Recent Advances in Marine-Based Nutraceuticals and Their Health Benefits.

Šimat V., Elabed N., Kulawik P., Ceylan Z., Jamroz E., Yazgan H. , ...More

Marine drugs, vol.18, no.12, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/md18120627
  • Title of Journal : Marine drugs


The oceans have been the Earth’s most valuable source of food. They have now also become a valuable and versatile source of bioactive compounds. The significance of marine organisms as a natural source of new substances that may contribute to the food sector and the overall health of humans are expanding. This review is an update on the recent studies of functional seafood compounds (chitin and chitosan, pigments from algae, fish lipids and omega-3 fatty acids, essential amino acids and bioactive proteins/peptides, polysaccharides, phenolic compounds, and minerals) focusing on their potential use as nutraceuticals and health benefits.