The nutraceutical branch is something in between food and pharma and it is constantly growing in North America and Europe. These products require productive processes and volumes similar to pharmaceuticals’, but at the same time they feature different characteristics and problems. MG2’s solutions can satisfy several market requests.
Nutraceuticals as a bridge between food and drugs
Nutraceutical substances can have positive effects on health, both preventive and therapeutic. They can reduce the risk of cardiovascular and degenerative diseases; they strengthen the immune system; they can help regulate some physical functions (such as intestinal) and they are also used for cosmetic treatments. Among the different kinds of nutraceutical products we can find probiotics (such as lactic ferments), vegetal products such as botanical extracts, herbs and dried fruit, sport supplements (which are often made of branched-chain amino acids or creatine), mineral salts, fish oil derivatives (a source of omega-3). Each product is characterized by its peculiarities and, by extension, they feature different critical issues in dosing and packaging phases.
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