What are nutraceuticals products and which is their role in human health?
Nutraceuticals are components found naturally in foods that are beneficial to the human body, as they help prevent or treat one or more diseases, as well as improve physiological performance. If you want to know more information about nutraceutical products, keep reading this article that HH Processors has prepared for you.
Nutraceutical products can be of natural or synthetic origin, but in both cases they are formulated with nutrients and other bioactive compounds that contain beneficial properties for health. These compounds may include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, fibers, prebiotics, probiotics, phytochemicals and other active ingredients, which have as their main function to improve health and prevent diseases, as well as to treat and manage some chronic diseases.
Since there are countless ailments that they treat, they can be found in the form of capsules, tablets, powders, beverages, fortified foods and other products, although the best way to organize them is depending on their composition and application, as shown below:
- Dietary fiber
- Polyunsaturated fatty acids
- Antioxidant vitamins
Today they are considered a form of complementary and alternative drug, as they are used to supplement diet and lifestyle, although it is important to mention that some nutraceuticals are used as ingredients in drugs and pharmaceuticals products, however, they do not replace conventional medical treatments.
What makes nutraceutical products different from pharmaceuticals?
While pharmaceuticals are usually the result of chemical synthesis, nutraceuticals are composed of natural bioactive substances whose concentration in active ingredients is much higher than what can be found in food and nature. In other words, nutraceuticals contain all the benefits of a health food, but in a higher dose.
Therefore, they have a much greater beneficial effect on health than would be the case if only the food itself were consumed.
This is how nutraceutical products improve the quality of life of their consumers
Nutraceuticals are essential for the proper functioning of the human body, as they provide nutrients and other bioactive compounds that can help improve health and prevent diseases. Some of their main health benefits include:
- Improved immune function: Nutraceuticals, such as vitamins C and D, zinc and probiotics, can help improve immune function and reduce the risk of infections.
- Reducing inflammation: nutraceuticals, such as omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and certain herbs and spices, may have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce chronic inflammation and pain.
- Reduced risk of chronic diseases: nutraceuticals, such as phytochemicals, flavonoids and other antioxidants, help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
- Improved mental health: some nutraceuticals, such as probiotics and certain herbs and spices, can help improve mental health and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Promoting bone health: nutraceuticals, such as calcium, vitamin D and vitamin K, can help maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis.
Although these drugs have been used for centuries in traditional medicine to treat various diseases and improve overall health, they continue to be produced and developed to combat some of the major health problems of the century such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, cholesterol, etc.
In addition, nutraceuticals can be helpful in supplementing diet and lifestyle. Many people do not get enough essential nutrients from their diet, and nutraceuticals can help fill that nutritional gap, although it is important to talk to a healthcare professional before you start taking nutraceuticals to make sure they are safe and effective for your individual health situation.
Meet HH Processors, the leader in formulation and nutraceuticals manufacturing
HH Processors knows how to take care of nutraceutical manufacturing processes to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of drugs, which means complying with regulatory standards and social responsibility.
If you are looking for a customized formulation or to cover your pharmaceutical manufacturing needs, in case you have a proprietary formulation, HH Processors can be your ideal partner, as it currently holds over 200 proprietary formulations and state-of-the-art equipment that helps to improve the formulation, manufacturing, filling and packaging processes of nutraceutical drugs.
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