By Definition, nutriceutical is a coined word, crossing the word nutritional and pharmaceuticals. It is a nutrient with drug-like properties designed for specific clinical purpose(s). However, nutriceuticals are sold on the market as health foods for general consumption to be used as “supplements” to nutrition (diet).
The effectiveness of premium-grade nutriceuticals is clearly evidenced by a growing number of doctors prescribing nutriceuticals to their patients as a supplementary treatment for varied diseases, for instance, cancer, coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity and etc. Thus, nutriceuticals are becoming more widely accepted as an adjunct to conventional therapies.