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1. (WO2006053379) FORMULE AMÉLIORÉE DE PRODUIT NUTRACEUTIQUE
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CLAIMS

1. A nutraceutical composition including one or more extracts of one or more plant components, the one or more extracts providing a combination of phytonutrient materials, the type and amount of which are in excess of a minimum value predetermined to provide a therapeutically or prophylactically desirable effect.

2. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 1 including an effective amount of phytonutrient materials selected from the group consisting of flavonols, flavones, anthocyanidins, flavanones, chalcones, dichalcones, isoflavones, provitamin A hydrocarbon carotenoids, non-provitamin A carotenoids, hydroxycarotenoids, glucosinolates, allium organosulphur compounds, phytosterols, monoterpenes, hydroxycinnamates, phenolic acids, stilbenes, choline derivatives, or a combination thereof.

3. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 1 , wherein the minimum value is about 25.

4. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 1 , wherein the composition further includes one or more secondary nutraceutical components active nutritionally and/or therapeutically.

5. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 4, wherein the secondary nutraceutical component is selected from one or more of vitamins, minerals, saccharides and/or other carbohydrates, fats, other nutritional supplements, hormones and pharmaceuticals.

6. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 4, wherein the secondary nutraceutical component is present in an amount from approximately 0.05% to 50% by weight, based on the total weight of the pharmaceutical composition.

7. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 6, wherein the secondary nutraceutical component is present in an amount of from approximately 1% to 40%, based on the total weight of the pharmaceutical composition.

8. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 1 , wherein the nutraceutical composition further includes a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient.

9. A nutraceutical composition according to any one of claims 1 , wherein the composition includes a source of monounsaturated fatty acids or a derivative thereof.

10. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 9 wherein the edible oil is olive oil or red palm oil, or an extract thereof, or a mixture thereof.

11. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 9, wherein the source of monounsaturated fatty acids is present in an amount of from approximately 1 mg to 25 g.

12. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 11 , wherein the source of monounsaturated fatty acids is present in an amount of from approximately 50 mg to 10 g.

13. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 1 including an extract from one or more of leafy green vegetables, garlic, onion, leeks, apple, pear, dried fruits, or other food sources of the required phytonutrients, or a mixture thereof, with a source of monounsaturated fatty acids.

14. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 13, wherein the source of monounsaturated fatty acid is olive oil or red palm oil, an extract thereof or a mixture thereof.

15. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 13, further including a nutraceutically acceptable carrier.

16. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 13, wherein the extract is present in an amount of from approximately 1% to 99% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition.

17. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 16, wherein the extract is present in an amount of from approximately 5% to 75% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition.

18. A nutraceutical composition according to claim 17, wherein the extract is present in an amount of from approximately 10% to 50% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition.

19. A cosmetic composition including one or more extracts of one or more plant components, the extracts providing a combination of phytonutrient materials, the type and amount of which are in excess of a minimum value predetermined to provide a therapeutically or prophylactically desirable effect.

20. A cosmetic composition according to claim 19 including an effective amount of phytonutrient materials selected from the group consisting of flavonols, flavones, anthocyanidins, flavanones, chalcones, dichalcones, isoflavones, provitamin A hydrocarbon carotenoids, non-provitamin A carotenoids, hydroxycarotenoids, glucosinolates, allium oganosulphur compounds, phytosterols, monoterpenes, hydroxycinnamates, phenolic acids, stilbenes, choline derivatives, or a combination thereof.

21. A cosmetic composition according to claim 19, wherein the minimum value is about 25.

22. A cosmetic composition according to claim 19, wherein the composition includes a source of monounsaturated fatty acids or a derivative thereof.

23. A cosmetic composition according to claim 22, wherein the source of monounsaturated fatty acids is olive oil or red palm oil, or an extract thereof, or a mixture thereof.

24. A cosmetic composition according to claim 23, wherein the source of monounsaturated fatty acids is present in an amount of from approximately 1 mg to 25 g.

