What is HIGH PHENOLIC Olive Oil? Part 1

What is HIGH PHENOLIC Olive Oil? Part 2

What is HIGH PHENOLIC Olive Oil? Part 3

What are the Benefits of High Phenolic Olive Oil?

Over two thousand years ago, Hippocrates and Dioscorides referred to early harvest high phenolic olive oil as medicinal.

EU 432/2012 Labelling Health Claim for Polyphenols

Olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress. The claim may be used only for olive oil, containing at least 5 mg of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives (e.g. oleuropein complex and tyrosol) per 20 g of olive oil. In order to bear the claim information shall be given to the consumer that the beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 20 g of “high phenolic” olive oil.


Modern science has identified the specific phenolic compounds, found in high phenolic olive oils that are health protective and continue to research the effectiveness of these biophenols for the prevention and treatment of many of today’s chronic illnesses, including heart attack and stroke, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Type II Diabetes and cancer.

After analyzing over 8,000 samples of polyphenol rich olive oil more commonly known as “High Phenolic Olive Oil” a more practical definition has emerged. 

Dr. Prokopios Magiatis reviews his analysis of high phenolic olive oils in an interview with Athan Gadanidis in preparation implementing the new certification, display and marketing plan for high phenolic olive oil.

When Combining High Phenolic Olive Oil and Red Wine it increases the absorption of phenolic compounds from wine and olive oil by 50%. Polyphenols now in a even more health promoting flavor bomb

Athan presents the marketing plan for High phenolic EVOO: Branded coolers and AristoApp and Aristoleo Data-Lok track & trace will guarantee quality and increase confidence of customers in search of the highest quality of EVOO rich in biophenols.

The first certified High Phenolic EVOOs sold in North America 
Register today: Aristoleo Data-Lok Certification guarantees temperature control in storage and display Aristoleo Coolers kept at the optimum 12-15C.


 Laconiko Estate EVOO ( 613mg per kg ) and Laconiko OLIO NUOVO (889mg per kg) and the NEW LACONIKO ZOI are the only 3 certified brands for high phenolic EVOO sold in North America.

Data-lok Certified data:

Analysis of polyphenol concentration.


To purchase:



LACONIKO ESTATE EVOO High Phenolic and delicious

Data-lok Certified data: https://aristoleo.com/aristoleo-datalok-certification/adlc-2023/adlc-2023-laconiko-olio-nuovo/

To purchase: https://laconiko.com/product/laconiko-olio-nuovo-new-2023-harvest/

OLIO NUOVO by LACONIKO ( 889mg per kg )

LACONIKO OLIO NUOVO the first high phenolic EVOO to be certified


Data-lok Certified data: https://aristoleo.com/aristoleo-datalok-certification/adlc-2023/laconiko-zoi/

To purchase: https://laconiko.com/product/zoi-ultra-high-phenolic-evoo-rich-in-oleocanthal/

ZOI by LACONIKO ( 613mg per kg )

Laconiko ZOI ultra premium high phenolic EVOO

Laconiko OLIO NUOVO and Laconiko High Phenolic EVOO are the first certifed high phenolic EVOOs in the USA


We live in historic times confirming ancient wisdom with modern science. It is now recognized that most if not all chronic illness is the result of inflammation. The phenolic compound oleocanthal is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties and oleacein is a powerful antioxidant. Together these two phenolic compounds continue to surprise researchers in clinical trials with human volunteers and anecdotal evidence continues to accumulate from the most unexpected places..

These compounds are only found in extra virgin olive oil. EVOOs that test high in these and other phenols are allowed to place the EU health claim labeling regulation 432/2012 on the label in the EU.

This new category of olive oil is called High Phenolic Olive Oil  and, since olive oil is a food, daily consumption of High Phenolic Olive Oil is a smart choice for optimum health, vitality and longevity and a main ingredient of a well balaced meal planning and exercise program.


In the video below, Athan interviews Dr. Prokopios Magiatis on the multiple clinical studies that are beginning to indicate ancient wisdom about the possible healing properties of the phenolic compounds in early harvest olive oil made from specific varieties.

Athan is still dancing at age 65

Thank you! I will be happy to answer all your questions: athan@aristoleonorthamerica.com

How to use high phenolic EVOO

How to use high phenolic EVOO from everyday to daily health shot








Health Benefits

Extra Virgin Olive Oils Rich in Oleocanthal and Oleacein are Considered Nutraceutical.

Cardiovascular Disease

Olive oil can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood which can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.


Oleocanthal, a phenolic component of extra-virgin olive oil, has been recently linked to reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.


Oleocanthal rapidly and selectively induces cancer cell death in various types via lysosomal membrane permeabilization.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Oleocanthal has been shown to block the same inflammatory pathways as ibuprofen and aspirin, without side effects.

Type II Diabetes

Oleic acid in olive oil promotes glucose transport into cells helping improve blood glucose regulation.

Weight Loss

Three tablespoons olive oil per day in a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, legumes and whole grains, moderate in dairy and low in meat for weight loss.

What Makes Aristoleo an
Authority on High Phenolic EVOO?


In 2012, the EU made a health claim labelling regulation 432-2012. In it is stated that olive oils with polyphenols over 250 mg/kg can put a health claim on the label as it reduces LDL oxidation. In the same year, Dr. Prokopios Magiatis and Dr. Eleni Melliou of the University of Athens discovered a method to accurately measure individual phenolic compounds in olive oil using NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance). The following year they invented a test kit to measure the combined phenolic compounds Oleocanthal and Oleacein. It is the Aristoleo® Test Kit.

Artemis Alliance Inc. and the Univ. of Athens patented the invention and created the Aristoleo.com website and has dedicated the interim years to identifying High Phenolic EVOOs, expanding consumer awareness of the health benefits of High Phenolic EVOO and are now partner in the EU funded 3-year, 5-country ARISTOIL Interreg MED Program to study High Phenolic EVOO production and how to deliver it to the world. We are proud and love what we do!

What Aristoleo Offers


Health & Research

Aristoleo® shares latest research and articles related to the health benefits of High Phenolic EVOO.


Aristoleo® enjoys sharing great food recipes from the Kitchen of Theresa James using High Phenolic EVOO.

EVOO Brands

Aristoleo Agora Marketplace lists High Phenolic Extra Virgin Olive Oils certified by NMR.


Subscribe to Aristoleo® YouTube Channel to follow archived and latest events, interviews and information videos.


Aristoleo® Awards

Aristoleo® Awards and promotes brands of High Phenolic EVOO and Table Olives by phenolic content and perfect taste.


Aristoleo® expands global awareness of High Phenolic Extra Virgin Olive Oil through conferences, programs, online and social media.


Aristoleo® works with High Phenolic EVOO producers to build brand recognition and community though agro-tourism.

Aristoleo® Conferences

Annual conference with health and industry experts to promote High Phenolic EVOO and present Aristoleo Awards.

Aristoleo® Test Kit

For professional use this “lab in a vial” based on NMR measures phenolic compounds Oleocanthal and Oleacein in EVOO.



Aristoleo® introduces High Phenolic EVOO producers to regional distributors and/or purchasers for brand or volume sales.


Aristoleo® Team actively works with producers to assist in achieving production, marketing and sales objectives.

ARISTOIL Interreg MED Program 3-year, 5-country EU funded study of high phenolic olive oil


Aristoleo® is Cyprus partner in EU funded 3-year, 5-country ARISTOIL Interreg MED program to study High Phenolic EVOO.

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