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Too Much On Your Plate? Top 8 Reasons to Get IV Therapy From A Toronto Clinic


IV therapy from Toronto or a nearby clinic could be supportive for “keeping up” with your to-do list. 

Between commuting, working, and schlepping family members to activities, duties can add up – and they can impede on key components of your wellness. In fact, being a caregiver is one example of how “busy-ness” can affect health: “It creates physical and psychological strain over extended periods of time, and is accompanied by high levels of unpredictability.… Caregiving fits the formula for chronic stress so well that it is used as a model for studying the health effects of chronic stress,” confirms a paper from the American Journal of Nursing

When you combine intravenous therapy with a healthy lifestyle and other restorative medicine therapies, it could result in optimal function, especially in your daily routine. The Toronto Functional Medicine Centre uncovers how IV therapy may help you rally much-needed energy, support an anti-aging effect, and more.

Why IV vitamin drips should be considered 

Intravenous infusions containing natural ingredients could be part of a self-care routine. After all, “Taking time for self-care may prevent the exhaustion that sometimes results from focusing only on the needs of others,” explains the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley.

A balance between “me time” and fulfilling obligations is crucial for optimal functioning, especially if you’re managing a health condition. So here are some reasons to get IV therapy if you’re frequently “on the go”:

  • To relieve a nutritional deficiency: If you mainly eat processed foods or have a restricted diet, you could be lacking energy-boosting levels of vitamins and nutrients. Intravenous vitamin therapy provides an immediate absorption of nutrients to correct deficiencies (i.e. mineral deficiencies).
  • For optimal hydration: We should keep our levels of hydration in mind, but sometimes we forget to eat and drink fluids. This can be discerning, as the human body is made up of 60% water! But IV drips provide the rehydration of fluids immediately because the fluids are delivered directly into your bloodstream.
  • To help promote post-workout muscle recovery: IV drips can alleviate electrolyte imbalances after exercise. They also help replenish vitamins, amino acids and minerals lost from physical exertion and sweat, such as levels of vitamin B, vitamin C and magnesium, while helping to prevent chronic inflammation and reduce pain levels. 
  • For helping reach peak performance on the playing field: Vitamin IV therapy could aid in upgrading your athletic performance for an upcoming game. For example, a medley of amino acids can contribute to the healthy growth of muscles.
What our IV Lounge offers
To cater to differebt health concerns, we can compound a combination of fluids with essential vitamins, minerals and vital nutrients. Some of the key nutrients on our menu include:
  • A combination of amino acids
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin E
  • NAD+
  • Folic acid Gluta,ic acid (L-glutamic acid)
  • N-acetylcysteine Glutathione
Vitamin D booster shots are also available for optimal health.
  • For promoting detoxification and heightening immune function: Therapeutic doses of major antioxidants may help prevent oxidative damage and promote toxin removal. If you request a custom IV vitamin infusion, you can target your immune health with key vitamins and nutrients, such as ascorbic acid and zinc. 
  • To encourage healthy ageing: For concerns related to cognitive function and skin wrinkles, you should know that NAD+ IV therapy could instill an anti-aging effect. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme that has shown to prevent or delay the onset of age-related degenerative issues (i.e. brain fog) and improve the quality of skin cells. 
  • For maintaining overall cellular health: IV therapy does not need the digestive tract for absorption. Because intravenous drips are guided into the bloodstream, your cells are directly targeted, which can help strengthen cellular functioning and cell synthesis, while supporting the repair of cells and energy production.  
  • To promote post-surgical healing: If you need to shorten recovery time or promote wound healing, a powerful combination of nutrients could be of assistance. Additional hydration, amino acids and antioxidants might promote the healing of scars, while refilling nutrient deficiencies after a surgical procedure. 

Beneficial effects could result from regular IV therapy treatments from our clinic – especially when merged with other nutraceutical therapies, a balanced diet and exercise to help optimize biological resilience. Our IV Lounge can also coach you on how to use oral supplements, increase your dietary intake of anti-inflammatory components, and more! 

If your health goals include being an effective caregiver or completing additional tasks, contact our private downtown clinic for help.    

Reach optimal function with the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre

Our clinic and IV Lounge adheres to integrative functional medicine principles. All of our treatments – including doses of nutrients for IV therapy drips – are designed with this model in mind. 

Our personalized service of health care and integrated strategies inspires patients to take proprietorship of their health. We educate you on how various modalities can help relieve symptoms (i.e. a hangover symptom), while tackling the root of your chief health concerns. Along with functional medicine and IV nutrient therapy, we offer acupuncture, naturopathic medicine, Western medicine, herbal remedies, Chinese medicine, and other treatments. 

If you’re interested in learning more, we ask that you book an initial consultation to become a new patient with our clinic. This is because we conduct a complete diagnostic session to get to know your personal needs, medical history, lifestyle and environmental surroundings, and we may recommend pertinent lab tests. Once these core components have been sorted, we customize a unique treatment plan for your health concerns only. IV drip therapy may be included in this treatment plan as adjunct support. 

Our health care team has experience tailoring treatments for conditions linked to: brain function, liver detoxification, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pain, insulin levels, glucose metabolism, thyroid conditions, hair and nail growth, autoimmune disease, functioning of nerves, infertility, fatty liver, and other health issues. Intravenous infusion sessions are monitored closely by our medical doctor, naturopathic doctor or nurse practitioner. 

Our fast-paced world comes with daily challenges – let’s upgrade your mental clarity and physical performance! IV therapy from our Toronto clinic is available for new patients. Request your initial consultation today by calling us. 

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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“To Be Happier, Should You Focus on Yourself or Others?” by Elizabeth Hopper for Greater Good Magazine from The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, posted September 9, 2019, viewed on June 15, 2023. 

“What is the average percentage of water in the human body?” medically reviewed by Jillian Kubala, MS, RD, Nutrition, By Claire Sissons on May 27, 2020, viewed on June 15, 2023. 


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