25. A cosmetic composition according to claim 19, further including a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient.

26. A cosmetic composition according to claim 19 including an extract from one or more of leafy green vegetables, garlic, onion, leeks, apple, pear, dried fruits, or other food sources of the required phytonutrients, or a mixture thereof, with a source of monounsaturated fatty acids.

27. A cosmetic composition according to claim 23, wherein the source of monounsaturated fatty acids is olive oil or red palm oil, an extract thereof or a mixture thereof.

28. A cosmetic composition according to claim 26, wherein the extract is present in an amount of from approximately 1 % to 99% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition.

29. A cosmetic composition according to claim 24, wherein the extract is present in an amount of from approximately 5% to 75% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition.

30. A cosmetic composition according to claim 19, further including one or more cosmetic additives.

31. A cosmetic composition according to claim 30, wherein the cosmetic additives may be selected from one or more of water-soluble or liposoluble dyes, fillers, lipophilic or hydrophilic active agents, fragrances, additional carriers or excipients, lubricants, buffers, antibacterials, bulking agents, gelling agents, plasticisers, binding agents, antioxidants and stabilising agents.

32. A cosmetic composition according to claim 19, further including an active agent.

33. A cosmetic composition according to claim 32, wherein the active agent is selected from one or more of the group consisting of hydrating agents, UV screening agents, depigmenting agents, bleaching agents and tensioning agents.

34. A modified food composition including a nutraceutical composition including one or more extracts of one or more plant components, the one or more extracts providing a combination of phytonutrient materials, the type and amount of which are in excess of a minimum value predetermined to provide a therapeutically or prophylactically desirable effect.

35. A modified food composition according to claim 34 including an effective amount of phytonutrient materials selected from the group consisting of flavonols, flavones, anthocyanidins, flavanones, chalcones, dichalcones, isoflavones, provitamin A hydrocarbon carotenoids, non-provitamin A carotenoids, hydroxycarotenoids, glucosinolates, allium organosulphur compounds, phytosterols, monoterpenes, hydroxycinnamates, phenolic acids, stilbenes, choline derivatives, or a combination thereof.

36. A modified food composition according to claim 34, wherein the minimum value is about 25.

37. A modified food composition according to claim 34, wherein the composition further includes one or more secondary nutraceutical components active nutritionally and/or therapeutically.

38. A modified food composition according to claim 37, wherein the secondary nutraceutical component is selected from one or more of vitamins, minerals, saccharides and/or other carbohydrates, fats, other nutritional supplements, hormones and pharmaceuticals.

39. A modified food composition according to claim 38, wherein the secondary nutraceutical component is present in an amount from approximately 0.05% to

50% by weight, based on the total weight of the pharmaceutical composition.

40. A modified food composition according to claim 34, wherein the composition includes a source of monounsaturated fatty acids or a derivative thereof.

41. A modified food composition according to claim 40, wherein the source of monounsaturated fatty acids is present in an amount of from approximately 1 mg to 25 g.

42. A modified food composition according to claim 34 including an extract from one or more of leafy green vegetables, garlic, onion, leeks, apple, pear, dried fruits, or other food sources of the required phytonutrients, or a mixture thereof, with a source of monounsaturated fatty acids.

43. A modified food composition according to claim 42, wherein the extract is present in an amount of from approximately 1% to 99% by weight, based on the total weight of the composition.

44. A method of prophylacticaliy or therapeutically treating a disease or degenerative effect which method includes administering to a human a composition including one or more extracts providing a combination of phytonutrient materials, the type and amount of which are in excess of a minimum value predetermined to provide a therapeutically or prophylacticaliy desirable effect.

