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In our private downtown clinic, our IV therapy Toronto lounge is available for new and pre-existing patients. This is because IV therapy drips can act as additional support for customized treatment plans, while promoting an energy boost and red blood cell production.
Health goals are personal due to unique concerns, such as recuperating energy levels, muscle recovery, physical exertion, and mental clarity for a physical performance or job. But you should know that serine is one nutrient that could encourage optimal function in the human body. In a previous article which you may be interested in reading, we also discussed the nutrient Threonine for optimal health and functioning.
Amino acids are imperative for forming antibodies and proteins; serine is an amino acid with a crucial role in cell synthesis and metabolism. “Serine is generally classified as a nutritionally nonessential (dispensable) amino acid, but metabolically, serine is indispensable and plays an essential role in several cellular processes,” confirms a review from the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Serine may not be as “famous” as other amino acids, such as BCAAs for post-exercise recovery. But as a key ingredient for IV drip therapy, it’s vital for immune function, cellular health, brain function and your central nervous system. The Toronto Functional Medicine Centre lists core components about this nutrient and the health advantages it may offer as intravenous or oral supplementation.
Key facts and the beneficial effects of serine
At the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre, advice on serine and other essential vitamins and minerals is available. We may instruct you on how to use serine as an oral supplement; note that oral supplementation can cause side effects, such as an upset stomach and bloating. If you’re troubled by this, we may suggest upping serine levels with a combination of other amino acids as part of intravenous therapy/IV nutrient therapy.
Serine is available as an intravenous drip in our IV Lounge when mixed with a combination of amino acids. It offers a full absorption of nutrients because the IV formula is delivered in the bloodstream and avoids the digestive tract. This delivery method, therefore, doesn’t cause unwanted effects that could result from oral supplements. If you’re struggling with malabsorption, intravenous vitamin therapy offers the nutritional support you need for your process of recovery, including a complete rehydration of fluids. To learn how to get IV therapy with a medley of amino acids, read below.
How to correct deficiencies and improve overall wellness
Did you know that you can have health treatments tailored for your biology? This is available at the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre and may help with addressing your chief health concerns, including nutritional deficiencies, oxidative damage, exposure to environmental toxins, and more.
We understand that each individual patient has distinct symptoms from another patient. By conducting functional medicine testing and considering medical/family history, lifestyle and environmental factors, we can help tackle your health triggers. Our health care team can accommodate different health issues and daily challenges related to: chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, autoimmune conditions, hair and nail growth, thyroid conditions, detoxification pathways, post-exercise recovery, electrolyte imbalances, intestinal inflammation, glucose metabolism, insulin levels, skin elasticity, iron absorption, and more. Booster shots with Vitamin B12 are also available.
IV drip therapy is a personalized service designed to deliver optimal hydration, while promoting cellular functioning and much-needed energy as adjunct support. Our IV Lounge adheres to the principles of integrative functional medicine to customize therapeutic doses. Intravenous infusion drips are freshly blended on a daily basis with natural ingredients and no added preservatives. Our medical doctor, naturopathic doctor, and registered nurse practitioner also supervise every IV therapy session. Your personal health and safety matters to us!
When combined with a balanced lifestyle, vitamin IV therapy from Toronto could support healthy aging, optimal health and functioning. Book your initial consultation with us to customize your treatment plans – call (416) 968-6961.
Disclaimer: The information in this article is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for informed medical advice or care. This information should not be used to diagnose or treat any health problems or illnesses without consulting a doctor. Consult with a health care practitioner before relying on any information in this article or on this website.
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