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The Ultimate Immunity Boost: Harnessing the power of Hydroxytyrosol and Vitamin C

The Ultimate Immunity Boost: Harnessing the power of Hydroxytyrosol and Vitamin C

Immune support, collagen production, antioxidant defense, and stress management are a few of the reasons why people incorporate vitamin C into their daily regimen. While all very effective in promoting overall health, did you know that when combined with the powerful beauty molecule Hydroxytyrosol, the results are even more powerful and therefore more effective?

In this blog post, join us as we explore the individual benefits of each of these compounds and the remarkable advantages that result when they are used in synergy together.


Hydroxytyrosol, a potent polyphenol recognized for its abundant antioxidant properties, is primarily found in olives and olive oil. With a molecular structure capable of removing free radicals, hydroxytyrosol is extremely effective in shielding cells from oxidative damage, thereby helping reduce the risk of chronic diseases and neurodegenerative disorders.

Vitamin C, scientifically known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found abundantly in various fruits and vegetables, particularly citrus fruits like oranges and strawberries. Also a potent antioxidant, vitamin C carries many of the same healing properties as hydroxytyrosol, in addition to enhancing iron absorption, which supports the immune system. 

One difference worth noting is, while both hydroxytyrosol and vitamin C exhibit antioxidant properties, studies indicate that hydroxytyrosol boasts a significantly higher ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value compared to vitamin C, proving superior strength in fighting many infectious viruses and harmful environmental influences.

When OLIVE TREE PEOPLE Founder Thomas Lommel discovered the powerful properties of hydroxytyrosol more than 20 years ago, it led him to developing our very first elixir: I01 ORAC & CAMU CAMU OLIVE LEAF CONCENTRATE. A pint-sized, drinkable cure, the fresh green olive leaf elixir is packed full of up to 3,000 times higher concentration of antioxidants than is found in olive oil.

In the years to follow, Thomas utilized his knowledge and experience with hydroxytyrsol to produce our extensive collection of
face creams, serums, and cleansers.


When consumed separately, hydroxytyrosol and vitamin C each contribute to protecting the immune system. But when combined, these two compounds form an unmatched duo that combat oxidative stress and inflammation way more effectively than they would alone. The heightened antioxidant defense that comes from this synergy not only boosts the body’s ability to counteract detrimental free radicals, but it also reinforces cellular defense mechanisms, thus lowering the likelihood of chronic illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.

When it comes to skincare, the combination of hydroxytyrosol and vitamin C has been shown to significantly promote skin health and combat aging. For this reason, many of the products at OLIVE TREE PEOPLE. including the F83 HT + VITAMIN C SERUM FACE and the F67 CORRECTIVE FACIAL TONIC, combine these two compounds.

While vitamin C supports collagen synthesis, aiding in the maintenance of skin elasticity and firmness, hydroxytyrosol helps protect against UV-induced skin damage and inflammation. Together, they form a powerful duo that can help maintain youthful-looking skin and mitigate the effects of environmental stressors. 


  • Both hydroxytyrosol and vitamin C have exhibit powerful antioxidant properties that are vital to protecting the immune system.
  • Hydroxytyrosol has significantly higher ORAC value, while vitamin C has the unique ability to enhance iron absorption in the body.
  • When used in synergy together, not only are these two compounds stronger and more effective at protecting the body, but they also pave the way for exploring new avenues in preventative medicine and fostering longevity.