Nutraceuticals are products derived from foodstuffs whose nutritional and functional characteristics provide benefits, contributing to an improvement in health and a reduction in the risk of suffering diseases. They may be combined with other active components or exogenous nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, etc.; however, this type of products, which cover a wide range of possibilities, should only be taken as part of a healthy, balanced diet and never as a replacement of the same.


At Ebiotec, the nutraceuticals department is devoted to the research, development and design of products which, on the basis of scientific studies, can have a beneficial effect on human health when included in a healthy diet. These products are natural bio-derivatives of different marine species and vegetable extracts which, obtained by means of non-denaturing biotechnological processes, enable the preservation of the bioactive properties of their ingredients.

Scientific Studies

  1. Application of Nutrigenomics to Alzheimer´s Disease. AgroFOOD industry hi-tech, vol.19 n 6 Nov/Dic 2008.
  2. Choleretic activity and biliary elimination of lipids and bile acids induced by an artichoke leaf extract in rats. Phytomedicine. 2002 Dec;9(8):687-93.
  3. E-JUR-94013® marine fish extract: Neuroimmunological studies in adult sprague-dawley rats. 1st Euroconference on marine natural products. Athens, 2-6 November 1997.
  4. E-SAR-94010®: a marine fish extract obtained by advanced biotecnological methods. Drugs of the Future 1999, 24(2): 167-176.
  5. E-SAR-94010®: a pleiotropic lipoprotein compound with powerful anti-atheromatous and lipid lowering effects. CNS Drug Reviews. Volume 10, number 2, summer 2004.
  6. Effect of pretreatment with artichoke extract on carbon tetrachloride-induced liver injury and oxidative stress. 2008 Sep;60(6):475-80. Epub 2008 Jun 25.
  7. Effects of E-JUR-94013®on human immune system. Corzo et al., 2009.
  8. Effects of fish-derived lipoprotein extracts on activation markers, Fas expression and apoptosis in peripheral blood lymphocytes. Elsevier. International Immunopharmacology 5 (2005) 253-262. Elmadfa I and Leitzmann C, 1988. Ernährung des Menschen. Stuttgart. Eugen Ulmer Verlag, 3rd edition.
  9. Enhacement in immune function and growth using E-JUR-94013® supplementation. Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol 2002, 24(9): 573-578.
  10. Future Trends in the Pharmacogenomics of Brain Disorders and Dementia: Influence of APOE and CYP2D6 variants. Pharmaceuticals 2010, 3, 3040-3100.
  11. Hepatoprotective effects of Turkish folk remedies on experimental liver injury. J Ethnopharmacol. 2000 Nov;73(1-2):121-9.
  12. Immunomodulation of E-JUR-94010® supplementation on human immune status from 1.500 subjects. Cacabelos et al., 2010.
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  15. Iron treatment normalizes cognitive functioning in young women. Murray-Kolb LE and Beard JL, 2007. Am J Clin Nutr, 85, 778-787.
  16. Pharmacogenomics, nutrigenomics and therapeutic optimization in alzheimer’s disease. Aging Health (2005) 1(2), 303-348. Future Medicine.
  17. Role of nutrition in the prevention of Alzheimer´s disease. Aging Health, 2005, 1, 359-362.
  18. Short term food supplementation effects of a fish derived extract on the imunological status of pregnant rats and their sucking pups. Nutrition Research 21 (2001) 1425-1434.
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