Food Supplements Containing Botanicals: Benefits, Side Effects and Regulatory Aspects

The Scientific Inheritance of the EU Project PlantLIBRA

Editors: Restani, Patrizia (Ed.)

  • Provides a detailed analysis of the scientific, technical and regulatory aspects of plant food supplements
  • Presents a unique and comprehensive overview of botanical food supplements, from their production and chemistry to their side effects and regulatory aspects
  • Focuses on ways to meet consumer expectation in the production and marketing of botanical food supplements
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About this book

This book provides a detailed analysis of the scientific, technical and regulatory aspects of plant food supplements designed for integration into the normal diet. Each contributor is involved in the European Plant LIBRA project, and the chapters summarize the results of the project while integrating further research on botanical supplements. With its focus on the epidemiology, risk assessment and evidence based approaches, this text presents a unique and comprehensive overview of botanical food supplements, from their production and chemistry to their side effects and regulatory aspects.

Food Supplements Containing Botanicals: Benefits, Side Effects and Regulatory Aspects begins by outlining the general aspects of food supplements, before examining quality and risk assessment of food supplements with botanicals. The following chapters focus on sources, models and human studies which support health claims for these supplements, followed by chapters outlining side effects and potential causes for concern. The issue of increasing consumer expectations is also explored, with methods for meeting these expectations provided. In presenting this well-rounded and up-to-date collection of information on botanical supplements, this book is of great importance to food industry professionals working with botanical supplements.

About the authors

Patrizia Restani is a professor at the University of Milan in the Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Botanical Products: General Aspects

    Trovato, Marinella (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • The Regulatory Situation in Europe and Other Continents

    Coppens, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 27-59

  • Assessment of Food Supplements Containing Botanicals in Epidemiological Research

    Garcia-Alvarez, Alicia (et al.)

    Pages 61-115

  • Benefits: Tradition of Use, Experimental Models and Human Studies to Support Health Claims of Botanicals

    Dell’Agli, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 117-139

  • The Other Face of the Moon: Side Effects, Interactions and Molecules of Concerns

    Di Lorenzo, Chiara (et al.)

    Pages 141-176

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62229-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62228-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Supplements Containing Botanicals: Benefits, Side Effects and Regulatory Aspects
Book Subtitle
The Scientific Inheritance of the EU Project PlantLIBRA
Editors
  • Patrizia Restani
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62229-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62229-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62228-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 467
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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