“Nutraceuticals” is the name given to a range of food supplements which are specifically designed to nutritionally support certain illnesses, improve metabolic processes correct biochemical imbalances and enhance performance (legally) in working animals. They are not manufactured as pharmaceuticals and so are not subject to, or controlled by, the same constraints as drugs. They are naturally occurring substances in many food products and fall in same class as vitamins. Research has shown that in many cases they are an effective treatment in many diseases.