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Did you know that our IV therapy Toronto lounge can add selenium to your multi-vitamin and mineral drip? This is a type of infusion used as adjunct support for cellular functioning. It plays an important role in supporting the immune system and guarding against oxidative stress.
At the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre, tailored IV therapy drips may be used as adjunct support for acute and chronic illness issues, such as those linked to immune function, declining brain function, thyroid health, and more. When poor cellular health is behind your symptoms, intravenous selenium may be offered as additional support to other strategies, such as dietary/lifestyle modifications. Here, we highlight some facts about selenium, how it impacts your wellness, and its administration as intravenous therapy.
What is selenium?
Selenium is a mineral and a key ingredient for IV therapy drips because it acts as a powerful antioxidant. “Selenium is a component of selenoproteins and enzymes. These have antioxidant properties that help to break down peroxides, which can damage tissues and DNA, leading to inflammation and other health problems,” confirms the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Surprisingly, iodine and selenium have a synergistic partnership in the human body. Iodine is an element of the thyroid hormone, and selenium alters the thyroid hormone into a working format. When you either lack or have excessive amounts of selenium or iodine, this can hinder your thyroid hormones and overall wellness.
Regarding mineral deficiencies, lacking selenium is rare in North America. But a deficiency can happen when you struggle with malabsorption, eat primarily a plant-based diet, have kidney failure, HIV/AIDS, cardiomyopathy or Kashin-Beck disease. Thus, selenium supplements can promote optimal functioning when merged with functional medicine programs and lifestyle adjustments.
Beneficial effects of selenium
When you regularly supplement with the mineral and practice a healthy lifestyle, these advantages might be noticed:
Are you interested in selenium as one of the ingredients for your next IV drip? Keep reading to learn about our IV Lounge. We carry a wide range of beneficial ingredients, such as vitamin C, vitamin A, glutamic acid, folic acid, amino acid building blocks, major antioxidants, and more.
How IV therapy works in our Lounge
If you’re an existing patient at our clinic, please book an appointment to discuss blending selenium into your next therapy drips. New to our clinic? Read these points about our vitamin IV Lounge:
About the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre
How can we help you reach optimal function? At our clinic, an integrative approach to health care is embraced, which means health strategies from other modalities may be utilized. Next to Western medicine, our functional medicine treatments may include acupuncture, bio-identical hormone therapy, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, and other modalities.
Our functional medicine providers may recommend IV therapy as a personalized service for adjunct support, especially to correct deficiencies related to essential vitamins and minerals. IV nutrient therapy is suitable for upgrading blood cell production and hydration. Our vitamin IV therapy may be applied to health concerns related to: chronic fatigue, aging effects, tissue repair, chronic inflammation, autoimmune conditions, blood pressure regulation, blood sugar levels, post-disease symptoms, much-needed energy, and skin elasticity.
Achieve optimal health with the help of vital nutrients, lifestyle modifications, and more! New patients are welcome for IV therapy at the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre – request your initial consultation 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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