Special Issue "Nutraceutical, Nutrition Supplements and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
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Interests: functional foods and nutraceuticals; metabolic disorders, diet, and drug Interactions; maternal and child nutrition; lipid nutrition and metabolism; nutrition through the life cycle
The term “nutraceuticals” is derived from “nutrition” and “pharmaceuticals” and used for nutrition products that are also used as medicine. “Nutraceuticals” often contain modified/unmodified whole food, plant extracts alone or in combination, semi-purified and purified phytochemicals, or a combination of different phytochemicals. On the other hand, nutritional supplements are nutritional compounds that supplement one’s diet by increasing one’s total daily intake. Nutritional supplements also contain substances alone or in combination with vitamins and minerals, with or without other herbal products. The interest in nutraceuticals is growing, as these products are often used for preventing chronic diseases, delaying the ageing process, improving one’s bodily structure, and increasing life expectancy. These are often perceived as “safe” and less likely to have side effects. However, scientific research on nutraceuticals and nutrition supplements is frequently misinterpreted or overstretched for commercial interests because of high consumer demand. The purpose of this Special Issue on “Nutraceuticals, Nutrition Supplements, and Human Health” is to comprehensively review the data from basic and clinical research to discuss the benefits as well as potential adverse effects. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that address the progress and our current understanding of nutraceuticals/supplements from in vitro and in vivo studies, as well as from clinical trials describing the benefits/adverse effects with underlying mechanisms. Topics are desired focusing on nutraceuticals/supplements analysis, intake, absorption and metabolism, cell signaling, gene expression, and variation in cellular effects due to gene polymorphisms. The overall goal of this Special Issue is to present readers with high-quality scientific evidence for the use of dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that can be properly used to improve health parameters in the various stages of one’s lifecycle.
Prof. Dr. Rafat A. Siddiqui
Prof. Dr. Mohammed Moghadasian
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- Functional foods
- Dietary supplements
- Chronic diseases
- Clinical trials
- Animal studies