Strategic Design of Delivery Systems for Nutraceuticals

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Abstract

Nutraceuticals or functional foods are foods that provide both health benefits to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and basic nutrition. Examples of nutraceuticals are natural foods, including antioxidants, dietary supplements, fortified dairy products, and citrus fruits, and vitamins, minerals, herbals, milk, and cereals. To enhance the efficacy of nutraceuticals, delivery systems are greatly needed to protect nutraceuticals from the harsh conditions of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Drug delivery systems using nanotechnology, such as biocompatible polymers, hold promise for the field of pharmaceutical science, as they offer tools and nanostructured materials that deliver therapeutic drugs for treating diseases successfully. Like drug delivery systems, several delivery systems have been designed for nutraceutical delivery, including smart polymers that are stimuli responsive. This chapter will mostly focus on the characteristics of nutraceuticals and discuss strategic designs of nutraceutical delivery systems.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationNanotechnology Applications in Food
Subtitle of host publicationFlavor, Stability, Nutrition and Safety
Pages65-86
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780128119433
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Delivery system
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nutraceutical
  • Reactive oxygen species
  • Smart polymer

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