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Clinician’s Corner: Niacin

As we journey through the water-soluble vitamins, lets focus on Niacin (Vitamin B-3) which is available both as an extended release prescription product, as well as over the counter in our vitamin aisles. Your Thompson Pharmacist will guide you through the maze of niacin products. Niacin (B-3) is one...

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Clinician’s Corner: Riboflavin

Your Thompson Pharmacist is a great resource for vitamin recommendations.  We will focus on riboflavin, a vitamin that causes mild symptoms if deficient, but is frequently recommended by neurologists. Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) Function of riboflavin: Function: central component in a number of enzyme systems dealing with carbohydrate breakdown. Dietary...

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Clinician’s Corner: Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)

Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine)  (also spelled “thiamin”) Function of Thiamine: Function: plays in carbohydrate breakdown and nerve conduction. Deficiency States: Also associated with malabsorption, dialysis, and protein-calorie under nutrition. In addition to insufficient intakes of thiamin from the diet, the causes of thiamin deficiency include lower absorption or higher excretion...

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Clinician’s Corner: Vitamin Bootcamp

Last week we covered the regulation of vitamins, this week as we continue “Vitamin Bootcamp” we will do an overview of these amazing compounds that sit out front on the shelves of Thompson Pharmacy. The first question we will answer is “what does a vitamin do?” Vitamins in general...

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Clinician’s Corner: Vitamins

For the next couple of months, we will journey through our vitamin aisle at Thompson Pharmacy.  We pharmacists have a high level of expertise with vitamins. I’ll be providing you with the therapeutic uses of each vitamins, as well as uses for vitamins as therapeutic agents.  We will also...

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