45. A method according to claim 44 including an effective amount of phytonutrient materials selected from the group consisting of flavonols, flavones, anthocyanidins, flavanones, chalcones, dichalcones, isoflavones, provitamin A hydrocarbon carotenoids, non-provitamin A carotenoids, hydroxycarotenoids, glucosinolates, allium organosulphur compounds, phytosterols, monoterpenes, hydroxycinnamates, phenolic acids, stilbenes, choline derivatives, or a combination thereof.

46. A method according to claim 44, wherein the method is used to prophylacticaliy or therapeutically treat skin ageing, skin health, skin deterioration, skin conditions, cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, bone and joint diseases including osteoporosis and arthritis, obstructive airways diseases, including asthma, allergic conditions, conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract, autoimmune diseases, and diabetes..

47. A method of determining the nutritional value of a nutraceutical composition and applying a phytonutrient nutritional score thereto which method includes:

(a) determining a nutritional characteristic(s) of the nutraceutical composition, the nutritional characteristics including phytonutrient content, phytonutrient variety and phytonutrient integrity of the food substance;

(b) correlating the nutritional characteristic(s) with a predetermined value range(s); and

(c) summing the correlated nutritional characteristics to derive a phytonutrient nutritional score indicative of the nutritional value of the nutraceutical composition.

48. A method of determining the nutritional value of a food composition and applying a phytonutrient nutritional score thereto which method includes:

(a) determining a nutritional characteristic(s) of the food substance, the nutritional characteristics including phytonutrient content, phytonutrient variety and phytonutrient integrity of the food substance;

(b) correlating the nutritional characteristic(s) with a predetermined value range(s); and

(c) summing the correlated nutritional characteristics to derive a phytonutrient nutritional score indicative of the nutritional value of the food substance.

49. A method of controlling the nutritional value of a nutraceutical composition consumed by an individual, which method includes:

(a) determining the phytonutrient nutritional score of a nutraceutical composition using a method according to claim 47; and

(b) modifying the nutritional value of a nutraceutical composition by incorporating an additive into the food substance.

50. A method of controlling the nutritional value of a food composition consumed by an individual, which method includes:

(a) determining the phytonutrient nutritional score of a food substance using a method according to claim 48; and

(b) modifying the nutritional value of a food substance by incorporating an additive into the food substance.

51. A computer useable medium for determining the nutritional value of a nutraceutical composition including:

(a) means for determining nutritional components of the nutraceutical composition, the nutritional components, phytonutrient variety and phytonutrient integrity of nutraceutical composition;

(b) means for correlating the nutritional components to predetermined value ranges;

(c) means for summing the correlated nutritional components to derive a phytonutrient score indicative of the nutritional value of the nutraceutical composition; and

(d) means for displaying the phytonutrient nutritional score.

52. A computer useable medium for determining the nutritional value of a food composition including:

(a) means for determining nutritional components of the food substance, the nutritional components, phytonutrient variety and phytonutrient integrity of the food substance;

(b) means for correlating the nutritional components to predetermined value ranges;

(c) means for summing the correlated nutritional components to derive a phytonutrient score indicative of the nutritional value of the food substance; and

(d) means for displaying the phytonutrient nutritional score.

53. A computer useable medium for determining the nutritional value of a cosmetic composition including:

(a) means for determining nutritional components of the food substance, the nutritional components, phytonutrient variety and phytonutrient integrity of the food substance;

(b) means for correlating the nutritional components to predetermined value ranges;

(c) means for summing the correlated nutritional components to derive a phytonutrient score indicative of the nutritional value of the food substance; and

(d) means for displaying the phytonutrient nutritional score.

54. A method according to claim 51 , wherein the computer usable medium is arranged to provide, as an output, a phytonutrient nutritional score and/or a list of any phytonutrient nutritional scores.

55. A method according to claim 52, wherein the computer usable medium is arranged to provide, as an output, a phytonutrient nutritional score and/or a list of any phytonutrient nutritional scores.

56. A method according to claim 53, wherein the computer usable medium is arranged to provide, as an output, a phytonutrient nutritional score and/or a list of any phytonutrient nutritional scores.