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Linda
I am not a fan of the taste of this olive oil at all! It tastes like burnt cod liver oil to me! I’m taking about a teaspoon a day because I paid for it and I want to see if it does something for my health! I probably won’t re-order it unless it works miracles!
I’m pretty new to the plant paradox diet but so far so good! I hope it will give me good results, and I don’t need this olive oil to achieve them! Dr. Gundry actually gives you quite a number of oil choices! I did order some other products of his that I have not gotten yet!
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Kristi
As promised I came back to say the olive oil is disgusting. I agree with Dr. G’s education on inflammatory foods and diet info. He’s not the only doctor saying this but hood olives oil is overpriced and taste terrible
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Kristi
So I bought this oil. It was delivered today. I’m at work and haven’t tried it.
Dr. Gundry is a Ivy League cardiac surgeon with several patents on medical devices. I work with the doctor who created the Window in the c-section drape. These are very smart doctors and also doctors who have opinions. Medical professionals have opinions. We see a lot. When doctors go against the grain they get push back by their peers. Doesn’t mean he’s wrong or that many of us don’t agree with many things he says. We understand that traditional medicine still has a ton of flaws. Especially when it comes to nutritional education and counseling. We still don’t differentiate good fat from bad fat (god fats like avocado olive oil etc).
The author of this article is the founder and editor of olive oil times and surely has vested interests and the opinions in this article are clearly biased.
I’ll update if the oil is gross but so far although I don’t agree with everything gundry says many nurses, techs, therapists and other healthcare professionals follow him. His education and accomplishments are public knowledge so why would he scam people with olive oil, diet advice and supplements when he was already a successful and famous surgeon? 🤦‍♀️
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John
When I witnessed Gundry holding up a lab beaker containing some red liquid the whole deceptive/acted aspect of the pitch for his olive oil came crashing into my mind so abruptly I actually burst out laughing. After reading Curtis Cord's evaluation of this I got a few more laughs to boot. I am just glad we live close to a company that has its own olive groves and only sells oil harvested upon their land. I think I will stick with them.
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mmbc
I quickly looked on the internet and didn't see immediate negative articles on the oil and so I decided to try it. With the first time purchase discount it was a better price. It does have on the bottle and box it is cold pressed extra virgin organic olive oil and it has a green leaf and USDA Organic symbol on it. But I recently received it and started googling what does rancid olive oil smell and taste like. Before ordering I also tasted a common name brand one I had in the house. It didn't have much flavor nor much of a peppery burn. While waiting I decided to buy Costco's organic EVOO and it did have a green taste and peppery burn. I then received my Gundry order and blech! It smells and tastes maybe like a strong barn or hay taste and flavor. It does have the burn but it is not green tasting at all. It would destroy the flavor of anything you put it on. I have to force myself to drink it thinking it is medicinal but decided to poke around some on the internet. Is this what it should taste like? I think not. I will be returning my order for their declared money back guarantee. The bottle has a production date of May 2021 and expiration date of May 2023. It was ordered August 2022. The wineries in Italy all pretty much also make olive oil. None of the oil when I visited there tasted nasty like the Gundry one I just received. Just gross.
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Kim Diedrich
I bought his olive oil, it is the worst tasting oil I've ever tasted. It ruins the taste of whatever I use it for. At first I attributed it to the premise it is supposed to taste different but now I do suspect it's just rancid and I'm out $42.00. Awful tasting stuff.
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Eileen RN
All I know is my own medical history. The only dietary change I made was adding 2-3 tablespoons throughout the day 4 months ago. I’m still overweight and have not done anything else to improve my health, including leading a sedentary lifestyle at 68 (female). My total cholesterol has dropped from 208 to 187, my triglycerides have gone from 180 to 70, my non HDL has gone from 180 to 133, and my LDL from 122 to 117. Not perfect but fasting labs don’t lie and neither do I.
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Watch out
I am a normal customer that naively bought Gundry’s olive oil off of Amazon.

It arrived very rancid. I took it to my local Olive Oil Sommelier and she confirmed that it is indeed rancid and she has had numerous customers that have had the same problem.

