Why is hydroxytyrosol added to drugs?



Hydroxytyrosol is a natural phenolic compound found in olive oil and olives, and it has been shown to have a variety of health benefits, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.

Hydroxytyrosol has been studied as a potential treatment agent for a variety of diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, and its potential to enhance drug efficacy has been studied. Hydroxytyrosol can improve the bioavailability and effectiveness of certain drugs, such as chemotherapeutic drugs, by improving the solubility and stability of certain drugs. It has also been found to reduce the toxic side effects of some drugs, for example, hydroxytyrosol has been shown to prevent kidney toxicity caused by chemicals.

In addition, because of its antioxidant properties, hydroxytyrosol has been investigated for its potential use as a food and cosmetic preservative.

It is important to note that while hydroxytyrosol has shown promise in studies, more research is needed to determine its safety and effectiveness as a drug or preservative.