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The Types of Nutritional Drips Available as IV Therapy in Toronto


Did you know that IV therapy from the Toronto area can be prescribed by private health providers? At the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre (TFMC), we tailor intravenous doses of nutrients to help boost energy and anti-aging effects, and also to support immune function, mental clarity, athletic performance, and may also help address chronic dehydration with IV therapy

IV therapy drips being customizable is a key health benefit, especially for patients discouraged by their current health care. Some conventional health practices do not recognize individual factors, like genetics and lifestyle, which can affect how patients respond to their treatments. 

At the TFMC, we adhere to the integrative functional medicine model, an approach to wellness that focuses on individuality and helping patients take control of their own health. We value a patient-centered approach to our treatment service, which is why our IV Lounge is available for additional supportive measures. 

So, which nutrients are found in a vitamin IV therapy drip? Well, it depends on your health condition. In this article, we list some popular drips that may contribute to fostering optimal health. Fun fact: the treatments below can also be individually dosed for your needs in our IV Lounge!

Common types of IV therapy drips  

    • High-dose vitamin C drip: May be used to support immune function and brain health, as well as help combat whole-body inflammation. As it contains potent antioxidant properties, high doses of IV vitamin C have demonstrated beneficial effects in lab studies. Some literature indicates that vitamin C has the potential of being used as an adjunct cancer support agent when administered intravenously and in high doses. 
    • NAD+ IV therapy: This drip may be suitable for cognitive function, cellular damage, or the aging appearance of skin. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a compound that naturally declines in the body as we mature; when we are deficient of this, it can make the human body susceptible to chronic age-related conditions. NAD is needed for several bodily operations, including the conversion of food to energy, cellular functioning, metabolic reactions, and brain function. Regular NAD+ IV therapy treatments could replenish this deficiency, which may contribute to improving mood, memory, and collagen production, and may potentially offer a metabolism boost. 
    • Magnesium: Supporting the health of bones, muscles, and nervous system is imperative for optimal functioning, especially if you struggle with a chronic condition (i.e. chronic fatigue syndrome). Magnesium is a mineral that also acts as an electrolyte. Furthermore, adding magnesium to a tailored drip could help with optimizing brain health. According to studies, magnesium may aid in the reduction of anxiety. “It is believed to affect…the hypothalamus, which helps regulate the pituitary and adrenal glands… [that] are responsible for your response to stress,” explains Healthline. 
    • Amino acids: A drip with a medley of amino acids, such as a post-exercise amino acid drip, can help foster muscle function and energy production after a workout. Replenishment after exercise is needed ASAP because physical activity uses up your levels of vitamins and amino acids. When you don’t replenish amino acids – which are the building blocks of proteins – you can increase your chances for muscle damage. IV amino acids may work swiftly when administered after physical exertions because the treatment is directed immediately into the bloodstream; this may result in promoting speedy recovery times. 
    • B vitamins: Our clinicians may recommend these as key ingredients for a vitamin drip to support mood. B vitamins are imperative for helping the body make neurotransmitters, and an article from the Journal of Affective Disorders reports that these nutrient shortcomings, specifically B6, B12, and folate, are linked to mood and neurological concerns. 
    • Glutathione: This IV drip may support liver detoxification to fight oxidative stress. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that encourages “…diverse effects on the immune system” by regulating the immune response; this can also help with regulating inflammation, confirms an article from Autoimmunity Reviews. It may also be recommended by functional medicine providers for stimulating healthy skin, improving insulin resistance, and elevating fat breakdown. 

How can a nutritional drip affect your wellness? When taken with regular oral supplementation, hearty lifestyle modifications and other health interventions (i.e. allopathic medicine), IV drip therapy could contribute to attaining health goals. If this article resonates with you, let us know – keep reading to contact our IV therapy providers. 

How to get intravenous drips from the IV Lounge

Each body has its own way of improving muscle recovery, hormonal imbalances, and such. This is why we have a personalized approach to wellness – to cater to your unique health needs! Our treatment plans are modified for a wide range of health concerns, such as chronic inflammation, liver detoxification, cellular damage, food sensitivities, mineral deficiencies, effects of chemotherapy, and more. 

Ready to become a TFMC patient? You’re welcome to book your initial visit with us, and we’ll discuss your health concerns, genetics/medical history, your quality of life, and lifestyle/environmental factors. Lab testing may be mentioned to quantify certain elements (i.e. complete blood count, nutritional deficiency, etc.). Once we have an understanding of your core components, we tailor a treatment plan for your health goals. Your treatment plan may encompass different therapeutic modalities, including Western medicine, naturopathic medicine, holistic nutrition, acupuncture, hormone replacement therapies, booster shots and intravenous therapy. 

IV therapy drips are administered in our IV Lounge, where we freshly compound your custom-made IV drip with natural ingredients (without fillers and preservatives). Each drip is personalized using the principles of functional medicine, which is why we offer a plethora of IV nutrients, including amino acids with glutamic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin C, alpha lipoic acid, folic acid, and other key nutrients. Plus, we tailor drips for individual health goals, such as a post-surgical drip, and anti-aging IV drip among others. 

Note: prior to your first IV therapy treatment, an initial consultation is mandatory to rule out contraindications and allergies, and to determine your drip’s key ingredients. This also applies to getting B12, glutathione, and vitamin D injections from the TFMC. 

Whether you want to improve physical performances or recuperate cognitive function, we can tailor an intravenous vitamin drip for your personal needs. In fact, a custom-made IV drip can contribute to wellness improvements when combined with another treatment service and daily healthy living! Request your discovery session now to see if IV therapy from Toronto is suitable for you. 

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. You should always consult with a health care practitioner before relying on any information in this article or on this website. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of information you have read from the Toronto Functional Medicine Centre website or other affiliate media. 



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