A merger of “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”, nutraceuticals are medications derived from foods products that have specific health benefits.
Nutraceuticals are used to aid in the treatment of a variety of illnesses, including addiction and chronic diseases. In addition, some prescription medications deplete the levels vitamins and minerals digested. Nutraceutical therapy replenishes these levels by giving the body the improved ability to naturally heal itself.
Nutraceuticals are thought to provide the following benefits:
- Reducing drug cravings
- Relieving anxiety
- Improving mental clarity
- Enhancing sleep quality and quantity
- Providing an overall sense of well-being
- Preventing chronic disease