Defy Medical currently uses two sources for over the counter (OTC) nutritional supplements and proteins. In addition we also have the ability to compound specialized formulas at our preferred pharmacy. The two OTC sources we currently us are Metabolic Maintenance and Orthomolecular, both produce high quality supplements designed for a clinical application.

ALL DEFY PATIENTS RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON ALL NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

All patients receive 25% off the retail price of both Metabolic Maintenance and Orthomolecular supplements purchased at Defy Medical. You can place an order at any time by contacting the clinic. This discount does not apply to nutritional supplements ordered at a compounding pharmacy, only through MM and OM. The following links will lead to each company’s website where you can conveniently search for specific products and ingredients. Remember, we offer all patients 25% off the retail price listed on the website. All orders must be placed through Defy Medical to receive the discounted price.

Metabolic Maintenance online catalog
Orthomolecular online catalog
Compounded & OTC Nutraceuticals

Compounding Pharmacies

Compounding pharmacies not only make (compound) drugs like testosterone, but they also compound nutritional supplement medications like injectable/IV nutrients, and even vitamin or amino acid capsules, powders, and tablets. The differences between nutritional supplements a compounding pharmacy makes and what you find over the counter at local supplement stores like the Vitamin Shoppe or GNC are:

  • Compounding pharmacies use only ingredients that come from FDA approved and regulated pharmaceutical (USP) sources while over-the-counter supplement companies use ingredients not approved by the government for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed.
  • All compounding pharmacies must follow strict state and federal guidelines when compounding any product, whether they make a medication or nutritional supplement.  All compounded products must be tested for sterility, potency, and toxins prior to leaving the pharmacy.
  • Compounding pharmacies only use ingredients in the purest form, free from dyes and fillers.
  • Over-the-counter supplements come in a one-size-fits all dose while nutritional supplements compounded at a pharmacy can be customized for strength, combinations with other nutrients, and delivery system- capsule, lozenge, injectable, etc.
  • Since anything coming from a compounding pharmacy requires a prescription, even a multi-vitamin, Defy Medical will generate the prescription for each order at no additional cost. No appointment is required when ordering nutritional supplements.

Compounding pharmacies also make cosmetic face creams, topical hair restoration, and nutraceuticals we commonly prescribe at Defy. In addition, many compounding pharmacies specialize in compounding important hard to get medications like certain cancer drugs, HIV medications, and others. Compounding gives us the ability to customize medicine and nutrition while working with licensed expert pharmacists and our own expert doctors who assist in developing the formula’s. This kind of stuff cannot be done at your local CVS and is one of the things that makes us different than conventional clinics.

What about Metabolic Maintenance (MM) and Orthomolecular (OM)?

MM and OM are Defy's preferred source for over the counter supplements not available at a compounding pharmacy.  We use these companies since they voluntarily and certifiably follow the same high standards for quality control and testing as required by a pharmacy.  They make high quality supplements specifically for doctor's practices using the same quality of ingredients as a pharmacy. Compounding pharmacies do not have the ability to make every nutritional supplement and/or combination that we may need, therefore MM and OM provide a great low cost source for an array of nutritional supplements that we can provide our patients.  In addition, cost for nutritional supplements can also be lower when purchasing through MM or OM.  Remember, when a product is compounded at a pharmacy there are additional costs especially since a licensed pharmacist must make it from scratch each time a prescription is received.  Compounding pharmacies should be used for nutritional supplements when the supplement is in a strength, combination, or delivery form not available anywhere else.  Ironically, sometimes items are cheaper at the compounding pharmacy than found at over the counter sources even MM and OM.  This confirms that you must also look at all sources when finding a particular product. Defy Medical can assist you in your search to find the supplements you need.

Click here to view our Basic Supplement Recommendation Guide

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Insurance:

Defy Medical strives to provide both quality medical care along with affordable access to compounded medications, blood tests, and nutritional supplements. In order to accomplish this, Defy Medical does not accept any form of insurance. Many of the formulations we use in our therapies are not covered by insurance, and the cost of overall treatment is often less than when using insurance. On case by case basis, some insurance companies do reimburse for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Testosterone Replacement Therapy. It is each patient's responsibility to contact their own insurance company to confirm reimbursement. Defy Medical will not contact your insurance company nor will take any responsibility for any additional forms your insurance requires. Defy Medical provides claim assistance by completing the standard claim form (CMS-1500) for the patient to submit to their insurance company. If you would like to receive Claim Assistance, please contact patient services at [email protected]