The term “nutraceutical” from “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical. Nutraceuticals are products, which other than nutrition are also used as medicine. Nutraceuticals provides extra health benefits, in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods.
Nutraceuticals are more often grouped into four categories that include dietary supplements, functional food, medicinal food, and farmaceuticals.
A dietary supplement are the products which contains nutrients derived from food products. It is often available in the form of liquid, capsule, powder or pill.
Functional food is the product which are made from whole foods, fortified, enriched and enhanced dietary components. Functional Food has the health benefits over the traditional nutrients that may reduce the risk of chronic disease.