Olive Oil, like wine, has been around forever. Its uses date back to 2000 B.C. It is this fruit based substance that Greek epic poet Homer so aptly called “liquid gold.” For people of the Mediterranean, it has had medicinal, even magical powers through the ages. The olive tree is considered a symbol of peace and glory and is a major part of the Mediterranean Diet.
Olive Oil was used in medicines and different ointments. it was also used for nourishment and as an overall healing agent.
Italy, Spain, Turkey, Tunisia, and Greece, with their great Mediterranean climate have become leading producers of fine olive oil. Like wine, many different varieties of olive oil have their own unique characteristics taken from the land and weather conditions.
Consumption of olive oil in the U.S. is at an all-time high, but many people are still confused about the differences between regular or pure olive oil and olive oil that’s classified as virgin or extra virgin. Basically, these designations are the grades of oil extracted from the olive. The classifications are strictly regulated. The regulation is somewhat different according to the country of origin.
Types of Olive Oil
Regular or Pure Olive Oil
Virgin means the olive oil was produced without any chemical additives, so it contains no refined oil. It has an acidity that’s less than 2%, so it tastes better. Virgin refers to the fact that the oil has been less handled or manipulated during processing.
Extra Virgin olive oil comes from the first press only and is the highest quality olive oil with perfect flavor, aroma, and balanced acidity. This olive oil is less processed than Virgin olive oil and is very delicate in flavor. It’s perfect for salad dressings, marinades, and for dipping bread.
Health Benefits of Organic Olive Oil
Organic olive oil is a monounsaturated fat, and is considered a good fatty acid (high density lipoproteins, HDLs) protects against bad cholesterol, or low density lipoproteins (LDLs).
Organic olive oil is also filled with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients that may protect you against illnesses. Studies have shown that organic olive oil can help:
- Protect you from heart disease
- Promote healthy digestion
- Ease the symptoms of ulcers & gastritis
- Lower gallstone formation
- Balance the fatty acids in your body
Scientific studies show that people eating two tablespoons of virgin organic olive oil daily for one week show less oxidation of LDLs and higher levels of antioxidants in their blood.
If you use extra virgin organic olive oil, you will benefit from higher levels of antioxidants, especially vitamin E and phenols, the same compounds found in grapes, because the olive oil is less processed.
Dr. Bo, a passionate purveyor and formulator of natural products, knows that not all olive oils are the same. That is why he provides this special Olive Oil, a select blend of oils from organic olives ripened by the Mediterranean sun, that can truly be called Extra Virgin (containing less than 0.8 percent pre-fatty acids).
Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 2 tablespoons (23 grams) of olive oil daily may also reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to the monounsaturated fat in olive oil. To achieve this possible benefit, olive oil is to replace a similar amount of saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of Dr. Bo’s Olive Oil contains 12 grams of olive Oil.**
Liver, Gall Bladder & Kidney Flush
Dr. Bo recommends using his extra virgin olive oil to help lubricate and flush out stones and other toxic debris that have accumulated over the years in the liver and gall bladder. The flush, for the liver, gall bladder & kidneys, can dramatically improve one’s health. It is very helpful for your body’s longevity and metabolism. Clients who have done repeated flushes have experienced increase energy, reduced bloating, improved digestion, decreased allergic reactions and aches and pains disappearing. See Dr. Bo’s Liver, Gall Bladder & Kidney Flush.
Other Variety of Uses
This gourmet oil may be used as an ingredient in your favorite recipes, as a condiment, massage oil, skin moisturizer plus much more.
The ingredients in Dr. Bo’s Olive Oil is of the highest quality, their benefits are numerous and they are formulated using Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) in our ultra modern FDA registered manufacturing facilities. This formulation contains no artificial ingredients, colors, flavors, additives, stimulants, gluten, casein, wheat, dairy, gliadin, avenin, soy, corn, nuts, yeast, oats, sugar, animal products or preservatives that can rob you of your good health, and is manufactured with a process that does not require the use of lubricants or flow agents assuring the purity of Dr. Bo’s Olive Oil and bypassing the need for any superfluous ingredients.