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The Rise of Nutraceuticals: Balancing Hype and Scientific Evidence

The Rise of Nutraceuticals: Balancing Hype and Scientific Evidence

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Raisa Mehzabeen In recent years, the health and wellness industry has witnessed a surge in interest and consumption of nutraceuticals – a term coined from "nutrition" and "pharmaceutical." These products, often marketed as dietary supplements or functional foods, claim to provide various health benefits beyond basic nutrition. While the potential for improved health outcomes is enticing, it's essential to examine the underlying science and navigate through the marketing hype that sometimes surrounds these products. Nutraceuticals encompass a wide range of products, from vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts to probiotics and specialized dietary supplements. They promise benefits such as enhanced immunity, improved cognitive function, better joint health, and more. The allure of...