Orthomolecular Nutrition

Cellular nutrition or nutrition orthomolecular (from the Greek "ortho" correct or right), is based on molecules provide fair or right for each individual. The concept of orthomolecular nutrition was coined by Dr. Linus Pauling, professor of chemistry and twice Nobel laureate, who defined it as "orthomolecular therapy Consite to give each person the optimal concentration of substances that are present in our body with to correct eaves maintain good health. "

Cellular nutrition, also known as orthomolecular medicine or optimal nutrition, use key nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes, antioxidants and dietary fiber, not just pre-emptively to avoid the onset of certain diseases and maintain good general health but also to treat them, considering that many of them are due or are accentuated in large part due to nutritional deficiencies.

A basic concept for understanding the cellular nutrition (Orthomolecular) is the biochemical individuality, whereby nutrient requirements vary from one individual to another depending on the biochemical characteristics, age, sex, physical activity, emotional state, the physiological status (pregnancy, lactation, etc..), the level of toxemia (amount ingested alcohol, coffee, chemicals, etc..), the characteristics of digestion and absorption, and so on. Moreover, for the same individual needs vary throughout life, due to changes caused by aging, changes in lifestyle and / or special physiological situations. To all this must be added that certain conditions substantially increase the requirements of certain nutrients.

Orthomolecular Nutrition and CDR
The whole approach moves a purely anecdotal to the RDA or recommended daily allowance, which for years have been used as reference to mark the daily needs of each nutrient. The RDAs are amounts that were set, mostly in the 40s of last century to avoid the appearance of deficiency diseases such as scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), pellagra (vitamin B3 deficiency) and beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency). The RDA, mark the minimum requirements for these diseases no gaps, no right to monitor whether those amounts are optimal for maintaining good health, or the particular characteristics of each individual.

Therefore, one of the characteristics of cellular nutrition (Orthomolecular) is using megadoses, ie dose of nutrients that are often well above the RDA, not only to prevent but to treat disease, adjusting to the requirements specific individual.

To achieve these appropriate levels of nutrients or cellular nutrition orthomolecular uses both directions as the use of dietary nutrients as food supplements. As therapy is characterized by virtually no side effects, its high acceptance and high efficiency in many of the most common diseases (both used as monotherapy or adjuvant therapy) and to act to strengthen the capacity of self-healing and self-regulating organism.

Source: Lamberts

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