Nutraceutical Products of ICAR - CMFRI

CMFRI, Kochi (2022) Nutraceutical Products of ICAR - CMFRI. ICAR- Central Marine Fisheries Research institute, Kochi.

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    Abstract

    There has been a growing interest in marine nutraceuticals in recent years due to their potential beneficial action for human health. Nutraceutical has also been defined as 'concentrated, isolated, or purified' pharmacologically bioactive molecules. Nutraceuticals portray a distinctive intersection of pharmaceutical and food products, and will continue to have great attraction because they are naturally derived concentrated pharmacologically active compound(s), and therefore, are intended to function as ‘Natural Drug'. Nutraceuticals are clearly not drugs, and unlike synthetic drugs, the potential pharmacologically active substances are derived from natural sources and are concentrated by using green extraction/purification techniques. The purification process eliminates the unnecessary components in the product and increases the quantities of the intended pharmacophore(s), which are specifically active against a particular disease. This apparently leads to greater pharmacological activities of nutraceutical products. Over the last few years, The use of marine organisms for the development of nutraceutical products has attracted interest from the pharmaceutical industries. The rich assemblage of seaweeds and bivalve mollusk of Asian green mussel Perna Viridis in the Indian marine biosphere represents an untapped reservoir of bioactive compounds with valuable pharmaceutical and biomedical use. Seaweeds are often termed the wonder herbs of the ocean due to their potential pharmaceutical properties. Pioneering research at ICAR-CMFRI developed a hitherto unraveled database of bioactive molecules and nutraceutical products from the Asian green mussel Perna viridis and various Indian seaweeds responsible to combat various metabolic and lifestyle diseases. This subsequently paved the way for the development of nutraceuticals for use against arthritis, type-2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypothyroidism, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoporosis, low immunity, and hypertension. The Indian nutraceutical market has been growing at a compound annual growth rate of 20 percent for the past three years. With increasing health awareness and the shift towards preventive health care, India's future in this segment is promising. India's nutraceutical industry is expected to hold at least 3.5 percent of the global market share by 2023. The nutraceutical market in India is expected to grow from an estimated $4 billion to $18 billion by the end of 2025. Considering the fact that the global market for nutraceuticals is huge at USD 117 billion, the Indian nutraceutical industry can realize its potential to combat health issues amidst the Covid-19 wave and can contribute to India's GDP. These developments point toward the fast proliferation of the specific segments of nutraceuticals in India and their acceptance by Indian consumers and healthcare providers. The development of value-added products from Perna viridis and seaweed species also has the potential to expand the opportunities for their downstream value chain augmentation, thereby boosting the livelihoods of resource-poor fisher folk and budding entrepreneurs across the coastal belt. Coupled with a renewed policy focus of the Central government, marine nutraceutical products are gaining momentum in recent times are poised to create new market opportunities in India.

    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Nutraceutical Products
    Subjects: Algae > Algal nutrition
    Biochemistry
    Algae > Seaweed
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Biotechnology
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2022 09:50
    Last Modified: 28 Nov 2022 09:50
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/16498

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