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Glossary of Terms:
Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products that have pharmaceutical properties. These cosmetics, such as lotions, creams, balms, shampoos, conditioners, soaps and more contain biologically active ingredients that may have health and medical benefits.
A combination of “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”, nutraceuticals are food products that may provide health and medical benefits. The idea of nutraceuticals is not a new concept. In fact the ancient Indians, Egyptians, Chinese, and Sumerians used foods as medicine to treat and prevent disease.
What is a functional beverage? Beyond basic nutrition, a functional beverage often includes herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids or additional raw fruit or vegetable ingredients and is developed to provide specific health benefits.
All foods are functional at some level, but the American Dietetic Association (ADA) asserts that functional foods must include whole, fortified, enriched, or enhanced foods and have a potentially beneficial effect on health.