Marine-based nutraceuticals: An innovative trend in the food and supplement industries

Suleria, Hafiz Ansar Rasul, Osborne, Simore, Masci, Paul and Gobe, Glenda (2015) Marine-based nutraceuticals: An innovative trend in the food and supplement industries. Marine Drugs, 13 10: 6336-6351. doi:10.3390/md13106336


Author Suleria, Hafiz Ansar Rasul
Osborne, Simore
Masci, Paul
Gobe, Glenda
Title Marine-based nutraceuticals: An innovative trend in the food and supplement industries
Journal name Marine Drugs   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1660-3397
Publication date 2015-10-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3390/md13106336
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 13
Issue 10
Start page 6336
End page 6351
Total pages 16
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher MDPI AG
Language eng
Abstract Recent trends in functional foods and supplements have demonstrated that bioactive molecules play a major therapeutic role in human disease. Nutritionists and biomedical and food scientists are working together to discover new bioactive molecules that have increased potency and therapeutic benefits. Marine life constitutes almost 80% of the world biota with thousands of bioactive compounds and secondary metabolites derived from marine invertebrates such as tunicates, sponges, molluscs, bryozoans, sea slugs and many other marine organisms. These bioactive molecules and secondary metabolites possess antibiotic, antiparasitic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifibrotic and anticancer activities. They are also inhibitors or activators of critical enzymes and transcription factors, competitors of transporters and sequestrants that modulate various physiological pathways. The current review summaries the widely available marine-based nutraceuticals and recent research carried out for the purposes of isolation, identification and characterization of marine-derived bioactive compounds with various therapeutic potentials.
Keyword Bioactive molecules
Functional foods
Marine nutraceuticals
Supplements and health perspectives
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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