Influence of Nutrients Bioactive Compounds and Plant Extracts in Liver Diseases

Influence of Nutrients  Bioactive Compounds  and Plant Extracts in Liver Diseases
Author: Seyed Moayed Alavian,Seyed Mohammad Nabavi,Seyed Fazel Nabavi,Ana Sanches Silva
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2020-11-20
ISBN: 0128175230
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Influence of Nutrients Bioactive Compounds and Plant Extracts in Liver Diseases Book Excerpt:

Influence of Nutrients, Bioactive Compounds, and Plant Extracts in Liver Diseases provides evidence-based knowledge of the mechanism of action of natural compounds, as well as the relation of structure and function of phytochemicals in hepatitis B and C, fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, liver cancer, biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis. The effect of phytochemicals in the hepatotoxicity of drugs is also addressed. Written for health professionals seeking reliable and up-to-date information on the beneficial or toxic effects of natural compounds on liver disease, this book is sure to be a welcomed resource for nutritionists, food chemists, natural product researchers, pharmacists, medical doctors, and pharmacognosists alike. Explores the benefits of phytonutrients, especially those with a wide spectrum of biological activities Addresses various liver diseases, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C, alcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, liver cancer, biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis Provides reliable, up-to-date information on the natural compounds that have protective or toxic effects on liver diseases

Biochemistry of Drug Metabolizing Enzymes

Biochemistry of Drug Metabolizing Enzymes
Author: Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash,Kanwal Rehman
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2022-05-28
ISBN: 032395121X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biochemistry of Drug Metabolizing Enzymes Book Excerpt:

Biochemistry of Drug Metabolizing Enzymes: Trends and Challenges is a complete and well-integrated reference on their mechanisms of action, their role in diseases, agents responsible for their deactivation, and their malfunction. Chapters explain the biochemistry of DMEs, including biochemical activation, functions, computational approaches, different contaminants on the action and function of DMEs, and describe the importance of DMEs in the drug development process. Conditions covered include metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurological diseases, physiological diseases, xenobiotics and inflammatory responses, and their contribution in the malfunctioning of drug metabolizing enzymes. This book is the perfect resource for pharmacology and biochemistry researchers to understand the principles of DMEs. Researchers in the corporate environment will also benefit from the comprehensive list of diseases associated with malfunction of DMEs. Includes extensive classification of DMEs, their mechanism of action and computational analysis Covers the biotransformation of drug by DMEs and the possible impact of environmental contaminants Discusses the activity of DMEs in different clinical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, inflammation and neurotoxicity Includes modern and novel bioanalytical techniques to predict the effect of DMEs

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2012-10-22
ISBN: 0123977649
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease Book Excerpt:

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease provides valuable insights for those seeking nutritional treatment options for those suffering from liver and/or related gastrointestinal disease including Crohn’s, allergies, and colitis among others. Information is presented on a variety of foods including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil. This book serves as a valuable resource for researchers in nutrition, nephrology, and gastroenterology. Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal system, including reduction of inflammation, improved function, and nutritional efficiency Presents a wide range of liver and gastrointestinal diseases and provides important information for additional research Associated information can be used to understand other diseases, which share common etiological pathways

Dietary Interventions in Liver Disease

Dietary Interventions in Liver Disease
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN: 012814467X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dietary Interventions in Liver Disease Book Excerpt:

Dietary Interventions in Liver Disease: Foods, Nutrients, and Dietary Supplements provides valuable insights into the agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the liver. It provides nutritional treatment options for those suffering from liver disease. Information is presented on a variety of foods, including herbs, fruits, soy and olive oil, thus illustrating that variations in intake can change antioxidant and disease preventing non-nutrients that affect liver health and/or disease promotion. This book is a valuable resource for biomedical researchers who focus on identifying the causes of liver diseases and food scientists targeting health-related product development. Provides information on agents that affect metabolism and other health-related conditions in the liver Explores the impact of composition, including differences based on country of origin and processing techniques Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact liver disease, including reduction of inflammation and improved function

Bioactive Foods and Extracts

Bioactive Foods and Extracts
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 663
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN: 9781439816219
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Foods and Extracts Book Excerpt:

