Use: Cetyl myristoleate (CMO) is the common name for cis-9-cetyl myristoleate. CMO was discovered in 1972 by Harry W. Diehl, Ph.D., a researcher at the National Institutes of Health. At the time, Dr. Diehl was responsible for testing anti-inflammatory drugs on lab animals. In order for him to test the drugs, he first had to artificially induce arthritis in the animals by injecting a heat-killed bacterium called Freund's adjuvant. Dr. Diehl discovered that Swiss ... View More
Frequently Asked Question:
Is CBD use legal?
Yes: CBD is legal not only for consumption in Ohio, but is also a non-restricted substance in the eyes of the World Anti-Doping Agency and the US Anti Doping-Association for all forms of athletic competition.
Due to the incredibly low THC content in hemp-based products, CBD use could cause an individual to fail a drug test (depending on the circumstances.) It's recommended that those needing to clear THC screens refrain from use of CBD in those instances.
What are the benefits?
CBD offers numerous clinically backed health benefits, but these are the benefits ... View More
Ortho Molecular Supplements
At Pharmacare we're proud to offer a wide variety of supplements to suit all our patients' needs.
Because Efficacy Matters ®
The phrase that Ortho Molecular believes separates them from the crowd, this statement defines the passion that drives Ortho Molecular to research and manufacture nutritional supplements that get patients better faster.At Ortho Molecular Products, they are striving to exceed our patients’ every expectation, while remaining faithful to formulate and manufacture supplements at the highest level of efficacy. It is on these principles that they have built their company over the last 20 years, and it is the foundation on which their company will continue to thrive.We believe you’ll find, like thousands of other ... View More
Erectile dysfunction and Andropause are two conditions with the greatest impact on male quality of life. As a result, it is a significant concern for many men. Many people simply say, “Well, there is medication for that.” Typically this is in reference to Viagra or Cialis. But as many of our patients know, these medications can be as high as $60.00 per pill for E.D. medication.
How did the price get so high?
In the United States, the cost of Viagra has increased steadily, and at a rate that far outpaces inflation since its introduction. This price trend was reflected in markets in Europe and Canada until 2013, when Pfizer lost ... View More
Chronic pain is a complex disease that requires a complex response. Pain doctors routinely set up a team of responders who address specific aspects of care.
This is for informational purposes only. CBD must be purchased through a dispensary with a medical marijuana card. CBD oil myths are very common. There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding CBD oil, therefore we need to spread the truth. What are the top five myths about hemp CBD oil? Learn as we clear the air on this promising botanical superstar! CBD Oil Myths #1 -- CBD Will Get You High Hemp-derived CBD products have less than 0.3% THC and, therefore, will not result in feelings of intoxication. CBD Oil Myths #2 -- Urinalysis Tests Only Test for THC While hemp extracts predominately contain CBD, they are not completely THC free. Hence, we recommend that anyone who is required to not fail a drug test avoid all hemp products. CBD Oil Myths #3 -- You need THC to Activate CBD ... View More
CBD oil affects the endocannabinoid system and is personalized nutrition. Just like compounded medications are custom made for one, individual patient, CBD oil can be a customizable nutrition supplement. CBD Oil is Personalized Nutrition The endocannabinoid system works within each, individual patient to promote homeostasis. Therefore, the endocannabinoid system can solve a variety of problems. For example, the endocannabinoid system helps promote homeostasis in the nervous system, muscular system, immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, circulatory system, etc. Hence, the endocannabinoid system helps balance all bodily functions. Hemp CBD Oil is a phytocannabinoid which influences your ECS (endocannabinoid system). This contributes to an overall sense of well-being. ... View More
Your body contains lots of calcium which is a mineral. Shells, limestone and other minerals all contain this mineral. In addition, this is the most abundant mineral in the body and is approximately 99% is present in your bones and teeth. In its natural state, it is very difficult for the body to absorb this mineral.
