Analyzing ingredients in dietary supplements and their metabolites

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Abstract

  • Botanical products in the form of dietary supplements or neutraceuticals have gained popularity in the US market for their putative health benefits, but there is very little information on the actual contents of these products. Determining chemical identity and levels of bioactive phytochemicals present in dietary supplements or nutraceuticals is necessary to ensure the reliability and repeatability of basic and clinical research and safety and efficacy during clinical use. Several strategies have been used for standardization, quality control of botanicals, and analytical method used. The latter depends on the chemical properties and amounts of the analytes in a preparation. This review explores the best methods for the analysis of polyphenol-based dietary supplements. It highlights the discrepancies between industry labeling and the actual content of individual phytochemicals present in dietary supplements.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780128130070
  • Start Page

  • 337
  • End Page

  • 346