Nutraceuticals, 2nd edition

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Brian Lockwood
Published by
Pharmaceutical Press
Publication Date
March 2007
Second edition
448 pages
156 x 234 mm

Nutraceuticals are complementary medicines of natural origin. Usually obtained from a food source, they are sold as isolated, purified components in pharmacological doses for specific ailments. The international market for nutraceuticals is rapidly expanding and new research is constantly being conducted. New products are appearing on the market, some with novel therapeutic applications.

This new edition of Nutraceuticals reflects these changes and has broadened its scope with coverage of:
  • Monographs on 25 nutraceuticals including soy and tea
  • Discussion of nutraceuticals according to disease state
and additional chapters on:
  • Synergism and combination therapies
  • Safety, adverse effects and interactions
  • Quality issues
  • Minor nutraceuticals

This authoritative text assesses the medical and scientific evidence for the use of nutraceuticals for prevention or treating important disease states. It will be of value to practising pharmacists, other healthcare professionals and complementary medicine practitioners. 
  1. Introduction
  2. Monographs
  3. Source, Manufacture and Analysis of Major Nutraceuticals
  4. Metabolism, Bioavailability and Pharmacokinetics of Nutraceuticals
  5. Joint Health
  6. Cardiovascular Health
  7. Eye Health
  8. Mental Health
  9. Sleep Enhancement
  10. Cancer Prevention
  11. Bone Health
  12. Respiratory Health
  13. Women's Health
  14. Weight Management
  15. Skin Health
  16. Oral Health
  17. Sporting Performance/enhancement
  18. Animal Health
  19. Meta-analyses/systemic Reviews
  20. Synergism, Beneficial Interactions and Combination Products
  21. Emerging Nutraceuticals
  22. Adverse Effects
  23. Quality
  24. Conclusions

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