It would be nice for the writers to do so, but that is not my expectation of Trek writers. Hasn't been for years. One merely need to look at the "magic blood" debacle with Khan when there are real-world blood therapies that function just fine. Again, the only consistency I see in Star Trek science is that audiences can't agree on what fits and what doesn't. As for later on in TOS, I have a wait and see attitude, just like with the spore drive. Story is not over yet. Pretty much this.