Nutraceuticals in brain health

Overall brain health management is currently in a perilous condition with no solution for any of the serious issues, like, Alzheimer, Parkinson, general dementia, chronic depression, and general anxiety disorder, to name a few

Swati Haldar; Souvik Ghosh; Viney Kumar; Saakshi Saini; Debrupa Lahiri; Partha Roy

2020

Scholarcy highlights

  • Overall brain health management is currently in a perilous condition with no solution for any of the serious issues, like, Alzheimer, Parkinson, general dementia, chronic depression, and general anxiety disorder, to name a few
  • While Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases pose severe pathological conditions that get attention, the others, since they do not present with alarming symptoms, are under-managed
  • Available treatment/management options for these brain-related conditions do not provide a remedy; rather, they reduce the severity of the symptoms, and that too, with extremely undesirable harsh side-effects
  • With an intention to let the food be the medicine based on preventive principle, nutraceuticals are being encouraged for managing brain health
  • This chapter intends to bring to the readers the role of nutraceuticals along with their mechanisms in maintaining brain health from an altogether new perspective, seeking understanding of how the geographical factors shaped the provider-consumer relationship of nutraceuticals and brain health requirements

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