The nutraceutical market may be new in name but the practice of consuming specific foods for medical reasons and improved health has been around for millennia. The word nutraceutical is a combination of the words nutrition and pharmaceutical and as such nutraceuticals are products that profess to provide the consumer with both therapeutic and preventative health benefits. The European Union, North America and Japan are the leading markets in the nutraceutical sector. This category also includes
research in the weight loss market, this sector continues to expand due to a growing awareness of diet and rising levels of obesity. Our nutraceutical and weight loss category covers research in both nutraceutical food and drinks, as well as weight management, meal replacement and slimming products.