Hydroxytyrosol is a kind of polyphenol compounds, naturally in olive branches and leaves and fruit, and a small amount of hydroxytyrosol in the form of free, and most of it is combined with glucose, olive acid after the formation of the olive bitter glycosides, when the olive bitter glycosides in alkaline or acidic environment prone to degradation, and hydroxytyrosol.
Hydroxytyrosol has a variety of biological activities. It has strong antibacterial action and inhibits bacterial growth by destroying the integrity of bacterial cell membranes. Hydroxy butyl alcohol can inhibit staphylococcus aureus, escherichia coli, bacillus subtilis, pseudomonas aeruginosa and other bacteria, especially for higher levels of staphylococcus aureus, escherichia coli and pseudomonas aeruginosa, bacteriostatic effect is more apparent, but the hydroxytyrosol on low concentration of staphylococcus aureus, escherichia coli and pseudomonas aeruginosa were not showed obvious inhibitory effect.
Through the above description, we can roughly understand some of the antibacterial effect of hydroxytyrosol, and it is mainly used as medical raw materials, food additives in medicine, food and other fields, hope to provide some help to you to understand and use hydroxytyrosol!