neurodegenerative disease characterized by a brain and spinal cord specific loss of motor neurons. ALS leads to weakness and paralysis due to progressive muscle atrophy, and finally, death because of the compromise of respiratory muscles. In ALS patients and ALS murine models, specific immune abnormalities and inflammatory markers are found in the central nervous system and blood. Moreover, it is speculated that the immune response could regulate the progression of the disease, but it can also play a protective role.
The extra virgin olive oil helps prevent acute pancreatitis due to oleic acid and hydroxytyrosol containing and protects the liver from oxidative stress and ulcerative colitis. Aids also to good bowel function, healing of stomach and duodenal ulcers, as it facilitates digestion. The use of olive oil in a reasonable amount is thought to act as a natural stimulant of the digestive system and helps in the treatment of constipation, even for babies.
Increasingly, studies have suggested that diet can help in the treatment and prevention of diseases related to the brain. The Mediterranean diet, and in particular olive oil, has been linked to a decrease of the risk of depression, due to its rich monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. In turn it increases with the consumption of trans fats from ready-made foods and mass-produced products.
System Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
An autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disease is currently being actively investigated is SLE. This disease could affect numerous organ systems such as the kidneys, skin, brain, and joints, among others, and it is typified by a deposition of autoantibodies and immune complexes, leading to extensive tissue damage and numerous complications, which influence quality of life. EVOO, which is included in MedDiet, has shown immune-modulatory effects, brought to light their possible supportive role in primary and secondary prevention and management of SLE.
Protects Against Cardiovascular Diseases
Hypertension is the major risk factor for cardiovascular disease worldwide. Heart disease is the most common cause of death in developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. Extra virgin olive oil has significant heart health benefits because of the phenolic components included. It lowers blood pressure, inhibits LDL cholesterol oxidation, improves blood vessel function, helps to prevent blood clots, that could lead to myocardial infarction or venous thrombosis, protects the body from the formation of clots and improves lipid profile, mainly by increasing HDL cholesterol. Stable consumption of olive oil reduces mortality from cardiovascular and cerebral diseases. The extra virgin olive oil has also vitamin C that boosts immunity and vitamin K, which reduces the risk of heart disease.
Reduces the Severity of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is generally a long term disorder that causes a strong urge to move one’s legs. There is often an unpleasant feeling in the legs that improves somewhat with moving them. This is often described as aching, tingling, or crawling in nature.Occasionally, the arms may also be affected.The feelings generally happen when at rest and therefore can make it hard to sleep. Due to the disturbance in sleep, people with RLS may have daytime sleepiness, low energy, irritability, and a depressed mood. Additionally, many have limb twiching during sleep. According to the researches below, the application of extra virgin olive oil massage is effective in reducing the severity of uremic RLS.
Keeps Brain Healthy
Currently, there is an increase in the number of the world’s aging population. This aging process is often connected with cognitive decline of some functions such as memory or speed processing loss. Since Alzheimer’s disease cannot be cured yet, considerable efforts are being made to delay at least this cognitive decline among elderly, in order to maintain and prolong the quality of their life. This can also be achieved by non-pharmacological approaches such as performing physical activities, cognitive training, or adhering to a Mediterranean Diet (MedDiet). One of the components of MedDiet – extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – has considerable health benefits.
One of the greatest public health challenges worldwide is the obesity pandemic. High BMI is an important risk factor for mortality and morbidity from CVD, diabetes, cancers, and musculoskeletal disorders. Obesity is directly linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and the number of adult people with diabetes is also predicted to grow. Both conditions are associated with an increased risk of incidence of several morbidities, which has a significant impact on health and wellbeing. There are sufficient studies reporting that the use of extra virgin olive oil as the only culinary fat, ingested in a moderate and continuous way, was associated with a reduced body mass index.
Reduces Risk of Diabetes Type 2
One of its main and most important features is that extra virgin olive oil degrades fat through the body’s own fat cells as its monounsaturated fatty acids replace the saturated fatty acids. Furthermore, reducing weight, it also helps regulate insulin. Helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels and the polyphenoles included reduce the risk of diabetes type 2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases worldwide. The highest extra virgin olive oil intake is associated with modestly lower risk of T2D in women and that substituting other types of fats and salad dressings (stick margarine, butter, and mayonnaise) with olive oil is inversely associated with T2D.
Prevents & Treats Autoimmune Diseases
Vitamin K, included in extra virgin olive oil, preserves bone mineralization, that is, it promotes the stabilization of calcium in the bone structure. Experimental studies have confirmed significant anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of dietary extra virgin olive oil and its bioactive components supplementation in preclinical models of autoimmune diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and sclerosis. Thus, the consumption of extra virgin olive oil and its minor constituents may acquire a great importance in nutritional therapy, especially in immunocompromised patients, and could be an alternative approach for the prevention and management of different immune-inflammatory diseases.
Keeps Skin & Hair Healthy
Olive oil is the secret of the longevity of the Greeks. In addition, olive oil was used in ancient times for skin diseases. Ancient Greek healers used olive oil. They also used it to hydrate and soften their skin or put it on their hair to be healthy and shiny. It is no coincidence that olive oil is an essential ingredient in many anti-aging beauty masks. This is because of the vitamins A, D, E and K found in our olive oil that help to protect against free radicals and cell oxidation, which means it works as an anti-aging factor.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
RA is a long-term progressive multistep and complex process that leads to immune inflammation which involves numerous joints, inducing painful swelling and joint stiffness, accompanied with cartilage damage and bone erosion, leading finally to joint destruction. Many researches found that EVOO consumption prevented RA development, reducing joint edema and cartilage destruction.
Helps Ear Wax
Ear wax is produced by glands at the entrance to your ear canal to lubricate and protect your skin. It usually doesn’t need to be removed. However, a build up of wax can sometimes affect your hearing, cause discomfort, or interfere with hearing aid use. It can also trap bacteria, increasing your risk of developing an ear infection. Over time, olive oil actually increased the amount of ear wax. However, applying extra virgin olive oil to the ear just before having a doctor remove, it seems to help ensure that all the wax was removed. Still, the herbal ear drops containing olive oil help to reduce pain from an ear infection in children.