Looking after your health needs at Jon's Medicine Shoppe means more to us than just preparing your prescription. We work with you and your physician to provide you with the best care possible. As medication experts, our pharmacists and staff are an active part of your healthcare team. At Jon's Medicine Shoppe, building a healthier community means we truly care for our community's health needs.

 


Pharmacist/Owner
Jon MacDonald BSc.Pharm

 

 


Compounding is the art and science of tailor making medications for unique needs and preferences. A compounding chemist is a pharmacist who prepares human and veterinary medication into different dosage forms. These may be troche, lozenge, capsules, transdermal gels and creams, suppository and pessary dosage forms.
Most of these require a Doctor's prescription and are customised to your needs and can contain more than one medication in this dosage form. We can also compound medications that are no longer commercially available. Our goal is to work closely with your doctor to improve the outcome of your treatment and health.
 
 

Vitamin D – Higher Intake Recommended

      Recent evidence suggests that vitamin D intakes above current recommendations may be associated with better health outcomes. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health summarized evidence from studies related to bone mineral density (BMD), lower-extremity function, dental health, and risk of falls, fractures, and colorectal cancer. They found that the most advantageous serum concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D begin at 75 nmol/L (30 ng/mL), and the best are between 90 and 100 nmol/L (36-40 ng/mL). They wrote: “… the amount of vitamin D required for optimal benefit may be much higher than would be provided by current recommendations (200-600 IU per day), especially in those with minimal sun exposure.” For bone health in younger adults and all studied outcomes in older adults, an increase in the currently recommended intake of vitamin D is warranted. In no less than 50% of the population, a daily intake for all adults of at least 1000 IU (25 micrograms) vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is needed to bring vitamin D concentrations up to 75 nmol/L.





 
located at the corner of
Korah Rd. and Second Line.

Mon. - Fri: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sat: 9 AM - 2 PM, Sun: Closed

705-253-0720
Fax (705)253-7656
      


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