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Facts and Furphies about Functional Foods


Products can have just a smidgen of a supplement and companies may still market the food as if the bioactive is the major ingredient.

By Manohar Garg

Bioactive ingredients are not magic bullets to fight against chronic diseases but have the potential to alleviate human ailments if their efficacy, bioavailability, appropriate dosage levels and safety in humans can be validated.

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