What Is Orthomolecular Medicine?


Linus Pauling

The IONC advocates the advancement of “Orthomolecular” Medicine.

Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of building health and wellness by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body.

Dr. Linus Pauling Ph.D coined the term in his 1968 article “Orthomolecular Psychiatry” in the journal “Science.”

Over Forty five years later, IONC  is one of the few organizations still promoting this basic and brilliant form of practice!

Orthomolecular is a term that comes from the Greek word “ortho”, which means “correct” or “right,” and “molecule,” which is the simplest structure that displays the characteristics of a compound. So it literally means the “right molecule.”

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