When I tried to return it, Gundry MD on Amazon will not allow me to return it, or refund any money. I contacted Gundry’s organization directly and they refuse to stand behind it. I have wasted considerable time on this to no avail. So, not only do I have a very expensive product I cannot use, it is appearing that he is running a scam (in addition to everything in this article).
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pat demers
Glad I read this article.
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Daniel
It's funny how no one actually checks the study that Dr. Gundry actually references. I looked it up and nothing is even mentioned about extra virgin oils. Reading it, the study discusses virgin olive oils and the "reliability" of lab analysis techniques to determine their polyphenol content. It's just convenient marketing to quote some old study from 2004, unrelated, to give more credibility to one's product. And a deceiving one for sure,

"Comparability and reliability of different techniques for the determination of phenolic compounds in virgin olive oil" by Karel Hrncirik Sonja Fritsche

In it, only 24 samples of virgin olive oil are used from different regions (and no Moroccan olives)
It's actually available for free here:

https://zh.booksc.eu/book/1292780/209a2a

So the claim 30 times is essentially bogus. And this is referring only to hydroxytyrosol, as advertised on the bottle, only one of the many polyphenols naturally present. Sure, Gundry's olive oil may have more polyphenols than refined olives oil, but that's like saying that whole wheat bread has more fibre than "regular" bread, regular being white bread. The refining process will remove the fibre.

There has never been a lab quality certificate as to its composition, it is just a claim. Meanwhile, there are actually some producers that have run a lab analysis and list the amount of polyphenols. I would probably go with those for quality assurance.
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Edward
I bought the 3 bottle special, and opened one bottle, and used it 3 times. It smelled very bad, and taste very bad. The bottle date looked tampered with like it was rubbed off and another date was stamped on.
Because of the rotten smell, and taste I don't trust this olive oil, and will try to get a refund.
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Sdevine
Thanks! You saved me $$
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Betsy Smith
Thank you for your information, much appreciated since I love to cook and use EVOO every day.
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Yank ee
The first time I heard Gundry speak I knew he was a fraud. I have degrees in Phys Ed and Biology and have a book published on natural healing. Gundry mentions in one of his earlier ads that he was seventy pounds overweight and couldn't shake it, even with being a strict vegetarian. working out at the gym and running five miles a day. Regardless of whatever else one's body is doing to process fats at a less than optimum level, that's completely impossible. I immediately knew that he was a liar. Be careful - Gundry's oil likely comes from snakes rather than olives.
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MarieBe418
All I can add is Thank you Thank you and Thank you!
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Natty
Thank you for writing this!!!
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Scot
Gundry is a quack when nutriional theories are involved. No hard scientific evidence around the lectin theory. In addition his super polyphenol oil and its cost is ridiculous. Look at the theories of T. Colin Cambell amd Esselstyn and Gundry carries no weight in the nutrional arena.
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Bob G.
So glad I read this! THANK YOU!!!
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Catherine Jack
Hi, I buy olive oil since more than 20 years. I love Gundry MD olive oil, it tastes great to me, I put it on my salad, pasta, and I sometimes drink it like Dr Gundry suggests. What the below comments I read do not say is that this Gundry MD olive oil is SUPER RICH in polyphenols and especially hydroxytyrosol, the most potent of all the olive oil polyphenols and antioxidants. You can google “hydroxytyrosol”, you will find a lot of scientific studies on the health benefits of this polyphenol. So it is good for my health, good for my body!

Personally, I don’t care if this olive oil is theoretically rancid, it is not to me, I love the smell of honey on it.

Since I started taking this Gundry MD olive oil, my bad cholesterol rare dropped a lot and my sugar rate finally stabilized! Never got that with the others extra virgin olive oils I used to buy in the past.

The hydroxytyrosol content of Gundry MD olive oil is VERY HIGH. Good for my body, good for my health! I am Italian and I used to buy Italian, Spanish, Greek olive oil in the past, and they never got such a high richness in hydroxytyrosol!

