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Author(s): Marathe Varsha S., Azam Z. Shaikh, S. P. Pawar


DOI: 10.52711/2231-3915.2022.00007   

Address: Marathe Varsha S., Azam Z. Shaikh, S. P. Pawar
Department of Pharmaceutics P.S.G.V.P.M’s College of Pharmacy, Shahada.
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Published In:   Volume - 12,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2022

Nutraceutical is any substance that might be categorized as food or a component of food that are beneficial in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Categories of nutraceuticals are dietary fiber, prebiotics, probiotics, fatty acids, polyphenols, antioxidants etc. Dietary fiber is made up of lignins and non-digestible carbohydrates that are intrinsic in plants. Probiotics are beneficial live bacteria and yeasts for our digestive system. Prebiotics are substances that stimulate the activity or growth of microorganisms that improve the health of their host. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids have a significant anti-inflammatory function. The synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines such prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interferon-gamma, and interleukins-6 and 12 is inhibited by alpha-linolenic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid. The anti-inflammatory characteristics of curcumin are demonstrated by its capacity to inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokines. Epigallocatechin Gallate is a tea polyphenols decrease DNA damage caused by UV radiation, prevent lipid peroxidation, and lessen the production of ROS and free radicals in the skin. Antioxidants are also essential for maintenance of health and wellness since they act as our body's first line of defense against free radical damage. Antioxidants like N-acetyl cysteine, lycopene, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C and vitamin E are used as a nutraceuticals. For the prevention and treatment of CVD, it is also advised to combine physical activity with nutraceuticals such as antioxidants, dietary fiber, omega-3 PUFA, vitamins, and minerals. Nutraceuticals like flavonoids, resveratrol, saponins, are used to cure cancer.

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Marathe Varsha S., Azam Z. Shaikh, S. P. Pawar. Nutrients in Pharmaceutical. International Journal of Technology. 2022; 12(2):35-2. doi: 10.52711/2231-3915.2022.00007

Marathe Varsha S., Azam Z. Shaikh, S. P. Pawar. Nutrients in Pharmaceutical. International Journal of Technology. 2022; 12(2):35-2. doi: 10.52711/2231-3915.2022.00007   Available on:

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