Elemental Elemental calcium is pure with nothing attached to it. First, your body absorbs the complex. Then, your body sees the benefits of the elemental calcium. What does this mean? If a product states that it contains 500mg of calcium citrate, this is equal to 105mg of elemental calcium. When attached to another substance, this ... View More
Seriphos: An Adaptogen for Adrenal Support An adaptogen refers to adaptogenic herbs that can be used for adrenal support. Furthermore, different adaptogens will do different things for adrenal support. Therefore, knowing which adaptogen to use is vital. Stress Stress is a common feature of everyday life that can raise cortisol levels and lead to significant health problems. Therefore, Seriphos was developed to aid in lowering cortisol when cortisol levels are elevated due to acute and chronic stress. Learn more about the negative effects of stress. Adaptogen for Stress Resiliency Seriphos contains key nutrients for stress resiliency. It provides the adaptogen pure phosphorylated serine for adrenal support. Additionally, ... View More
What is Liposomal Vitamin C? Liposomal Vitamin C is A Powerful Antioxidant Liposomal vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells. Antioxidants such as thiols or ascorbic acid (vitamin C) terminate these chain reactions. The term "antioxidant" is mainly used for two different groups of substances: industrial chemicals and natural chemicals. Industrial chemicals are added to products to prevent oxidation. Natural chemicals, which are equally as important, are found in foods and body tissue. These natural chemicals are said to have beneficial health benefits. This anti-oxidant ... View More
Topical Ketamine 10% for Neuropathic Pain in Spinal Cord Injury Patients Ketamine is a NMDA antagonist. Therefore, topical Ketamine can be effective in certain neuropathic pain syndromes. An open label trial enrolled five subjects at an outpatient rehabilitation hospital with traumatic spinal cord injuries who had neuropathic pain at or below the level of injury. Subjects applied Ketamine 10% for Neuropathic Pain three times a day for a two-week duration. All five subject had a decrease in their pain scale by the end of two weeks! The pain relief lasted anywhere from one hour in one subject to the next application in other subjects.
No adverse effects were seen in topical ketamine 10% for neuropathic pain. Overall, four out of the five subjects stated that they were satisfied ... View More
Most men should pay more attention to their health. Men's health issues often go neglected because men are more likely to smoke and drink. Men are more likely to make unhealthy or risky health choices. But men are LESS likely to seek routine medical visits. Many men's health issues only affect men. For example, low testosterone (Low T), erectile dysfunction (E.D.), and prostate cancer are issues that only men have to deal with. By and large many men's health concerns are embarrassing and difficult to talk about. Erectile Dysfunction By definition this occurs when a man cannot get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual intercourse. Of course this men's health issue is of particular concern for our male patients. In addition, erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a physical ... View More
We Can Compound Theophylline for your Pet
The current theophylline backorder is causing many veterinarians and pet owners heartachee. If your pet takes theophylline and you have tried to get it filled recently, I am sure you are aware of this situation. Do not think that your pet will have to go without, we can compound theophylline for you and your pet despite of the theophylline backorder.
The theophylline backorder has occurred because two manufactures of the drug are having issues. One of these manufactures (Major) has discontinued production of theophylline. The other manufacture (TEVA) cannot provide a reason for the shortage. ... View More
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder refers to a cluster of conditions characterized by pain in the TMJ or its surrounding tissues.1 TMJ conditions are common in the adult population and up to 75 percent of adults show at least one sign of joint dysfunction on examination and as many as one third have at least one symptom.2,3
The TMJ is a synovial joint that contains an articular disk, which allows for hinge and sliding movements. This complex combination of movements allows for painless and efficient chewing, swallowing, and speaking. There is some evidence to suggest that anxiety, stress, and other emotional disturbances may exacerbate TMJ disorders. Common symptoms of TMJ disorders include jaw pain, limited or painful jaw movements, headache, neck pain or stiffness, clicking ... View More
Low Dose Naltrexone shows promise for Auto-Immune Disorders. Low Dose Naltrexone could be very beneficial for any patient who is suffering from an auto-immune disease. Patients who suffer from autoimmune disease such as cancer, HIV/AIDS are not always able to find a treatment that is beneficial for them as an individual. Some patients never seem to find a treatment that provides relief which makes their situation all the more frustrating. Low dose naltrexone (LDN) has gained more attention over the last few decades and has been studied for its use as an analgesic and anti-inflammatory.
