Nutrients (vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, glyconutrients) and non-nutrient bioactive compounds (e.g. probiotics, herbs, enzymes, hydrochloric acid, etc.) can also be used therapeutically to assist in the correction of many underlying physical factors which are contributing to disease states.
For example, nutrients and non-nutrient bioactive compounds can increase or decrease the levels of important chemicals in the body, reduce inflammation, influence hormonal balance, reduce levels of toxic elements/chemicals, improve immune function, reduce oxidative stress, alter genetic expression and reduce the coagulability of the blood.
Nutritional medicine is a safe and effective treatment option through which the underlying cause to many health problems can be supported and corrected.