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Gluten & casein free diet

Many of you (and/or your children) are on a restricted diet of some sort. In this article, we are going to give a brief summary of the diets that we are commonly asked about and the effects that they can have. The Average Diet The average diet which is eaten today is completely different to…


Iron is essential for humans

Iron is essential for humans. It is a vital component of hundreds of proteins and enzymes found within the body. Iron is needed for growth and reproduction, as well as healing and immune function. It plays a vital role in the metabolism of almost all living organisms. An Essential Element Within the human body, iron…


Mutaflor® is a probiotic (capsule)

Mutaflor® is a probiotic (capsule), which contains a viable non-pathogenic strain of Escherichia coli (E coli), named Escherichia coli Nissle 1917. Mutaflor® The therapeutic effects of Mutaflor® are strain specific and have been demonstrated by in-vitro and in-vivo experiments and clinical studies. E coli Nissle 1917 has demonstrated an ability to exert beneficial effects on…


Working with your practitioner

Kingsway Compounding work very closely with individual practitioners to understand their knowledge and processes. We take the extra time to understand how each individual practitioner operates.

Often we will often call to check specific information provided so that we can ensure that our compounds (your medicine) is right for you.

The types of practitioners that we receive patient scripts from are not limited to General Practitioners and we often receive scripts from psychologists, osteopaths, nutritionists, physiotherapists, naturopaths etc.

Biotin Poached Egg

What is biotin?

Biotin is a water soluble vitamin, generally classified as a B-complex vitamin and is required by all organisms. It is obtained from food however most foods are poor sources of biotin, so a low intake is common (exceptions are biotin-rich foods such as egg yolk, kidney, liver and some cheeses).

Gut Immune Connection

The gut immune connection

This article discusses the connection between our gut and the immune system, and the importance of maintaining a healthy gut for a strong immune system


Methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs)

The MTHFR enzyme enables the correct metabolism of folate (vitamin B9), it converts 5,10-methylene-tetrahydrofolate to 5-methyl-tetrahydrofoate (5-MTHF).


Resolution check up – Health & fitness

58% of Australians (an estimated 11 million people) broke their New Year’s resolution, some in as little as 3 months! Health & fitness was most popular.

Supplements, amino acids, minerals, herbs are safe

No deaths from supplements, minerals, amino acids and herbs

Not only are there no deaths from vitamins, but there are also no deaths from minerals, amino acids, herbs or any dietary supplement across the board.

Hypochlorhydria can be relieved with Papaya

Hypochlorhydria – A lack of adequate stomach acid

This week are going to discuss Hypochlorhydria – a condition where there is a lack of adequate stomach acid, i.e. hydrochloric acid (HCl) being secreted into the stomach.

vitamins are safe

No death from vitamins

There were no deaths whatsoever from vitamins in the year 2014. The 32nd annual report from the American Association of Poison Control Centers shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins.

Kingsway Compounding Liver Adrenal Health

Liver and adrenal gland support

With the imminent arrival of the “silly season”, we felt it was appropriate to discuss those nutrients required for healthy liver and adrenal gland support. This will ensure that you all make it through this very busy and social time of year intact!

Learning to swallow tablets

Learning to swallow tablets (or capsules)

Learning to swallow tablets and capsules can be challenging for children. Here are 10 practical tips for both children and adults that have problems swallowing their medicine.

masking medicine flavours

Effective techniques for masking medicine

This article focuses on the many enquiries from customers asking for the best techniques for masking medicine flavours to be palatable for their children (and themselves).

Which Probiotic Should You Chose

Which probiotic should you choose?

It’s confusing to choose the right probiotic supplement. Here are guidelines to help you chose those suited for specific conditions or everyday maintenance.

Essential Minerals Article 2

Essential minerals (part 2)

As discussed, minerals are classified as either a macro or micro. This depends on the amount required by the body and is not an indication their importance. Macro-minerals are found in greater volumes within the body and micro-minerals are only needed in trace amounts. This post will focus on the micro minerals Zinc and Iron.