Emerging insights of nutraceuticals as anticancer

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Nutraceuticals, Antioxidants, Cancer, Conventional treatments, Supplementation


Among the most prevalent and feared diseases concerning individuals worldwide is cancer, which has multiple pathophysiological components. Over the past few years, nutraceuticals have garnered substantial interest as potential agents against cancer owing to their diverse array of bioactive compounds and limited adverse effects. This review endeavors to present a comprehensive perspective on the growing understanding of nutraceuticals' role as promising adjuncts or alternatives in cancer treatment. The focus of this review is on illuminating the anticancer attributes found in a variety of nutraceuticals, such as polyphenols, flavonoids, carotenoids, and other bioactive compounds. Due to their nutritional value and therapeutic potential against malignant cells, several nutraceuticals have recently attracted a lot of fascination. These bioactive compounds are capable of killing cancerous cells without damaging normal cells. In conclusion, this review sheds light on the emerging insights into nutraceuticals' anticancer properties and their potential as valuable components of integrative cancer therapy. Although significant progress has been made, further investigation is warranted to fully harness the therapeutic potential of these natural compounds and enhance their clinical application in the fight against cancer.


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How to Cite

Pant, S. P., & Joshi, S. (2023). Emerging insights of nutraceuticals as anticancer. International Journal of Plant Based Pharmaceuticals, 3(2), 176–182. https://doi.org/10.29228/ijpbp.30



Received 2023-04-21
Accepted 2023-08-11
Published 2023-08-16