Emergence of nutraceuticals as the alternative medications for pharmaceuticals

  title={Emergence of nutraceuticals as the alternative medications for pharmaceuticals},
  author={Upendarrao Golla},
  journal={International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine},
  • Upendarrao Golla
  • Published 23 May 2018
  • Medicine, Biology
  • International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The term ‘Nutraceutical’ was first devised in 1989 by Stephen Defelice, and it is defined as “any substance that is a food or a part of the food and provides medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease”.1 These nutraceuticals including the isolated nutrients, dietary supplements (minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and herbs), specific diets to genetically engineered designer foods, and phytochemicals (flavonoids, phytosterols, polyphenols, tannins) promised to… 

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