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Nutraceuticals

 

Nutraceutical, a combination of the words “nutrition" and “pharmaceutical”, is a food or food product that provides health and medical benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease.

Health Canada (2002) defines the term as "a product isolated or purified from foods that is generally sold in medicinal forms not usually associated with food. A nutraceutical is demonstrated to have a physiological benefit or provide protection against chronic disease." Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplementsand specific diets, to herbal products.

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With recent developments in cellular-level nutraceutical agents, researchers, and medical practitioners are developing templates for integrating and assessing information from clinical studies on complementary and alternative therapies into responsible medical practice.

Thus, nutraceuticals provide extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods. Nutraceutical products typically prevent chronic diseases, improve health, delay the aging process, and increase life expectancy. Over 60% of the North American population takes at least one type of nutraceutical health product at present time.

The main use of nutraceuticals is to accomplish desirable therapeutic outcomes with reduced side effects, as compared with conventional approaches like pharmaceuticals. Nutraceuticals are protected by trademarks. Their prices directly reflect the potency, the quality of purification and extraction processes and the bioavailability.

 

                  The following table shows the differences among Nutraceutical, Nutrition and Pharmaceutical:

Nutraceutical

Nutrition

Pharmaceutical

Natural food extractions

Raw organic foods

Synthesized compounds

For health management

For health

For sick management

Dosage is ample

No specific amount

Dosage is specific

With minimum or no side effects

With minimum or no side effects

With side effects

With specific functions

For calories intake

With specific functions

Still needs standard controls

No controls

With standard controls

For prevention and treatment of disease

For growth and maintenance

For prevention and treatment of disease

For underlying problems and detoxifications

For nourishment

Not for underlying problems

 

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