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Nutraceuticals and Human Health: The Food-to-supplement Paradigm Editor: Paul A Spagnuolo


About this book

Nutraceuticals is a broad umbrella term used to describe any product derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods. This book is a comprehensive look at two themes in the area: technical and biological considerations. Technical considerations include an in-depth look at the process of bioactive identification and extraction and factors controlling bioactive concentrations in food. It also includes details of how these products are regulated and the steps necessary to utilize these products in human populations. Biological considerations include looking at how these products can be used in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, and a discussion on the process of formulations and how these influence bioavailability.

This will be the first book to comprehensively examine the entire process of nutraceutical development from food to supplement creation and all the important considerations in between. This serves as an excellent and up-to-date reference for food scientists, food chemists, researchers in nutraceuticals and human nutrition.


Book content

  • Nutraceuticals
  • Regulation of Nutraceuticals in Canada and the United States
  • Effects of Growing Conditions on Plant Medicinal Bioactives
  • Extraction Technologies for Plant Derived Nutraceuticals and Natural Health Products
  • Analytical Approaches for Characterization of Bioactives in Plant-based Natural Health &
  • Food Products
  • Encapsulation of Nutraceuticals
  • Coffee and Solid Tumors
  • Nutraceuticals in Hematological Malignancies
  • Nutraceuticals as Metabolic Modulators for the Treatment of Obesity and Associated Diseases
  • Nutraceuticals in Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Probiotic Supplements – Basic Concepts of the Gut Microbiome and the Role of Probiotics to Sustain Health
  • Clinically-Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions: Current Status and Practical Considerations

The print version of this book is planned for release on 26 March 2020. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 256 pages.

Publication details

Copyright year: 2020
Print ISBN: 978-1-78801-416-8
ePub eISBN: 978-1-83916-058-5