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Examining the Science Behind Nutraceuticals
by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Examining the Science Behind Nutraceuticals presents the Proceedings of the Dietary Supplements Forum of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.

Examining the Science Behind Nutraceuticals covers:

  • terms used in the industry
  • regulatory implications
  • pharmacoeconomics
  • health benefits and risks
  • databases of physiochemical properties, risks, and benefits
  • challenges of educating the consumer as well as the healthcare professional
  • standardizing botanical extracts
  • supplement delivery
  • product quality and performance
  • scientific barriers to establishing standards for the manufacture, product quality, and performance

Contents

Session I: Authentication, Characterization, and Standards

  • Authentication and Characterization of Botanicals: Ensuring the Quality of Dietary Supplements
  • Clinical Studies and Trials to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements: Approaches, Stumbling Blocks, and the Consumer Quandary
  • Dietary Supplements: Standards and Information Challenges

Session II: Raw Materials: Production and Extraction of Botanicals

  • Considerations in the Selection of Botanical Raw Materials
  • The Role of Markets for the Quality Determination of Botanical Raw Materials and Extracts
  • Considerations in the Selection of Botanical Raw Materials: A Case Study with Feverfew

Session III: Clinical/Consumer Interface I: Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods

  • Utility of a Bioassay-Based Quality Standards Testing Program (BioFit) for Botanical Products
  • Photoestrogens and Cancer Risk
  • Provided by Nature but Proven by Science: A Cholestin Development Saga

Session IV: Delivery Issues I: Performance Characteristics and Validation

  • Validating Analytical Methods for Finished Products in Difficult Matrixes
  • Allicin Release and Uptake from Garlic Supplements: A Substantial Problem Centered on Alliinase Activity
  • Testing Botanical Supplements: Issues Related to Assessing Quality

Session V: Raw Materials II: Analytical Methods

  • New Analytical Developments on Botanicals
  • Analytical Challeges for Botanical Analysis

Session VI: Clinical/Consumer Interface II: Study Design and Evaluation of Clinical Trials

  • Design, Implementation and Results of a Clinical Trial to Evaluate Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine
  • Design and Results of a Study to Analyze the Contents of Glucosamine and Chondroitin
  • Sulfate Content in Marketed Products: Update and the Need for Industry Standards
  • Drugs that Rob the Body of Nutrients

Session VII: Delivery Issues II: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

  • Nutraceuticals, GMPs, Safety Stability, and Date Coding
  • Good Manufacturing Processes for Dietary Supplements: Current Approaches

Session VIII: Raw Materials III: Standardization of Botanicals

  • Scientific Issues in the Standardization of Botanical Raw Materials
  • Challenges and the Need for Standardization of Botanical Raw Materials
  • Standardization of Botanical Raw Materials with Appropriate Reference Standards

Session IX: Clinical/Consumer Interface III: Education of Healthcare Professionals and Consumers

  • Education of Healthcare Professionals and Consumers Pharmacy Practitioner and Consumer Demands
  • Challenges in Communicating with Consumers

Session X: Delivery Issues III: Bioavailability and Bioequivalence of Nutraceuticals

  • Nutraceutical Formulations: Impact on Bioavailability

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