Ortho Molecular Nutrition

Linus Pauling, the two-time Nobel Prize laureate, was the founder and pioneer of orthomolecular medicine (ortho = right, good; molecule = structural unit of substances). Because of him we know that in order to keep our body healthy, we need an adequate supply of micronutrients. It is important to remember that in addition to vitamins and minerals the body also needs essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, trace elements, and amino acids. Orthomolecular Nutritional Medicine provides the complete care needed by the body. Linus defined the basic principle as follows: “Orthomolecular medicine is the preservation of good health and the treatment of disease by varying the concentrations in the human body of substances that are normally present in the body and are required for health.” To put it simply, adequate amounts of micronutrients such as vitamins, trace elements and minerals must be supplied to the body on a daily basis. This is the only way for your body to maintain its performance capability and remain protected against the onslaught of disease. This is why orthomolecular nutritional medicine is recognized in the USA as an official therapy and is used alongside orthodox medicine to keep your body healthy. Research in this field has had many breakthroughs in recent years. One of many examples is that orthomolecular nutritional medicine has shown us that the onset and course of diseases can not only be influenced by essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, and probiotics, but also by trace elements, vitamins, and minerals. And perhaps most importantly, that all these micronutrients play a crucial role in the active health protection of our bodies on a day to day basis.