Orthomolecular nutritional medicine focuses on the macronutrients and micronutrients of food. Macronutrients are the proteins, fats and carbohydrates while micronutrients are the vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Micronutrients are closely interlinked with the macronutrients and without them the macronutrients end up being harmful to the body, instead. Without micronutrients our body can not build healthy cells and macronutrients can not be used by the body to produce energy, synthesize hormones, enzymes, collagen, immune cells and many other complementary functions. This ages and wears out the body prematurely.
Orthomolecular Medicine aims to achieve cell renewal . This is reached by receiving large doses of micronutrients, controlling inflammation, regulating the gastrointestinal tract and orthomolecular detoxification, among others.
This is attained through changes in the patient’s lifestyle and diet, along with the consumption of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Therefore, orthomolecular nutritional medicine is characterized as an innovative approach to natural prevention and self-healing of the individual.