Brewing with Olive Oil megathread

Discussion in 'Steroid Homebrew' started by master.on, Sep 28, 2017.

  1. master.on

    master.on Member

    I'm going to post everything Olive Oil (OO) in this thread so it can help build a knowledge base.

    it will take a few months for me to run out of MCT-based gear, so I have ample time to decide on brewing with OO and the best way to do it.
     
  2. master.on

    master.on Member

    OO with all its health benefits
    the first thing that worries me is that OO has vegetable particulate matter.

    Filtering (and they used 1-5 um filters, not 0.22 ones) reduces oxidative stability, probably by reducing antioxidant concentration. Although it seems to retain its fatty acid/triglyceride profile.
    RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    Compositional Analysis.
    Table 1 includes the legal quality indices and FA composition in samples. Specific absorptions at232 and 270 nm, PV, and free acidity (FA) were widely withinthe legal limits for EVOO category. A slight increase in K 270 values was evidenced for filtered EVOO using argon gas flow and filter-bag systems. In any case, filtration did not have effectson the K
    232 values. On the other hand, the PV was reduced to less than half of the genuine value in unfiltered EVOO. The FA values showed only a slight but significant decrease when theinert gas-flow filtration procedures were applied.Regarding FA content, percentages of palmitic, oleic, linoleic,and linolenic acids covered the usual range in olive oils. Nodifferences were found among samples concerning MUFAs/PUFAs and C18:1/C18:2 ratios. In any case, filtration had noeffect on FA composition
    New Filtration Systems for Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: Effect on Antioxidant Compounds, Oxidative Stability, and Physicochemical and Sensory Properties



    It reduces chlorophyll content, which seems like a good thing as it may cause allergies and it ain't clear it provides any health benefit when injected
    The chlorophyll concentration in all filtered olive oils was 3-fold lower than unfiltered ones, perhaps because thesecompounds are removed together with the by-productgenerated after filtration.

    Beneficial phenols seem to be mostly unaffected by filtration
    Regarding phenolic fraction, the most important lipophilicphenols identified by RRLC-DAD in olive oil were α - and δ -tocopherols. Experimental data showed similar values of both α - and δ -tocopherols in filtered and unfiltered olive oil by different systems. In any case, new filtration systems nad no effect on lipophilic phenol content. These results were consistent with those reported by other authors who evaluatedthe effect of conventional filtration system on the tocopherolcontent.


    Filtration reduces water content
    The quantity of water significantly decreased in all filtered samples

    If we take into account the reduction in water content, filtration actually INCREASES the phenolics content
    The total polar phenolic content, tentatively calculated as the sum of the individual phenolic-compound concentrations, was increased by all the filtration systems. However, significant differences were found only in samples filtered with the filter bag and argon gas flow. The apparent increase could be attributed to the reduction in the water content.

    The OO glyceride composition remains the same, but the filtered-out chlorophyll pigments reduce oxidative stability a bit
    In terms of the FA composition, the same trend was found inEVOO with all of the filtration systems: filtered and unfilteredEVOO did not significantly differ. In this way, filtrationprocesses did not affect the glyceride composition, and all oliveoils (filtered and unfiltered) were constituted by the sameglyceride matrix. Therefore, the oxidative stability depended onthe concentrations of pro-oxidant and antioxidant constituents:chlorophylls, tocopherols, and polar phenols. Among these, chlorophylls may act as protectors, capturingfree radicals in the dark, improving oil stability. Indeed, thechlorophylls may interrupt the chain reaction of autoxidation by acting as electron donors to the free and peroxy radicalsgenerated in the early phases. However, when exposed to light,these compounds stimulate the autoxidation by activatedoxygen, producing singlet oxygen and generating allyl hydro-peroxides, thereby decreasing the shelf life of the oil.
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    Thus,the behavior of chlorophylls depends on the storage conditions.Because the amount of these compounds in filtered oilsappears to be lower, it suggests that their oxidative stability indarkness would be lower than for unfiltered EVOOs.Nevertheless, when oil is exposed to light, filtration reducessusceptibility to oxidative reactions. Consequently, specialattention should be given to storage conditions

    THEREFORE IT SEEMS WISE TO AVOID/REDUCE OO LIGHT EXPOSURE.
    Avoiding light is simple and very cheap/free. Simply place a dark cover when filtering OO.
     
