Hydroxytyrosol is a substance from the olive with potent antioxidant properties.
Hydroxytyrosol works specifically against cancer cells by inhibiting their growth and pushing the cancer cell to programmed self-destruction. This is done by inhibiting substances that originally block self-destruction.
Hydroxytyrosol also inhibits cancer stem cells, which are particularly dangerous cancer cells because they are often considered to be very resistant to therapy.
Studies have also shown that hydroxytyrosol can inhibit metastasis. Metastases are tumor deposits in distant parts of the body. Their existence significantly worsens the success rates of cancer therapy.
Studies have shown that hydroxytyrosol is effective against the following types of tumors: Breast cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, leukemia, and lung cancer.
Hydroxytyrosol should be an integral part of comprehensive cancer therapy. The use is well-tolerated. Unfortunately, the treatment is relatively expensive.