Polyphenols from Olive-Mill Wastewater and Biological Activity: Focus on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Nutrients. 2022 Mar 16;14(6):1264. doi: 10.3390/nu14061264.


Waste represents a cost for companies, in particular for agro-food companies, which can become a resource as a secondary material. In this work, we examine three products of olive-oil waste water, named MOMAST® (Plus30, PW25, and HY100). Based on the chemical composition, obtained with different methods, we hypothesized a possible application as food supplements in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We therefore studied MOMASTs on some targets linked to this pathology: antioxidant action and spontaneous and induced intestinal contractility of the ileum and colon. Plus30, which showed a more promising biological of activity also for its oleuropein content, was characterized by an interesting action against some microorganisms. The results highlighted the ability of Plus30 to modulate spontaneous and induced contractility, to exert a good antioxidant action, and to significantly act on various microorganisms. These effects are synergistic in the presence of antibiotics. In conclusion, we can confirm that Plus30 could be a great candidate as a food supplement in patients with IBS.

Keywords: MOMAST plus30; antimicrobial activity; ileum and colon contractility; irritable bowel syndrome.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome*
  • Olea* / chemistry
  • Olive Oil / chemistry
  • Olive Oil / pharmacology
  • Polyphenols / chemistry
  • Polyphenols / pharmacology
  • Wastewater / chemistry


  • Olive Oil
  • Polyphenols
  • Waste Water