Olivol is a patented extract that contains antioxidant polyphenols derived exclusively from olives. USANA has patented a process to recover olive phenols from the by-products of olive oil production in order to formulate this proprietary ingredient.
The polyphenolic antioxidants found in olives are not present in other common dietary sources. They are structurally distinct from vitamins, carotenoids, bioflavanoids, proanthocyanidins, and other antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables. These antioxidants may be one of the components of the Mediterranean diet associated with health and longevity.