Nutraceuticals are any food that can supplement and provide nutrition, sensory satisfaction, and beneficial physiological effects. More specifically, is defined as any product that can be taken by mouth that contains a dietary ingredient intended to supplement a diet. Can be split into thirteen categories and there are more than two hundred cataloged nutraceuticals, the categories are detailed below, so you can find the nutraceutical according to the divisions.

Amino Acids

Made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen, amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are only 20 types of amino acids, but they make up as many as 100,000 different kinds of proteins in the human body. As nutrients, they have many functions in our bodies, and are indispensable for cell, brain, and bone development. With benefits for: preventing the loss of muscle mass; stress; the healing process; mood and sleep; anti-inflammation and calcium absorption, amino acids are part of our routine without us realizing it, because they are in large quantities in foods such as pork, chicken, and beef, fish such as salmon, grouper, tuna, and sardines.

  • 5-HTP is a substance used to increase levels of Serotonin on the brain. It is synthesized in the body through the amino acid tryptophan. The consumpti...

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  • Agmatine is a compound synthesized from the amino acid arginine by the enzyme arginine decarboxylase.The supplementation occurs in agmatine sulfate fo...

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  • Arginine is a basic protein, which is the main nitrogen carrier in the blood. The human body uses arginine to synthesize nitric oxide, which helps blo...

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  • BCAA is a group of three essential amino acids: Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine. Supplementation promotes muscle gain, protein synthesis and decreases ...

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Superfood

Known for being high-performance foods, "superfoods" are characterized by their high concentration of vitamins and minerals. Because of this large amount of nutrients, such foods provide good nutrition without requiring large amounts of consumption. Understanding what they are and the benefits they bring to our bodies is the first step to a complete nutrition, helping the proper functioning of your entire body.

  • Acai Berry is a purple fruit similar to blueberry from a type of palm tree. It is widely used in the food and drink industries. The states of Pará, A...

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  • Aloe Vera is a plant with many different effects. Topically used as burn reliever (specially sunburn), wound healer (even Canker Sores) and as an acne...

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  • Blueberries are a very popular fruit, low in calories and very healthy due to its content of antioxidants and phytochemicals. They are a good source o...

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  • Chlorella is a unicellular green algae. It multiplies rapidly through photosynthesis, which requires carbon dioxide, water, sunlight and small amounts...

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Nootropics

The term nootropic was first used in 1972 by Romanian psychologist and chemist Corneliu Giurgea to refer to a drug that improves intelligence without causing side effects. Known as "smart drugs" or intellectual drugs, they are brain-functioning substances that can improve concentration, memory, and reasoning abilities. They can improve the intellectual performance of people diagnosed with ADHD and depression, as well as healthy people who want to improve cognitive ability, memory, and productivity in studies or at work.

  • Alpha-GPC is a choline-containing supplement that is found in a large variety of food products but can be pharmacology activated in high doses as well...

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  • Berberine, or Barberis aristata, is a widespread alkaloid in traditional Chinese medicine. Its source is in the extraction of various plants used in t...

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  • Caffeine is a powerful stimulant and can be used to improve strength and endurance. It is found in certain plants and products. Caffeine is classified...

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  • CDP-Choline is a brain reconstituting phospholipid, which has a protective action on the brain, as stimulates its phospholipid production and reduces ...

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Coenzymes

Coenzyme Q10 is essential for the production of energy (ATP) in cells, essential for body function and effective exercise. In addition, it can reduce oxidative stress that affects muscle function, improve athletic performance, and reduce fatigue. Known as coenzyme Q10, it is the most widespread on the market and prevents premature aging, improves brain function, enhances fertility, and helps prevent cancer.

  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a co-enzyme produced by the human body, it has a role in energy metabolism and a very potent anti-oxidant (anti-aging) and anti-i...

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  • Bromelain, also known as pineapple extract, is a concentrate of proteolytic enzymes and, because it is digested, it also influences the body and blood...

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  • Coenzyme Q10 is a compound found in mitochondria that provides energy to the body's cells and also plays an important role in the endogenous antioxida...

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Antioxidants

Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from free radicals produced by the body. They also help to improve immunity and prevent diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's. Fruits, vegetables, seeds, and grains are the main natural sources. Because of their high fiber content and low cholesterol and saturated fat content, they have additional reasons for consumption. Vanilla, spices, and even cocoa and coffee also contain these beneficial substances, which means that they are not only found in lunch and dinner foods.

  • Ashwagandha is a plant used in Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional Indian medicine. Several parts of the plant are used, but the most common in supple...

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  • Astragalus has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine in combination with other herbs, such as ginseng, dong quai, and licorice. Ther...

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  • Bacopa is a type of herb that contains nootropic compounds. It has been used traditionally for longevity and cognitive enhancement. Bacopa supplementa...

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  • The dry extract obtained from the gum-resin from Boswellia tree is a powerfull antiinflamatory, used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, inflam...

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Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms that act within the gut, and when consumed, improve the overall health of the body. In addition to bringing several benefits, such as facilitating digestion and the absorption of nutrients, probiotics help maintain a healthy intestinal microbiota, thus contributing to the proper functioning of the human body. It is also worth noting that probiotics improve different systems, such as the digestive and immune systems.

  • Bifidobacterium is a genre of anaerobic bacteria that work as probiotic and are widely present in stomach and intestines. They form the main group tha...

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  • Lactobacillus are a variety of gram-positive and anaerobic bacteria found in the gut. Lactobacillus casei can be found in the intestinal microbiota, w...

