Special Issue "Food Supplements and Nutraceuticals: Current Evidence and Future Perspectives in Human Health"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 23 August 2023 | Viewed by 227

Special Issue Editors

Independent Researcher, Via Venezuela 66, 98121 Messina, Italy
Interests: vegetarian diet; vegan diet; plant-based diet; soy; soy foods; phytoestrogens; isoflavones; vitamin B12; cobalamins; homocysteine; B vitamins; polyunsaturated fatty acids; vitamin D; dietary supplements; oxidative stress; antioxidants
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphological and Functional Imaging, University of Messina, 98122 Messina, ME, Italy
Interests: herbal medicine; cannabinoids; cannabis; pain; clinical pharmacology; nutraceuticals
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food supplements are designed to maintain health and promote recovery from physiological conditions. Their use is consistent with preserving a psychophysiological state free of sickness rather than intervening in the case of illness. Such a preventive approach is much more effective and cheaper compared with that of a cure, and this is even more so the case for nutraceuticals, which can be used to prevent disease and recover from subclinical conditions. Despite this, the concept of using nutraceuticals for such purposes is not yet shared by the scientific community and government bodies.

This Special Issue aims to investigate the role of food supplements on human health and to deepen understanding of the role of nutraceuticals. Submissions in the form of original research articles, reviews, perspectives, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses on the use nutraceuticals, functional foods or food supplements and their role in food nutrition. We encourage submissions of manuscripts regarding nutritional and functional properties of foods and food supplements.

Dr. Gianluca Rizzo
Prof. Dr. Gioacchino Calapai
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • food supplements
  • dietary supplements
  • nutraceuticals
  • functional foods
  • bioactive substances
  • nutrients
  • foods
  • phytochemicals

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop