Benolea® may act via two known mechanisms to support healthy blood pressure levels
Promotion of production of nitric oxide (NO), an important mediator of vasodilation in blood vessels. In turn, NO helps relax the smooth muscles surrounding blood vessels, decreasing blood pressure.
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibition
Inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), decreasing the formation of angiotensin II. This leads to a systematic dilation of arteries and veins that decreases arterial blood pressure.
Benolea® multicomponent system: synergistic interplay of all components to lower cholesterol level
The blood sugar lowering effect of Benolea® is supported by in-vivo findings. Benolea® ameliorated glucose tolerance after ingestion of a starch solution compared to controls.
Coronary and vascular protection
Oleuropein, one of the main ingredients of Benolea®, shows an antiadhesive effect. Therefore, the adhesion of white blood cells to the inside of the blood vessels is prevented. This is the basis for the prevention of atherosclerosis.
Benolea® is a powerful antioxidant, with an antioxidant activity greater than Vitamin C. Antioxidants prevent oxidative stress and cellular damage caused by free radicals. Cellular damage is believed to lead to the development of cardiovascular disease.