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Clinical Aspects of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Clinical Aspects of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Book
Author : Dilip Ghosh,Debasis Bagchi,Tetsuya Konishi
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-08-29
ISBN : 1466569107
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the last three decades, revolutionary achievements have taken place in nutraceutical and functional food research including the introduction of a number of cutting-edge dietary supplements supported by human clinical trials and strong patents. Novel manufacturing technologies including unique extraction processes, bioavailability improvements through delivery technologies such as nanotechnology, and innovative packaging have been critical steps for their successful positioning in the marketplace and consumer acceptance worldwide. Nonetheless, mixed messages have emerged from both the scientific community and the media concerning the potential benefits of foods and nutrients in the treatment and prevention of disease. This confusion, in addition to existing marketed products making questionable health claims, have led health practitioners and consumers to become skeptical about nutritional claims of new and emerging food products. Clinical Aspects of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals provides an extensive overview of the clinical aspects of functional foods and nutraceuticals. It contains information on both nutritional challenges and potential health benefits of functional foods and nutraceuticals. In addition to exploring the underpinning science, the book also focuses on food innovation, functional foods in human health, food–drug interactions, functional foods in medicine, the seed-to-clinic approach, global regulatory frameworks, challenges, and future directions. The book provides an essential overview of the clinical aspects surrounding functional foods and nutraceuticals for key stakeholders, drawing links between areas of knowledge that are often isolated from each other. This form of knowledge integration will be essential for practice, especially for policy makers and administrators.

Nutraceuticals and Cancer Signaling

Nutraceuticals and Cancer Signaling Book
Author : Seid Mahdi Jafari,Seyed Mohammad Nabavi,Ana Sanches Silva
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2021-08-19
ISBN : 9783030740344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today's consumers are looking for food products with health-promoting roles in addition to nutritional benefits. With current research showing that nutraceuticals and functional foods rich in specific bioactives may have chemopreventative effects, these products are increasingly popular. However, while much in the literature supports the health-promoting features of these foods, few texts focus on their bioactive agents and their mode of action in cancer signaling. Nutraceuticals and Cancer Signalling: Clinical Aspects and Mode of Action explains the link between nutraceuticals and cancer in terms of clinical trials and modes of action. This book gives an overview of common cancers and their mechanisms, and the most common functional foods and their bioactive components. Individual chapters focus on specific functional foods--including tomatoes, garlic, honey, tea, yoghurt, and many more--their prominent bioactive compounds, and their mode of action in cancer signaling and chemoprevention. Recent findings on cancer-prevention roles of different vitamins and minerals are also discussed. For food scientists, nutritionists, and pharmaceutical experts looking to understand how functional foods can play a role in fighting cancer, this text serves as a one-stop reference.

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals in Cancer Prevention Book
Author : Ronald Ross Watson
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-02-28
ISBN : 0470290080
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cancer is a leading cause of death among adults but research shows that the chances of developing cancer can be reduced by lifestyle changes. Increasing numbers of people use dietary vegetables, medicinal herbs, and plant extracts to prevent or treat cancer. Their availability as "over the counter" supplements has contributed to an explosion in the use of herbal extracts and related compounds for health enhancement. This vital resource brings together the worlds leading experts’ research, their conclusions and recommendations on functional foods and nutraceuticals in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Research professionals, academics, hospital-based dietitians, nutritionists, oncology physicians, cancer researchers, marketers and food and drug officials are just a few of the key people who need this book.

Genomics Proteomics and Metabolomics in Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Genomics  Proteomics and Metabolomics in Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Book
Author : Debasis Bagchi,Anand Swaroop,Manashi Bagchi
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-08-18
ISBN : 1118930436
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Functional foods and nutraceuticals have received considerable interest in the past decade largely due to increasing consumer awareness of the health benefits associated with food. Diet in human health is no longer a matter of simple nutrition: consumers are more proactive and increasingly interested in the health benefits of functional foods and their role in the prevention of illness and chronic conditions. This, combined with an aging population that focuses not only on longevity but also quality of life, has created a market for functional foods and nutraceuticals. A fully updated and revised second edition, Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics in Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods reflects the recent upsurge in "omics" technologies and features 48 chapters that cover topics including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenetics, peptidomics, nutrigenomics and human health, transcriptomics, nutriethics and nanotechnology. This cutting-edge volume, written by a panel of experts from around the globe reviews the latest developments in the field with an emphasis on the application of these novel technologies to functional foods and nutraceuticals.

