This book provides a wealth of new information on the phytochemistry, bioactivity and safety of botanical dietary supplements.
The use of dietary supplements in the United States is widespread and continues to grow as more people seek alternative and complimentary medicines. Herbal products are mainly regulated as dietary supplements but our scientific understanding of the efficacy of these botanical supplements remains limited. This book provides the latest findings and perspectives related to dietary supplements, phytochemistry of botanical dietary supplements, bioactive compounds in teas and fruits, and the safety and bioactivity of selected dietary supplements.
Readership: The book will serve as a useful reference for research workers and students in a variety of disciplines, including food science, nutrition, chemistry and biochemistry.
Table of contents
1: Chi-Tang Ho, James E. Simon, Fereidoon Shahidi and Yu Shao: Dietary Supplements: An overview
2: Adrianne Bendich and Ronit Zilberboim: Calcium: Chemistry and Biology
3: Fereidoon Shahidi: Bioactives from marine resources
4: Ka-Wing Cheng, Mingfu Wang, Feng Chen and Chi-Tang Ho: Oligostilbenes from Gnetum species and anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory activities of oligostilbenes
5: Liang Zhou, Qing-Li Wu, James E. Simon, Chun-Yu Liu, Jun-Shan Yang, Yong-Hong Liao: Phytochemistry and quality control of black cohosh, other medicinal Cimicifuga species and their derived products
6: H. Rodolfo Juliani, Cara Welch, Juliana Asante-Dartey, Mingfu Wang, James E. Simon: Chemistry, quality and functional properties of Grains of Paradise (aframomum melegueta)
7: H. Rodolfo Juliani, Tae Kwon, Adolfina R. Koroch, Julie Asante-Dartey, Dan Acquaye and James E. Simon: Xylopia aethiopia (Annonaceae): Chemistry, traditional uses and functional properties of an "African pepper"
8: H. Rodolfo Juliani, Adolfina R. Koroch, and James E. Simon: Basil: A source of rosmarinic acid
Tea and Health
9: Priscilla Mok, Raymond Chuen-Chung Chang, Mingfu Wang and Kwok-Fai So: A review on the laboratory investigations and epidemiological studies of black and Pu-Erh tea
10: Jen-Kun Lin, Hung-Hsiao Lee, and Chi-Tang Ho: Black tea polyphenols theaflavins inhibit the growth of LNCaP prostate cancer cells through suppressing androgen receptor and 5*A*a -reductase activity
Fruits, Their Bioactives and Health Effects
11: Chen X Su, Jarakae C. Jensen, and Bing N. Zhou: Morinda citrifolia (Noni): Its effect on insulin secretion by G-protein-coupled receptor systems
12: Haiqing Yu, Shiming Li, Mou-Tuan Huang and Chi-Tang Ho: Anti-inflammatory constituents in noni (Morinda citrifolia) fruits
13: Shiming Li, Chih-Yu Lo, Slavik Dushenkov and Chi-Tang Ho: Polymethoxyflavones: Chemistry, biological activity and availability from orange peel
14: Shiming Li, Chih-Yu Lo, Slavik Dushenkov and Chi-Tang Ho: Isolation and purification of polymethoxyflavones for efficacy study
15: Shiming Li, Di Tan, Slavik Dushenkov and Chi-Tang Ho: Polymethoxyflavones: Metabolite identification and metabolic pathway
16: Shiming Li, Yu Wang, Slavik Dushenkov and Chi-Tang Ho: Bioavailability of polymethoxyflavones