The global incidence of metabolic disorders is on the rise, posing a significant challenge to public health. With remarkable advancements in diagnostic tools and clinical procedures, our understanding of the etiology and underlying pathophysiology of these disorders has expanded considerably. Furthermore, the utilization of in vitro and in vivo experimental models, preceding clinical investigations, has catalyzed numerous breakthroughs in biomedicine, particularly in the identification and development of potential drug candidates for the management of metabolic disorders. Natural compounds isolated from various sources have garnered extensive attention as prospective drug candidates for the treatment of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart-related diseases, and cancer. This interest is partly attributed to their inherent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Concurrently, intensive research efforts have been directed towards enhancing the bioactivity and bioavailability of these compounds through selected drug delivery strategies. In this article, we provide valuable insights into recent advancements that shed light on the role of inflammatory-mediated responses in the initiation of metabolic disorders, with a specific focus on conditions like diabetes mellitus, obesity, heart-related diseases, cancer, and related drug delivery systems. Additionally, we explore the promising potential of natural products in managing these metabolic disorders. Furthermore, we present lists of potential biological targets suitable for high throughput screening in the drug discovery and development process. Finally, we delve into the findings gleaned from preclinical and clinical studies, setting the stage for the identification of suitable approaches in the realm of phytochemical drug delivery systems that hold promise for the treatment of metabolic disorders.
Natural products, Inflammation, Metabolic disorders, Drug delivery, Diabetes