Nutraceuticals and Natural Product Pharmaceuticals

Nutraceuticals and Natural Product Pharmaceuticals

1st Edition - August 4, 2019

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  • Editor: Galanakis Charis
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175163
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164501

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Nutraceuticals and Natural Product Pharmaceuticals analyzes the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical research published over the last decade, paying particular attention to applications and recovery effects. The book emphasizes the great need for both nutritionists and pharmacologists to understand how these drugs can benefit human health. Topics explore innovative sources, bioavailability, pharmacokinetics, translating novel pathways and mechanisms of action into their clinical use, personalized nutrition and natural product medicine, the convergence between nutraceuticals and western medicine, interactions between drugs, nutrients, the microbiome and lifestyles, industrial applications and commercialization, metabolomics, nano-delivery systems and function, and more. Nutritionists and pharmacists working with natural products, food scientists, nutrition researchers and those interested in the development of innovative products, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and functional foods are sure to benefit from this thorough resource.

Key Features

  • Connects research from the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Promotes further communication and cooperation between pharmacologists and nutritionists by analyzing nutraceutical and pharmaceutical research in particular applications and recovery efforts
  • Explores the health effects of target compounds and the development of applications in both sectors


New product developers working in human nutrition and food and in the pharmaceutical industry, nutritionists, pharmacists, medical doctors, food scientists, food technologists, food chemists, biochemists, researchers, academics and professionals working in the nutraceutical and food industries. This book could also be of use to postgraduate students studying food chemistry, food science and technology, or pharmacognosy

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals
    2. Nutrigenomics and antioxidants
    3. How plant secondary metabolites impact human health
    4. Nutraceuticals and metabolic syndrome
    5. Pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of natural products
    6. Epigenetics and personalized nutrition
    7. Innovative sources
    8. Production of natural products with pharmaceutical potential
    9. Food matrices that improve the oral bioavailability of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals
    10. From nutraceuticals to nanopharmaceuticals
    11. Reorientation of nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals applications in an open innovation model
    12. Convergence between nutraceuticals and western medicine
    13. Ethno-pharmaceutical formulations
    14. Effects of nutritional supplements on human health

Product details

  • No. of pages: 366
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: August 4, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128175163
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164501

About the Editor

Galanakis Charis

Charis M. Galanakis is a multidisciplinary scientist in agricultural sciences as well as food and environmental science, technology, and sustainability, with experience in both industry and academia. He is the research and innovation director of Galanakis Laboratories in Chania, Greece, an adjunct professor of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the director of Food Waste Recovery Group (SIG5) of ISEKI Food Association in Vienna, Austria. He pioneered the new discipline of food waste recovery and has established the most prominent innovation network in the field. He also serves as a senior consultant for the food industry and expert evaluator for international and regional funded programs and proposals. He is an editorial board member of Food and Bioproducts Processing, Food Research International, and Foods, has edited over 45 books, and has published hundreds of research articles, reviews, monographs, chapters, and conference proceedings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Galanakis Laboratories, Chania, Greece

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