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POSTED ON OCTOBER 4, 2022 BY TORONTO FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CENTRE
Getting IV therapy in Toronto could promote health advantages – especially when you use a combination of ingredients.
Proteins in the human body are constructed with amino acid building blocks. Glycine is one amino acid that the body needs for tissue repair, muscle health, cognitive support, chemical reactions, and to make important constituents, such as hormones and enzymes. Unlike essential amino acids (i.e. tryptophan), this one is non-essential; your body has the ability to make minimal amounts, but supplementation might provide further beneficial effects.
At our IV clinic, it can be a key ingredient in your therapy drip when it’s combined with other amino acids. Prior to your first IV nutrient therapy session, a complete diagnostic consult is required to determine which nutrients might be suitable for you. With that, the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre explains how IV therapy with amino acids and glycine could promote optimal health.
Beneficial effects on physical performance, sleep quality, and more
An amalgamation of IV amino acids and glycine could encourage physical and mental gains, such as these:
At the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre, IV glycine is blended with a medley of amino acids in therapeutic doses. Intravenous drips ensure you receive a complete absorption of nutrients and might prevent unwanted side effects (i.e. cramping), while fighting oxidative stress.
If you’re reevaluating your health goals, ask yourself this: how can IV nutrient therapy contribute to your optimal functioning? Let’s find out – become a new patient at our clinic today.
Learn about our functional medicine treatments and IV vitamin drips
Our functional medicine programs and treatments are designed to help tackle the root cause of your health concern. We take into account each patient’s individuality, so environmental factors, lifestyle, genetics and health history are all considered for improving your wellness.
Empowerment is central to achieving optimal health. Patients are inspired to collaborate with functional medicine providers in creating treatment plans. Our integrative therapies might help chronic pain, acute pain, lack of energy, DNA repair, autoimmune disease, adrenal function, blood pressure issues, thyroid conditions, age-related diseases/premature aging, and other health issues.
Customizing vitamin drip treatments is a personalized service we’re proud to offer. Vitamin drip therapy contains safe ingredients and naturally improves your nutrient absorption rate. Our intravenous drips can include beneficial ingredients, such as high-dose vitamin C (ascorbic acid), glutamic acid, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), histidine, and more. Take note: prior to your first IV therapy drip, a 30-45 minute consultation is mandatory. This session helps us determine which nutrients should be added to your compounded IV therapy drip, if you have allergies to the IV contents, and to answer further questions.
Do you need help accomplishing your health goals? The Toronto Functional Medicine Centre is welcoming new patients – let’s get to know you, too! Click here to reach us for your initial consultation regarding IV therapy in Toronto.
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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