Therapeutic Nutrients and Diet
Molecular treatments are defined as the practice of providing the brain and the body with the best possible biochemical or molecular environment so that they can function at an optimal level, especially with those substances used by the body naturally such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other essential molecules. Each person is unique and their nutritional needs reflect their genetic make up, life environment (beginning before they were conceived), nutritional and health history. Vitamins and minerals are administered according to the individual needs of patients. Diet, low blood sugar, allergies, and thyroid problems are also addressed and considered important for the success of the therapy.
If an individual is undertaking pharmaceutical treatment, orthomolecular therapy can support the body by addressing nutrient deficiencies that can be created by some medications. As well, maintaining the right molecular environment through diet and supplements may allow a person to manage their condition while using the lowest appropriate dosage of medication. A professional can evaluate your specific needs and advise on the right diet, and the right dosage and form of supplementation
It is advisable to consult a health care professional when addressing serious medical problems.
There was not even one death caused by a dietary supplement in 2009, according to information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System.
There a number of core vitamins and minerals that are most often needed to correct the body’s biochemical imbalance. These include:
A vitamin is an organic substance necessary for growth, health, normal metabolism and physical well-being. Vitamins are typically provided by diet and supplements. The vitamins needed by our bodies and brains are divided into two categories: water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins, each with their own functions.
Water soluble vitamins consist of vitamin C and the B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12). These vitamins dissolve in water and rather than being stored by the body in large amounts they are, for the most part, eliminated through the urine. In addition, water-soluble vitamins are easily lost in food preparation and cooking. Therefore, it is important to consume daily amounts of these vitamins to avoid depletion and interference with normal metabolic functioning such as tissue growth.
Fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E, and K) are dissolved by fat in the body’s intestinal tract before they are absorbed by the blood to carry out their functions. Fat-soluble vitamins, unlike water-soluble vitamins, can be stored in the liver and fatty tissues if the amount consumed exceeds daily needs. Also, they are eliminated much more slowly than water-soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins are involved in daily repair, reproduction and functioning of the body’s organs as well as DNA transcription. Any disease or disorder that affects the absorption of fat could lead to a deficiency of these vitamins, such as celiac disease or conditions that impact the normal functioning of the gut.
A dietary mineral is any of a group of inorganic elements that are essential for normal body function, growth, repair and health of tissues and bones. In nutrition, minerals are those elements for which the body’s requirement is at least 100 mg per day, and trace minerals are those elements that are needed in smaller amounts. Dietary minerals are derived from the earth’s crust, which plants extract from the soil and humans, in turn, consume.
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) include linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). These fatty acids are not produced by our bodies, but our bodies need and use them to make other fatty acids, which is why they are referred to as “essential”