[ noo-truh-soo-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˌnu trəˈsu tɪ kəl /
a bioactive compound occurring as a food component, additive, or product, including vitamins, dietary fiber, herbal extracts, carotenoids, and probiotics: nutraceuticals are said to promote health and well-being, allegedly helping in the prevention and treatment of disease.
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British Dictionary definitions for nutraceutical
/ (ˌnjuːtrəˈsjuːtɪkəl) /
another name for functional food
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Medical definitions for nutraceutical
[ nōō′trə-sōō′tĭ-kəl ]
A food or naturally occurring food supplement thought to have a beneficial effect on human health.