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Nutraceuticals from Marine Bionetworks

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 4 ]

Author(s):

Abhitav Tiwari, Shambhawi Pritam, Keerti Mishra, Mehshara Khan, Neeraj Upmanyu and Dipanjana Ghosh *   Pages 338 - 344 ( 7 )

Abstract:


“Nutrition” and “Pharmaceutical” together build up the perception of “Nutraceuticals” that refer to the food or dietary supplements that help to incorporate additional health benefits to the fundamental sustenance accomplished on daily basis. Each nutraceutical contains one or more bioactive molecules that are usually obtained by chemical and/ or biotechnological synthesis or by extraction from natural sources. Among the natural sources, marine bionetwork possess immense potential for the presence of bioactive compounds. Some of these bioactive compounds as isolated from marine sources, have potential use as nutraceuticals. This mini review provides a brief overview of nutraceutical compounds from marine sources that are currently under research and/or have been commercialized. A detailed discussion on the biochemical categories of compounds and the marine organisms that play as potential sources of these bioactive nutraceutical compounds have been included.

Keywords:

Dietary supplements, marine flora and fauna, nutraceuticals, polysaccharides, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Affiliation:

School of Pharmacy and Research, People's University, Bhopal, School of Pharmacy and Research, People's University, Bhopal, School of Pharmacy and Research, People's University, Bhopal, School of Pharmacy and Research, People's University, Bhopal, School of Pharmacy and Research, People's University, Bhopal, School of Pharmacy and Research, People's University, Bhopal



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