The term “nutraceutical” describes these medicinally or nutritionally functional foods. Nutraceuticals, also called medical foods, phytochemicals, functional foods, and nutritional supplements, include everyday products such as “bio” yogurts, fortified breakfast cereals, vitamins, herbal remedies, and even genetically modified foods and supplements. Nutraceuticals are the counterparts to pharmaceuticals, which are human-made imitations of some natural substances that the body needs to maintain health, fight disease, or provide the body with some ingredients it needs.
A nutraceutical expert or nutraceutical consultant normally has an education in chemistry or biology and a background and experience in the food or pharmaceutical industries. Nutraceutical experts do many different things.
Nutraceutical experts can assist companies in a variety of ways, including:
- Product development: Nutraceutical experts can help companies develop new nutraceutical products, from ideation to formulation to clinical trials. They have the knowledge and experience to ensure that products are safe, effective, and meet all regulatory requirements.
- Regulatory compliance: Nutraceutical experts can help companies navigate the complex regulatory landscape for nutraceutical products. They can ensure that companies comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including those related to labeling, marketing, and manufacturing.
- Quality control: Nutraceutical experts can help companies develop and implement quality control procedures to ensure their products are of the highest quality. They can also help companies monitor their products for safety and efficacy.
- Marketing and sales: Nutraceutical experts can help companies develop and implement marketing and sales strategies for their nutraceutical products. They can also help companies educate consumers about the benefits of their products.
In addition to these general areas, nutraceutical experts can also assist companies with specific tasks, such as:
- Clinical trial design and execution
- Data analysis and interpretation
- Intellectual property protection
- Due diligence
- Expert witness testimony
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