The term was 1st mentioned in a trade journal, Pharmaceutical Executive, in the mid-90s.  The definition reads:

“Naturaceutical supplements are combinations of natural ingredients: vitamins, minerals and herbs,
that scientific research and historical uses have shown to beneficial for human health.”

The art for formulating nutraceutical supplements is:  combining the natural ingredients . . . in just the right way.
The science is testing:

  1. Before starting:  to verify the ingredient
  2. During the process of producing the formula for quality control
  3. After production:  to verify safety, efficacy and shelf life

Professional grade supplements add potency, performance and stability to art and the scientific process to meet the exacting demands of their users.