Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular medicine

Orthomolecular medicine, a medical approach developed by Linus Pauling, focuses on the use of micronutrients to promote optimal health and prevention. This approach involves the individualised intake of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and other essential substances to compensate for possible deficiencies in the body.

Deficiencies can impair metabolic processes and thus lead to various diseases. Orthomolecular medicine focuses on identifying these deficiencies through special laboratory diagnostics and correcting them with targeted nutritional supplements.

The optimisation of essential nutrients is central, with a focus on the individual adaptation of nutrient intake. Everyone has different genetic requirements, lifestyles and health needs. Orthomolecular therapies should therefore be tailored to the specific requirements of an individual. This type of medicine serves both the prevention and treatment of diseases by not only preventing deficiencies, but also supporting health and treating certain diseases through the targeted use of nutrients.

The use of nutrients in orthomolecular medicine is based on scientific evidence and clinical studies. Dosages are carefully selected to ensure that they are both effective and safe.

Orthomolecular medicine procedures include blood tests to determine the micronutrients present, on which the individualised nutritional plans and targeted administration of supplements are based. This form of therapy is often used as a supportive measure alongside conventional medical approaches.

A precise diagnosis and consideration of the patient’s overall situation are crucial in order to provide the right nutrients in appropriate quantities and to achieve optimal health goals.

Dana Hreus

An individual consultation with a qualified therapist is important to ensure safe and effective use of supplements, as even healthy nutrients can be toxic in high doses.

Med. pract. Dana Hreus M.A.

Further information

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