Though there is considerable historical and anecdotal record for the use and efficacy of the cancer preventative properties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs, modern healthcare professionals require scientific evidence and verifiable results to make defensible decisions on the benefits, risks, and value of botanicals and their extracts in the prevention and treatment of cancers. Presenting research-based evidence of the role of herbs and bioactive foods in the prevention and treatment of cancer, Bioactive Foods and Extracts: Cancer Treatment and Prevention provides the scientific basis for millennia of empirical evidence. Divided into four sections, the book begins with a look at herbal medicines and bioactive foods in cancer prevention in general including the benefits of Greco-Arabic and Islamic herbal medicine, Indian vegetarian diet, and a range of culinary spices. The second section considers specific bioactive foods in cancer prevention. Chapters include in-depth discussions of phytochemicals and their therapeutic action within the body, curcumin-mediated cellular response, and the mechanism and use of prunes and plums, mushrooms, and tomato-based products. The third section takes a focused look at certain cancers such as colon, prostate, breast, and lung cancer. Substances analyzed include ginseng, pentacyclic triterpenes from olives, cruciferous vegetables, and fruit phenolics, as well as alcohol and its associated risks. The final section investigates non-botanical supplements including vitamin D, calcium, selenium, and probiotics. Providing an important scientific and evidence-based record on an increasingly popular branch of modern healthcare, this indispensible reference brings together the analytical research of modern science and the wisdom of herbal and food based medicine and puts them at your fingertips.

Nutrients Gut Microbiome and Intestinal Inflammation

Nutrients  Gut Microbiome  and Intestinal Inflammation
Author: Hongkui Wei,Guoxun Chen,Yangchun Cao,Fang Xiao
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2022-08-11
ISBN: 2889767612
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrients Gut Microbiome and Intestinal Inflammation Book Excerpt:

Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals

Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals
Author: Elhadi M. Yahia
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1488
Release: 2017-08-29
ISBN: 111915796X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals Book Excerpt:

Now in two volumes and containing more than seventy chapters, the second edition of Fruit and Vegetable Phytochemicals: Chemistry, Nutritional Value and Stability has been greatly revised and expanded. Written by hundreds of experts from across the world, the chapters cover diverse aspects of chemistry and biological functions, the influence of postharvest technologies, analysis methods and important phytochemicals in more than thirty fruits and vegetables. Providing readers with a comprehensive and cutting-edge description of the metabolism and molecular mechanisms associated with the beneficial effects of phytochemicals for human health, this is the perfect resource not only for students and teachers but also researchers, physicians and the public in general.

Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics

Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
Author: Raffaele De Caterina,J. Alfredo Martinez,Martin Kohlmeier
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2019-09-22
ISBN: 0128045876
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics Book Excerpt:

Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: Fundamentals for Individualized Nutrition is the most comprehensive foundational text on the complex topics of nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics. Edited by three leaders in the field with contributions from the most well-cited researchers conducting groundbreaking research in the field, the book covers how the genetic makeup influences the response to foods and nutrients and how nutrients affect gene expression. Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: Fundamentals for Individualized Nutrition is broken into four parts providing a valuable overview of genetics, nutrigenetics, and nutrigenomics, and a conclusion that helps to translate research into practice. With an overview of the background, evidence, challenges, and opportunities in the field, readers will come away with a strong understanding of how this new science is the frontier of medical nutrition. Principles of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics: Fundamentals for Individualized Nutrition is a valuable reference for students and researchers studying nutrition, genetics, medicine, and related fields. Uniquely foundational, comprehensive, and systematic approach with full evidence-based coverage of established and emerging topics in nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics Includes a valuable guide to ethics for genetic testing for nutritional advice Chapters include definitions, methods, summaries, figures, and tables to help students, researchers, and faculty grasp key concepts Companion website includes slide decks, images, questions, and other teaching and learning aids designed to facilitate communication and comprehension of the content presented in the book

Handbook of Research on Herbal Liver Protection

Handbook of Research on Herbal Liver Protection
Author: T Pullaiah,Maddi Ramaiah
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 794
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN: 1000064778
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Herbal Liver Protection Book Excerpt:

