Strangely enough, in our affluent society, multiple reliable studies report that today, 90% of the world's population is still deficient in nutrients. A multitude of factors, such as fatigue, stress, pollution, malnutrition, poor eating habits, a decline in the quality of modern fresh produce and genetic manipulation, contribute to creating this deleterious situation. Yet, this balance is vital to ensure a good health.
Orthomolecular nutrition adequately provides the nutrients necessary for the cell (which is the basis of life) to carry out effectively the tasks for which it was created. It promotes the good functioning of the immune system, is the foundation of true "anti-aging" and provides a valuable help to the success of any therapeutic treatment.
In ancient Greek, the word "ortho" refers to something that is right, just and regular. Orthomolecular nutrition is thus defined by the use of the "right" molecule. Biologist Linus Pauling, twice Nobel Prize winner, spearheaded this specific designation, as well as the development of this major therapeutic aid approach.
Orthomolecular nutrition tends to achieve perfect biological regulation of the organism:
Orthomolecular nutrition provides the body with essential vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids in the dosages and quantities necessary to perfectly fulfil its role.
Pursuant this basic principle, it is then possible to study and constitute specific nutritional complexes, assisting, pathology by pathology, the therapeutic work initiated by health professionals.
Drugs are an exogenous substance whose function is to alter or replace certain aspects of the cellular metabolism to achieve a therapeutic outcome.
Nutritional complexes are composed of endogenous or exogenous substances, whose function is to nourish the cells in the most natural and effective way possible in order to help and promote a definite therapeutic action.
They are therefore two distinct and complementary concepts that take different paths to achieve the same purpose. They can be easily combined by trained health professionals since natural nutritional complexes, even though they should not be used haphazardly, generate virtually no negative drug interactions.