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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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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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