Opinion
Volume 12 Issue 6 - 2020
Nutraceuticals for Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Khalid Mahmood1*, Raheel Saeed2, Tasneem Naz3, M Atif Raza Cheema4 and Darakhshan Jabeen Haleem1
1Neuroscience Research Laboratory, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
2Faculty of Pharmacy, Barrett Hodgson University, The Salim Habib Campus, Karachi, Pakistan
3Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
4Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Khalid Mahmood, Neuroscience Research Laboratory, Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.
Received: April 16, 2020; Published: May 13, 2020




Due to their health benefits, foods and substances derived from them have been in use for centuries. Recent rise in the use of nutraceuticals is mainly because of their safety profile [1]. Nutritional psychiatry is based on the use of nutraceuticals for treatment, prevention and cure of psychiatric disorders [2]. Several evidences suggest a potential role of several food derived substances in the management of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases [3,4]. Clinical studies also show promising therapeutic efficacy of nutraceuticals in these diseases [5]. Therefore, many researches imply that these natural substances can play a significant role in the pharmacotherapy of neurodegenerative diseases [6].

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Citation: Mahmood., et al. “Nutraceuticals for Prevention and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases”. EC Neurology”. EC Neurology 12.6 (2020): 08-12.

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