Developing New Functional Food and Nutraceutical Products

Developing New Functional Food and Nutraceutical Products Book
Author : Debasis Bagchi,Sreejayan Nair
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-09-19
ISBN : 0128027797
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Developing New Functional Food and Nutraceutical Products provides critical information from conceptualization of new products to marketing, aiming to present a solid understanding of the entire process through detailed coverage of key concepts, namely innovation, regulation, manufacturing, quality control, and marketing. Chapters provide insights into market and competitive analysis, product design and development, intellectual property, ingredient sourcing, cost control, and sales and marketing strategies. Examines key considerations in product development Provides a streamlined approach for product development Addresses manufacturing and quality control challenges Includes key lessons for a successful product launch and effective marketing

Microbial Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Microbial Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Book
Author : Vijai Kumar Gupta,Helen Treichel,Volha (Olga) Shapaval,Luiz Antonio de Oliveira,Maria G. Tuohy
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-12-26
ISBN : 1119049016
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Showcases the recent advances in microbial functional food applications across food science, microbiology, biotechnology, and chemical engineering Microbial technology plays a key role in the improvement of biotechnology, cosmeceuticals, and biopharmaceutical applications. It has turned into a subject of expanding significance because new microbes and their related biomolecules are distinguished for their biological activity and health benefits. Encompassing both biotechnology and chemical engineering, Microbial Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals brings together microbiology, bacteria, and food processing/mechanization, which have applications for a variety of audiences. Pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and medical device development all employ microbial food technology. The book addresses the recent advances in microbial functional foods and associated applications, providing an important reference work for graduates and researchers. It also provides up-to-date information on novel nutraceutical compounds and their mechanisms of action—catering to the needs of researchers and academics in food science and technology, microbiology, chemical engineering, and other disciplines who are dealing with microbial functional foods and related areas. Microbial Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals is: Ground-breaking: Includes the latest developments and research in the area of microbial functional foods and nutraceuticals Multidisciplinary: Applicable across food science and technology, microbiology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, and other important research fields Practical and academic: An important area of both academic research and new product development in the food and pharmaceutical industries Microbial Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals is an ideal resource of information for biologists, microbiologists, bioengineers, biochemists, biotechnologists, food technologists, enzymologists, and nutritionists.

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World Book
Author : Debasis Bagchi
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-02-25
ISBN : 0124059120
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This fully revised and updated edition begins with insights into the scope, importance and continuing growth opportunities in the nutraceutical and functional food industries and explores the latest regulatory changes and their impacts. The book demonstrates the global scenario of the acceptance and demand for these products and explores the regulatory hurdles and claim substantiation of these foods and dietary supplements, as well as addressing the intricate aspects of manufacturing procedures. As the public gains confidence in the quality of these products based on sophisticated quality control, a broad spectrum of safety studies and GRAS, peer-reviewed publications and cutting-edge human clinical studies have emerged. An increasing number of additional populations around-the-world now recognize the efficacy and functions of nutraceuticals and functional foods as established by those scientific research studies. As a result, a number of structurally and functionally active novel nutraceuticals and several new functional beverages have been introduced into the marketplace around the world. Features fully revised and updated information with current regulations from around the world, including GRAS status and DSHEA regulators Offers 45% new content including three new chapters –NSF: Ensuring the Public Health and Safety Aspects of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods; Role of the United States Pharmacoepia in the Establishment of Nutraceuticals and Functional Food Safety; An Overview on the New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) and Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Status, and the addition of cGMP regulations for dietary supplements Includes insight into working with regulatory agencies, processes and procedures Provides a link to the contact information for most regulatory bodies for readers wishing to gain further knowledge

Regulation of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Regulation of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Book
Author : Clare M. Hasler
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-02-28
ISBN : 047027641X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Regulation of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals: A Global Perspective offers a comprehensive resource for information on regulatory aspects of the growing and economically important functional food industry. Regulatory systems and definitions of key terms-food, supplement, drug, etc-vary from country to country. A thorough understanding of laws and regulation within and among key countries with regard to functional foods, herbal extracts or drugs, and nutritional supplements is critical to the direction of food companies that are developing products for these markets. International experts with legal and/or scientific expertise address relevant topics from quality issues, to organic foods to labeling. Innovative product development within the framework of existing regulations will be addressed in individual chapters. Overview chapters will discuss global principles, inter-country trading issues, and present a comparison of the laws and regulations within different countries graphically. A "must-have" handbook for research professionals, management, and marketing strategists in the worldwide functional foods/nutritional supplements business. Food technicians and engineers responsible for manufacturing quality in this industry should add it to their library to ensure that they have a thorough knowledge of the applicable legal requirements. The book will also serve as an indispensable shelf reference for lawyers in the food industry and government health professionals with regulatory responsibilities.

