Orthomolecular medicine focuses on the individual nutritional needs of a person and uses both diet and nutrient supplements to restore and maintain the correct nutritional balance. Orthomolecular medicine corrects or normalizes the molecular balance of vitamins, minerals and amino acids in the body.
How Can It Help Me?
This nutritional approach helps maintain good health, improve health through proper diet, and cure and treat illness. Some commonly treated afflictions include colds, heart disease, cancer, depression and schizophrenia.
It takes into account individual nutritional needs on the basis of age, sex, activity, stress and the presence of disease. In this respect, it aims to employ “custom-made” therapies which, unlike conventional pharmaceutical preparations, remedy the underlying causes of diseases to prevent further problems. In effect, orthomolecular medicine helps the body help itself out of an imbalanced or diseased state.