1st Edition

Marine-Based Bioactive Compounds Applications in Nutraceuticals

    166 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The ocean offers boundless benefits to human health. Known for millennia as a source of food, it is continuously gaining recognition as a provider for a variety of materials, and as the largest habitat on our planet, the ocean’s biodiversity stands far above anywhere else.

    Functional ingredients derived from marine algae, invertebrates, and vertebrates can help fill the need for novel bioactives to treat chronic conditions such as cancer, microbial infections, and inflammatory processes. The latest addition to the Nutraceuticals: Basic Research/Clinical Applications series, Marine-Based Bioactive Compounds: Applications in Nutraceuticals provides an account of marine-derived nutraceuticals and their potential health benefits.

    Key Features:

    • Provides the latest information on trends in this fast-growing market
    • Focuses on the six marine taxa that offer the most exciting potential
    • Gives practical guidance to anyone wishing to enter this sector

    With contributions from an international group of experts, this book presents a great many opportunities in marine nutraceuticals from the six oceanic taxa that offer the most potential to benefit human health. It is a great resource for established nutraceutical companies.

    1. Nutraceuticals from fishes 2. Bioactive components from Marine Fungi and its significance as nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and cosmeceuticals 3. Nutraceuticals from Seaweeds 4. Nutraceuticals based Echinodermata 5. An overview of the secondary uses of zooplankton for nutrients in the food chain 6. Nutraceuticals from Mollusks


    Stephen T. Grabacki

    Stephen T. Grabacki is President and owner of GRAYSTAR Pacific Inc., a consulting and R&D company in Anchorage, Alaska. For more than 40 years, he has provided scientific and technical support services to clients in the field of responsible development of marine-related natural resources – fisheries, minerals, and energy. Grabacki holds a Master of Science degree in fisheries biology (minor in business management) from University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is a Certified Fisheries Professional (American Fisheries Society), a recipient of the Antarctic Service Medal of the United States (with Winter-Over insignia), and an Eagle Scout. For four years, Grabacki served as Chairman of the Board of the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska, and remains an active member as Board Mentor (informally termed "Obi-Wan"). At University of Alaska Anchorage, he has taught courses in Oceanography, Fisheries Management, Seafood Logistics, and Seafood Marketing. He is a frequent communicator on topics regarding ocean-related business development. He contributed two chapters to the CRC Press book "Environmental Effects on Seafood Availability, Safety and Quality Issues".

    Yashwant Pathak

    Dr. Pathak has over 13 years of versatile administrative experience in an Institution of Higher education as Dean (and over 30 years as faculty and as a researcher in higher education after his Ph.D). Presently holds the position for Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Tenured Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

    Dr. Pathak is an internationally recognized scholar, researcher and educator in the areas of Health care education, Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery Systems and Nutraceuticals.

    He has published extensively with over 50 edited volumes in the area of nanotechnology, drug delivery systems, artificial neural networks, conflict management and cultural studies. Elsevier, John Wiley and Sons, Springer, Taylor and Francis and many other International Publishers publish his books. He has published over 300 research papers, reviews, and chapters in the books and presented in many National and International conferences.

    He is also actively involved many nonprofit organizations, to mention a few, Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh, USA, Sewa International USA, International accreditation council for Dharma Schools and colleges, International commission for Human rights and religious freedom and many more.

    Nilesh H. Joshi

    Dr. Nilesh H. Joshi is working as an Associate Professor in the College of Fisheries Sciences, Kamdhenu University, Veraval. Gujarat. India. Dr. Joshi holds M.Sc., Ph.D. in Biological Science from Saurashtra University, Gujarat. India. For the last 16 years, he is a focused researcher in the field of seaweed biology, biochemicals and phycocolloids, and seaweed cultivation of economically important species. He has documented and described more than 170 seaweed species from the Gulf of Kutch. He has also worked on the assessment of the primary productivity of ocean waters using remote sensing techniques. At the College of Fisheries Sciences, he is teaching basic biology, coastal aquaculture and ecology, limnology, and seaweed mariculture. Under the coastal community development program, he is providing technical know-how on seaweed cultivation and its uses on a commercial scale in India. He has also contributed as an editor to CRC Press book, "Seaweeds as Plant Fertilizer, Agricultural Biostimulants, and Animal Fodder".