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Cellular Medicine is a new scientific concept introduced by Dr. Matthias Rath. According to cellular medicine a chronic deficiency of vitamins, amino acids and other specific nutrients is the primary cause of today’s most common chronic diseases including various forms of the cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer and others. Never before was the deficiency of cellular bio-energy and bio-stability described as the primary cause of an entire group of diseases.

This innovative approach to human health is based on a new understanding of the basis of health and disease in the human body: health and disease are determined at the level of millions of cells building our body, not at the level of organs. The optimum functioning of the body’s cells is the foundation of health, and in contrast, cellular malfunction leads to disease.

Cellular Medicine emphasizes the role of micronutrients as co-factors of a multitude of metabolic processes taking place in the body’s cells. They help to convert food into biological energy needed to support cellular metabolism and to build the body’s structures. Many of these essential nutrients are not produced in the body, such as Vitamin C and the amino acid Lysine. These nutrients and many others need to be provided in our diet in sufficient amounts. In addition, even though the body can produce certain vitamins and amino acids, such as proline, the quantities produced are usually not enough to maintain optimum health.

In addition to explaining the root causes of many common diseases in today’s world, Cellular Medicine also defines an optimum daily intake of specific micronutrients as a basic preventative measure for maintaining health and effective and safe control of many pathological conditions.

Dr. Rath's Principles of Cellular Medicine Are:

  1. Health and disease are determined at the level of the millions of cells, which compose the body and organs.
  2. Vitamins and other essential nutrients are needed for thousands of biochemical reactions taking place in each cell. A chronic deficiency of vitamins and other essential nutrients is the most frequent cause of cellular malfunction within the body and is the primary cause of cardiovascular system malfunction and other chronic health conditions.
  3. Cardiovascular diseases are the most prevalent diseases, because the cells building the heart and blood vessels consume vitamins and other nutrients at a  much higher rate than the other organs. This is due to the mechanical stress on the heart muscle and the coronary arteries from the heartbeat and the pulse wave of blood distributed around the body.
  4. Optimum dietary supplementation of vitamins and other essential nutrients is the key to the prevention and effective control of cardiovascular disease, as well as other chronic health conditions.

Main differences between Conventional Medicine and Cellular Medicine

Conventional Medicine Cellular Medicine
Fails to explain the root cause of diseases Provides scientific explanations of the underlying causes of many chronic diseases
Treatment focuses on controlling symptoms of diseases Aims at correcting the underlying causes of cellular pathologies leading to diseases
Conventional pharmaceutical drugs are by their nature artificial chemical substances that cause many adverse effects Vitamins and other nutrients are known to the body and are generally safe
Does not address prevention of diseases Prevention and eventually eradication of many human diseases is the main goal of Cellular Medicine

Dr. Rath’s concept of Cellular Medicine has been founded on the principle of biological synergy in maintaining healthy cellular functions and correcting metabolic imbalances. Vitamins, minerals and all nutrients in the body’s cells do not work in isolation, but they interact, cooperate and recycle each other for maximum biological effect. Therefore, in order to optimize and effectively restore cellular functions, specific micronutrients have to be carefully selected and combined in optimum ratios and proportions. These nutrient combinations are then subjected to scientific and clinical testing.

The effectiveness of the nutrient synergy approach pioneered by our research has been supported by our extensive laboratory studies and confirmed in numerous clinical trials, including double blind placebo controlled studies. Nutrient synergy has proven to be effective in various aspects of cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, arrhythmia), cancer, bone health, diabetes and many others.

The principles of Cellular Medicine should form the basis of a modern medical approach to health and disease. Each day that the implementation of Cellular Medicine is delayed, thousands of patients worldwide will continue to suffer and die from preventable diseases, which actually are not real “diseases” but are the consequences of a long-term deficiency of essential nutrients.


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