  3. master.on

    master.on Member

    Olive oil containing emulsions for parenteral nutrition (IV feed) work similarly to soybean oil ones
    In summary, our results indicate that the administration of PN containing soybean oil–based and olive oil–based lipid emulsions results in similar overall rates of infectious and noninfectious complications, mortality, and ICU length of stay and no significant differences in metabolic, inflammatory, or immune markers in critically ill adult patients.
    A double-blind, randomized clinical trial comparing soybean oil–based versus olive oil–based lipid emulsions in adult medical–surgical intensive care unit patients requiring parenteral nutrition


    It looks like Olive Oil injections have some analgesic, anti-inflammatory and even tumor suppressing properties
    Analgesic
    The EVOO (58%) gives slightly better effect than acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) (52%) compared with the control group for, respectively, 8 mL/kg and 200 mg/kg (Figure 1(a)). ASA served as the antinociceptive standard drug in this assay. Concerning the Formalin test, the EVOO significantly reduced the nociception response for the intraplantar injection of 10% formalin inducing licking, biting, and shaking paw (Figure 1(b)). In both nontreated (naive) and pretreated mice, the formalin produces a biphasic period of intensive response which arises from 0 to 5 min after formalin injection that corresponds to the early phase, whereas the late phase was evident from 5 to 30 min with an intensive response during the last 10 min. In the early phase, EVOO at a dose of 0.6 mL/kg seems to be almost as potent as morphine at 10 mg/kg, reference drug used in this test, with 76% against 82% of licking/biting inhibition, respectively. At late phase, the effect of EVOO is less efficient than the positive control morphine but still significantly antinociceptive in a dose dependent manner and the maximal effect was observed at 1.3 mL/kg with 50% of licking/biting inhibition (Figure 1(c)).

    Anti-inflammatory
    3.2. Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    We opted for the Carrageenan-induced paw edema model in rats, to evaluate the anti-inflammatory activity, as one of the well-established acute inflammatory models in vivo. The intraplantar injection of 100 μL of carrageenan (0.6%) into the rat’s hind paw induced progressive increasing edema volume in the control group (Figure 2(a)) as inflammatory response as early as 0–5 hours. Pretreatment with EVOO at different doses of 0.125, 0.25, and 0.5 mL/kg caused a significant inhibition of the paw swelling caused by carrageenan after 4 h. EVOO 0.25 mL/kg exhibited maximum inhibition of 79% at the 5th hour of the experiment. Under the same experimental conditions, the anti-inflammatory effect of dexamethasone as well as ASA was equivalent, respectively, to 69 and 32% inhibition. At both doses 0.125 and 0.5 mL/kg the EVOO effect is less intense than the positive control though it remains significantly protective about 40%, which seemed to be more effective than ASA at the fifth hour (Figure 2(b)). We noted that at, 0.5 mL/kg, EVOO shows a proinflammatory value at (1 h) and presents an ascendant curve with an extreme value similar to the negative control group at (4 h). Nevertheless, this dose of EVOO reaches the 40% of edema inhibition at the last hour (5 h) of the experiment. This phenomenon appeared to be related to the volume of injection (100 μL of oil) in the subplantar space of the hind paw, presumably relatively tight, that consequently seems to create a sort of tangible volume miming a proinflammatory effect. Hence, the inhibition percent of this dose could not refer to the plausible anti-inflammatory effect which is probably more important (Figure 2(b)). As a summary, these results are conclusive of the potent anti-inflammatory activity of EVOO in acute inflammation.

    Anticolon cancer
    3.3. In Vivo Anticolon Cancer Effect of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    We evaluated the anti cancer efficacy of EVOO in vivo. About 2 × 105 HCT 116 WT cells were implanted in Athymic nu/nu mice subcutaneously. After that each mouse had a tumor of about 125 mm3, three times a week intraperitoneal injection of phosphate-buffered saline X1 (PBS) or EVOO (4 mL/kg) started. Our results show that EVOO treatment significantly inhibited the growth of colon tumors (Figure 3). Starting to third week of treatment, tumor volume in the treated group was approximately reduced by 50% as compared with control group. These data demonstrate that EVOO has a great tumor growth inhibition effect. During the whole treatment period, no significant weight changes or macroscopic signs of toxicity occurred in the treated animals suggesting that the intraperitoneal administration of EVOO was well tolerated.

