The effects of hydroxytyrosol in immunosuppressed broilers


Dear Colleagues,

This week we are pleased to show an article demonstrating the immune-enhancing effects of hydroxytyrosol. Specifically, it has been evaluated how this molecule is able to recover the immune system of broilers immunosuppressed with cyclophosphamide.

Hydroxytyrosol is a type of phenolic phytochemical with potent antioxidant properties.

In nature, hydroxytyrosol is found mainly in olives, olive leaves and olive oil in the form of oleuropein and is converted to hydroxytyrosol during olive ripening.

Oleuropein accumulates in olive leaves and fruits as a defense mechanism against pathogens and herbivores.

Hydroxytyrosol has been shown on several occasions to be one of the most potent antioxidants that we can ingest through the diet, being able to reduce inflammatory processes.

For example, its capacity as an antioxidant could neutralize the immunosuppression cycle produced by free radicals produced by the innate immune system itself when it is overactive and overcomes the body’s protective antioxidant mechanism.

In addition to Hydroxytyrosol and Oleuropein there are other interesting molecules from the olive tree such as Maslinic acid or Tyrosol… but we will talk about these in the following articles.

To finish, just remember that if you want to use Hydroxytyrosol or other olive phytogens, we recommend you to boost these molecules with the right technology as we are doing in NBG with the NBG OxiShield because otherwise your efficiency will be low and your feeding cost will be too high.

In Nutribiogencis we have developed NBG OxiShield, a powerful immunomodulator and metabolic antioxidant that uses as its core the olive extract rich in active molecules potentiated with our HHH technology.


So far, the results obtained in prestigious R&D centers have been surprising, reducing for example the mortality of chickens affected by mycoplasma from 14% to less than 4%!

In future articles we will show you in detail these wonderful results obtained thanks to our HHH technology.

Enjoy the article.