The term “nutraceutical” is a combination of words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”, meaning a dietary supplement. Nutraceuticals are food or part of food playing a significant role in modifying and maintaining normal physiological function that maintains healthy human beings. The principal reasons for the growth of the nutraceutical market worldwide are the health trends and the current population. The food products used as nutraceuticals can be categorized as probiotics, dietary fibre, prebiotics, polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants and other different types of herbal/ natural foods.

These nutraceuticals help in combating some of the major health problems of the century such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, cholesterol, osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes etc. In whole, it leads to the new era of medicine and health, in which the food industry has become a research-oriented sector.

At Pratt’s Compounding Pharmacy we work with partnership with local naturopaths to find solutions to fit all your health needs whether it is for hormone imbalance, pain relief and inflammation, stress, immune health or more. This one-on-one approach helps educate our customers on exactly how many nutraceuticals they should be taking for their specific health needs.

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