    Too bad they don't mention if they filtered the OO
    but overall OO seems worthy
    5. Conclusion
    In conclusion, the present study shows that EVOO presents a marked analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer activity confirming its beneficial properties and supports its use in traditional and self-medication.
     
  4. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    I have this big can of Berio Olive Oil. Will that work? If it is great for Italian cooking, then good enough to brew gear with...

    So this is yet another quality thread by none other than @master.on :)
     
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  5. master.on

    master.on Member

    Right now I'll have to dig deeper before getting into specific brands
    but I can tell you much/most "Extra Virgin" Olive Oil ain't ain't virgin indeed.
    Maybe top brands like Berio do, but I'll have to research more at this early point.
    Still, I have months left before I run out of my MCT-brewed gear.
     
  6. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    If it ain't broke...
     
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  7. Sk8man101

    Sk8man101 Member

    Took the words from my mouth.
     
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  8. Samael

    Samael Member

    Why would anyone experiment with this shit if we got proven oils is beyond my reasoning
     
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  9. eje1990

    eje1990 Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    I use the finest crude oil in all of the land for my homebrew needs.
     
  10. MindlessWork

    MindlessWork Member AnabolicLab.com Supporter

    Venezuelan crude?
     
  11. master.on

    master.on Member

    We'll see
    at this point I'm only researching.

    So far
    it looks like Olive Oil WILL work, at worst a slight degradation.

    Maybe only an issue for big pharma whose gear must withstand YEARS sitting in a shelf, with stringent tests.
    IMO Not a big deal for a small user who can brew small amounts for himself as needed.

    You'd be surprised at how many "top" UGLs use store bought oil
    soybean only if you're lucky, usually just Canola.

    I know FOR A FACT
    that a mexican veterinary lab, one of the few remaining from the 90s
    uses plain Wesson oil in their gear.
     
  12. master.on

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  13. master.on

    master.on Member

    It looks like OO degrades in two ways
    1 hydrolytic,
    2 oxidative


    From olive oil extraction to
    storage operations the most common variations, recognized generally with the term
    “rancidity”, are divided into hydrolytic and oxidative rancidity.

    The hydrolytic rancidity is a change due to the presence of water in the drupe and the catalytic action of an enzyme, the lipase, often derived by microorganisms. The reaction consists of a triglyceride hydrolysis to give glycerol and fatty acids, which result in an increase of free acidity. The release of mono-, diglycerides and finally fatty acids is obtained by the enzymatic hydrolysis.
    http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/41345/intech-packaging_and_storage_of_olive_oil.pdf


    The good thing is that filtering seems to remove a lot of water.
    we'll see if additional drying is needed.

    The oxidative rancidity or autoxidation is due to the reaction between the oxygen and unsaturated fatty acids, free and esteryfied. It follows the characteristic trend of radicalic reactions with an induction, a propagation and a termination phase. The induction period is characterized by production of free radicals by unsaturated fatty acids or lipid peroxides (so called hydroperoxides), which constitute the primary autoxidation products. The direct attack of atmospheric oxygen on the unsaturated fatty acid chain is unfavoured from the thermodynamic point of view, because the activation energy of the reaction is high...

    The reaction responsible of oxidative rancidity is so promoted by light, heat, metals traces (Fe, Cu, Co, Ni, Mn). Substrates of these reactions are principally unsaturated free fatty acids which in general oxidize faster respect to triglycerides and phospholipids. The oxidation velocity is affected mainly by the unsaturation degree. The saturated fatty acids oxidize at a temperature higher than 60° C, whereas the polyunsaturated fatty acids oxidize at lower temperatures.

    So it's best to avoid light exposure and excessive heat both
    1 when brewing
    2 to store finished gear

    We'll see if dark vials (usually amber) are preferable.
    Although clear vials will work if they are kept in dark boxes or something.

