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Handbook of Nutraceuticals for Clinical Use

  • Arrigo F.G. Cicero
  • Alessandro Colletti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 1-23
  3. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 25-33
  4. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 35-43
  5. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 45-58
  6. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 59-67
  7. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 69-81
  8. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 83-97
  9. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 99-111
  10. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 113-130
  11. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 131-137
  12. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 139-151
  13. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 153-162
  14. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 163-179
  15. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 181-193
  16. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 195-205
  17. Arrigo F. G. Cicero, Alessandro Colletti
    Pages 207-219

About this book

Introduction

This handbook provides key information on the clinical use of nutraceuticals, an increasingly common practice grounded in an understanding of the pharmacological activities of natural compounds and clinical evidence of efficacy and safety. Each chapter examines the effects of nutraceuticals in different therapeutic contexts, including nutraceuticals active on the digestive system, heart, lipid and glucose metabolism, and immune system. The authors also address relevant concerns such as relative and absolute contraindications, range of tested doses (efficacious and safe), possible side effects and pharmacological interactions, and the scientific level of clinical evidence for each product. 

Despite the availability of a large number of nutraceuticals on the market, the same compound is often offered by different industries at different dosages and concentrations, with different titration and often with different suggestions of efficacy. Available academic books on nutraceuticals prioritize summarizing information or focus on the pharmacological aspects on cells or animals models rather than on proof in humans.

The handbook takes a unique and practical approach intended to assist clinicians, pharmacologists, nutritionists, and dietitians considering prescribing nutraceuticals for therapeutic use. Renowned expert Professor Arrigo Cicero is known internationally for his work in nutraceuticals, and currently serves as President of the Italian Nutraceutical Society. 

Keywords

natural compounds nutraceutical dosages and concentrations side effects of nutraceuticals clinical trails of nutraceuticals efficacy and safety of nutraceuticals

Authors and affiliations

  • Arrigo F.G. Cicero
    • 1
  • Alessandro Colletti
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical and Surgery Sciences DepartmentUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Medical and Surgery Sciences DepartmentUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73642-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73641-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73642-6
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