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Neutraceuticals as an alternative of pharmaceuticals


 By: Astha Raghav 

Neutraceuticals is a broad umbrella term is used to describe any product derived for food sources with extra health benefit in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods. 

Neutraceuticals are products, which other than nutrition are also used as medicine. A neutraceuticals products may be defined as a substance, which has physiological benefit or provides protection against chronic diseases. Neutraceuticals may be used to improve health, delay the aging process, prevent chronic diseases, increase life expectancy or support the structure or functions of the body. Nowadays, neutraceuticals have received considerable interest due to potential nutritional, safety and therapeutic effects. In recent studies have shown promising results for these compounds in various complications. The recently published papers about different aspects of neutraceuticals as alternative for pharmaceutics were searched using scientific sites such as Medline, PubMed and Google Scholar. It included neutraceuticals and allergy, Alzheimer, cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes, eye, immune, inflammatory or Parkinson. 
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