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Vitamin

Vitamins are organic substances found in small quantities in natural foods. In addition, it is worth noting that vitamins are indispensable for the functioning, growth, and development of the body. Although they do not supply energy, vitamins are involved in the basic processes of the body's functioning, so it is important that they are consumed in optimal amounts. And among the main benefits of Vitamins are: improved functioning of the nervous and immune systems, prevention of diseases (especially anemia), improved proper functioning of the muscles, proper growth of the skin, hair, and nails, among others.

  • Biotin is a B-complex essential vitamin that takes an important role in hair, nails and skin health. It is a water-soluble component which also works ...

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  • Vitamin B9 is an essential water-soluble vitamin better known as folic acid, that can be found as a synthetic supplement. It is important for various ...

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  • Inositol is a molecule that is structurally like the glucose molecule, both are involved in cellular signalling. Inositol seems to be an effective anx...

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  • Vitamin A belongs to the fat-soluble group of vitamins, it is stored in different body tissues and plays very important functions. The most abundant f...

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Mineral

Minerals are elements found in the earth and in food, and are one of the essential components for life. For the human body, minerals are essential to stay healthy, since they perform several tasks in the body, such as the functioning of the heart, brain, muscles, and bones, as well as for the production of enzymes and hormones. Among their main benefits are: strengthening of the immune system, reduction of cardiovascular diseases, and acting in the formation and strengthening of bones, among others.

  • Calcium is an essential mineral, its importance is related to the functions it plays in bone mineralization, especially in bone health, from the forma...

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  • Chromium is a an essential mineral, meaning that it must be obtained from the diet. It serves several important functions in the body. For example, it...

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  • Iron is an essential mineral for the body, as it participates in the formation of blood cells and helps in the transport of oxygen. It is also importa...

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  • Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. The nutrient is essential for hundreds of metabolic processes and many other importan...

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Mushroom

Mushroom is a popular term to indicate the basidiom or ascoma (formerly referred to as fruiting body) of fungi, which are the structures of sexual reproduction and belong to the group of basidiomycetes or ascomycetes, respectively. Some of these mushrooms are edible and can provide several important nutrients for the human body. Among the main benefits of consuming mushrooms are: lowering cholesterol and blood sugar, reducing heart problems, improving the functioning of the immune system as well as the digestive system, improving bone health among others.

  • Chaga is a type of mushroom that grows in cold weather and had been used in traditional medicine as a imune booster and to lower cholesterol and blood...

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  • Reishi ia a type of mushroom, therefore a type of fungus. Medicinal mushrooms have been used for hundreds of years, mainly in eastern countries, for i...

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  • Shiitake mushrooms are brown-capped mushrooms used around the world for food and as supplements, they are low in calories and also offer many vitamins...

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates, also known as carbohydrates or saccharides, are molecules with a structure composed of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, whose main function is to provide energy to the body. Among the benefits of consuming carbohydrates are: preservation of the muscles, energy for the brain, facilitation of the digestion process, lowering of cholesterol, stabilization of the blood sugar level, and others.

  • Chondroitin is a substance that occurs naturally in the connective tissues of people and animals. As a supplement in higher doses than is found natura...

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  • D-ribose is a type of carbohydrate that works in the production of energy, DNA, and RNA. ATP, the energy molecule used by all the cells of the body is...

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  • Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound that is chemically classified as an amino sugar. It serves as a building block for a variety of function...

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Hormone Precursor

Hormones are chemical elements produced by glands in the endocrine system or special neurons in the body. Essential for proper metabolic function and control, they are not always produced naturally in the optimal quantity. Then hormone precursors come into the picture. The precursors are responsible for guiding the hormones to their respective functions, as well as supporting production at the proper levels.

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone is a natural sexual hormone made from cholesterol that promotes testosterone and estrogen synthesis. Natural DHEA levels peak i...

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  • Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by the pineal gland and it's primary function is to induce sleep and regulate sleep patterns. Various studie...

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Prebiotics

Prebiotics are substances present in certain foods that we eat, but which are not digested by the body and therefore serve as food for the beneficial microorganisms in the gut. Thus, consuming prebiotics is important for the maintenance of the gut microbiota, for the immune system, and for the body as a whole. The benefits of prebiotics include: Reduced blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, decreased risk of developing colon and rectal cancer, regulation of blood sugar, increased absorption of calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium, increased satiety among others.

  • Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are unconventional sugars, originated from plants, that have a great impact on food functionality, due to their physiolog...

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  • The Psyllium fiber is named after the seeds of the plant Plantago psyllium, it is very commonly used to treat constipation. This kind of fiber is wate...

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Fatty Acids

Fatty acids belong to a category of biological molecules called lipids (or fats), which are generally insoluble in water but highly soluble in organic solvents. Fatty acid is used as fuel by cells and is one of the main sources of energy for the human body, along with proteins and glucose. In addition, it is worth mentioning the benefits of fatty acid intake, such as: improved heart health by replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats, improved skin health by maintaining elasticity and reducing the effect of ultraviolet rays, health for the brain, which allows for less cognitive decline, among others.

  • MCTs are a type of saturated fatty acids, found mainly in coconut oil. They are used for many outcomes, like fat loss, cognition improvement, performa...

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  • Omega 3 is a group of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. It helps to decrease HDL and triglycerides blood levels by increasing HDL levels. It play...

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  • Red Clover flowers are widely used as a sedative, to purify the blood, and to treat respiratory problems; skin rashes, and speed healing. Also known a...

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  • Saw palmetto is a supplement derived from the fruit of the Serenoa repens plant. This plant is a small palm tree native to North America and its extra...

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