Front Cover; Contents; Series Preface; Foreword; Preface; Editors; Contributors; Chapter 1: Concept, Definition, and Need for Metallonutraceuticals; Chapter 2: Roles of Metals in Metabolism; Chapter 3: Ethnopharmacology and Ethnomedicine of Metals; Chapter 4: Characterization of Metallonutraceuticals; Chapter 5: Characterization, Bioavailability, and Drug Interactions of Metallonutraceuticals; Chapter 6: Therapeutic Applications of Nanometals; Chapter 7: Metallonanotherapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases; Chapter 8: Nanometals and Complexes in Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy. Chapter 9: Application of Metals in Traditional Chinese MedicineChapter 10: Metalloenzymes : Relevance in Biological Systems and Potential Applications; Chapter 11: Application of Nanosilver in Nutraceuticals; Chapter 12: Regulatory Pathways and Intellectual Property Rights for Metallonutraceuticals; Chapter 13: Gold Nanoparticles : A Promising Nanometallic Drug Delivery System with Many Therapeutic Applications; Back Cover. The nutritional and medicinal value of metals, such as zinc, calcium, and iron, has been known in traditional medicine for a long time. Other metals, such as silver and gold, may also have therapeutic and health benefits. Ancient medicines have long incorporated their use in the treatment of diseases, and they have also more recently been explored for treatment in allopathic medicine, birthing the concept of metallonutraceuticals. The challenge of using metals in the human body is to find forms that are safe and effective. Handbook of Metallonutraceuticals presents basic conce.