Current Concept and Prospect of Herbal Nutraceutical
Keywords:Nutraceutical, dietary supplement, Functional food
In recent years there is a growing the interest in Nutraceutical which is important for health promotion and disease risk reduction. Nutraceutical are food or part of food that provides medical or health benefits including the prevention and treatment of a disease. The principal behind the growth of the Nutraceutical market worldwide are the growth of population and the health trends. Nutraceutical which used in food product can be categorized as dietary fiber, prebiotics, probiotics, polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, Nutraceutical enzyme and different types of herbal or synthetic food. Nutraceutical has important advantage over the medicine because they avoid side effect, have naturally dietary supplement or dietary fiber etc. Nutraceutical and functional foods are assuming a middle ground between food and drugs due to growing body of evidence that supports to maintaining health and contributing to treatment of disease. “Traditional food” contains vitamins such as Vitamin- A, Vitamin-B, Vitamin-C and minerals which is useful in the diet. It is useful for supporting health and wellness. Whereas “functional foods” which have positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition. Nutraceutical help to cure some of the major health problems such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cholesterol etc. Herbal Nutraceutical which is used as a powerful instrument in maintaining health and provide the protection against acute and chronic diseases, thereby promoting optimal health, longevity, increase life expectancy and support the function of the body. The present review focused on herbal Nutraceutical which is important for human health.
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