    As for heat
    1 a tren-like process that avoid excess heat
    2 cool storage drawer will likely be enough
     
  14. master.on

    master.on Member

    Packaging and Storage of Olive Oil
    Several studies conducted on olive oil shelf life attested the glass as the best material for the storage (Pristouri et al., 2010), especially when oil was stored in the dark
    http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/41345/intech-packaging_and_storage_of_olive_oil.pdf


    The good thing is that vials are made of glass.
    We'll see if dark amber vials are better.
    It makes sense to hold vials in an upright position, as to make sure OO-gear is only in contact with glass, and not the rubber stoppers in case the latter were to hasten up OO degradation.



    Tin plate is used for the olive oil retail both in bigger volume size (3-5 L) and in smaller bottles (1 L). A recent study of Rababah et al. (2011) on olive oil samples stored for 60 months at light in bottles of 2.5 L denoted higher sedimentation amount in tinplate than in the other containers and a strong reduction of sensory attributes, probably due to the reaction of other components in olive oil, e.g. phenol compounds, with tinplate that negatively affected the descriptive attributes.

    So it may be better to buy store OO that comes in glass bottles over that sold in tin cans.



    Moreover, the storage temperature, the use of nitrogen atmosphere and the reduction of the oxygen in the headspace volume can appreciably control quality changes during storage time.

    It makes sense to search the Internet to make sure the specific brand you buy is bottled with Nitrogen headspace. Probably many top brands do.
     
  15. master.on

    master.on Member

    While one could theoretically add a whiff of Nitrogen in the vial headspace just before closing

    Something like this
    just obviously smaller because its vials not jars



    the only problem I see is that compressed Nitrogen (not liquid Nitrogen lol)
    only comes in relatively large bottles. The smaller ones I've found are a bit bigger than say a propane torch.
    And they ask you to either buy the metal bottle or at least leave a deposit for it.

    Maybe I can find some mini Nitrogen bottles, similar to those found in CO2 BB guns.
    We'll see
     
  16. master.on

    master.on Member

    Just remember Olive Oil gear is meant for Intra Muscular injection only
    lol

    A 50-year-old Thai man had to have his penis removed after decades of trying to make it bigger through injections of olive oil resulted in his member developing cancer.

    The practise of injecting olive oil to boost penis girth is common in Thailand, and can also involve bees wax, silicon or paraffin.

    One Bangkok hospital claimed it receives 40 patients a month complaining of side effects.

    But this case (not involving Antonio Banderas, above) topped them all. "This is the biggest genital surgery we have ever done as we found cancer,' said Sirikul Jiraranaikhajorn, spokeswoman for the Police General Hospital in Bangkok.

    For the benefit of prospective "extra virgin" injectors, she added:"A woman will love a man not because of the size."
    Man has penis removed after olive oil injections
     
  17. master.on

    master.on Member

    Olive oil has been used in several Boldenone studies

    A comparative study of the effect of the dose and exposure duration of anabolic androgenic steroids on behavior, cholinergic regulation, and oxidative stress in rats
    Abstract
    The aim of this study was to assess if the dose and exposure duration of the anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) boldenone (BOL) and stanazolol (ST) affected memory, anxiety, and social interaction, as well as acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and oxidative stress in the cerebral cortex (CC) and hippocampus (HC). Male Wistar rats (90 animals) were randomly assigned to three treatment protocols: (I) 5 mg/kg BOL or ST, once a week for 4 weeks; (II) 2.5 mg/kg BOL or ST, once a week for 8 weeks; and (III) 1.25 mg/kg BOL or ST, once a week for 12 weeks. Each treatment protocol included a control group that received an olive oil injection (vehicle control) and AAS were administered intramuscularly (a total volume of 0.2 ml) once a week in all three treatment protocols. In the BOL and ST groups, a higher anxiety level was observed only for Protocol I. BOL and ST significantly affected social interaction in all protocols. Memory deficits and increased AChE activity in the CC and HC were found in the BOL groups treated according to Protocol III only. In addition, BOL and ST significantly increased oxidative stress in both the CC and HC in the groups treated according to Protocol I and III. In conclusion, our findings show that the impact of BOL and ST on memory, anxiety, and social interaction depends on the dose and exposure duration of these AAS.
    A comparative study of the effect of the dose and exposure duration of anabolic androgenic steroids on behavior, cholinergic regulation, and oxidative stress in rats




