Orthomolecular therapy

Food supplements

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Food supplements
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Amino acids
Absorption of nutritious substances

How many food supplements are needed to maintain a healthy body?

Vitamins, minerals and amino acids are of most importance for your health. You can’t live without them!
You might get ill because of a deficiency of vitamins, minerals and amino acids! But taking too much will be harmless.

Not enough instructions are given on orthomolecular science and biochemistry at medical faculties. There is not enough knowledge on biochemistry and lab results are not understood correctly which shows there is not enough knowledge on this subject. In the orthomolecular science and biochemistry, people are being treated with vitamins and minerals to get them healthier and stronger. Take a look on my website www.jbeunk.nl on medical education.

Lab research
On the lab results the values are measured in between two degrees because most measurements are in between. Due to the fact that PA’s and specialists have had no instruction about vitamins, minerals, sugars and amino acids, they go blind on the lab results. That is not correct! Most values should be much higher. In 1937 the Hungarian specialist Szent-Gyorgyi (1893-1986) was given the Nobel price due to his research on cell breathing and vitamin C. Vitamin C was given in doses of 20.000 till 100.000 mg a day in case of cancer and the patients healed. In cases of schizophrenia (dr Hoffer) 90% is healed in America when vitamin B3 is given in amounts of three times 1000 mg.

Vitamins, minerals and amino acids are much more harmless (about 20.000 times) than regular medicine (research by the F.D.A in America). There are no side effects. They strengthen human kind and we need them to stay healthy. A deficiency can be dangerous!
The quality of food has turned bad due to the use of fertilizer. According to TNO the amounts of vitamins and minerals in the food have decreased drastic. Despite this research of TNO the medics and the nutrition council still denies this fact. People get ill due to the deficiency of the vitamins and minerals needed. Consequences: no progression in treatment of cardio vascular diseases and cancer. There will be a higher mortality by medicine poisoning and an increase of the insurance fees.
Universities do not research the cause of diseases and the government relies on the medical scientists. The medical scientists however are being misled by the pharmaceutical industry. If health is improved, insurance costs will decrease and less medical doctors, specialists and expensive hospitals would be needed. 

Three groups are distinguished of healthy and life supporting measures. These groups are:

  1. Vitamins
  2. Minerals
  3. Amino acids.


The amount of vitamins we need:

  1. Vitamin A: reference value is 1-2,2. This is the most encountered value and it is much too low. There is a nation near the Himalaya (the Hunza’s) and the inhabitants own a value 15-20 times higher. The inhabitants look younger and more beautiful there and cancer was not known until the western world showed up with their medicine. High levels of vitamins are harmless and give good eyes, hair and immune system. They keep you young. In the past women were given vitamin A-acid to heal acne but they forgot to warn them in case they became pregnant within 3 months or during pregnancy. They need to be given combined with preservative. Vitamin A-acid is very different than vitamin A. Vitamin A causes no handicaps to the unborn child! It can be taken in without any danger to 1-3 x 25.000 IU or higher, for example to decrease acne.
  2. Carotenoids: these are 2 vitamins A stuck together. They’re also called beta carotenoids and a lot of nutrition contains these vitamins like carrots. Some food with beta carotenoids may turn your skin orange if they’re eaten too much like carrots. To reverse the beta carotenoids into vitamin A we need vitamin A and C, Iron, Iodine and thyroid hormones. To prevent us from viral- and bacterial infections and eye- and skin conditions we should at least take in the following carotenoids: 
    a. Beta carotenoid 10.000 – 15.000 IU
    b. Lycopene 1 – 3 mg
    c. Lutein/Zeaxantin 1 - 6 mg
    d. Alpha carotenoid 500 – 800 mg


