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What is P.E.A?

What is P.E.A?

P.E.A, or Palmitoylethanolamide, is a protein that our bodies produce naturally. It can also be absorbed through our nutritional intake. (Fatty foods such as eggs and peanuts are fantastic sources). Unfortunately, for many of us, we don’t produce or intake nearly enough to keep up with our body’s needs when we are in chronic pain.P.E.A has been used as a medication for decades - its usage dates back to the 1950s, and has been shown to help with some neuropathic and inflammatory conditions.Completely safe with other medications, minimal to no side effects, and is one of the leading pain medications...

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Natural Cholesterol

Natural Cholesterol

It’s no secret that high cholesterol comes with a host of health issues, and in older people this can be particularly problematic. A healthy lifestyle, balanced diet and regular exercise are, as with many health concerns, one tried and trusted way of keeping it at bay.But, as we all know, sometimes that isn’t quite enough. Sometimes our cholesterol health just needs a bit of a push in the right direction.Natural Cholesterol is one of the many products we compound here at Usher Compounding Pharmacy. Contrary to its name, this product is particularly effective in suppressing reducing cholesterol for clients who...

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Veterinary Compounding

Veterinary Compounding

It was a routine visit, nothing special. Dogs were due for their shots, so I made an appointment with my usual vet.So far, nothing out of the ordinary.We arrive for the appointment, the vet does the usual check up and gets the shots ready. I give him the heads up: My girl is relatively easy, but my boy...“He’s a big sook.”The vet didn’t seem bothered, he just shrugged it off and said, “That’s alright - We’ll just sneak up on him.”Cue the jab.I don’t think he was expecting the sound that came out of my dog’s mouth. Like something from...

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Compounding to Wean off Medication

Compounding to Wean off Medication

Need to stop taking a medication?Need to change medications?Concerned about the withdrawal effects? It’s not uncommon for people to struggle to get off some prescription medications. Sometimes you can wean yourself off; break a tablet in half and transition to half your original dosage before stopping completely. Sometimes this is effective, and sometimes not so much. Perhaps you still struggle and need to wean off a little more slowly. Perhaps your medication consists of coated tablets that can’t be broken up. This leaves the option of transitioning from a full dosage to nil. For some of us, this is manageable....

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What is an NDSS Agent?

What is an NDSS Agent?

The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia. The NDSS delivers diabetes-related products at subsidised prices and provides information and support services to people with diabetes   Diabetes Australia has established a network of state-based Agents to assist in the delivery of the NDSS. Currently, all state and territory diabetes organisations are NDSS Agents.   As an agent, we also provide a range of information and support services to Registrants to assist them in the management of their diabetes. Information and support services include access to information, advice on and response...

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