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Nutraceuticals vs Pharmaceuticals

Why not Both?

That is a personal decision each person has to make. The decision is based on effectiveness, cost, and availability. What is right for one person may not be suited to treating another person’s condition. Here are some points that might be considered in evaluating whether or not nutraceuticals are a practical consideration for treating your condition. While CBD oils fall into the nutraceutical category, their effectiveness, like most nutraceuticals has not been thoroughly investigated due to the lack of aggressive testing and clinical trials required and the lack of incentive on the part of drug companies to spend the time and effort on products that are not as highly profitable as pharmaceuticals.

Nutraceuticals as therapeutic agents: A Review

Research journal of pharmacy and technology
Rajasekaran, Aiyalu & Sivagnanam, G & Xavier, Rathinam. (2008). Nutraceuticals as therapeutic agents: A Review. Researchgate

Nutraceuticals have received considerable interest because of their presumed safety and potential nutritional and therapeutic effects”. Pharmaceutical and nutritional companies are aware of the monetary success of taking advantage of the more health-seeking consumers and the changing trends resulting in a proliferation of these value-added products aimed at heart health to cancer. Some popular nutraceuticals include glucosamine, ginseng, echinacea, folic acid, cod liver oil, omega-3 eggs, calcium-enriched orange juice, green tea etc. The majority of the nutraceuticals are claimed to possess multiple therapeutic benefits though substantial evidence is lacking for the benefits as well as unwanted effects. The present review has been devoted to a better understanding of the nutraceuticals based on their disease specific indications.

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