Athens University Pharmacy Faculty Certification

Υα is certified by the laboratory of the Athens University Pharmacy Faculty.

Υα Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil is certified by the special pharmacognosy laboratory of the Athens University Pharmacy Faculty for its medical properties.

Many types of food contribute to our health status preservation and improvement, with olive oil being one of them.

Olive oil has several therapeutic and medical properties, which made it an excellent raw material for medicine production.

However, is this the case with all olive oils? Definitely not.

Υα Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil is certified by the special pharmacognosy laboratory of the Athens University Pharmacy Faculty for its medical properties.

According to the report carried out by the Pharmacy Faculty upon our request, the daily consumption of 20 gr Υα Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil provides 10 mg of hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol or their derivatives (>5 mg) and consequently Υα belongs to that category of olive oils which protect the blood lipids from oxidative stress, having regard to the Regulation 432/2012 of the European Union.

In other words, and always according to the EU health directive, Υα Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil contains a high concentration of polyphenols, which contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress.

This health claim can be borne only by olive oils that have been certified by accredited organizations.

The Athens University Pharmacy Faculty and more particularly its pharmacognosy laboratory is an accredited partner of the International Olive Council (IOC).

(Olive oil is the oil derived from the fruit of the olive tree. A key element of the Mediterranean diet and health food products due to the content of monounsaturated fat. The consumption of olive oil has been associated, most scientifically proven, with significant benefits for the human body.

The olive oil briefly:

  • Contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular disease,
  • Reduces total cholesterol, "bad" (LDL) cholesterol, triglycerides,
  • Fortifies the body and the immune system,
  • Has antioxidant fighting free radicals,
  • Has anti-inflammatory activity similar to the drug,
  • Reduces high blood pressure,
  • Helps in proper functioning of the pancreas, etc.

Furthermore, the oil exhibits much greater resistance to heat, such as in frying, with the result that the fatty acids are cleaved and not produced free radicals are detrimental to health.

Monounsaturated acids make the oil, therefore, more resistant against oxidation compared to other vegetable oils, which are characterized for the polyunsaturated fatty acids them.)

You may see or download the original Certification file here