Orthomolecular medicine is concerned with substances (molecules) normally present in the human organism, and the intake of these natural substances through nutrition. Orthomolecular medicine is based upon strictly scientific, logically explicable, medical and biochemical foundations.
This type of therapy, therefore, is nothing other than the use, or administration, of the right molecules in the correct amounts. Safeguarding our health, and treating the symptoms and diseases that affect it, is a matter of changing the concentration of substances that are normally present in the human body and are necessary for us to be healthy.
Orthomolecular medicine does not seek either to oppose or replace conventional medicine, therefore, but to be its ‘natural partner’, so to speak.
Since orthomolecular medicine is based upon wide-ranging scientific work and research, much of which has already been published in specialist medical journals, it is becoming established as an integral part of medicine. Our body requires vital substances on a regular basis if it is to be healthy and efficient.
Through targeted deployment of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and fatty acids, the body can be sufficiently supplied with such nutrients. This can be done both curatively and preventatively.
The following are some indications of areas in which the technique can be used:
- against chronic conditions;
- against fatigue;
- against depression/burn-out;
- during periods of increased stress;
- against degenerative diseases;
- when physical susceptibility to infection is greater, in autumn and winter;
Individual health status is improved as a result, and targeted use of antioxidants has an anti-aging effect.