Nutraceuticals is a food or part of food that provides medicinal or health benefits like prevention and treatment of disease. It can be either a naturally nutrient-rich or medicinally active food. It is used to describe any product derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to basic nutritional value found in foods. The word Nutraceutical combines two words — nutrient and pharmaceutical. The meaning of Nutraceuticals and related products generally depends on the source. It can be classified based on their natural sources, pharmacological conditions, as well as the chemical constitution of the products.
It represents a product that contains nutrients derived from food products and is often concentrated in liquid, capsule, powder or pill form. Therefore, Nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, just support functions and integrity of the body.
- Track 1-1 Nutraceuticals process
- Track 2-2 Prevent chronic diseases
- Track 3-3 Food products
- Track 4-4 Pharmacological method