WHAT IS TYROSOL?
Tyrosol is a tyrosol ester and phytonutrient (a group of chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants and have multiple health benefits but are not considered essential to human health) which can protect your body’s cells from dangerous free radicals, reduce your heart disease risk and much more. In this article I will be providing a full breakdown of tyrosol and its main health benefits.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF TYROSOL?
There is very little information available on the discovery of tyrosol. However, people have been aware of its healing properties for many years with olive oil (1 of the main food sources of tyrosol) classed as a miracle food in the ancient world.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF TYROSOL?
Tyrosol is a powerful antioxidant that can protect your body’s cells from dangerous free radicals (harmful by-products that are released into your body’s cells during oxygen related reactions). It also offers significant cardiovascular protection.
Provisional research suggests that tyrosol may also have additional benefits. However, further evidence is required before these health benefits can be confirmed. These potential health benefits of tyrosol are listed below:
– Possibly acting as an antibacterial (a substance which kills or slows down the growth of bacteria).
– Possibly acting as an antimicrobial (a substance which kills or slows down the growth of microorganisms).
– Possibly preventing Alzheimer’s disease (a mental disorder which leads to the loss of memory, thought and speech).
– Possibly preventing bone loss.
– Possibly preventing kidney disease.
– Possibly preventing various types of cancer (including breast cancer and cervical cancer).
– Possibly reducing blood levels of low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (a type of cholesterol which causes blockages in the artery walls and can increase your heart disease risk).
HOW MUCH TYROSOL DO YOU NEED?
Tyrosol is not classed as an essential nutrient so no official recommended daily allowance (RDA) has been established. Most sources recommend a dosage of 300 milligrams (mg) each day. Taking up to 1,200mg per day is believed to be safe.
WHICH FOODS CONTAIN TYROSOL?
Tyrosol can be sourced from a small selection of plant based foods. The exact amount these foods contain is not known but olive oil is believed to be richest source. These tyrosol containing foods are listed below:
– Green Tea.
– Olive Oil.
– White Wine.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CONSUMING TOO MUCH TYROSOL?
Currently there are no reported overdose symptoms associated with tyrosol consumption.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF FAILING TO CONSUME ENOUGH TYROSOL?
Tyrosol is not classed as an essential nutrient so no deficiency symptoms have been established.
Tyrosol is a very promising phytonutrient. It has already been proven to fight free radicals and keep your heart healthy. In addition to this, early studies indicate that it has a wide range of further health benefits. So make sure your body is topped up with tyrosol by drinking lots of green tea, using olive oil regularly and treating yourself to the occasional glass of white wine.