The demands of our fast paced society are continuously increasing. They challenge us to see how fast we can get something done and how many projects or events we can squeeze into one day. More often than not, we do it at the expense of our own health. While many people work full time jobs, additional part time jobs, balance children's activities, along with having to keep up with household chores, our days are packed full without much time to recover or focus on our health. Living this type of lifestyle can disrupt our normal ... View More
Acute pain, regardless of the degree, resolves when tissues heal and is usually a short-term problem. Chronic pain, which is a disease state in itself, may persist for months or years. Acute pain usually involves brief nociceptive input to the central nervous system (CNS), but chronic pain is primarily the result of a neuropathic injury or modulation within the CNS.
Discomfort is ameliorated by a variety of medications, among which are opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and steroids. Chronic discomfort can be caused by malignant or non-malignant diseases. Chronic or acute discomfort that results from a malignant condition is usually relieved by opioid therapy; however, some patients become opioid tolerant. Opioids often do ... View More
Chronic Medication Use can cause Nutrient Depletion As patients are diligently taking their prescribed or OTC medications, they could be unknowingly depleting themselves of nutrients. This is constantly seen, many times in the form of medication side effects. Encompasses in this article are some examples of commonly prescribed medications knows to cause nutrient depletion. Vitamin K Depletion Commonly penicillins are used to treat numerous infections. This class of medications have been known to deplete vitamin K, which in turn increases INR. It is thought that penicillins decrease the amount of vitamin K producing bacteria in the GI tract. This can become an issue in patients concomitantly taking Coumadin (warfarin). Most people do not remain on penicillin drugs long enough to ... View More
Vitamin D deficiency can cause serious health issues. Everyday it seems that another study comes out that links vitamin d deficiency to a new disease state. Have you ever had your vitamin d level checked? Are you at risk for a deficiency?
Vitamin D3 is a lipid soluble pro-hormone stored in the skin. Ultraviolet B radiation from the sun converts the precursor 7-dehydrocholeserol in our skin to cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), where it is transported to the liver and undergoes hydroxylation to 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D3.) This is the major circulating metabolite of vitamin D. The final step of hydroxylation occurs in the kidney to produce the active hormone, 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1, 25-OH2D or calcitriol). In turn, calcitriol will act on the intestine, bone, and kidney for the ... View More
Maintaining Insulin Balance and Lower Insulin Resistance Maintaining insulin balance and lowering insulin resistance is key if you are going to balance your hormones. To help maintain insulin balance and lower insulin resistance, your diet should consist primarily of lean meats and proteins, high fiber, whole grains, leafy green vegetables, and fruit. All these items can be purchased around the perimeter of your local grocery store. If you do the majority of your shopping around this perimeter you will be able to avoid highly processed, high sodium, sugary foods. Meal Plans Another way to lower insulin resistance is to stick to your meal plan. Your daily meal plan should consist of breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks. The key to lowering insulin resistance is to limit the amount of ... View More
Vulvodynia Treatment Options In order to understand what the best approach for vulvodynia treatment is, we should first look at the causes of the condition. Unfortunately, this condition is poorly understood and vulvodynia treatment remains unclear. The pain associated with vulvodynia can last for months to years. The pain from vulvodynia can be so intense that sitting for long periods is nearly unbearable and just he thought of sex can be unimaginable. Vulvodynia can be a debilitating condition characterized by burning, stinging, irritation, or rawness around the vulva (the opening of the vagina). There are many different vulvodynia treatment options available. Some of the vulvodynia treatment options have been studied more than others. Who ... View More
Women have a tendency to have an increase in belly fat after menopause. In addition to causing you to buy larger paint sizes, belly fat carries serious health risks.Here is the belly fat equation:
Increased calories consumed and/or decreased calories burned leads to an increased amount of belly fat and/or weight gain.
If you eat too much and workout too little, you are likely to gain weight and increase the amount of your belly ... View More
Natural ADHD Supplements
Several natural ADHD supplements seem to be effective in treating ADHD. Hence, many patients will not deal with the side effects of amphetamines. Similarly, giving these types of medications to their children is troublesome. Because of this, let's discuss some supplements that may be beneficial to patients.
