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POSTED ON DECEMBER 21, 2023 BY TORONTO FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CENTRE
At our IV therapy Toronto lounge, calcium may be considered for many reasons. You probably associate the mineral with improving bone health. But it’s imperative for muscle health, clotting blood, optimizing nerves and for synchronizing heart rhythms, too!
Although the mineral is crucial for development, the human body cannot produce it on its own. So, we have to depend on food or supplementation for intake. In some cases, the body might use calcium stores from the bones. “Ideally, the calcium that is “borrowed” from the bones will be replaced at a later point. But this doesn’t always happen, and can’t always be accomplished just by eating more calcium,” explains the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Therefore, this mineral should be top-of-mind for optimal health, especially for preventing chronic illness. But studies have shown that older adults tend to experience reduced absorption of nutrients, including calcium. This puts these individuals at risk for fractures.
Here, the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre highlights facts about this mineral – including beneficial effects – and how to take it through dietary changes, the oral route, or as IV vitamin drip therapy.
10 Facts About Calcium
Do you want to boost your mineral levels? You’re invited to consult with the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre to see if these supplements are suitable for you. We can recommend dietary modifications, oral supplements or intravenous therapy. We also carry intravenous drips with high-dose vitamin C, major antioxidants, Myers Cocktail, a medley of amino acids, glutamic acid, essential vitamins, and other IV treatments such as IV therapy with molybdenum.
About the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre’s IV Lounge
At our Yorkville clinic, functional medicine providers can coach you through your process of recovery and toward optimal functioning. Our integrative care to patients allows you to uncover a range of techniques for symptom relief, while addressing the root of your chronic or acute health issues. Some of the conditions our practitioners may address include: immune function, chronic fatigue syndrome, thyroid conditions, substance withdrawal symptoms, premature aging, oxidative stress, mental health, athletic recovery, and autoimmune disease.
Our IV Lounge is currently accepting new patients. IV therapy drips are freshly compounded daily with safe ingredients every day. Functional medicine lab testing may be conducted to confirm nutritional shortcomings; a complete diagnostic session will also be conducted prior to your first vitamin drip treatments.
Don’t let nutritional deficiencies hinder your health goals. Talk to our health care team about replenishing your key vitamins with IV therapy in Toronto – click here to request your initial consultation.
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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