A Rajasekaran, G Sivagnanam, R Xavier
A Rajasekaran*1, G Sivagnanam2 and R Xavier3
1KMCH College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu India
2Perunthalaivar Kamaraj Medical College and Research Center, Pondicherry, Tamilnadu India
3AIMST University, Kedah, Malaysia.
Volume - 1,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2008
Nutraceuticals have received considerable interest because of their presumed safety and potential nutritional and therapeutic effects”. Pharmaceutical and nutritional companies are aware of the monetary success taking advantage of the more health-seeking consumers and the changing trends resulting in a proliferation of these value-added products aimed at heart health to cancer. Some popular nutraceuticals include glucosamine, ginseng, echinacea, folic acid, cod liver oil, omega-3 eggs, calcium-enriched orange juice, green tea etc. Majority of the nutraceuticals are claimed to possess multiple therapeutic benefits though substantial evidence is lacking for the benefits as well as unwanted effects. The present review has been devoted towards better understanding of the nutraceuticals based on their disease specific indications.
Cite this article:
A Rajasekaran, G Sivagnanam, R Xavier. Nutraceuticals as therapeutic agents: A Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 1(4): Oct.-Dec. 2008;Page 171-174.