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Active principles

Le Prandine pursues its mission of proposing an entirely handcrafted product, capable of gathering the best active ingredients of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

The active ingredients of the oil
Olive oil is rich in oleic acid (about 62%), one of the most abundant long-chain monounsaturated fatty acids present in our body, with great nourishing and emollient properties for the skin. It contains about 15% linoleic acid, important for maintaining the health and growth of cell membranes, 15% palmitic acid and 2% stearic acid, both with emollient and fat-gelling properties. It also contains an unsaponifiable fraction ranging from 1 to 2%, of phenolic compounds, chlorophyll, Vitamin E, phytosterols, which provide this oil with a significant concentration of antioxidant active ingredients, with a reparative and anti-inflammatory action. Finally squalene, one of the main components of the skin surface.

Properties of olive oil
Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat composed almost entirely of triglycerides. The most represented fatty acids are oleic, linoleic and palmitic. It is a food with multiple virtues. Indispensable during childhood as it contributes to body growth, the myelination process of the brain and bone formation, the oil is also an adjuvant in resistance to infections.
During adulthood it is effective in the prevention of arterial and heart disorders, and lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood. In addition to reducing the risk of heart disease, it has an anti-aging function for the skin and bones as it is rich in vitamin E, which protects against decalcification, osteoporosis and fractures. Among the constituents, together with vitamin E, beta-carotene (provitamin A) and a whole series of antioxidant substances such as phenolic compounds. All these characteristics make olive oil a perfect ally for the cardiovascular system, bones and skin."