1st Edition

Handbook of Nutraceuticals Volume I Ingredients, Formulations, and Applications

Edited By Yashwant Vishnupant Pathak Copyright 2009
    400 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Yashwant Vishnupant Pathak