Why are nutraceuticals becoming so popular in the us
The Word Nutraceutical Formed from ‘nutrition’ and ‘pharmaceutical’ Coined by Stephen DeFelice, MD, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine (FIM), Cranford, NJ Refers to a food – or part of a food – that provides health and medical benefits
Nutraceuticals Nutraceuticals are Any substance that is part of a food Dietary supplements Isolated nutrients Genetically engineered designer foods Processed foods Herbal products, Substance is used for the treatment and prevention of illnesses
Health Canada Health Canada’s definition of nutraceutical A product derived from food Sold as medicine Used for physiological benefits Used for protection from chronic diseases
Reasons For Popularity Nutraceuticals are becoming very popular in the United States Reasons why include Medical treatment costs in America one of the highest in the world Consumers want better preventive therapies for chronic diseases, more personalized medical care, and preventive solutions for effects of aging Interest in preventive therapies and Nature cures is also sweeping the country
Growing Market Nutraceutical industry worth $86 billion in the United States Industry even bigger in Europe and Japan Almost 40 percent of Americans try alternative medicinal therapies every year Increasing number of physicians prescribing nutraceuticals before giving pharmaceutical drugs to patients Belief that they are just as good as pharmaceutical drugs but without side effects
Claims About The Benefits Common claims about benefits of nutraceuticals Cartilage and joint health Depression Fatigue Stress reduction Cholesterol levels Lung functions
Categories Categories include Dietary supplements with botanicals Some minerals Some vitamins Carnitine Co-enzyme Q Ginseng Many others
Warning Medical experts and regulatory authorities say certified nutraceuticals still rare in market Most raw materials used for the manufacture of nutraceuticals are imported therefore is no quality control Very little data available on how the herbal and botanical ingredients – that go into manufacture of nutraceuticals – are cultivated Nutraceuticals clearly affect physiology but not tested as strictly as pharmaceutical drugs
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