Thyroid Support IV Therapy
Your thyroid is a small gland located at the base of your neck. It produces hormones that play an important role in maintaining energy, weight and mood. Imbalances, either underproduction or overproduction, in thyroid hormones can lead to changes in body temperature, heart rate, sleep, weight, energy and even menstrual cycles. There are many reasons why your thyroid may be under functioning such as autoimmune conditions, stress, low calorie diets, nutrient deficiencies and more. Our Thyroid Support IV includes nutrients specific to thyroid function.
Our bodies require certain nutrients, such as trace minerals selenium and zinc, to produce thyroid hormones within the thyroid gland as well as support conversion to its active form (free T3) throughout the rest of your body. It has been shown that individuals with hypothyroidism may have lower than normal zinc levels and supplementing can be important to help maintain proper immune function. Selenium also plays a role in immune regulation. It has been shown that supplementation of selenium may lower thyroid antibodies in patients with hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid condition commonly seen in women and individuals with celiac disease.
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How to Book Thyroid Support IV’s
All IV patients are required to have a 1st IV therapy visit prior to booking specific IV treatment. Your first IV therapy session is designed to review your goals and to ensure that IV vitamin therapy is safe and effective for you. Your Naturopathic Doctor will assess your overall health, your treatment goals, and your medical history to ensure your safety and to ensure the vitamin drip best-suited for you is recommended. During the first visit, an initial mini IV will be given to assess your tolerance to IV therapy. If IV therapy is deemed a positive addition to your healthcare regime, your doctor will have you go for blood work to assess liver and kidney function. Once we have your blood work, we can proceed in booking your next Thyroid IV appointment.
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