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Get Moving!

Get Moving!

It's been long documented that exercise has a remarkable effect on the body - and we're not just talking lean bodies and high energy. Did you know exercise can also reduce the risk of developing numerous diseases and health issues?  (Please note, this information is general in nature. Different people will have different requirements, and what is safe for one person may not be safe for another. Your doctor knows your individual medical needs, so check in with them to see what is right for you!)Exercise provides countless benefits to heart health. In fact, a sedentary lifestyle is considered one of...

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Let's Talk: Vitamin C

Let's Talk: Vitamin C

Since cold and flu season is upon us, it’s a common practice to reach for the vitamin C supplements in order to help fight off the yearly infection.The theory has been popular since the 1970s - and we have Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling to thank for that. Sadly, those claims weren’t actually sustained by any kind of real studies. And in the years that have followed, subsequent studies haven’t exactly had promising results.Sadly, from what we know, it most likely won’t prevent you getting sick during the snivelly season. But it’s not all empty promises.What we do know is...

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3 Daily Habits to Reduce your Risk of AD

3 Daily Habits to Reduce your Risk of AD

Cognitive decline is not only a worrying thought, it's also a very real possibility for most of us - and it's not just the elderly at risk. It may seen as though this is a part of the normal ageing process, but sometimes it can be significantly more serious than that: We're talking, of course, about dementia. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease, or AD. The exact cause of AD is currently unknown, though there have been many studies looking into potential causes, such as genetic links. There is currently no cure. Discovered only last century, studies...

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Let's Talk: Capsules.

Let's Talk: Capsules.

Let’s talk capsules. At Usher Compounding Pharmacy, we have two types of capsule: Gelatin and cellulose.Gelatin will be the most common capsule you will come across, as it’s usually the default. As suggested in the name, these capsules use gelatin as their main gelling ingredient. Tasteless, odourless, easily digestible and almost completely allergen-free, gelatin capsules have been around in one form or another since the 1830s, making their usage span across three centuries. They are still the widest capsule product available on the market today.Added bonus: We can compound them in all colours of the rainbow!Cheap, effective, and pure protein....

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Movember

Movember

It's officially November! And every year since 2003, November has been the month to band together and show our support for men's health. We are, of course, talking about one of the leading foundations for tackling men's health issues head-on and bringing the conversation into the spotlight: Movember.So, for this month, let's talk about mental health and suicide prevention; prostate and testicular cancer, and how we can improve men's quality of life.So, what are the rules for starting this year?Start with a clean-shaven face.Grow and groom a moustache throughout the duration of the month.It must be a moustache you've grown...

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