What is Nutraceutical?

Nutraceutical, is a combination of the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”. It is a food or food product that reportedly provides health and medical benefits, including the prevention and treatment of dieases. Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and specific diets to genetically engineered foods, herbal products, and processed foods.

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Lycopene

Lycopene is a carotenoid—a family of pigments that give fruits and vegetables their brilliant red, orange, and yellow coloring. Lycopene is also a powerful antioxidant that eliminates dangerous free radicals that can damage DNA and other fragile cell structures. Numerous studies have shown that ingesting lycopene-rich foods can result in positive health benefits. Lycopene is better … Continue reading Lycopene

Wheat Germ

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