In the near future, it is expected that the prevalence of illnesses related to the increasing
life expectancies and quality of life, such as neurodegenerative diseases and cardiovascular diseases
related to metabolic disorders, will soar to unprecedented levels, leading to high socioeconomic
costs. To address this rising threat, natural products are emerging as a novel strategy for the prevention
and therapy of these ages- and lifestyle-related diseases, thanks to their high marketability and
few side effects. In this patent review, we summarize selected patents for food supplements, functional
and fortified foods, filed from 2016 to 2019, categorizing them based on the biological activity
of their components.