What is a nutraceutical?

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What is a nutraceutical?

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A nutraceutical (also known as a Natural Health Product) is a product isolated or purified from foods that is generally sold in medicinal forms not usually associated with food. A nutraceutical is demonstrated to have a physiological benefit or provide protection against chronic disease.

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A nutraceutical (also known as a Natural Health Product) is a product isolated or purified from foods that is generally sold in medicinal forms not usually associated with food. A nutraceutical is demonstrated to have a physiological benefit or provide protection against chronic disease.

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From Wikipedia: “Nutraceutical, a term combining the words ‘nutrition’ and ‘pharmaceutical’, is a food or food product that provides health and medical benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease. Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and specific diets to genetically engineered foods, herbal products, and processed foods such as cereals, soups, and beverages. Researchers and medical practitioners have recently begun translating breakthroughs in the cellular and molecular study of these nutraceutical agents into responsible medical practice. The term nutraceutical was originally defined by Dr. Stephen L. DeFelice, founder and chairman of the Foundation of Innovation Medicine (FIM), Crawford, NJ. Since the term was coined by Dr.

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