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Human Health and Disease Prevention

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Human Health and Disease Prevention Book
Author : Debasis Bagchi,Harry G. Preuss,Anand Swaroop
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-10-15
ISBN : 1482237229
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Functional foods and nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, and natural antioxidants have established their potential roles in the protection of human health against disease. Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Human Health and Disease Prevention examines the benefits, efficacy, and success of properly designed nutraceuticals and functional foods in human health and their possible application in disease prevention. The book demonstrates diverse disease pathophysiology and how nutraceuticals and functional food can be used to combat and prevent disease. The book discusses global food habits and trends, safety and toxicology, and how food addiction or overindulgence of food can lead to a variety of disease states. It then highlights how supplements help in disease prevention. Although a significant number of nutraceuticals and functional foods have demonstrated their efficacy, a large number of supplements are still surviving on false claims. Therefore, the editors underscore risks and benefits, and why government regulatory agencies are so critical of these nutraceutical supplements. With the global nutraceuticals market expected to reach $204.8 billion by 2017, what once seemed a very niche sector has become big business. An overview of nutraceuticals and functional foods and their application in human health, this book exhaustively covers antioxidants, functional foods, and nutraceuticals in human health and disease prevention. With contributions from experts and pioneers, the book gives insight into the role of functional foods in optimal diet and exercise.

Functional Foods Nutraceuticals and Natural Products

Functional Foods  Nutraceuticals and Natural Products Book
Author : Dhiraj A. Vattem,Vatsala Maitin
Publisher : DEStech Publications, Inc
Release : 2015-10-06
ISBN : 1605951013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bioactive ingredients in foods and their pharmacological and health effects. Functional foods and bioactives of microbial, plant and animal origin, including probiotics, herbs, spices, vegetables, specialty fruits, seafood and milk components. Impact on the microbiome, emerging metabolic pathways and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases.Techniques for functional food development and evaluation.Regulatory and safety considerations. This volume presents basic and advanced technical information on the sources, mechanisms and safety of food bioactives in the etiology and prevention of chronic and infectious diseases. In this context, it offers details useful not only for understanding but also improving the functionality of foods. It reviews advances in multiple phytochemicals and food ingredients known for positive effects on human physiology, including interactions with the human microbiome. Metabolomic and proteomic techniques are explored as ways of improving the understanding of mechanisms of action, and increasing the therapeutic effectiveness of selected food ingredients. Special attention is given to chemistry, molecular structure and pharmacological effects of bioactive ingredients. Bioactives from a wide range of foods are investigated, including pro- and prebiotics, fungi, yeasts, herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables, seafood and many more. The text provides systematic information needed to develop and validate commercial products incorporating functional ingredients.

Functional Foods Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention

Functional Foods  Nutraceuticals  and Degenerative Disease Prevention Book
Author : Gopinadhan Paliyath,Marica Bakovic,Kalidas Shetty
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-08-15
ISBN : 0470960825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention is a compilation of different segments of functional foods and nutraceuticals focusing on their mechanism of action in the human body leading to disease prevention. Numerous chapters deal with different functional foods in terms of their efficacy, highlighting the mechanism of action of their ingredients. The book focuses on the biochemistry and molecular biology of the disease prevention process rather than simply compiling the benefits of functional foods and nutraceuticals. Aimed primarily at an audience comprised of researchers, industry professionals, food scientists, medical professionals and graduate level students, Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention offers a mechanism-based interpretation for the effect of nutraceuticals within the human body. Ultimately, the discussion of the biological effects of a variety of functional foods will provide a wholesome approach to the maintenance of health through judicious choice of functional foods.

