Our journey through the beneficial properties of Extra Virgin Olive Oil continues and never ceases to amaze us.
SQUALENE (SQ), a unique chemical element, contained in the unsaponifiable fraction of the oil, has properties
– XENBIOTIC DETOXIFYER
But what about sharks?
This precious molecule was detected for the first time studying some species of sharks. Its particular function is to allow these fish that live at great depths, where there is a shortage of oxygen, to still have it available in their metabolism.
And above all, what does EVO Oil have to do with it?
Studies have shown that these sharks never get cancer, and this characteristic has been related to the presence of high quantities of squalene in their liver metabolism. The interesting element is that squalene is also found in significant quantities in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
So consuming EVO oil can help prevent some cancers?
Statistical investigations carried out on Mediterranean populations that mainly use EVO oil relating to the frequency of certain tumors, and research on laboratory animals treated with carcinogenic substances and simultaneously protected or not protected with QS, have shown that Squalene is a CHEMO-PREVENTIVE BIOCOMPONENT.
In particular, Squalene limits the growth of some types of cancer, in particular those affecting the colorectal, pancreas, endometrium, thyroid, breast, prostate, bladder and lung.
Populations that regularly use Extra Virgin Olive Oil are less likely to get sick with certain types of cancer, whose proliferation is inhibited by Squalene.
A step forward in the pharmacological field
Recent studies in the pharmacological field have also demonstrated that squalene can be used as a carrier of particular nanomolecules of anticancer drugs. These new drugs have been shown to be ten times more effective in treating cancer than traditional drugs. These are still preliminary studies which have shown efficacy only in the laboratory and on some non-human animal tissues and which therefore require caution but bode well.
A daily gesture that can improve the quality of our life
Choosing to regularly consume quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil is therefore not only a matter of taste, but also and above all of Health and Wellness.
Daily and regular consumption of EVO oil can really help us feel better and take care of the people we love with such a simple gesture.