    Histopathological and immunohistochemical changes in the testes of rabbits after injection with the growth promoter boldenone.
    Abstract
    Recently, boldenone (androgenic steroid) is used in improvement of the growth and food conversion in food-producing animals. In addition, it is used by bodybuilders during both off-season and precontest, where it is well known for increasing vascularity while preparing for a bodybuilding contest. The present study was designed to investigate the possible effect of growth promoter boldenone undecylenate on the structure and functions of rabbit testes. A total of 32 adult New Zealand rabbits were divided into 4 groups. The first group in the control group includes animals that were intramuscularly injected with olive oil and dissected after 3 weeks. Three experimental groups include animals that receive 1, 2, and 3 intramuscular injections of 5 mg/kg body weight boldenone, and dissected after 3, 6, and 9 weeks, respectively. Treating rabbits with boldenone increased the testosterone levels compared to the control group. Seminiferous tubules of the rabbit testis treated with boldenone showed reduced development and degeneration of the germinal epithelium, leading to debris and syncytial cell formation in the lumina of seminiferous tubules. Our immunohistochemical results indicated severe reduction in proliferating cell nuclear antigen-positive spermatogonia in boldenone-treated animals as compared to the control group. These findings explain the common phenomena among athletics and bodybuilders who suffer from infertility as they were injected with some drugs such as steroids (boldenone) to build muscles.
    Histopathological and immunohistochemical changes in the testes of rabbits after injection with the growth promoter boldenone. - PubMed - NCBI
     
  18. master.on

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    Physiological and biochemical changes after boldenone injection in adult rabbits
    Abstract
    Boldenone (BOL) is an androgenic steroid that improves the growth and food conversion in food-producing animals. In most countries worldwide, this anabolic steroid is forbidden for human uses and meat production as it was developed for veterinary use. Recently, BOL is used by bodybuilders in both off season and pre-contest, where it is well known for increasing vascularity while preparing for a bodybuilding contest. The present study was designed to investigate the physiological and biochemical changes in rabbits after injection with the growth promoter BOL. A total of 32 adult New Zealand rabbits were divided into four groups, where the control group includes animals that were injected intramuscularly with olive oil and dissected after 3 weeks. The remaining three experimental groups included animals that received one, two and three intramuscular injections of 5 mg/kg body weight BOL, respectively, and were dissected after 3, 6 and 9 weeks, respectively. The animals from practice appeared healthy and did not show clinical signs of disease and none of the rabbits died during the experimental period. Serum total protein, globulin, alanine aminotransferase, asparate aminotransferase, urea, creatinine, testosterone, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone levels were significantly increased while serum direct bilirubin, albumin and albumin/globulin ratio were significantly decreased (p < 0.05) after one, two and three intramuscular injections of BOL as compared to their relative values in the control group. These findings explain the common phenomena in athletes and bodybuilders who suffer from infertility, renal and hepatic alterations following injection with some drugs as steroids (BOL) to build muscles.
    Physiological and biochemical changes after boldenone injection in adult rabbits. Available from: Physiological and biochemical changes after boldenone injection in adult rabbits [accessed Oct 10 2017].




    p53 and Bc1-2expression in response to boldenone induced liver cells injury
    Abstract
    Boldenone is an anabolic steroid developed for veterinary use. Recently, it is used by bodybuilders in both off-season and pre-contest, where it is well known for increasing vascularity while preparing for a bodybuilding contest. So, the present study was designed to investigate the possible effect of using growth promoter boldenone undecylenate on the rabbit liver tissue. Thirty-two adult New Zealand rabbits were divided into four groups (8 animals each). Control group includes animals that injected intramuscularly with olive oil and dissected after 3 weeks. The experimental groups include animals that receive one, two and three intramuscular injections of 5 mg/kg body weight boldenone, respectively. The animals were dissected after 3, 6 and 9 weeks respectively, where the interval of each dose of boldenon was 3 weeks. Small pieces of the liver tissues were sent for the histopathological examination. Apoptotic p53 and antiapoptotic Bc1-2 proteins were localized immunohistochemically. Histological observations of the liver tissue showed that the sinusoidal congestion was the most prominent feature that extended from the centrilobular to the periportal regions. Hepatocellular vacuolation in the centrilobular region was also detected. Liver immunohistochemical observation showed a significant increase of the apoptotic protein p53 and a significant decrease in the antiapoptotic Bc1-2 proteins. The highest frequency of p53 positive cells was observed in the liver sections of three dose of boldenone injections, while the lowest in control group, also the highest frequency of Bcl-2 positive cells was observed in the liver sections of control group while the lowest in three dose of boldenone injections. The present results investigate that people should be careful if they want to use such steroids to enhance their strength and endurance.
    p53 and Bc1-2expression in response to boldenone induced liver cells injury. Available from: p53 and Bc1-2expression in response to boldenone induced liver cells injury [accessed Oct 10 2017].



