NATURAL HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS- A STUDY ON THEIR NUTRITIONAL VALUE AND THEIR PHYTOCHEMICAL CONSTITUENTSAbstract
Nutritional deficiency is almost impossible to avoid in these modern times, thus natural supplements help us to overcome the nutritional deficiencies. It also helps us to boost our immune system. Nutritional supplements are also useful in getting rid of the toxins that are accumulated in our body. Thus, the five natural supplements that are mentioned below are tested for the various parameters that include the basic Quality Control Parameters, the phyto chemical analysis, Microbial Analysis that includes the testing for the presence of pathogens along with the total bacterial and fungal count. It is also tested for the presence of heavy metals in them, followed by Aflatoxin and Pesticide analysis. The Nutritional Value for each of them were determined and calculated. The actives of Garcinia Capsule, Ginger Capsule and Holy Basil Capsule were confirmed by the HPLC method.
Kruti Pandya*, Bhavna Solanki, Kunal Maniar, Nilesh Gurav and Surendra Bhatt
Vasu Research Centre, a Division of Vasu Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara, Guajarat, India
04 March, 2011
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01 June, 2011