Olivamine®: What is it? Science Behind the Olivamine Supplements


Olivamine is a patented antioxidant formula based on olive extracts with hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein plus supporting vitamins and amino acids. It was created based on extensive research conducted at McCord Research, Inc. to promote cellular health by activating mitochondrial antioxidants that are known to play a role in inflammation, disease, and longevity.

  • Olivamine is a patented olive-based antioxidant formulation based on natural olive polyphenols
  • Antioxidants found in olives help protect against free radicals that can lead to cellular damage, aging, and inflammation
  • Free radical damage and inflammation have been linked with many diseases
  • Patents based on Olivamine were originally related to benefits in skin cells but additional research has demonstrated beneficial effects in various cells found throughout the body
  • Olivamine is a unique blend of antioxidants including olive polyphenols, as well as amino acids and vitamins that act synergistically to benefit cells

Olive-based Antioxidant Support from Olivamine

Olivamine ImmuneHealth supplement bottle
Olivamine ImmuneHealth supplement with Olive extract providing hydroxytyrosol

Olivamine® is a patented olive-based antioxidant formulation developed by McCord Research, Inc. that protects against free radicals that can lead to inflammation, cell death, and disease throughout the body if they are not properly neutralized. There is an ever-expanding body of evidence that links free radical damage and inflammation into almost all disease processes in the body, making this a key focus of medical research and intervention.

The effects of Olivamine were first researched in skin cells. The findings resulted in the first patents being issued for improved wound healing, activation of cellular antioxidant systems, increasing cellular lifespan, and more. The incorporation of Olivamine® into medical-grade skin care remedies resulted in the birth of the industry-leading Medline Remedy® with Olivamine® skin care product line used today in doctor’s offices, hospitals, and nursing facilities around the world.

Based on the ongoing research, the decision was made to provide the benefits of Olivamine® to the rest of the body by incorporating it into a line of quality dietary supplements. The research continues to grow showing that Olivamine® has additional benefits in all types of cells found throughout the body. Currently, our researchers have been issued multiple patents with additional patents pending based on the scientific findings with Olivamine®. It has been shown to activate and deactivate specific genes that are implicated in many health conditions in the growing field of epigenetics. 

You might be asking, what is in Olivamine®? What makes Olivamine® unique?

Olivamine ingredients:

  • Olive Leaf Extract (Hydroxytyrosol)
  • Glycine
  • Taurine
  • N-acetyl-l-cysteine
  • Proline
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM),

Now, let’s break them down:

Olive Leaf and Olive Fruit Extract (Hydroxytyrosol and Oleuropein)

Hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein from olive leaf and fruit extracts, are amongst the most potent dietary antioxidants ever discovered.  Their small molecular size and solubility in both water and oil means they are able to easily get inside cells where they have been shown to activate some of the most potent natural cellular defense mechanisms.

Research indicates that hydroxytyrosol and oleuropein have the ability to protect cells from stress, slow the growth of certain cancer cells, and increase the lifespan of healthy cells. We include them in our Olivamine supplements specifically for their demonstrated ability to increase genetic expression and production of one of the cells most potent antioxidants that helps protect the mitochondria from free-radical damage, MnSOD (manganese superoxide dismutase).

Acetylcysteine (NAC)

N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) is a natural dietary amino acid that is required to help produce one of the cell’s most important antioxidants, glutathione. Because of NAC and glutathione’s important role in protecting the cells and detoxifying the body, NAC is often the first line treatment in hospitals around the world for liver damage caused by toxic doses of some drugs such as acetaminophen. (Note: glutathione cannot be absorbed orally, so NAC is used orally to raise levels of glutathione in the body)

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a natural source of bioavailable dietary sulfur, included here to encourage and support the body’s production of sulfur-containing amino acids. These are necessary for protein synthesis and proper protein folding (important stuff!)

Amino Acids Proline, Taurine, and Glycine

ProlineTaurine, and Glycine, are important dietary amino acids with antioxidant capacity that have been shown to provide biochemical synergy with hydroxytyrosol, MSM, and NAC. Glycine is known to have protective effects in cells that have been depleted of their primary energy source, ATP. L-taurine functions as an antioxidant, especially protective against lipid peroxidation in cellular membranes. Proline is essential for stimulating DNA synthesis which will not occur if proline is absent.

B Vitamins

Vitamins B3 (Niacin) and B6 (pyridoxine) are essential co-factors required for many of the biochemical systems that drive normal cellular function and overall health including multiple enzymatic processes, amino acid metabolism, mitochondrial energy production, free radical scavenging, and more. They are essentially helper molecules that support all of the complicated processes going on throughout your body. 

Synergy of Olivamine Ingredients

It’s not just the blend of these specific ingredients that makes them special – it’s the precise amounts of each specific ingredient and how they work together to benefit the cells in your body. All of the ingredients have been tested individually and in various combinations to determine the precise balance for specific cellular responses such as increased expression of certain genes and antioxidant systems including MnSOD. After years of research, the formula was dialed in to give us our patented Olivamine® that is included in all McCord Research Olivamine® Supplements.

Kyle Hilsabeck, PharmD., CWCP, is the Vice President of Pharmaceutical Affairs at McCord Holdings and licensed by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy with certifications in immunization, pharmaceutical compounding, and a Certified Wound Care Professional (CWCP). He has a passion for improving patient care specifically with regards to the safety and quality of the products and health information people use.