Captain Stirling Pharmacy is a leader in combining natural medicines and pharmaceutical prescription medications to address many complex health issues. We stock the practitioner only vitamin nutrient herbal supplements including but not limited to the following.
- Ethical Nutitients
- Research Nutrition
- Seeking Health
- Specrum Ceuticals
More that 75% of your health and life expectancy is based on the environment you live in, the nutrition you consume and your lifestyle. Continuous stress coupled with lack of sleep, poor dietary habits and the toxins you are around will play a major role in influencing how your gene express themselves and how your gut microbiome behave, and indeed communicate with your brain.
Our integrative healthcare people are dedicated professionals who are keen to assist you and your family with the nutraceuticals formulated by our compounding laboratory or by the above leading-edge research organisations that focus on high potency herbs, probiotics, vitamins and minerals. Our primary business is patient care and choosing the nutrients that are right for you is the first step in anti-aging, regenerative and functional medicine. Our aim is helping our patients live longer happier and healthier lives through personalised integrated medicine.
Some medicines can deplete your body of specific vitamins and minerals and some foods you eat can affect the medications you are taking. Antibiotics will destroy your gut microbiome which may take over 12 months to re-establish. Supporting gut and immune health, reviewing dietary habits including weight loss for an integral component of our patient care plan.
Sleep and insomnia, more than 33% of the Australian population suffer sleep issues, have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. The impact of poor or lack of sleep effects many of the body’s daily functions from lowering immunity, diminishing cognitive function, increased inflammation, poor physical and psychological repair, mood and behaviour changes resulting in mental illness, weight gain and obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
We have many innovative formulations for patients with poor sleep, anxiety coupled with mild pain. We combine novel amino acids with neurotransmitter cofactors to facilitate sleep by reducing cortisol and allowing melatonin the sleep hormone to take over. There are links between cortisol, GABA and melatonin, chronic stress elevated cortisol, chronic fatigue, dopamine, insulin resistance, stress and inflammation. The aim of our formulations is to promote a balance across the brain-reward pathway reducing anxiety and stress. There are a number of essential and nonessential amino acids that when combined into a nutritional formulation designed to support a healthy nervous system and mood balance. 5-HTP, L-Theanine, GABA, Taurine, Inositol, Glycine This natural formulation has been developed to decrease anxiety and switches off ‘buzzing’ mind resulting in better quality of sleep.
Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA): An amino acid, that is the most abundant inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. Produces a calming effect on the brain. GABA helps induce muscle relaxation, promotes sleep and prevents anxiety. It is also important to take vitamin B6 to act as a cofactor otherwise your body cannot metabolise the GABA properly.
Taurine is an abundant and essential amino acid and calms the sympathetic nervous system. It may also exhibit antioxidant activity, supports the immune system and benefit the cardiovascular system. Taurine requires zinc to function properly, and stress can deplete the body of taurine.
Inositol is part of the vitamin B complex, is efficient in converting nutrients into energy, increases healthy serotonin levels in the brain and helps the brain to respond to GABA. By increasing or potentiating the effects of serotonin, Inositol promotes a peaceful sleep. Inositol has a calming effect improving the quality of sleep.
Glycine is an essential amino acid and is involved in the transmission of chemical signals in the brain and increases memory. Glycine calms aggression, decreases sugar cravings and helps to detoxify heavy metals and other toxins from the body.
5-Hydroxytrptophane (5-HTP) is a by product of tryptophan a nonessential amino acid that increases the body’s level of serotonin.