It is a safe and effective use of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements, enzymes, hormones and other naturally occurring molecules given directly into the blood stream.
Orthomolecular medicine aims to restore the optimum environment of the body by correcting imbalances or deficiencies based on an individual’s biochemistry. By stabilizing one’s biochemistry, many diseases or imbalances may be mitigated or avoided. Determining the right treatment for each person depends on their genetic and environment factors that they are exposed to.
Each treatment is selected specifically for the individual patient. It may change as the patient’s health changes. It is used in a way to best support the recovery of a patient and prevent disease. In some cases, other medications and supplements are added to the treatment protocol. Many successful programs involve diet and lifestyle modifications as well, in order to maximize the positive results.