A Nutraceutical is any substance that would be part of food that provides a medical benefit to help prevent and treat disease. Nutraceuticals comes from the words nutrition and pharmaceutical and is used with other forms of therapy to put the body in the best position of healing itself.
You must make sure you are taking the right nutraceuticals due to the fact that there are many that can have health risks. It is very crucial that you obtain the accurate information on the benefits and potential risks of these supplements. Some supplements can also interfere with your current medication.
The following are some examples:
- Amino acids
- Isolated nutrients such as lycopene and beta-carotene
- Dietary supplements such as the B complex vitamins