Vitamins and well-being

Could palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) help you?

Suffering chronic pain can destroy one’s quality of life. Making matters worse, while many of the available analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicines do help, many have unpleasant side effects—especially when taken long-term. A new approach for pain and inflammation? There’s a promising new medication that may help to relieve painful symptoms and possibly reduce reliance on other drugs. Better still, it has virtually no […]

Vitamin B3 for acne

No one likes pimples Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. Medically, it is known as acne vulgaris. It occurs when skin pores or hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin (sebum), and so usually affects skin areas where oil glands are present in relatively high numbers, […]

The promise of Vitamin B3 for reducing skin cancer

Skin cancer in Australia Skin cancers – most Australians have either had one or know someone who has. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, making up at least 40% of all cancers worldwide. Skin cancers are especially common among people with pale skin. When people think of skin cancers, most think of melanoma… but […]

Vitamin B5 and your skin

What is Vitamin B5? Vitamin B5 is also known as pantothenate, or pantothenic acid. Pantothenic acid is required by your body to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. It is an essential nutrient, and is found in almost all foods. However, when a vitamin is ingested it may function elsewhere […]

Are you low in Vitamin D?

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D is not technically a vitamin at all, but rather a kind of hormone that is essential for life.  It increases the absorption of calcium from foods in the gut, promotes the healthy growth of bone, and is important for the absorption of iron, magnesium, phosphate, […]

Vitamins in personal care products?

Custom personal care products… formulated exclusively for you. Personal care products like moisturisers and shampoos are often quite complex mixtures of ingredients, but many commercial products seem to contain a bewildering and sometimes seemingly random array of ingredients that not everyone should want or need. Everyone’s skin and hair is […]

Topical Vitamin B3

What is Vitamin B3? Niacin or nicotinic acid and nicotinamide are both forms of Vitamin B3. Nicotinamide (also known as niacinamide) is the active, water soluble form of vitamin B3, whereas nicotinic acid (also known as niacin) is converted into nicotinamide in the body (1). As vitamins, niacin and nicotinamide […]

Vitamin K for cosmetic laser recovery and bruising

Most people have heard of B-group vitamins and Vitamins C and E, but although Vitamin K is less well-known it is no less important. It has been shown to have some surprising properties when applied to the skin. What is Vitamin K? Vitamin K1 (phytomenadione, or phylloquinone) is found in […]

Nutrigenomic and Neutraceutical Services

Are you always feeling tired and run down, and can’t understand why? Or, do you suspect your health problems may be caused by some nutritional deficiency? It is possible that you have a specific vitamin or mineral deficiency. Lifestyle (and particularly diet) and illness can play havoc with the nutrients […]

BCP Vitamin C Serum

10-20% Ascorbic acid, 1% Vitamin E, and 1% Ferulic acid in Hyaluronate gel Why put Vitamin C on the skin? When skin is exposed to sunlight—and particularly to the high-energy ultraviolet spectrum it contains—many chemical changes take place within its cells and proteins. A major mechanism by which these changes […]

Treating Eczema with Topical Vitamin B12

For the treatment of eczema in both adults and children, topical Vitamin B12 is superior to emollients or moisturisers, and safer than steroid creams. Eczema Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a chronic condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding. […]

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What is Germanium?

Germanium is a rare element.  It is hard with a grayish-white appearance and structurally is similar to diamond. Generally speaking, there are two types of Germanium: inorganic forms, which are used in manufacturing processes and of which many can be harmful to humans, and organic forms, which may have health […]

The benefits of Magnesium glycinate

Magnesium supplements are not all the same. Magnesium supplements come in a variety of forms or ‘salts’. Examples include magnesium chloride, magnesium oxide, magnesium citrate, magnesium orotate and magnesium glycinate. While all of these salts can provide the body with elemental magnesium, they vary in one important way.  That is, they differ […]

Key minerals and B group Vitamins

Every person is unique. Due to genetic variability and an individual’s diet, not everyone receives the nutrition they require for optimal health. At Border Compounding Pharmacy, we can organise nutrient testing and compound forms of supplementation that are suitable for an individual’s deficiencies and genetics. Simply contact us and speak […]

Folate deficiency and why folic acid supplements may NOT work

Everyone has heard of folate, but what does it mean to be deficient in folate, and what can anyone do about it? What are the possible symptoms of folate deficiency? Low functioning Autism1,2,3 Depression4,5 Hypertension6 Cancer7,8,9,10,11 Muscle pain InsomniaIrritable bowel syndrome Fibromyalgia12 Chronic fatigue syndrome12 Memory loss Headaches Brain fog […]