Toronto, ON –
Toronto Functional Medicine Center in Toronto, ON, Canada, recently posted a blog post that explains how Toronto IV therapy patients are able to improve their vitamin D levels. Vitamin D deficiency is quite common during winter in the countries in the northern hemisphere, such as Canada, because they have fewer ultraviolet B photons reaching Earth, which means that very little, if any, vitamin D is synthesized by the body during the winter. However, vitamin D is an essential component for maintaining bones, nerve and cell function, and calcium absorption. It can also help fight viruses.
It is important to note that vitamin D is produced by the body when the sun’s UV rays hit bare skin. However, according to Statistics Canada, the body’s ability to produce vitamin D from sunlight decreases with age. Meanwhile, there are certain types of people who need to watch their vitamin D levels because they have a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency, such as the elderly; the obese; the pregnant woman; those with malabsorption problems, such as those with Crohn’s disease; those with dark skin; and those who wear dresses and sashes.
It is also important to point out that vitamin D can have a positive impact on the immune system of people because it promotes the differentiation of monocytes into macrophages and enhances their destructive capacity; it supports antigen presentation; and it controls the production of inflammatory cytokines. Meanwhile, vitamin D deficiency can lead to a number of symptoms, such as bone pain, fatigue, rickets in children, muscle pain, hair loss, low immunity, weak bones, fractures from falls in people elderly and high blood pressure.
For those who suspect vitamin D deficiency, functional medicine naturopathic physicians may suggest dietary changes, oral vitamins, intramuscular injections, and vitamin IV therapy. However, it is important to do blood work first to properly assess all nutrient levels. For dietary changes, people can eat foods rich in vitamin D, including red meat, egg yolks, mushrooms, salmon, and fortified foods. Functional medicine healthcare providers can also suggest people take a daily high-quality supplement and the appropriate dosages for their specific health goals.
For people who don’t want to take oral pills or have malabsorption issues, intramuscular injection or intravenous infusion can be used for better nutrient absorption. This type of IV therapy for nutrient deficiencies can be used to correct deficiencies, including vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, or vitamin D, while improving blood cell production. The clinic recently published an article on IV therapy for zinc deficiency that you may be interested in.
There are a number of conditions that IV therapy offered by the Toronto Center for Functional Medicine can help treat when combined with lifestyle modifications, medications and/or nutraceuticals. These include: body stress, skin rejuvenation, mineral deficiencies, chronic fatigue, cell damage, thyroid conditions, adrenal fatigue/adrenal function, oxidative stress, tissue repair, fertility issues, hormonal imbalances, athletic recovery, brain function issues and other health issues. Their Integrative and Functional Medicine treatments can be used for both virtual visits and in-person consultations.
The Toronto Center for Functional Medicine integrates the functional medicine approach with integrative medicine, such as herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine or Oriental medicine, IV therapy, bio-identical hormone replacement and others. Additionally, the clinic uses functional medicine and integrative therapies for a wide range of health issues including: nutritional health, hormonal imbalances, neuropathic pain, chronic disease, acute health conditions, post- menopausal, etc.
The Toronto Functional Medicine Center offers different types of IV nutrient drip therapy while employing an integrative approach of functional medicine, allopathic medicine and naturopathy. Those who need more information about intravenous vitamin D therapy can visit their website or contact them by phone. (416) 968-6961 or by email at [email protected].
For more information about the Toronto Center for Functional Medicine, contact the company here:
Toronto Functional Medicine Center
162 Cumberland Street 222A
Toronto, ON M5R 1A8