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POSTED ON DECEMBER 8, 2023 BY TORONTO FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CENTRE
Did you know that copper helps your body make red blood cells? This essential trace mineral contributes to a healthy immune system and nerve cells. If a copper deficiency occurs, it can be treated with either oral supplements or IV therapy.
You’re probably familiar with the mineral as a material for tools, pipes, and rods. But surprisingly, it contains a plethora of beneficial effects when used in safe dosages. “Your body uses copper to carry out many important functions, including making energy, connective tissues, and blood vessels,” explains the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, it’s supportive for brain development, immune function, your nervous system, and for stimulating genes.
So how does it work in the human body? And how can you take it as a supplement for optimal health? The Toronto Functional Medicine Centre explains basic facts and tips about this mineral for oral intake or IV nutrient therapy.
Functional medicine treatments and intravenous drips might aid in boosting energy levels and cellular functioning. To inquire about copper supplements or IV treatments, please contact our IV Lounge. Continue reading for clinic details and how to book your initial consultation.
At the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre’s IV Lounge, we recognize your health needs as an individual patient. Our personalized service of integrative functional medicine may be applied to various health concerns: chronic illness, acute health issues, immune function, nutritional deficiencies, brain health, adrenal function, premature aging, autoimmune conditions, infertility, viral illness, and others.
IV vitamin infusions from our IV Lounge can be tailored for your particular health condition. We offer an array of safe ingredients for intravenous therapy, such as high-dose vitamin C, glutamic acid, amino acid building blocks, vitamin E, major antioxidants, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), folic acid, and more. If you require additional treatment modalities, let us know – our clinic also offers acupuncture, allopathic medicine, herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, and naturopathy.
How can we help you reach optimal functioning? Let’s conduct a functional medicine lab test and then customize your intravenous drips for your needs. Request your IV therapy from our Toronto lounge by clicking here.
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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