  3. Vitamin C: this is a very important vitamin to prevent cancer. The values of the laboratories are set between 11-100 umol/ltr which is about 100 times or more to low. While most inhabitants of the Netherlands suffer from a shortage of vitamins, the medics do not recognize the signs of fatigue, failing immune system, decrease of histamine as a shortage of vitamins. Despite the fact that TNO has shown the opposite, it is thought that there is enough vitamin C in regular food in the Netherlands. If they do think the patient needs vitamin C, they subscribe 3x 100 mgr. instead of 4x 1000 mgr. I would like to recommend at least 2x 2000 mgr., each day to maintain or to get your health. In time of sickness, you may even increase the doses to 10.000 mgr. each day or more. If the defecation is to thin, take less vitamin C for a while and then increase again when it is regular again. Sometimes another kind of vitamin C has to be taken.
    In case of cancer it is needed to take 10.000-20.000 mgr. vitamin C including l-lysine, 3x 1000 mgr. and 200-500 mcg. selenomethionin a day. 
  4. Vitamin D3: in the Netherlands (and USA) there is a huge shortage of vitamin D3 due to the lack of sun. The value has to be 100-250 mmol/l. Osteoporosis does not occur because of a lack of calcium but a lack of magnesium, strontium,borium and vitamin D3. A shortage of magnesium causes high blood pressure. Taking the medication which is given by the specialist, it will damage your intestines. The best way to take vitamin D3 is to inject it and this way only 1-3 times a year needed in doses of 600.000 IE. This also helps for chilblained hands and feet. Vitamin D3 can also be taken in drops or coated tablets (no normal tablets). Drops 10-15 a day or 6 coated tablets a day. The best thing to do is to take this your whole live (when there is a R in the months name). Children till 6 years 5 drops a day or 1-2 coated tablets. Then increase gradually. Too much will not harm at all.
  5. Vitamine B1=Thiamine: the reference value 90-170 nmol/ltr is to low and should be much more than 170 nmol/ltr. Use 1-3 x 100 mgr. 
  6. Vitamine B2=Riboflavin: the reference value 200-375 nmol/ltr is to low and should be much more than 375 nmol/ltr. Together with magnesium it is a very important vitamin to protect for migraine. Use 1-3 x 100 mgr.
  7. Vitamin B3: is also called nicotinic acid, niacin amide and niacin. Nicotinic acid and niacin give flushes and are better to handle when they are used after dinner. In the Netherlands and USA there is a deficiency in nutrition of vitamin B3. It is also used in treatment for schizophrenia and cancer. The value in the blood is usually 20-50 umol/l which should be much higher. It is not even known how high because some people use 3x2000 mgr. without problems. Often it is seen that there is a high level vitamin B6 when there is a low level of vitamin B3. They cooperate to keep the cholesterol level low. Cholesterol is a part of the karyo and cell-wall. A high cholesterol level can do no harm but a to low level vitamin B3 can cause serious problems. (Check my website www.jbeunk.nl).
  8. Vitamine B5=Pantotheen acid: the reference value has to be more than 2,1 umol/l. My experience is that there is a chronically lack of vitamin B3 which shows in grey hair, boldness, eczema, depressions, neurologic diseases and fatigue. It’s preferable to take in 1-2 x 500 mgr. a day.
  9. Vitamine B6=Pyridoxaal-5-phosphate: the reference values of 35-105 nmol/ltr is way too low but the values often show to high due to a deficiency of vitamin B3. By submitting vitamin B3 the level of vitamin B6 will decrease. Vitamin B3 and B6 are necessary to deliver the innocent cholesterol at the right place in the cells. Be aware of vitamin B6 in form of Pyridoxine HCL. To create any effect, this should be taken in very high doses but since it is a chemical substance, it might have a negative effect on the liver. 
  10. Vitamin B12=Hydrocobamine: most people suffer a deficiency caused by a shortage of the essential ‘intrinsic factor’. Due to the use of milk, the intrinsic factor in the stomach is inhibited and so is the absorption. Fatigue and neurologic disorders are the consequences. Vitamin B12 is found in meat and fish. The level has to be above 0,64 or much higher. It cannot be to high, only when there is not enough folic acid.
  11. Folium acid(=vitamin B9 or B11): the level should be 20 nmol/l or more. This vitamin cooperates with vitamin B12 to stimulate development of the foetus and to prevent Spina Bifida. If only folium acid is given, the vitamin B12 level will decrease and cause infertility, abortion or preterm birth.
  12. Biotin(=vitamin B8 or H): is found in liver, nuts, soya products and egg yolk. We need about 4-100 mcg a day. Shortage causes insufficient nutrition of the liver and hair loss. It is really important for the nerve system and it helps a little to transport the glucoses into the muscles. Alpha-lipoid acid is of great importance here, for otherwise the glucoses will join the fat cells and we will grow fatter.
  13. Vitamin K2: a lack of vitamin K2 causes bruises and is also needed to prevent decalcification. It does not cause thrombosis as is mentioned a lot. The vitamins are taken in by coated tablets and usually 1 a day is enough, preferably together with calcium and magnesium. Thrombosis is caused by taken too much vitamin K1 and that is something completely different. 
  14. Vitamin E=d-alpha-tocoferol: the values 12-46 umol/ltr is much too low and should be much higher than 46 umol/ltr. To achieve the necessary values, 1-4 x 400 IE should be taken every day. This vitamin is important for a lot of functions in our body: cardiac diseases, wound healing, short of breath, cramp in the muscles (cramp of the calves is caused by a lack of magnesium), strained muscles, liver spots, gingivitis, fatigue. It also dilates vessels and is an anti-coagulation, what means that it prevents thrombosis. Vitamin C reinforces the use of vitamin E and both are necessary for the effect of unsaturated fatty acids.


