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.
 
 

Cholesterol and Vitamin D

       One of cholesterol's many functions in the body is to act as a precursor to vitamin D. Vitamin D can also be obtained from foods, but animal foods that provide this vitamin tend to be high in cholesterol. Since cholesterol is a precursor to vitamin D, inhibiting the synthesis of cholesterol will also inhibit the synthesis of vitamin D. Because sunlight is required to turn cholesterol into vitamin D, avoiding the sun will likewise undermine our ability to make vitamin D. And since vitamin D-rich foods are also rich in cholesterol, low-cholesterol diets are inherently deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D is best known for its role in calcium metabolism and bone health, but new roles are continually being discovered for it, including roles in mental health, blood sugar regulation, maintenance of the immune system, and cancer prevention. Yet common modern advice - which often includes taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, avoiding the sun or always wearing sunscreen, and a low-cholesterol diet, combined with a recommended daily intake of vitamin D that is far below what researchers now believe to be sufficient - may lead to widespread vitamin D deficiency. (www.cholesterol-and-health.com) Ask us about quality vitamin D supplements.





 
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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