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AAPS PharmSci. 2003;5(3):E25.

Nutraceutical--definition and introduction.

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Nagpur College of Pharmacy, Wanadongri, Hingna Road, Nagpur 411110, Maharashtra, India. ektakkalra@rediffmail.com

Abstract

Dr Stephen DeFelice coined the term "Nutraceutical" from "Nutrition" and "Pharmaceutical" in 1989. The term nutraceutical is being commonly used in marketing but has no regulatory definition. An attempt to redefine nutraceuticals and functional foods is made in this article. The proposed definitions can help distinguish between functional foods, nutraceuticals, and dietary supplements. The advantages and disadvantages of nutraceuticals are also briefly discussed.

PMID:
14621960
PMCID:
PMC2750935
DOI:
10.1208/ps050325
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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