Functional Foods

Functional Foods Book
Author : R. Chadwick,S. Henson,B. Moseley,G. Koenen,M. Liakopoulos,C. Midden,A. Palou,G. Rechkemmer,D. Schröder,A. von Wright
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-03-09
ISBN : 366205115X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Europiiische Akademie is concerned with the study of scientific and technolog ical advances for the individual, society and the natural environment. The work of the academy is interdisciplinary drawing on relevant academic disciplines so far as they can inform the debate on consequences and suggest solutions. This book is dedicated to the issue of Functional Foods, a rather topical issue with important ramifications for the overall quality of life. It is the result of the Europiiische Akademie's working group "Functional Foods" which worked from January 2001 to June 2003. Since the times of Hippocrates, we view "food as our medicine, and medicine as our food"; a view that is confirmed by nowadays science which agrees that diet is related to health, well-being and the prevention of disease. At the same time, food related diseases have reached epidemic proportions in western societies while obe sity is spreading rapidly in all parts and strata of modern society. The cost for the health system is significant while the reduction in quality of life is immeasurable.

Flavor Development for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Flavor Development for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Book
Author : M. Selvamuthukumaran,Yashwant V Pathak
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-09-23
ISBN : 0429894201
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a finished nutraceutical product, flavors play an integral role. Flavor Development for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals is about the crucial role added flavors play in any nutraceutical product. It describes the various extraction techniques that are being adopted for manufacturing flavors from natural raw materials. Yield and retention of aromatic components during several extraction methods and flavor encapsulation techniques for thermal degradable food components are discussed. Advanced methods of flavor extraction techniques like supercritical C02 extraction are emphasized. The safety and quality aspects of flavor incorporation in food processing industries are reviewed with respect to international regulations. The importance of flavor in the nutraceuticals industry is also discussed. In addition, the book stresses the functional value and organoleptic acceptability towards product optimization/formulation. Features: Explains how flavors play an integral role in a finished nutraceutical product Describes the various extraction techniques that are being adopted for manufacturing flavors from natural raw materials Covers flavor encapsulation techniques for thermal degradable food components Provides an introduction to the history of how some natural flavor ingredients, botanicals, and extracts were used in ancient times in Ayurveda and herbal medicine This is an ideal reference book for the flavor chemists, food scientists, nutraceutical formulators, and students and academicians who are working in the area of nutraceutical, supplement, and functional food development and provides very useful information to help them select appropriate flavors for their products. Also available in the Nutraceuticals: Basic Research/Clinical Applications Series: Flavors for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, edited by M. Selvamuthukumaran and Yashwant Pathak (ISBN: 978-1-1380-6417-1) Antioxidant Nutraceuticals: Preventive and Healthcare Applications, edited by Chuanhai Cao, Sarvadaman Pathak, Kiran Patil (ISBN 978-1-4987-3703-6) Food By-product Based Functional Food Powders, edited by Özlem Tokuşoğlu (ISBN 978-1-4822-2437-5)

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components Book
Author : Charis Michel Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-12-16
ISBN : 0128096500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nutraceutical and Functional Food Components: Effects of Innovative Processing Techniques presents the latest information on the chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, health effects, and nutrition characteristics of food components and the recent trends and practices that the food industry (e.g. the implementation of non-thermal technologies, nanoencapsulation, new extraction techniques, and new sources, like by-products, etc.) has adopted. This book fills the gap in knowledge by denoting the impact of recent food industry advances in different parameters of food components (e.g. nutritional value, physical and chemical properties, bioavailability and bioaccessibility characteristics) and final products (e.g. applications, shelf-life, sensory characteristics). Provides a holistic view of the interactions between novel processing techniques and food components Explains how innovative techniques, such as non-thermal, nano-encapsulation, waste recovery, and novel extraction and processing methods impact the nutritional value of ingredients commonly used in functional food and nutraceutical products Covers food applications, shelf-life, and sensory characteristics

Functional Foods

Functional Foods Book
Author : Vasiliki Lagouri
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2019-10-23
ISBN : 1838811494
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" said Hippocrates, the father of medicine approximately 2500 years ago. Is food also medicine? Are products that intend to cure diseases medicinal products and not food? Do we know the combination of foods or food components with functional properties that can help promote the well-being or reduce the risk of chronic diseases? In general terms, all foods are functional because they provide the nutrients necessary for a healthy diet. So what are the components that functional foods have beyond their nutrition value? What is the definition of functional foods? What scientific research is needed to validate health claims for functional foods? This book will provide answers to all of these questions. It is important for scientists to have the opportunities to study the relationship between a food type or a food active component and the improved state of health or reduction of diseases. The communication of health benefits to consumers is of critical importance so that they have the knowledge to make informed choices about the foods they eat and enjoy.

Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Third Edition

Handbook of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods  Third Edition Book
Author : Robert E.C. Wildman,Richard S. Bruno
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-11-19
ISBN : 0429530617
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook compiles information on novel ingredients and functional food products from leading authors in their respective areas of expertise. It provides an evidence-based and authoritative review of the prophylactic properties exerted by food components, foods, and dietary patterns. It includes information on the chemical properties, dietary sources, intakes, efficacy, health effects, and safety of each bioactive compound, functional food, or nutraceutical. This edition contains many new topics, including inflammation relief, exercised-induced immunity, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia.

Functional Food Product Development

Functional Food Product Development Book
Author : Jim Smith,Edward Charter
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-03-08
ISBN : 9781444390391
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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According to an August 2009 report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the United States market for functional foods in 2007 was US$ 27 billion. Forecasts of growth range from between 8.5% and 20% per year, or about four times that of the food industry in general. Global demand by 2013 is expected to be about $100 billion. With this demand for new products comes a demand for product development and supporting literature for that purpose. There is a wealth of research and development in this area and great scope for commercialization, and this book provides a much-needed review of important opportunities for new products, written by authors with in-depth knowledge of as yet unfulfilled health-related needs. This book addresses functional food product development from a number of perspectives: the process itself; health research that may provide opportunities; idea creation; regulation; and processes and ingredients. It also features case studies that illustrate real product development and commercialization histories. Written for food scientists and technologists, this book presents practical information for use in functional food product development. It is an essential resource for practitioners in functional food companies and food technology centres and is also of interest to researchers and students of food science. Key features: A comprehensive review of the latest opportunities in this commercially important sector of the food industry Includes chapters highlighting functional food opportunities for specific health issues such as obesity, immunity, brain health, heart disease and the development of children. New technologies of relevance to functional foods are also addressed, such as emulsion delivery systems and nanoencapsulation. Includes chapters on product design and the use of functional ingredients such as antioxidants, probiotics and prebiotics as well as functional ingredients from plant and dairy sources Specific examples of taking products to market are provided in the form of case studies e.g. microalgae functional ingredients Part of the Functional Food Science and Technology book series (Series Editor: Fereidoon Shahidi)

Herbs Botanicals and Teas

Herbs  Botanicals and Teas Book
Author : B. Dave Oomah
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2000-06-07
ISBN : 1482278928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Herbs, Botanicals and Teas presents the latest scientific and technical information on the chemical, pharmacological, epidemiological and clinical aspects of major herbal and tea products. Written by leading researchers contributing to the field, this is the first reference to provide in-depth coverage of garlic, ginseng, Echinacea, ginger, fenugre

Bioactive Proteins and Peptides as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Bioactive Proteins and Peptides as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Book
Author : Yoshinori Mine,Eunice Li-Chan,Bo Jiang
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-06-09
ISBN : 9780470961742
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bioactive Proteins and Peptides as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals highlights recent developments of nutraceutical proteins and peptides for the promotion of human health. The book considers fundamental concepts and structure-activity relations for the major classes of nutraceutical proteins and peptides. Coverage includes functional proteins and peptides from numerous sources including: soy, Pacific hake, bovine muscle, peas, wheat, fermented milk, eggs, casein, fish collagen, bovine lactoferrin, and rice. The international panel of experts from industry and academia also reviews current applications and future opportunities within the nutraceutical proteins and peptides sector.

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World

Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World Book
Author : Debasis Bagchi
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2008-07-18
ISBN : 9780080920528
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Globalization of the nutraceutical and functional food industries presents significant challenges, not the least of which is the regulatory variance between countries active in the marketplace. Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World has been written by eminent experts in the field with the specific intention of addressing these important considerations. Beginning with insights into the scope, importance and growing opportunities in these industries, the book demonstrates the global scenario on the acceptance and demand for nutraceuticals and functional foods. It explores the regulatory hurdles and claim substantiation of these foods and dietary supplements, as well as the intricate aspects of manufacturing procedures. Including regulations from South America, Canada, European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Japan, Korea, China, India and Southeast Asia as well as the United States, Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World provides a valuable resource for understanding the key considerations of operating in this rapidly expanding area. Overview of nutraceutical and functional food regulations around the world Discusses the important of GRAS status and DSHEA regulations Provides insight on quality manufacturing techniques, cGMP and standardized analytical techniques Includes salient features on overcoming regulatory hurdles Addresses the importance of safety, efficacy and human clinical studies for worldwide acceptance Highlights anti-terrorism safety assurance through traceability Explores the significance of intellectual property, trademark and branding on marketing