Handbook of Nutraceuticals Volume I: Ingredients, Formulations, and Applications, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Nutraceuticals Volume I

Ingredients, Formulations, and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Yashwant Vishnupant Pathak

CRC Press

400 pages | 32 B/W Illus.

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As soon as Dr. Stephen DeFelice coined the phrase nutraceutical, product and supplement developers swung into action. Yet among the numerous books available on nutraceuticals, there is none that systematically lists, categorizes, and analyzes nutraceutical extracts and formulations in a pharmacopoeia-like manner. Handbook of Nutraceuticals, Volume 1: Ingredients, Formulations, and Applications lists information on many ingredients used in nutraceuticals, developing their formulations and applications. The book includes contributions from experts with pharmaceutical backgrounds, providing an examination of nutraceuticals from a pharmaceutical perspective.

Building a foundation with coverage of historical background, definitions, and challenges, the book offers insight into nutraceutical ingredients from plant, animal, and mineral origin. It then covers the characterization of nutraceuticals’ physicochemical, analytical, pharmacological, and pharmacokinetic classification, followed by information on regulatory requirements. The book highlights applications in cardiovascular disease, bone and joint treatments, diabetes management, weight management, skin health, probiotics and prebiotics, tranquilizing medicinal plants, dietary foods, and more.

Interest in new diet regimens and new products for increased health and longevity will continue to grow, giving dietary supplements an increasing amount of cupboard space in most households. With quality of content unsurpassed by many resources, the book discusses the characterization processes for nutraceuticals based on the contributors’ experience in pharmaceuticals. It then explores how those proven techniques may be applied to the development and manufacture of nutraceutical products.

Table of Contents

Nutraceuticals of Antiquity, V. Patel, P. Wilson, and R.H. Singh

Nutraceuticals: Defi nitions, Formulations, and Challenges, Y. Pathak

Potential Nutraceutical Ingredients from Plant Origin, S. Agrawal and A. Chakrabarti

Animal Origin, R. Yendapally

Nutraceuticals with Mineral Origin, M.A. Ansong and S.Y. Pathak

Physiochemical Characterization of Nutraceuticals, A. Koomer

Development of Techniques for Analysis of Nutraceuticals with Specific Reference to Glucosamine and Coenzyme Q10, J. Adams and B. Lockwood

Pharmacological Characterization of Nutraceuticals, C. Preuss

Biopharmaceutical and Pharmacokinetic Characterization of Nutraceuticals, C. Preuss

Regulatory Considerations for Dietary Supplements and Functional cGMPs, M. Witt and Y. Pathak

Nutraceuticals for the Cardiovascular System, H. Tran and K.K. Daugherty

Nutraceuticals in Diabetes Management, M.L. Ceballos-Coronel

Curcumin: A Versatile Nutraceutical and an Inhibitor of Complement, G.J. Kotwal

Probiotics and Prebiotics as Nutraceuticals, S.Y. Pathak, C. Leet, A. Simon, and Y. Pathak

Nutraceuticals and Weight Management, G.W. Pla

Nutraceuticals for Bone and Joint Diseases, M. Bodenberg and H. Byrnes

Skin Health, R. Yendapally

Tranquilizing Medicinal Plants: Their CNS Effects and Active Constituents—Our Experience, M. Marder and C. Wasowski

Dietary Foods, P. Mason

Antiviral Nutraceuticals from Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Juice, G.J. Kotwal

Herbal Remedy: Safe or Not Safe? How to Use Them? H.T. Tran

Nutraceuticals: Reflections, S.L. DeFelice


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