This important volume provides a comprehensive overview of hepatotoxicity and medicinal plants used for protecting the liver and for curing liver toxicity and liver diseases. To date, there has been no extensive resource on the plants that are used in this capacity, both in traditional medicine and in modern medicine. This book fills that gap. It presents information on the medicinal plants used in traditional medicine (both codified and noncodified) and in ethnomedicine, including the plant parts used and methods of use and dosages. The phytochemicals extracted from medicinal plants,screened and used in modern medicine for liver protection and curing liver problems, are given in detail, and the methods of screening are given as well. Methods of assay for screening the medicinal plants are also presented. Key features: • Provides complete information on plants that show hepatoprotective properties • Lists and discusses the phytochemicals useful for liver protection and cures • Considers traditional uses and ethnomedicinal plants for liver protection • Details the plant parts and the extracts that have protection properties and the active principles showing hepatoprotection

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease
Author: Ronald Ross Watson,Victor R. Preedy
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN: 0123964857
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease Book Excerpt:

One major example of the synergy of bioactive foods and extracts is their role as an antioxidant and the related remediation of cardiovascular disease. There is compelling evidence to suggest that oxidative stress is implicated in the physiology of several major cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and increased free radical formation and reduced antioxidant defences. Studies indicate bioactive foods reduce the incidence of these conditions, suggestive of a potential cardioprotective role of antioxidant nutrients. Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease investigates the role of foods, herbs and novel extracts in moderating the pathology leading to cardiovascular disease. It reviews existing literature, and presents new hypotheses and conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the diet. Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions using bioactive foods to impact cardiovascular disease Documents foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and other related conditions Convenient, efficient and effective source that allows readers to identify potential uses of compounds - or indicate those compounds whose use may be of little or no health benefit Associated information can be used to understand other diseases that share common etiological pathways

Introduction to Human Nutrition

Introduction to Human Nutrition
Author: Susan A. Lanham-New,Thomas R. Hill,Alison M. Gallagher,Hester H. Vorster
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2019-12-23
ISBN: 1119476976
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Human Nutrition Book Excerpt:

Now in its third edition, the best-selling Introduction to Human Nutrition continues to foster an integrated, broad knowledge of the discipline and presents the fundamental principles of nutrition science in an accessible way. With up-to-date coverage of a range of topics from food composition and dietary reference standards to phytochemicals and contemporary challenges of global food safety, this comprehensive text encourages students to think critically about the many factors and influences of human nutrition and health outcomes. Offers a global, multidisciplinary perspective on food and nutrition Covers nutrition and metabolism of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and vitamins and minerals Explores new developments in functional foods, supplements and food fortification, and future challenges for nutrition research and practice Explains the digestion, absorption, circulatory transport, and cellular uptake of nutrients Demonstrates the structure and characteristics of nutrients, and the relationship with disease prevention A primary text in nutritional science classes worldwide, Introduction to Human Nutrition is a vital resource for students in areas of nutrition, dietetics, and related subjects that involve principles of nutrition science.

The Benefits of Plant Extracts for Human Health

The Benefits of Plant Extracts for Human Health
Author: Charalampos Proestos
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-01-13
ISBN: 3039438514
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Benefits of Plant Extracts for Human Health Book Excerpt:

Nature has always been, and still is, a source of food and ingredients that are beneficial to human health. Nowadays, plant extracts are increasingly becoming important additives in the food industry due to their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities that delay the development of off-flavors and improve the shelf life and color stability of food products. Due to their natural origin, they are excellent candidates to replace synthetic compounds, which are generally considered to have toxicological and carcinogenic effects. The efficient extraction of these compounds from their natural sources and the determination of their activity in commercialized products have been great challenges for researchers and food chain contributors to develop products with positive effects on human health. The objective of this Special Issue is to highlight the existing evidence regarding the various potential benefits of the consumption of plant extracts and plant-extract-based products, with emphasis on in vivo works and epidemiological studies, the application of plant extracts to improving shelf life, the nutritional and health-related properties of foods, and the extraction techniques that can be used to obtain bioactive compounds from plant extracts.

