Refers to food substances or nutritional supplements that have been beneficial effects on health.

Nutraceuticals are not usually considered part of the normal diet including fruit, vegetables, fish, and meat.

Refers to attitives, usually derived from plants which are felt to be beneficial at preventing or treating illnesses.

The term is derived from a combination of words, nutrition and pharmaceutical.

The term is applied to products that range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and herbal products, specific diets and processed foods such as cereals, soups, and beverages.

Generally refers to a product isolated or purified from foods that is generally sold in medicinal forms not usually associated with food, and is demonstrated to have a physiological benefit or provide protection against chronic disease.

It is projected that the worldwide nutraceuticals market would reach US$250 billion by 2018

Products derived from food sources that are purported to provide extra health benefits, in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods.

A dietary supplement is a product that contains nutrients derived from food products that are concentrated in liquid or capsule form.

The dietary ingredients in these products may include: vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and substances such as enzymes, organ tissues, glandulars, and metabolites.

Dietary supplements can also be extracts or concentrates, and may be found in many forms such as tablets, capsules, softgels, gelcaps, liquids, or powders.

Dietary supplements do not have to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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