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POSTED ON MAY 18, 2021 BY TORONTO FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CENTRE
If you’re looking for a “helping hand” to address a health concern, visiting an IV therapy Toronto clinic may be of interest to you.
What exactly is IV therapy? Well, with IV therapy, swallowing an oral vitamin like a vitamin C supplement is not required. So here’s how IV therapy works: High doses of essential vitamins and minerals are delivered directly into the bloodstream via an IV infusion. This therapy bypasses the digestive system, which means digestive discomforts (i.e. diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea) are usually avoided.
Our clinic, the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre, is conveniently situated in Downtown Toronto and offers IV vitamin therapy to patients. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the benefits of IV vitamin drip treatments and why our clinic does it. Continue reading below:
Benefit 1 – Athletic Recovery
Hydration plays an important role in improving muscle recovery time for athletes. For example, triathletes and marathon runners need to maximize their hydration after exercising. IV therapy is a method for replacing fluids lost from physical activity and delivering minerals that the body needs for recovery.
It’s important to note, however, that IV drip treatments are not a substitute for proper rest and nutrition during periods of intense exercise. Hydration through an IV vitamin drip though may be helpful for recovery after a challenging workout session.
At the IV therapy Toronto clinic, Toronto Functional Medicine Centre, we offer the Pre- and Post-Exercise Amino Acid Drip IV. Not only does it help re-hydrate your body and replenish vital minerals for muscle recovery, it may also promote the cleansing of free radicals. Improved cognitive performance or cognitive health may also be a beneficial effect from this intravenous drip, as the treatment encourages optimal hydration.
Benefit 2 – Helps Alleviate Migraine Headaches
Migraine headaches can hinder a person’s quality of life. Research shows that increasing your intake of magnesium may help lessen the frequency and severity of migraines. That said, an IV therapy drip might be a safe avenue for providing your body with additional magnesium and other vitamins and minerals. As a result, recovery from migraines may show improvement from this treatment.
Additional benefits of increasing your magnesium intake may include: improved mood and stress management, reduced anxiety, improved quality of sleep, and diabetes management. For other complex health conditions, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with our naturopathic doctor to discuss your IV therapy needs.
Benefit 3: Helps Support Mood Disorders
Mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety, can be difficult to manage on your own. Many people who suffer from these mood disorders may be prescribed antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications from conventional medicine; but for some patients, adverse side effects may occur.
However, did you know though that low vitamin D levels might contribute to depression? Supplementing with vitamin D intramuscular shots may be an option to consider, especially if you suffer from gastrointestinal disorders. (Remember, IV therapy bypasses your digestive tract.) Support for your immune system, nervous system, bone health are also some of the health benefits of vitamin D booster shots.
Benefit 4: Detoxification
Free radicals are a natural by-product of our bodies’ metabolism. If the production exceeds elimination, free radicals can accumulate in cells and tissues, which can compromise your healing response, immune function and overall health. This may lead to cellular damage, illnesses or diseases.
Natural detoxification through an IV vitamin therapy is a process that helps flush the toxins out of your system. This may aid in cellular functioning and increasing wellness, while helping to handle other health conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, heavy metal toxicity, and autoimmune diseases, to mention a few.
Benefit 5: May Lessen Fatigue
Feeling tired and sluggish lately? Vitamin and mineral infusions may contribute to combating fatigue without making you feel edgy or fidgety. An intravenous therapy, such as the Energizer IV offered at our IV therapy Toronto clinic, may help with mild to moderate fatigue, severe sluggishness, malaise, and brain fog.
Also, did you know that oxidative stress might also cause fatigue? Toronto Functional Medicine Centre infuses antioxidants in vitamin IV therapy treatments to combat this and improve energy levels without the jittery side effects of stimulants, like caffeine.
As you’ve read, the benefits of IV drip therapy include optimal functioning, sports injury recovery, detoxification, improved energy, and other health highlights. If you’re seeking an alternative way to help reach optimal health or help manage current health conditions, do consider visiting your nearest vitamin IV therapy drip lounge.
Please note: for first-time patients at our clinic, an initial consultation and blood tests may be required prior to your first IV treatment. Keep in mind that we offer custom IV therapy to cater to your personal health goals! This may be an effective treatment for a wide range of various conditions, including an autoimmune disease, a thyroid condition, blood pressure concerns, inflammatory bowel disease, leaky gut syndrome, adrenal fatigue, and others. Custom IV drips may also help alleviate a viral infection. Nutrients such as amino acids, glutathione, antioxidants, high-dose vitamin C (ascorbic acid IV), and other minerals may be included in custom intravenous vitamin therapy at the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre. Every IV is blended with your health needs in mind.
Our IV therapy Toronto clinic is open Monday 11am–7pm, Tuesday 10am–5pm, Wednesday 9am–7pm, Thursday 9am–5pm, Friday 10am–7pm, and Saturday 9am–4pm. Let’s help naturally boost your body towards optimal functioning! Book your consultation by calling (416) 968-6961. Or contact us here to leave us a message.