Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Health Effects of Dietary Supplements


Publishing date
01 Jan 2022
Status
Published
Submission deadline
10 Sep 2021

1CREA - Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Rome, Italy

2Federal University of Piauí, Teresina, Brazil


The Health Effects of Dietary Supplements

Description

Traditional medicinal plants and herbs are commonly used for health purposes and have been extensively studied. Nowadays, dietary supplements have received particular interest worldwide as they are valuable health tools in disease management. They are relatively easy to use. Moreover, they are cost-effective compared to chemical entities obtained from synthesis. Botanicals, one of the most emerging classes of dietary supplements, are made of single herbs. They are also created by mixing different herbs from raw materials, from whole plants, or from certain parts. This includes flowering herbs, leaves, leaf exudates, fruits, berries, roots, and rhizomes.

Current methodologies enable us to isolate, standardize, and characterize fractions of medicinal plants with specific bioactivities. However, there is a need to investigate further methodologies. Nowadays, research focuses on new formulations and the health properties of dietary supplements. Moreover, dietary supplement research is progressively integrating multidisciplinary research approaches. Current and novel research includes emerging technologies such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, isotopic ratio mass spectrometry, multi-elemental analysis, fluorescence, near-infrared (NIR), mid-infrared (MIR), and mass spectrometry combined with chemometrics.

The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together original research and review articles discussing our current knowledge of the health effects of dietary supplements. This Issue welcomes research using multidisciplinary approaches. Submissions should include the classification and categorization of dietary supplements. Moreover, we encourage submissions investigating the quality assessment and control of dietary supplements.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Isolation and quantification of natural products used for dietary supplements (e.g., standardized fractions, emerging technologies involving chemometrics)
  • In vitro and in vivo research investigating the potential health properties of natural products used in dietary supplements
  • Classification and categorization of dietary supplements
  • Quality assessment and control of dietary supplements

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 9851048
  • - Editorial

The Health Effects of Dietary Supplements

Alessandra Durazzo | Daniel Dias Rufino Arcanjo | Massimo Lucarini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 7372101
  • - Research Article

Effects of Different Solvents Extractions on Total Polyphenol Content, HPLC Analysis, Antioxidant Capacity, and Antimicrobial Properties of Peppers (Red, Yellow, and Green (Capsicum annum L.))

Ahmad Mohammad Salamatullah | Khizar Hayat | ... | Mohammed Bourhia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6213035
  • - Review Article

The Effects of Omega-3 Supplementation on Resting Metabolic Rate: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials

Habib Yarizadeh | Bahar Hassani | ... | Khadijeh Mirzaei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5584965
  • - Research Article

Effects of “Bacuri” Seed Butter (Platonia insignis Mart.) on Metabolic Parameters in Hamsters with Diet-Induced Hypercholesterolemia

Geovanni de Morais Lima | Ana Karolinne da Silva Brito | ... | Maria do Carmo de Carvalho e Martins
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5103626
  • - Review Article

Biological Functions of Diallyl Disulfide, a Garlic-Derived Natural Organic Sulfur Compound

Xiuxiu Song | Ziqi Yue | ... | Qi Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4908033
  • - Research Article

Effect of Microwave Roasting and Extraction Solvents on the Bioactive Properties of Coffee Beans

Ahmad Mohammad Salamatullah | Khizar Hayat | ... | Mohammed Bourhia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9561613
  • - Research Article

Cinnamic Acid Ameliorates Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by Suppressing Hepatic Lipogenesis and Promoting Fatty Acid Oxidation

You Wu | Minghui Wang | ... | Tonghua Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2429766
  • - Research Article

Pistachio Hull Extract as a Practical Strategy to Extend the Shelf Life of Raw Minced Beef: Chemometrics in Quality Evaluation

Khaoula Elhadef | Karim Ennouri | ... | Slim Smaoui
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9924410
  • - Review Article

The Improving Effect and Safety of Probiotic Supplements on Patients with Osteoporosis and Osteopenia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 10 Randomized Controlled Trials

Liuting Zeng | Ganpeng Yu | ... | Hua Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 3337231
  • - Research Article

Physicochemical Evaluation of Edible Cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis Collected from the South Atlantic Coast of Morocco: A Promising Source of Dietary Supplements

Hanane Ennaji | Mohammed Bourhia | ... | Mounia Cherki
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