The term nutraceuticals is said to have been coined by Dr. Stephen L. DeFelice, the founder and chairman of the Foundation of Innovation Medicine in 1989. It describes the fusion between the words ‘nutrition’ and ‘pharmaceuticals’ as a name for products derived from food sources to promote health, prevent chronic diseases, delay the ageing process, improve life expectancy or support the structure and function of the body.
Honing the definition yet further people have come up with the concept of nutricosmetics – a hybrid between cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals – which refers to oral products, generally derived from natural ingredients which are aimed at combating oxidative stress and inflammation and renewing or supplementing nutrients and elements within the body to promote healthy skin.
The main products within the nutricosmetics sector are so-called collagen drinks which contain predominantly either marine or bovine based collagen, as well as other co-factor ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, essential fatty acids and antioxidants (vitamins).
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