Let food be thy medicine and medicine be the food”, a quote attributed to Hippocrates, is an evidence to the fact that the importance of food in maintaining health and quality of life was conceptualized more than 2500 years ago. Nutraceuticals, coined from the terms “nutrition” and “pharmaceuticals”, is a broad umbrella term that is used to describe foods (or parts of foods) that provide medical or health benefits.
The genesis and growth of the nutraceutical industry can be attributed to numerous factors. Consumer awareness about the positive role of nutrition in improving health is constantly on the rise. In addition, regulatory bodies have been consistently becoming supportive of promotion of use of nutraceuticals and functional foods for improving public health.
Despite the constant growth in the nutraceutical sector, there is scope for developing effective ways to improve the in vivo bio-availability and efficacy of these nutraceutical molecules. The seminar aims to lay a strong foundation on the novel polyherbal delivery formulations, clinical, IPR and regulatory concerns related to nutraceuticals. The seminar would serve as platform for formulation scientists, business leaders and researchers to exchange knowledge and discuss proposals regarding further development of nutraceuticals.