Nutraceutics: Opening the Debate for a Framework for the Safety and Efficacy of Nutraceuticals Formulations

Year : 2023 | Volume : 01 | Issue : 01 | Page : –



Currently, nutraceuticals do not have a clear and distinct definition that sets them apart from other
categories derived from food, such as food supplements, herbal products, pre- and probiotics,
functional foods, and fortified foods. Numerous studies have provided insights into the potential
mechanisms of action of pharmaceutically active components found in food, highlighting their capacity
to enhance health, mitigate the risk of pathological conditions, and contribute to overall well-being.
However, due to varying legislation across countries, nutraceuticals face challenges related to safety
and health claim substantiation. To address these challenges, it may be prudent for national competent
authorities to request manufacturers to furnish data supporting the safety, efficacy, and mechanism of
action for any claims on their product labels, particularly when using the term nutraceutical.
Implementing such measures could lead to improvements in the current regulatory landscape. The
future development of nutraceutical products holds promise for enhancing safety, efficacy, and
minimizing toxicity, offering a secure means to combat severe diseases. Despite existing gaps in the
understanding of nutraceuticals, individuals need to shift their mindset, prioritize concerns about side
effects, adverse reactions, and drug interactions, ultimately fostering a new paradigm of “Health for
All” through a novel approach to healthy living and dietary practices.

Keywords: Lifestyles, life-threatening diseases, awareness, nutraceuticals, traditional medicine, pharmacovigilance, safety

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Received November 23, 2023
Accepted December 4, 2023
Published December 22, 2023

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