Nutraceuticals: An Imperative to Wellness
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pravin Shende
Department of Chemistry IFM and Department of Science and Technology of Pharmaceutics, University of Torino, Via P. Giuria 9, Torino, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: 23/01/2016 Accepted date: 25/03/2016 Published date: 30/03/2016
Nutraceuticals have received considerable attention due to their speculative safety, potential nutritive and therapeutic effects. They are alternative to modern medicines and also provide healthy living. To avoid side effects associated with medicines, live longer expectancy and increase the health value of our diet, nutraceuticals are being preferred. They possess numerous therapeutic benefits like anti-obesity, immune enhancement, natural antioxidant, cardiovascular effects, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory effects, etc. Major constituents of nutraceuticals are nutrients, herbals and dietary supplements which help to maintain health, function against various diseases and ensure better quality of life. The aim of this article is to provide the current knowledge about the application of various nutraceuticals in different diseases.