The word orthomolecular consists of the words orthos (= healthy) and molecular (= relating to molecules). Orthomolecular medicine focuses on providing the body with the right quantity of supplementary nutrients, so that the body stays healthy.
Food provides the body with fuel (carbohydrates and fats), building blocks (proteins and fats) and regulative and protective substances (vitamins, minerals and amino acids). If the body receives too little, insufficiently varied or inadequate food, certain functions will cease to work, which will lead to long-term physical and mental problems. Factors such as pollution, radiation, stress, etc. can speed up this process even more.
With orthomolecular feed and supplements, this downward spiral can be reversed. The body receives the necessary nutrients to carry out all biochemical processes, excrete any foreign substances (as a result of medication, radiation, etc.) and build up reserves.