Nutritional Compounding

Nutritional Compounding"Let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food." — Hippocrates

The last decade has seen exponential growth in the nutritional supplement market. Gone are the days when the typical community pharmacy stocked just the most popular supplements such as vitamin C, calcium, and multivitamins. Today's pharmacy stocks a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, probiotics, herbals, and other miscellaneous supplements. From acidophilus to zeazanthin, and all things in between, there are now thousands of commercially available nutritional supplements found on pharmacy shelves.

However, as with medications, conventional supplements also have limitations. That is, no two people are alike with respect to their nutritional needs. To assume that we can meet the unique nutritional needs of everyone through conventionally available supplements is, at best, very unlikely.

This is where the nutritional compounding service at Lorraine's Pharmacy can be of service to you, the individual. From vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, to herbal products and sport supplements, we can compound supplements specifically tailored to a persons needs that can't be found over the counter in a prepared manner. Through nutritional specialty compounding we are expanding solutions beyond the realm of conventional products and opening up a whole new world of options.

We can compound nutritional products upon the request of a physician, nutritionist, dietician, or individuals themselves. Alternatively, for those who aren't exactly sure what their nutritional supplementation program should contain, we can custom design a supplementation program for them.

The following are examples of approaches we have taken to improve the supplementation program of many of our customers. If you or someone you know could benefit from our Nutritional Supplementation compounding services, or would just like to find out more about this growing field, please contact one of our knowledgeable pharmacists. We will be happy to discuss your questions and concerns.

Examples of Problem-Solving Solutions:

  • Preparation of supplements in commercially unavailable dosage forms (e.g. liquids, capsules, troches/lozenges, lollipops, popsicles, gummy bears, puddings, chocolates, etc.)
  • Preparation of supplements in commercially unavailable dosages (e.g. increase or decrease dose, dosing on a mg/kg basis, sustained release)
  • Removal of unnecessary or unwanted ingredients (e.g. fillers, binders, sugars, starch, artificial colors or preservatives)
  • Flavor adjustment for children
  • Preparation of supplementation programs for persons with specific disease states
  • Condensing of a supplement program into a few capsules per day (results in better compliance by the patient)
  • Preparation of nutritional supplements for pets (e.g. fish or beef flavored multi-vitamin and mineral supplement for felines)