- Q: What is compounding?
A: Compounding is the use of pharmaceutical grade chemicals in a state of the art laboratory to create custom medications which are not commercially available. Each prescription is formulated for an individual patient according to the practitioner’s specifications.
- Q: Are compounded medications safe?
A: Yes. Each compounding pharmacy is licensed and uses the highest of standards in making sure that they produce the highest quality of medicine.
- Q: What do compounding pharmacies make?
A: Depending on what your doctor orders compounding pharmacies can make some medications in creams, gels, troche, if a person has gluten issues they can make gluten free options, and capsules.
Compounding pharmacies are use to making bio identical hormones, compounded thyroid, and a host of other medications. The pharmacies are able to make combination formulas from a doctor’s recommendation or prescriptions that are unique for each patient.
A tincture is typically an extract of a plant or many plants in alcohol. Herbal tinctures are not always made using ethanol as the solvent, though this is most commonly the case. Another way is with glycerine. Glycerine offers an alternative for those not wanting to have alcoholic extracts.
Advantages to botanical tinctures are they can be formulated for each person in mind whether two people have the exact same illness or not. They are very easy to take. They can be mixed in juice, water, and etc. Dosing is very easy as well. You take it by the drop instead of by the capsule. They are very versatile as far as what can be put together.
Plants act well together helping with a variety symptoms at one time.
Disadvantage is storage. The tinctures need to be stored at room temperature. If they stay in your car during the hot temperatures it will denature the tincture cancelling out the medicinal properties of the tincture.
It usually takes about two weeks before people start seeing results with botanicals.
The “Myers cocktail” is a nutrient cocktail invented by John Myers, a physician from Baltimore, Maryland. It is administered intravenously and promoted as an alternative treatment for a broad range of conditions including asthma, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It consists of B vitamins, vitamin C and other nutrients.The Myers cocktail, along with IV fluids, is a very fast way to get critical nutrients and hydration into your body. Many people live hectic, busy lives and have difficulty getting enough vitamins in their diet. There is no better way to replenish your vitamin stores than the intravenous route. By Alan Gaby M.D.
Herbal supplements are a dietary type supplement that contains leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, fruits, and etc. for therapeutic needs. The supplements are in single or combination formulas. Quality of the supplements will vary depending on where you get your supplements from.
Here at The Bienetre Center we carry only the highest quality supplements from reputable companies who have strict practice in quality control throughout the entire process of the supplements being made and who carry pharmaceutical grade ingredients.
This makes a noticeable difference with all of the people we see here at the center.