Your article only mentions total polyphenols. How about hydroxytyrosol ?

This olive oil has got an extraordinary richness in hydroxytyrosol, which is the most powerful among all polyphenols, just google about it and you will read all the science associated to it! Gundry olive oil has more than 200 mg/Kg of total hydroxytyrosol.

Just for your information, an "regular" extra virgin olive oil that we found on supermarket shelves and coming from Spain, Italy or Greece has an average of 3 to 5 mg / Kg of hydroxytyrosol content.

Thus, the levels found in Gundry MD olive oil are by far the highest that we can find in the market. Gundry MD olive oil is even higher than 30 times richer in polyphenols hydroxytyrosol!

I also like the fact this olive oil is made in the desert of Morocco, thus it is free from pesticides residues, and free from heavy metals. In Europe, we find many olive groves nearby polluting industrial zones.

Thank you for your attention.
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David
Thanks Very informative information,
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Chuey Bluey
Would you still have the same POV if you learned the hydroxytyrosol found in Dr Gundry's oil was an additive? Google "Novel Food" hydroxytyrosol. I honestly have no information that this is the case, but it is worth pondering, considering the adulteration of Olive Oils proven to have taken place in bottles labeled "pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil from [Mediterranean Country]".
I read a scholarly article (but plain language understandable by most laymen), which determined NF hydroxytyrosol was safe to add to foods (not just Olive Oil). The main problem i would have with the practice would be NOT DISCLOSING IT.
(Again, no accusations here. Just can't understand why it would not be mentioned or be withheld.)
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Kat
The comment you replied to is obviously a Gundry associate.

The problem with just coming out and saying it's enriched with an additive is that it's being pitched as a high-quality olive oil -- not motor oil with an additive, which is what the cited expert said it tastes like.
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Z
The olive oil that Gundry is selling is just him private labeling a product that's been on the market for many years called "Olivie Plus 30x".

I tried it years ago and it really tastes horrid, but if you're curious you can find it on Amazon at a fraction of what he's selling his BS brand for.
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jmdan
Never trust an online doctor who sells products.
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Thomas
Instead of paying this lying witch doctor $200, you can support 4 families by paying the very fair price of $40 for excellent high quality and true EVOO. Buy from small, honest farms.
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Drew Cif
How do you know where to find a small honest farm?
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Christina Crawford
My mother bought this ****, it tastes rotten. Regardless of taste and obvious pseudoscience, anyone who spends $200 on some hotel bar sized olive oil should drink a liter of this mud. I would say she was scammed, but the scam was too obvious to feel like any trickery was involved. She scammed herself. Dr. Gundry is the Devil, but my mother is the Devil's spawn. 3/10
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GeneC
Interesting comments, did you mom avail the 90 day refund? I have returned other products to Dr. Gundry with no problem on the refund.
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Sandra
You were very lucky, but why all the returns? I bought a product which created a bad reaction and they were not interested in refunding me. After many conversations and piece-meal repayments after mailing back the medicine at my expense I was finally fully refunded. This is
NOT a company I would ever recommend.
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MarilynB
Your comments were the most helpful. All this speculation and finger pointing are just people's opinions. Someone who has actually used the product and has a real scenario to share is worth more than all the opinions put together. I found the article to be very good and useful information, being that they backed up their words with research and studies of their own. My husband has taught me to be skeptical of pretty much everything, but especially people who offer products at high prices that can cure a number of human ailments. Better to question than to blindly believe as there are so many charletans. Thanks for your sharing of real life experiences.
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Olivedon
With all I have learned about the corruption in the Olive oil (it is not oil, it is the juice of the Olive fruit) industry, any alert to mis-conceptions or fraud are helpful. Truth in labeling is vital. Olive oil "police" are needed everywhere. I support the truth in labeling and strive for quality of California Olive oil via the California Olive Oil Council and the Olive center at U.C. Davis. There are many honest Olive oil producers throughout the Olive world. Take the time to research what you consume, it is worth the effort. Thank you Olive Oil Times for the information, as always, very helpful.
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