Hydroxytyrosol can be obtained from natural sources such as olives and olive oil or it can be synthesized chemically.
Extraction from olives and olive oil:
The most common method for obtaining hydroxytyrosol is through the extraction from olives and olive oil.Olives and olive oil contain various phenolic compounds including hydroxytyrosol. The extraction process involves separating the phenolic compounds from the rest of the olive or olive oil using solvents such as methanol or ethanol.The extract is then purified to obtain hydroxytyrosol.
Hydroxytyrosol can also be synthesized chemically using tyrosol as a starting material.The synthesis involves the reaction of tyrosol with hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a catalyst. The resulting product is hydroxytyrosol.
In both cases, the purity and yield of the hydroxytyrosol can vary depending on the source and extraction method used.