Sesame

Sesame
Author: Dorothea Bedigian
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2010-10-14
ISBN: 1420005200
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sesame Book Excerpt:

The first comprehensive review of sesame and its close relative, Sesame: the genus Sesamum covers ethnographic data, modern use, linguistic analysis of sesame names from around the world, market size, export and import data, geographical sources, use in the food and cosmetic industries, and much more. The book includes a historical review of the genus Sesamum that reveals its place in present-day traditions and cultivation in Africa and Asia. Expanding coverage from archaeological and anthropological literature from India, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, this ethnobotanical monograph draws on folk sources, reviews the phytochemistry of Sesamum, and presents extensive references.

Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Fruits and Vegetables

Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Fruits and Vegetables
Author: Amit K. Jaiswal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 766
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN: 0128127813
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Fruits and Vegetables Book Excerpt:

Nutritional Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Fruits and Vegetables provides an overview of the nutritional and anti-nutritional composition, antioxidant potential, and health benefits of a wide range of commonly consumed fruits and vegetables. The book presents a comprehensive overview on a variety of topics, including inflorescence, flowers and flower buds (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage), bulb, stem and stalk (onion, celery, asparagus, celery), leaves (watercress, lettuce, spinach), fruit and seed (peppers, squash, tomato, eggplant, green beans), roots and tubers (red beet, carrots, radish), and fruits, such as citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit), berries (blackberry, strawberry, lingonberry, bayberry, blueberry), melons (pumpkin, watermelon), and more. Each chapter, contributed by an international expert in the field, also discusses the factors influencing antioxidant content, such as genotype, environmental variation and agronomic conditions. Contains detailed information on nutritional and anti-nutritional composition for commonly consumed fruits and vegetables Presents recent epidemiological information on the health benefits of fresh produce Provides in-depth information about the antioxidant properties of a range of fruits and vegetables

Effects of Polyphenol Rich Foods on Human Health

Effects of Polyphenol Rich Foods on Human Health
Author: Giuseppe Grosso
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN: 3038971359
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effects of Polyphenol Rich Foods on Human Health Book Excerpt:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Effects of Polyphenol-Rich Foods on Human Health" that was published in Nutrients

Black cumin Nigella sativa seeds Chemistry Technology Functionality and Applications

Black cumin  Nigella sativa  seeds  Chemistry  Technology  Functionality  and Applications
Author: Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 3030487989
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black cumin Nigella sativa seeds Chemistry Technology Functionality and Applications Book Excerpt:

Recent developments in the field of nutrition have led to increased interest in herbs and medicinal plants as phytochemical-rich sources for functional food, nutraceuticals, and drugs. As research sheds light on the therapeutic potential of various bioactive phytochemicals, the demand for plant extracts and oils has increased. Black cumin or black seeds (Nigella sativa) have particularly widespread nutritional and medicinal applications. In traditional medicine, black seeds are used to manage fatigue and chronic headache. Black seed oil is used as an antiseptic and analgesic remedy and for treatment of joint's pain and stiffness and can be mixed with sesame oil to treat dermatosis, abdominal disorders, cough, headache, fever, liver ailments, jaundice, sore eyes, and hemorrhoids. Thymoquinone, the main constituent in black seed volatile oil, has been shown to suppress carcinogenesis. Black cumin (Nigella sativa) seeds: Chemistry, Technology, Functionality, and Applications presents in detail the chemical composition, therapeutic properties, and functionality of high-value oils, phytochemicals, nutrients, and volatiles of the Nigella sativa seed. Organized by formulation (seeds, fixed oil, essential oil, and extracts), chapters break this seed down into its chemical constituents and explore their role in the development of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, novel food, natural drugs, and feed. Following numerous reports on the health-promoting activities of Nigella sativa, this is the first comprehensive presentation of the functional, nutritional, and pharmacological traits of Nigella sativa seeds and seed oil constituents.