The fatty acids found in omega-3 fatty acid and omega-6 fatty acid are good fatty acids. As a result, brain function formation relies heavily on essential, good fatty acids. In other words, fish oil is vital in ADHD supplementation.
A researcher in the psychiatry department at the University of Oxford said that a lack of certain polyunsaturated fatty acids might ... View More
Good anti-aging supplements will promote youthful gene expression.
Scientists from Life Extension have identified certain anti-aging supplements that have the ability to triger youthful gene expression. By doing so, these anti-aging supplements can slow certain aspects of aging. These compounds include trans-resveratrol, whole grape extract, quercetin, plus certain anti-aging supplements found in berries, including trans-pterostilbene and fisetin. Resveratriol Many studies published from scientific literature indicate that resveratriol, inparticular trans-resveratrol, may be the most ... View More
A recent study by JAMA Pediatrics indicate that there is a possiblility that probiotics prevent childhood obesity. The benefits of probiotics are not fully understood by many medical professionals. Probiotics have many, many benefits beyond constipation and diarrhea. In addition, you cannot just pick up any brand of probiotics and see benefit. The sad truth is the majority, if not all the probiotics on the shelf at grocery stores or at large, big box pharmacies are garbage. The good probiotics are certainly more expensive than the probiotics you can get from your grocery store. But if probiotics prevent childhood obesity, they are worth the investment. Studies on Probiotics Preventing Childhood Obesity Due to the expansion of functional medicine and a growing interest in preventative, ... View More
Are Quality Supplements Worth The Cost? No one looks for quality supplements quite the way we do. That is what makes us different. That is what makes us better. That is what makes us the best. We only carry quality supplements from companies that share our views on quality. This diligence may not change the way a supplement looks, but we know it makes a measurable difference in the way our supplements perform. What's the Difference between Low Quality Supplements and High Quality Supplements? Cutting corners can have long-reaching health effects, especially if a product contains the wrong ingredient form or potentially harmful contaminants. What if the active ingredients aren’t absorbed properly? For example, if you want to try glucosamine for ... View More
There are supplements out there that actually work that could be considered natural heartburn remedies. Proton pump inhibitors are routinely prescribed for acid reflux but are they safe? Overall, acid reflux or GERD affects 25-35 percent of the US population. As a result, acid blocking medications are the third top-selling type of drug in America today. Acid blocking drugs, obviously, block acid that can contribute to heart burn. But your body actually needs stomach acid to stay healthy. Stomach acid is necessary to digest a wide variety of foods and it is also necessary for absorption of nutrients like calcium, magnesium and vitamin B12. So are these medications that we are using really doing us any good? We should be looking for natural heartburn Remedies. Are Proton Pump Inhibitors ... View More
Price of Prescription Medications Even though we are a compounding pharmacy, we are aware of the skyrocketing price of prescription medications. Patients are always looking to save money on prescription medications In addition, we are active in our community and we do not want to see the residents of Northeastern Ohio have to decide between groceries and medication. As a neighborhood pharmacy, we’re always here for you; providing expensive, necessary generic drugs at low costs. Trust us, you do not have to go to Canada to get Canadian drug prices! We can help you save money on prescription medications, right here in Northeast Ohio. About the Generic Drug Program We have made it easy for your to save money on prescription medications. We offer one-year supplies of popular generics ... View More
One in three Americans has a genetic variation that impairs their ability to properly utilize folic acid. The recent ... View More
It is a common misconception that menopausal or premenopausal women are deficient in estrogen. Once a women stops ovulating, she produces almost zero progesterone. In contrast to this, once a woman stops ovulating she still releases estrogen that is stored in adipose tissue (fat). Therefore, even if she isn’t producing as much estrogen as she was before menopause, there can still be a great imbalance between the estrogen and progesterone ratio. This is referred to as estrogen dominance.
