Nutraceuticals: Creating Wellness
At The Compounding Lab we compound many preparations that support and assist in creating wellness in all areas of Pharmacy. A nutraceutical is a substance that is a food or a part of a food and provides medical or health benefits to people to create wellness, and often now to include the prevention and treatment of disease. These products can range from a single nutrient, dietary supplements and specific diets to genetically engineered foods, herbal products, and processed foods. We compound over 1000 different combinations of quality nutraceuticals to help you CREATE WELLNESS.
Functional foods are foods eaten for specified health purposes to reduce syptoms. Functional Foods work because of their enhanced content of one or more nutrients or non-nutrient substances that may offer health benefits. Functional foods are considered as foods which are intended to be consumed into a well balanced diet and that contain active components which offer the ability to enhanced health or reduced risk of disease. Some examples of functional foods include foods that contain specific minerals, vitamins, fatty acids or dietary fibre, foods with added biologically active substances such as phytochemicals or other antioxidants and probiotics.
Nutrition is a critical factor in managing many disease states and in disease prevention – in fact many experts view nutrition as the single most influential factor in disease prevention and overall health. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional supplements can play a key role in immune system function, gastrointestinal function, blood sugar management, weight control, sleep, stress response, blood pressure, cholesterol, and many more.
The regulation of nutritional supplements – including vitamins – is much less stringent that the regulation of OTC and prescription drugs. For this reason, The Compounding Lab has investigated numerous nutritional supplement brands and chosen companies with scientific evidence to support their formulations. Almost all of our supplements are free of gluten, casein, lactose, soy, dyes, and preservatives. Most are considered vegan as well.
In addition The Compounding Lab carries a very prestigious selection of nutritional supplements, guaranteed to be of the highest quality. From general multi-vitamins and probiotics to very specialized items used to target specific disease states, The Compounding Lab exceptional Nutraceutical Department is a great resource. We are proud to offer the following brands of nutritional supplements:
• Pure Encapsulations
• Dr. Wilson’s Future Formulations
• Douglas Labs
• Nordic Naturals