An Overview of the Nutraceuticals Industry: Demand, Challenges, Regulations and Clinical EvidenceAuthor(s): Anish Desai, Sunaina Anand* and Leah A James
Nutraceuticals, also popularly known as dietary supplements help in the prevention and treatment of diseases. In the past decade, India has witnessed an increase in the demand for nutraceuticals. Good quality clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of nutraceuticals in different therapy areas will help in supporting claims, making policies, and implementing evidence-based healthcare. This review article highlights the regulations, current scenario, challenges, efficacy, and safety considerations of nutraceuticals. The practice of evidence-based nutraceuticals will increase confidence and awareness among healthcare professionals.