Nutraceutical Ingredients of the Olive Tree, extracting the secret of the Mediterranean diet


The olive tree is ancestrally known, dating its origin to Asia Minor, from where it spreads throughout the Mediterranean area.

The Greeks and Romans consecrated this tree, elaborating beautiful myths around it (it was Athena’s gift to the Greeks) and identifying its healing power, already transmitted by Hippocrates.

Spain has a predominant position as a producer of olive for consumption and cosmetics. However, a Spanish company, SUANFARMA, has also contributed significantly to the knowledge of the olive tree for the properties of its active ingredients as nutritional supplements.


The richness of the olive tree lies in its components. Valuable active ingredients can be extracted from its leaves and fruit: polyphenols, terpenes, tocopherols, etc., obtaining standardised ingredients in Oleoeuropein, Hydroxytyrosol, Maslinic Acid, other triterpenic acids, Oleocanthal and a long series of molecules with cardiovascular, antioxidant, immunostimulant and anti-inflammatory applications.

By concentrating these active ingredients in a nutritional supplement, we achieve all the health benefits present in the olive tree and avoid the fat and calories associated with traditional “EVOO” consumption.

Thanks to advances in clinical studies and evidence of safety and efficacy, the active ingredients of the olive tree have health claims endorsed by international bodies such as the EFSA (European Food Safety Agency).

Our strategy is to supplement the Mediterranean diet, identifying the molecules responsible for its properties and using the latest extractive techniques for their production. In this way we have established long-term partnerships with the main national producers.

SUANFARMA also has a beautiful history that links it to olive extract, as it was one of the first companies to export olive leaf extract to North America. This was the origin of today’s SUANFARMA Inc.

Our customers there still identify us as “The Olive Extract Company”. Generating a brand associated with quality Mediterranean products and excellent customer service.

Today, our portfolio covers olive extracts standardized in each of their main active ingredients and focused on specific applications.

Our territorial reach has also expanded over the last 20 years, and we supply all over the world. We are proud ambassadors of the Spanish brand and the quality of the Mediterranean botanical tradition.


For further information, please contact:

Head Market Development Nutra Division


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