What does that mean? It means that at Village Green Apothecary, we know that not everyone is the same. One prescription or vitamin or face cream is not necessarily going to work both for you and for the person walking in behind you.
We strive to make sure that you get what you need as an individual. We want to hear your stories, struggles and concerns so we can find what works best for you. One way we do this is through our compounding lab.
Village Green specializes in personalization through custom compounding of vitamins, minerals and prescription drugs. Individualized compounds are prepared on orders from a nutritionist or physician, like a regular prescription, and offer several distinct advantages over mass-produced bottled products, such as:
• Simplifying a nutritional program
• Providing accurate, tailor-made dosages
• Reducing the number of capsules needed daily
• Giving more options for dosage forms such as liquids, creams, etc.
• Elimination of non-natural fillers, binders, dyes and other possible allergens.
Our compounds are of superior quality, easy to order, and many are covered by insurance plans (if they are pharmaceuticals). A custom compound normally takes 2-4 days to prepare.
Some physicians who regularly prescribe individualized compounds include ob-gyns, family care doctors, allergists, pediatricians, and dermatologists. Veterinarians also use custom compounds for their pet patients. An interesting note: prior to mass production of drugs in the 1960s, most prescriptions required compounding by a druggist or apothecary.
To learn more about compounding click here.