Scientific studies link estrogen dominance with a wide range of symptoms and conditions, including: hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, fibrocystic and tender breasts, heavy and irregular menstrual bleeding, mood swings, weight gain, uterine fibroids and foggy thinking. Estrogen dominance can also be ... View More
The months are heating up, the humidity is going to be increasing, and that means oily skin may be on the horizon for you. A mistake that people with oily skin sometimes make is washing the face too often. You should not wash your face more than twice daily. More than twice daily stimulates the skin to produce more oil (“rebound oil production”). Therefore, try to stick with washing every morning and evening.
Clarifying products help to control oils so use a wash with active ingredients such as Salicylic Acid (which is exfoliating; therefore, decreasing the clogging of pores). Retinols are great products to help control oils but can increase sun sensitivity. You do not have to stop using your Retinol product during the summer, but you MUST use a daily sunscreen.
If you are just ... View More
Symptoms of testosterone deficiency affect approximately 1 in 200 men and may include: weakness, fatigue, reduced libido, depression and osteoporosis. This condition is commonly referred to as "Andropause".
In men, bioavailable testosterone (the type that can be used by the body) declines with age. However, an age-related increase in body weight and fat cells can result in increased conversion of testosterone to estrogen (which is measured as estradiol). Therefore, relative levels of free circulating estrogens increase with age and it has been proposed that increased estrogenic stimulation of the prostate in the aging male may lead to reactivation of prostate growth and cancer. In his book “Hormone Balance for Men: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Prostate Health and Natural ... View More
Anti-Aging / Cosmeceutical Compounding You may be getting older, but your skin doesn’t have to show it. Cosmeceuticals: a custom antidote for aging skin Cosmeceuticals refers to the combination of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Cosmeceuticals are cosmetic products with biologically active ingredients purporting to have medical or drug-like benefits. Dermatological research suggests that the bioactive ingredients used in cosmeceuticals have benefits beyond the traditional moisturizer (e.g., Chen et al., 2005; Zettersten, Ghadially, Feingold, ... View More
Dissolves Under the Tongue. What flavor would you like? Inexpensive erectile dysfunction options are here! We compound a sterile, injectable medication that is very useful for men with erectile dysfunction. This medication is a triple therapy that contains papaverine, phentolame and prostaglinadin-E1. A recent study showed that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) who used triple therapy by intracavernosal injection (ICI) and then changed to oral sildenafil found they had a greater preference than expected with triple therapy. Overall, the erection ... View More
Giving Medication to your Pet While giving medication to your pet, have you ever been bitten? Is your dog smarter than you give them credit for and can he smell that tablet you need to give him a mile away regardless as to whether it is disguised in turkey, cheese or bread? Giving medication to your pet presents unique problems that are often best dealt with through compounding. As any pet owner is well aware, animals can be extremely difficult to treat with medications. Cats are difficult to give medication to Cats are notorious for refusing to swallow pills, and usually will eat right around one disguised in food. Giving medication to your pet can be very stressful for not only you, but for your cat as well. We specialize in figuring out ways to get your pets to take their ... View More
Pain caused by disorders of movement is often chronic and severe and may not be alleviated by commercially available medications. Patients who experience severe chronic pain often benefit from a topical pain relief cream that is customized to meet their specific medical needs and provides needed relief without the risk of addiction or adverse systemic affects. Many patients have stated that their topical pain relief cream has "changed their life" and that "they cannot go a day without their topical pain relief cream." Oral ... View More
When first starting bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, it is important to know what your hormone levels are. By doing a saliva test, you can determine if your signs/symptoms/syndromes/diseases are associated with hormone imbalances. Hormonal imbalance is associated with every major disease that plagues western society. The saliva test can check your estradiol, testosterone, progesterone, DHEAS, ... View More
Northeast Ohio's Premier Compounding Pharmacy A compounding pharmacy is a pharmacy that specializes in custom made medications that are tailored to the needs of an individual patient via prescription from their physician or veterinarian. Everything a compounding pharmacy makes is made with one particular patient in mind. These medications could be for a man or a woman seeking hormone restoration therapy. These medications could also be for an animal that needs a beef, fish or liver flavored suspension. Or, these medications could be for a person with chronic arthritis who wants to use a transdermal cream rather than deal with the side effects of taking oral medications. As Unique as You are Have you ever known someone who couldn’t swallow pills or was allergic to dyes or fillers that are ... View More