Many diseases and health conditions are due to multiple factors. Recent research has shed light into the aetiology and pathogenesis mechanisms. Relatively newly elucidated concepts provide good opportunities for advancing health products.
Nutrition is known to be an important factor for human health and the effects go well beyond the feeding needs. Some of the latest scientific research areas such as epigenetics and nutrigenomics, combined with Systems Biology, Translational Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine and Evolutionary Medicine, show links to health status.
The role of nutrition in disease prevention and treatment has been recognized in a medical way since Ancient Greece, when the “father of Medicine”, Hippocrates, was quoted to say “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.” While the pharmaceutical industry has focused especially in the last two decades in the generation of synthetic molecules with particular, often novel targets, our approach is based on natural compounds and our products are not drugs.