About the Right Molecule in the Right Doses

Gabriela Zhekova

Abstract

 

Orthomolecular medicine or nutrition is defined as the provision of optimum molecular constitution, especially the optimum concentration of substances that are normally present in the human body, for the purposes of treating diseases and preserving health. Orthomolecular medicine focuses on the role of proper nutrition in relation to health and emphasizes the use of natural substances found in a healthy diet such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc., in prevention and therapy of diseases. It was treated as a form of alternative medicine for a long time. But orthomolecular medicine is not "alternative"; rather, it should be considered as an adjunct to appropriate conventional medicine. Nutrition and the use of supplements is an essential part of every therapy.