Dietary Polyphenols and Human Health

Dietary Polyphenols and Human Health
Author: Anna Tresserra-Rimbau
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-12-23
ISBN: 3039437933
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dietary Polyphenols and Human Health Book Excerpt:

Polyphenols are a heterogeneous group of bioactive compounds mainly found in plant-based foods. Numerous clinical and epidemiological studies have led to the result that polyphenol intake may protect against chronic diseases such as cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, or type 2 diabetes, to name some. Polyphenol intake estimation can be obtained through food frequency questionnaires and nutritional biomarkers, both having their own advantages and disadvantages. Although the association between these bioactive compounds and health seems irrefutable, many questions remain still unanswered. For instance, more studies are needed to identify possible interactions and effect-modulating variables, such as smoking habit, body mass index, sex, alcohol, hormones, other foods, etc. Moreover, intestinal microbiota seems to play an important role in the metabolism of polyphenols, but it is still unclear how.

Bioactives in Fruit

Bioactives in Fruit
Author: Margot Skinner,Denise Hunter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2013-06-14
ISBN: 1118635590
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactives in Fruit Book Excerpt:

For centuries we have known that fruit is important forhealth, but we are only just beginning to fully understandwhy. Bioactives in Fruit: Health Benefits andFunctional Foods aims to summarise some of ourcurrent knowledge on the bioactive compounds that areassociated with the health benefits of specific fruits with astrong emphasis on the validation of health benefits by humanintervention trials. Reflecting the current interest in foodand health, the book includes strategies to retain and enhancethe bioactives in fruit through breeding, growing conditions,fruit storage, processing into ingredients and production offunctional foods. To accomplish this task authors with expertise in biology,chemistry, pharmacology, food science, nutrition, medicine,and horticulture have contributed. They come fromuniversities, government and industry fundedresearch institutes and biotechnology and food companies inEurope, the United States, Asia and New Zealand to give thebook a broad perspective. This book, describing fruit bioactives, theirhealth benefits when consumed as a food and related topicsregarding their development into fresh or processed functionalfoods, will be of use to postgraduate students, researchers, functional food product developers, foodregulators and anyone who has curiosity about why fruit isgood for you. The information contained within willprovide plant breeders with new targets for the development ofvalue-added horticultural products, and will also providenutritionists and dieticians with a useful resource fordeveloping strategies to assist in preventing orslowing disease onset or severity. Bioactives inFruit: Health Benefits and Functional Foods is amajor resource which will be required reading for anyoneworking in the fields of health and functional foods.

Antioxidant Activity of Polyphenolic Plant Extracts

Antioxidant Activity of Polyphenolic Plant Extracts
Author: Dimitrios Stagos
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2021-03-19
ISBN: 3036502882
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Antioxidant Activity of Polyphenolic Plant Extracts Book Excerpt:

“Antioxidant Activity of Polyphenolic Plant Extracts” is a collection of scientific articles regarding polyphenols, that is, substances occurring naturally in plants and exhibiting many beneficial effects on human health. Among polyphenols’ interesting biological properties, their antioxidant activity is considered the most important. This book brings together experts from different research fields on topics related to polyphenols, such as their isolation and purification, assessment of their antioxidant activity, prevention from oxidative stress-induced diseases and use as food additives. The polyphenols used in the present studies are derived from a great variety of plants, ranging from well-known species to rare ones that are only found in specific regions. Moreover, some of the studies provide evidence that polyphenols may be used for the prevention and treatment of common diseases such as diabetes mellitus, Alzheimers’ disease, cardiovascular and intestinal diseases. Importantly, in several of the studies “green extraction methods” for the isolation of polyphenols were developed using modern technologies, where few or no organic solvents were used, in order to minimize environmental and health impacts.

Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements

Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements
Author: Seyed Mohammad Nabavi,Ana Sanches Silva
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN: 0128125632
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements Book Excerpt:

Nonvitamin and Nonmineral Nutritional Supplements compiles comprehensive information and recent findings on supplements found in today’s market. The book focuses on non-essential nutrients, animal extracts, yeast and fungi extracts, and plant and algae extracts used as supplements. Readers will find valuable insights on the impact of dietary supplementation on human health, along with an understanding of the positive and negative aspects of each supplement. Provides reliable information on available supplements to inform nutritional practices Presents each supplement’s sources, availability, health benefits, drawbacks, and possible interactions with other supplements, food or drugs Serves as a guide to non-essential nutrients, plant and algae extracts, animal extracts, including bee products and shark cartilage, and supplements from yeast and fungi