09 Jul Squalene in olive oil can help in tissue repair
Squalene is a chemical compound that, when it reacts with water, captures hydrogen from its molecules and nourishes the cells of the body with oxygen, that is, it has an antioxidant effect, does not just preserve youth, but rejuvenates the body. Sharks spend life at great depths, where there is little oxygen, so their body produces a huge amount of squalene. This was discovered by Japanese scientists at the beginning of the last century. In the course of further research it turned out that squalene was synthesized not only the organs of marine animals, but all living things, but in microscopic doses. Squalene is provided to humans by a sufficient amount of oxygen in the cells, which supports the immune system.
Squalene is contained in olive oil in the amount of 0.8% (80 mg / g). According to a recent study by the University of Jaen in Spain, squalene in olive oil can help in healing and repairing tissues. This is still the first step to later find out if they can be used to treat inflammatory diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome.
Squalene in the composition of cold-pressed olive oil reacts to chemical, physical, bacterial and exogenous stress signals, protecting the surface of the skin. This hydrocarbon has anti-inflammatory properties that are supposed to prevent cancer, skin diseases, and atherosclerotic lesions. Squalene has recently been used in several tests, including chemotherapy for cancer. A few years ago, Jaen University also conducted another study in which squalene was supposed to help prevent breast cancer, as they help reduce oxidative damage to epithelial cells.