One of the key metrics to evaluate the quality standards of a compounding pharmacy is the kind of partners it has chosen for the supply of ingredients. Active ingredients are fundamental to any compounding medication, and their quality will determine how safe and effective your treatment is going to be.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
AIP works with Leading American Suppliers
American Integrative Pharmacy has partnered with some of the most reputable and trusted suppliers in order to obtain the highest quality ingredients for all its compounding medications. All these partners are based in the United States, and all the ingredients AIP uses in its compounded drugs are produced in the US only.
Some of the prominent partners of AIP include:
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding
- Spectrum Chemical
- Letco Medical
- Topi-Click by DoseLogix
- GoldStar Pharmacy
Importance of Top Quality Ingredient Suppliers
A reliable compounding pharmacy such as American Integrative Pharmacy insists on partnering only with high quality ingredient suppliers. In most cases, a trusted supplier would be registered with the FDA and will have all their active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) of established grade, such as USP (United States Pharmacopeia) grade.
These pharmaceutical standards provide an assurance of quality for all the active ingredients and chemicals used in compounding pharmacy medications. Most patients are unaware that the chemicals or active ingredients used in medications can have various grades, such as chemical grade, reagent grade, supplement grade, or pharmaceutical grade.
The lower is the grade of a particular ingredient or chemical, the more relaxed will be the requirements for it. For instance, drugs or chemical can sometimes have elemental impurities like lithium, copper, molybdenum, or chromium. In lower grade ingredients, the elemental impurities are likely to be present in higher percentage compared to the higher grade ingredients.
Other differences between lower and higher grades of active ingredients include water content, potency ranges, and residual solvents, among others.
Quality Control for Ingredients
Every active ingredient that a compounding pharmacy receives should come with a certification from the supplier, which confirms its quality standards. The certification may include all the test results related to that chemical, such as the potency, water content, and degree of elemental impurities in it.
The compounding pharmacy should verify every ingredient’s quality standards to ensure they are using only the best possible chemicals and ingredients for their medications. Any ingredient that does not meet the standards of a certain minimum quality grade should be rejected.
In some cases, the compounding pharmacy may also perform additional testing of its own to further verify the quality of the ingredients it is using. Mediocre compounding pharmacies are not likely to invest in these kinds of stringent quality controls or source their ingredients from reputable American suppliers. Therefore, it is best to work with a leading compounding pharmacy only for your medications.
AIP provides advanced compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
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American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Torrance, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Lomita and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.