DAVIS, Calif., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of May, International Mediterranean Diet month, OlivinoLife, Inc., leading creator of science-based Mediterranean Diet products, today officially launched Olivino™, the first Mediterranean Diet supplement. Olivino combines the highest-quality, non-GMO bioactive ingredients derived from Mediterranean Diet staple foods: olives, grapes and tomatoes. The effectiveness of each ingredient has been tested in numerous human clinical studies (see https://olivinolife.com/research/). When taken daily, the active ingredients in Olivino may offer unique health benefits.
"The Mediterranean Diet is rich in 'functional' ingredients including plant-based polyphenols and antioxidants from olive pulp, grape seeds and skins, and lycopene, the most powerful antioxidant carotenoid from tomatoes," said Dr. Clare Hasler-Lewis, CEO and co-founder of OlivinoLife. "Most of us don't eat these foods every day, so we developed Olivino to provide the basics of the Mediterranean Diet in a convenient form. My desire to improve personal health through functional foods goes back decades and is driven by my professional commitment to making a healthy lifestyle accessible, practical and convenient."
The Mediterranean Diet is the most-researched eating pattern in the world. In 2010, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) identified the Mediterranean Diet as a healthy eating pattern in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines renewed its recommendation of the Mediterranean Diet as a premier healthy eating pattern. Olives, grapes and tomatoes are key foods in the Mediterranean Diet, and the principle bioactive components in Olivino.
Abundant Bioactives in Each 2-Capsule Dose
Each 2-capsule daily serving of Olivino contains extracts from over 300 grapes, 30 olives and 5 large tomatoes. Each serving also includes less than a gram of fiber.
The olive extract in Olivino is an exclusive ingredient from selected olives from southern Italy with a very high polyphenol content.
The tomato ingredient, lycopene, the most potent of antioxidants in the tomato, has been shown to positively impact skin health. Each serving of Olivino contains the amount of lycopene that may increase skin's tolerance to sun exposure, reducing wrinkle formation and increasing elasticity. Lycopene has also been shown to support healthy blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels and maintain prostate health.
The grape ingredients have been shown to have the highest impact on cardiovascular health. Blood pressure and cholesterol have been lowered in human clinical trials with the amounts included in each serving of Olivino.
Olive polyphenols may positively impact skin and cardiovascular health and maintain healthy blood glucose levels. What makes this Olivino ingredient especially interesting that North Americans consume very few olives, long a staple of the Mediterranean Diet, when compared to diets in other parts of Europe.
Today, OlivinoLife also announced its founding Scientific Advisory Board, confirming the global interest and support for the Mediterranean Diet-based supplement, and the highly qualified OlivinoLife leadership team.
"With decades-long careers and leadership roles in health and nutrition, my fellow Board members and I believe strongly in the OlivinoLife team and the benefits Olivino delivers," asserted Advisory Board member and noted skin care expert Dr. Susan K. Silva.
Founding Scientific Advisory Board members include:
Dr. Liz Applegate - Nationally renowned author and expert on nutrition and fitness; faculty member of the Nutrition Department and the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of California, Davis; currently on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism; Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine; member of the Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists, a practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg - Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Senior Scientist in the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
Dr. Giovanni Appendino - Member of the Accademia di Agricoltura di Torino (Italy); Editor in Chief of the Journal Fitoterapia and member of the Advisory Board of Natural Products Reports, Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, Phytochemistry Letters, Natural Products Communications and PharmaNutrition.
Dr. Susan K. Silva - With a degree in chemistry and a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of California, Davis, Silva is an Allergan Medical Institute Faculty Member and private practice dermatologist involved with clinical trials and instruction of aesthetic physicians. Dr. Silva is an expert in the use of lasers including laser resurfacing and uses injectables including Botox and fillers and well as oral and topical skin care products to achieve optimum skin health and comprehensive rejuvenation.
Dr. Venket Rao – Currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, with Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in Food Science, and experience as Full Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
As the leading science-based Mediterranean Diet supplement on the market today, each 2-capsule serving of Olivino contains extracts from more than 300 grapes, 30 olives and five large tomatoes. Olivino is the convenient dietary supplement that when taken daily provides the key ingredients for cardiovascular and skin health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, conveniently. For more information, visit www.olivinolife.com and enter Discount Code 3500 for $10 off your purchase.
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