About the Journal

Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that focuses on nutraceuticals and dietary supplements. The major goal of Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals is to publish research demonstrating how nutraceuticals and dietary supplements can aid in the promotion of optimal health, and prevent nutritional deficiencies, illnesses, and chronic/viral diseases. Ultimately, this research encourages the advancement of these products. The journal is a great resource for students, professors, public health professionals, medical doctors, dieticians, nutritionists, government representatives (FDA, NIH, USDA), and the general public for information regarding the latest advancements for promoting optimal health, reducing the risk of chronic and viral diseases, and managing their symptoms using nutraceuticals and dietary supplements. In this journal, you may find topics such as nutraceuticals; dietary supplements; vitamins and minerals; herbs or other botanicals; amino acids and enzymes; metabolites, glandulars, and organ tissues; concentrates and extracts; food and foodstuff; and processed foods.

As defined by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, “a dietary supplement is a product taken by mouth that contains a ‘dietary ingredient’ intended to supplement the diet. The ‘dietary ingredients’ in these products may include: vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, and substances such as enzymes, organ tissues, glandulars, and metabolites. Dietary supplements can also be extracts or concentrates, and may be found in many forms such as tablets, capsules, softgels, gelcaps, liquids, or powders. They can also be in other forms, such as a bar, but if they are, information on their label must not represent the product as a conventional food or a sole item of a meal or diet. Whatever their form may be, DSHEA places dietary supplements in a special category under the general umbrella of "foods," not drugs, and requires that every supplement be labeled a dietary supplement.”

There is no government definition of nutraceuticals, which is part of what causes confusion related to the term. Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals defines nutraceuticals as foods, or parts of food, such as isolated nutrients, food supplements, herbal products, extracts, and processed food products, that provide health benefits to individuals and can aid in the prevention and treatment of diseases.

Both dietary supplements and nutraceuticals serve to improve the health and wellness of individuals; however, dietary supplements are generally consumed in the form of pills and contain singular components like vitamins to treat a form of deficiency, whereas nutraceuticals are normally given in a food, herbal, or extract form in order to treat diseases and disorders. By viewing each distinctly, Dietary Supplements and Nutraceuticals demonstrates how they are both complementary and useful, while also mitigating any confusion between the two.

You can submit your manuscripts and cover letter here or directly to the Editorial Office at [email protected] as an e-mail attachment. Additional information about submission guidelines can be found here and an example cover letter can be found here.

Article Publication Costs - Waivers and Discounts

Food Science Publisher offers article publication cost waivers to papers whose corresponding authors are based in countries classified low-income economies. The current list is comprised of countries with lower-middle-income economies and with a 2021 gross domestic product of less than 200 billion US dollars (as of reference - World Bank 1st July 2022). The list can be found via the following link:  [Click Here]

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Vol. 3 No. 6 (2024): June 2024
Published: 2024-06-26

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