Commercially available products are manufactured by companies in mass quantities and with no specific, individual patient in mind. For this reason, some people find that mass-produced, ‘one-size-fits-all’ products don’t always adequately address their specific, individual healthcare needs or don’t do so in a way that best suits their individual circumstances or personal preferences.
Compounded products are individually prepared items, carefully formulated (i.e. customised) to meet the specific needs and preferences of the person who is going to be using them. They are prepared by a compounding pharmacy, preferably in consultation with a doctor who knows the person for whom the compounding is being performed.
Be aware that compounding pharmacies – such as eCompounding Chemist – are able to use ingredients that may not be commercially available.