    So far Boldenone seems scarier than Olive Oil
     
  19. master.on

    master.on Member

    Olive oil intake is inversely related to cancer prevalence: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of 13800 patients and 23340 controls in 19 observational studies

    Abstract
    Dietary fat, both in terms of quantity and quality, has been implicated to cancer development, either positively or negatively. The aim of this work was to evaluate whether olive oil or monounsaturated fat intake was associated with the development of cancer. A systematic search of relevant studies, published in English, between 1990 and March 1, 2011, was performed through a computer-assisted literature tool (i.e., Pubmed). In total 38 studies were initially allocated; of them 19 case-control studies were finally studied (13800 cancer patients and 23340 controls were included). Random effects meta-analysis was applied in order to evaluate the research hypothesis. It was found that compared with the lowest, the highest category of olive oil consumption was associated with lower odds of having any type of cancer (log odds ratio = -0.41, 95%CI -0.53, -0.29, Cohran's Q = 47.52, p = 0.0002, I-sq = 62%); the latter was irrespective of the country of origin (Mediterranean or non-Mediterranean). Moreover, olive oil consumption was associated with lower odds of developing breast cancer (logOR = -0,45 95%CI -0.78 to -0.12), and a cancer of the digestive system (logOR = -0,36 95%CI -0.50 to -0.21), compared with the lowest intake. The strength and consistency of the findings states a hypothesis about the protective role of olive oil intake on cancer risk. However, it is still unclear whether olive oil's monounsaturated fatty acid content or its antioxidant components are responsible for its beneficial effects.

    Full text here
    Olive oil intake is inversely related to cancer prevalence: a systematic review and a meta-analysis of 13800 patients and 23340 controls in 19 observational studies
     
  20. master.on

    master.on Member

    Date: March 2, 2015
    Source: Taylor & Francis

    Summary:
    Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), long-known for its heart health benefits, has now been identified for its rapid destruction of cancer cells. While scientists have proven that the oleocanthal compound found in EVOO causes cell death in cancer cells, they have been unable to provide an explanation for this phenomenon until now.

    Paul Breslin, David Foster, and Onica LeGendre offer answers in their paper, published in Molecular & Cellular Oncology.

    In their recent study, the researchers discovered that the key to understanding the toxic effect of oleocantha in cancerous cells lies in its reaction with the lysosomes of the cell, where the cells store waste: the oleocantha ruptures the cancer cell lysosomes causing cell death within 30 minutes to an hour while leaving un-cancerous cells unharmed. This suggests that the lysosomal membranes of cancerous cells are weaker than those of uncancerous cells. Because of oleocantha's targeted damage to cancer cells, it may prove an ideal option for therapeutic cancer treatment. Paul Breslin, co-author of the study, said "The mechanism of killing cancer cells and sparing healthy cells, lysosomal membrane permeabilization, has been hypothesized as a possible mechanism of effectively killing cancer cells and sparing healthy tissues but has never been realized before. Our realization of this makes this paper of particular therapeutic interest for cancer treatment."

    The study's focus on the effect of oleocantha on cancerous and un-cancerous cells leads to larger implications about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in EVOO. Breslin stated, "the Mediterranean diet is known to be associated with a reduced risk of many different kinds of cancer. Whereas the entire diet likely has many benefits, this study points directly to the olive oil phenolic, oleocanthal, as playing an especially important role in these observations. As more people turn to the Mediterranean diet as a healthy life option, oleocanthal is growing in its significance as a key active component of this diet."

    Olive oil: The key to curing cancer?