Too many vitamins and amino acids can do no harm but taking in too much minerals is not healthy. Death will not occur but side effects will.
Not all minerals/metals are mentioned here, only the most important ones:

  1. Magnesium: makes the calcium enters the bones and is very important. It helps if you suffer from cramp in the calves at night. It means there is a shortage on magnesium and too much calcium. High blood pressure often is due to a lack of magnesium. The levels of 0,65-1,00 mmol/l is to low and should be 1,00-1,20 mmol/l. Magnesium is used in 300 processes in the body. The best way to take in magnesium is with magnesium tauraat of magnesium malate.
  2. Chrome: is very important for the sugar metabolism. Shortage on this mineral causes the need of sugar with the danger to grow fatter. 200 mcg days is often enough but do not increase the blood level up to 40 nmol/l. To prevent diabetes it is important to check the next minerals: magnesium, sink, chrome, mangane and vanadium. These five along with the alpha liponiac acid are needed to have the sugars enter the muscles. Otherwise they will go into the fat cells en one will grow fatter.
  3. Zinc: 18-24 umol/l. The best figures are in between these numbers. Most values in the blood are much less and it makes the resistance go down. Tablets or capsules of 25-50 mgr can be taken in on a daily bases, especially when you have caught a cold or the flu. Take this in with vitamin C and l-lysine to increase the resistance and interferon.
  4. Manganese: 10-37 nmol/l. hortage causes anomalies of the bone structure, osteoporosis and tumours of the joints (see also with the chapter chrome).
  5. Calcium: 2.20 -2.45 mmol/l. Usually there is enough calcium in our body and it is not as important to prevent for osteoporosis as vitamin D and magnesium. These are important to adjust calcium into the bones. Without these minerals the calcium will attend vessels and muscles which may cause cramp in the valves. 
  6. Selenium: 1.50 – 2.00 umol/l. Selenium is a very important remedy to cancer. In the Netherlands there is a serious lack of this mineral and due to that fact, a lot of cancer. Selenium is important against arthritis, arteriosclerosis, glaucoma, reduced immune system, heavy metal poisoning, and infertility.
  7. Copper = Cuprum. Copper is important to the haemoglobin in the red blood cells. A lack of- or a surplus are both not healthy. It is seldom that there is too much haemoglobin in the body but if so, it causes cramps in all parts of the body and can result in vasoconstriction. Sometimes a green ring appears in the eyes. If taken too much, just take more zinc and look for the cause. A lack of copper results in anaemia.
  8. Phosphor: Usually there is enough phosphor present. But drinking too much cola and milk, results in too much phosphor in the blood. The consequences are osteoporosis and increased growth in length. We usually rarely need extra phosphor.
  9. Molybdenum: 150-500 mcg/day. Molybdenum is important in case of too much sulphite and copper. Usually there is enough molybdenum in our nutrition. If red wine is drunk too much (because there is a lot of sulphite in it), we might need molybdenum and it should not be used in case of arthritis. 
  10. Boron: Boron is separate or in borax. It is a mineral which is found in plants and is very important against osteoporosis. It increases the absorption of magnesium and calcium and it takes care of a better remittance of calcium in order to make vitamin D active. In case of osteoporosis it is important and takes care of keeping up the mark of hormones to make the bones strong. A shortage may cause growth disorders.
  11. Iron: Iron is an important part of the haemoglobin in red corpuscles. It transfers oxygen into the body tissues. Vitamin B12 and folium acid are necessaire to the mitosis. A lack of iron causes anaemia. Usually iron tablets are given to solve this problem but they are harmful to the intestinal tubes. It is better to take in iron in drops of liquid. If taken in liquid shape, take notice to take it in with a straw or else your teeth will turn black. Vitamin C increases the absorption.

The amino acids

Amino acids are small parts protein. We need to chew our food well before we swallow and preferably without liquids to go with it. Gastric juice and pepsin in the stomach will depart the proteins tot dipeptides ( 2 proteins stick together), and in the small intestine they will be divided into single dipeptides which make them suitable for absorption into intestines and blood. If this division does not take place, the proteins will not be absorbed and several important proteins will not be generated. One of the most important proteins is albumin. Situated in blood it takes care of suction (by osmosis) of the body fluids from legs and other parts of the body. If the stomach does not perform correctly or is restrained by antacids, serious illness will occur. Antacids and milk will slow down the vitamin B12 absorption.

Absorption of nutritious substances

Absorption of nutritious substances is depending on a well functional stomach and intestines, which are again depending on a correct abdominal breathing. The diaphragm is your second heart and while breathing in, the diaphragm has to move downwards and the belly will stick out. While breathing out, the diaphragm goes up. This movement will massage the intestines in the right way and nutrition will be absorbed in the best possible way. Eat and chew correct. Do not drink during the meal for the stomach is not able to divide up the food correctly than.

There is enough literature available on this subject. Especially on shortages in nutrition and within humans. There is no harm in taking in too much except when minerals, like Calcium, are given on the drip (this might result in cardiac arrest). If vitamins and minerals taken by nutrition or as tablets, it can do no harm and is about 20.000 times safer than regular (poisonous) medicine. Several times it has been investigated and confirmed by TNO that regular nutrition does not contain enough minerals and vitamins. Documents on those investigations are available.

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