Author(s): Kalita Ramen, Das Trishna
Nutraceuticals are food product that provides health as well as medical benefits; including the prevention and treatment of disease. A few no of nutraceuticals are being used as pharmaceutical and a number of other being used by the general public as self-medication. Such products may range from dietary supplements to genetically engineered foods, herbal products and processed foods. Clinical research on nutraceutical product is going on for integrating and assessing information. Nutraceuticals are present in most of the food ingredients with varying concentration .Concentration, time and duration of supply of nutraceuticals influence human health.Manipulating the foods, the concentration of active ingredients can be increased.Diet rich in nutraceuticals along with regular exercise, stress reduction and maintenance of healthy body weight will maximise health and reduce disease risk. Keyword: Nutraceutical, Functional food, Classification, Health benefit.