ORTHOMOLECULAR WORKS AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL
Orthomolecular is a term that comes from ortho, which is Greek for "correct" or "right," and "molecule," which is the simplest structure that displays the characteristics of a compound. So it literally means the "right molecule."preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body.
The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State seeks to provide continued research into the development of Orthomolecular sciences. As their website states:
"The Linus Pauling Institute's Micronutrient Information Center is a source for scientifically accurate information regarding the roles of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (plant chemicals that may affect health), and other dietary factors, including some food and beverages, in preventing disease and promoting health. All of the nutrients and dietary factors included in the Micronutrient Information Center may be obtained from the diet, but many are also available as dietary supplements. "