Mitomolecularia® – Correcting the Micronutrient Deficit
Functional orthomolecular therapy is used to treat acquired mitochondrial dysfunctions. Acquired mitochondrial dysfunctions are the cause of chronic illnesses.
The CELLGYM health concept uses a broader biochemical and pathobiochemical understanding of the causes of illness and of therapy to convert the latest medical science into practical treatment. This also includes targeted micronutrient treatment as part of orthomolecular therapy, which involves treatment with the substances produced naturally in the body, but at pharmacological concentrations. No Western European has a balanced supply of micronutrients without substituting for specific deficits. If we fail to substitute for deficits of micronutrients, however, chronic cellular metabolic disorders develop. Analysis of micronutrients is essential for effective, personalised orthomolecular therapy. Micronutrient therapy can otherwise only be indiscriminate. Non-targeted, non-personalised substitution cannot improve metabolism. Determining the total B12 in serum, for example, does not tell us whether an individual has a functional mitochondrial B12 deficit or whether methylation metabolism is dysfunctional. These questions can only be answered and integrated into treatment in a meaningful way for an individual by using the latest metabolism diagnostics.
Quality is key for mitochondrial supplementation
The primary causes of the spread of micronutrient deficiencies on an epidemic in Western Europe includes the modern diet, low quality food or food contaminated with heavy metals, hormones, antibiotics and preservatives. A lifestyle with high levels of stress, fewer hours of sleep, overstimulation and changes of time zone also leads to much higher consumption of micronutrients. As an individual grows older, he or she also has a greater need of such substances, because micronutrient uptake from the intestines is no longer as effective and the efficiency of cellular processes is also deteriorating as a result of the aging process.
Orthomolecular micronutrient supplements are not tablets, but part of a healthy diet. So taking more of these “healthy sweets” does not necessarily improve the effect.
This leads to stress-related disorders such as depression, diabetes, back pain, cardiovascular disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, insomnia and even an increased cancer risk.
Schoolchildren and managers both suffer chronic stress
Everyone from schoolchildren to managers is under pressure to perform and exercises too little, leading to difficulty concentrating, learning disorders and depressive moods. These are all indicators of chronic stress. Poor eating habits and lack of sleep compound the issue. Cortisol levels rise, which also promote insulin resistance. Weight increases, as does the risk of diabetes. Chronically high cortisol levels result in a change on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and damage nerve cells.
The body’s reserves of energy and micronutrients are reduced and you become tired or even absent minded. In addition to exercise, it is vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids and some secondary phytochemicals that have extensive therapeutic potential to beat chronic stress. They promote the effectiveness of the body’s processes and reduce the negative effects of cortisol.
Survey of pharmacy managers
Which therapies will have the greatest commercial significance in the next 15-20 years? (Source: Roland Berger Pharma Survey 2009)
Biologically produced medicinal products
Stem cell therapies
Traditional medicinal products