REVIEW ON ROLE OF NUTRACEUTICALS IN STRESS MANAGEMENTAbstract
Stress is a complicated process that affects everyone differently. When the body is exposed to stressors, it initiates a series of coordinated responses called “stress responses,” which include behavioral changes, immunological regulation, hormone release, and various physiological changes. Stress is the physiological response to risk or pressure, and it displays physically as fatigue or energy loss and psychologically as irritation or tension. Chronic stress or despair, which are issues of unmet health care need, may develop if they remain untreated. Treatment and preventative strategies that are based on scientific evidence are required. Current medicines show a therapy gap. The majority of medications solely address psychological or physical stress symptoms. Furthermore, psychotropic medicines, which are occasionally given for stress, frequently have undesirable side effects and cause danger of overuse. Pharmacological therapy should provide advanced care for all stress symptoms while also having a favourable safety profile. One of the most effective techniques for dealing with stress is to eat stress-relieving and nutrient-reducing meals. The term “nutraceutical” is composed up of the words “Nutrient” and “Pharmaceuticals” for dealing with stress is to eat stress-relieving and nutrient-reducing meals. Nutraceuticals are products that can be used for both nutrition and therapy. Nutraceuticals include foods such as dietary fibre, prebiotics, probiotics, polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants, and other herbal/natural foods. These nutraceuticals play a distinct and important role in stress management. This review aims to find out how nutrients and diets influence stress management.
Ashwini Asalak, Shilpa Raut, Mayur Bidkar, Prajakta Shingote and Anjali Bedse *
Department of Pharmaceutics, K. K. Wagh College of Pharmacy, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
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