In Orthomolecular medicine believes that diseases are caused by molecular imbalances that are correctable by the administration of adequate nutritious molecules at the right time. These causes are believed to originate biochemical aberrations, whose accumulation gives rise to symptoms and signs, which follows the perception of a disease state. Some clinically evident disease can be described as fuzzy sets of biochemical abnormalities. In addition to standard clinical, orthomolecular doctors use laboratory tests, including analysis of amino acids, organic acids, vitamins and minerals, vitamins functional status, hormones, immunology, microbiology, and gastrointestinal function. Many of the newer tests have not been accepted by conventional medicine. Orthomolecular therapy is the administration of normal substances to the body, usually by oral administration.In the early days of orthomolecular medicine, this usually meant high-dose therapy with a single nutrient. However, some diseases, according to the tenets of this alternative medicine, require temporarily stop taking ordinary substances. Often, multiple uses orthomolecular doctor vital substances (amino acids, enzymes, non-essential nutrients, hormones, vitamins, minerals, etc..) Therapy in an effort to restore them (or derivative thereof) to statistically normal levels in young healthy. Supplementation with relatively large doses of vitamins and is often given therapy known by the name of “megavitamin therapy” has popularly come to associate with this field. Megavitamin therapy is the administration of large amounts of vitamins, often many times the recommended daily amount.Substances can be managed by changing the diet to emphasize certain elements high in nutrients, dietary supplementation with tablets, or intravenous injection of nutrient solutions.

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