How Does IV Therapy Work?
When you are suffering from chronic illness, digestive concerns or stress, the body is not always able to produce the energy required to heal itself. Taking oral supplements are not enough at this point since your stomach and intestines can’t absorb nutrients at a high enough concentration to allow your body to absorb them without significant effort. This is when IV treatments help.
With IV treatments, nutrients are delivered directly into the bloodstream. This creates a concentration gradient that allows nutrients to be delivered to the cells passively, with little or no effort from the body. Eventually, as your body heals and gains
back its strength, your cells regain their ability to actively absorb vitamins and minerals and IV treatments are no longer necessary. IV treatments can be helpful for a variety of conditions.
- Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia
- Chronic Stress/Burnout
- Decreased Immune Function
- Sleep Disorders
IV Formulas offered:
- Express Energy (Myer’s Cocktail)
Feeling tired and too busy to focus on yourself? Get infused with a combination of vitamin C, B5, B6, B12, B-complex, magnesium, selenium, calcium and zinc in only 15 minutes! This formula is designed to help those needing a pick-me-up after a period of stress, lack of sleep, over-exertion, or to help recover from jetlag.
- Energy Plus (Adrenal Support)
Feeling exhausted? Having trouble sleeping? Struggling with “adrenal fatigue”? This formula combines the Myer’s Cocktail with more vitamin C and B5 to boost adrenal function. It also has an amino acid complex to support metabolic pathways to support energy production and mood.
- Brain Booster
Having trouble concentrating? Experiencing that afternoon head fog? This formula will help support brain function and mental clarity.
Feel like your liver could use some support? Over time toxins can accumulate in your body from sluggish liver metabolism. This IV formula is loaded with the vitamins and minerals needed to support phase I liver metabolism and the amino acids and methyl-groups to support phase II liver metabolism. It is also loaded with antioxidants to remove reactive oxygen species built up from sluggish liver metabolism. This IV ends with a glutathione push, the most potent antioxidant in the body and key player involved in both phase I and II metabolism.
- Age Defier (Anti-aging)
Vitamin C helps to build collagen. As we age, the amount of vitamin C in our skin decreases leading to wrinkles and age spots. Intravenous vitamin C can help minimize this aging process. This treatment is also followed with a glutathione push. Glutathione is the body’s most potent anti-oxidant. It protects our cells from free radical damage and premature aging and helps detoxify the liver. If you are looking to optimize the age of your cells (and your skin), this formula is perfect for you.
- Gut Recovery
Do you have Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis or IBS? Then this IV formula was designed for you! Vitamin C and L-glutamine promote cellular recovery and reduce gut inflammation. This formula helps to shorten flare-ups and lengthen periods of remission. Added vitamins, minerals and amino acids also help to replenish deficiencies from diminished absorption through the gut while improving energy, focus and vitality.
- Flu Fighter (Immune Support)
With a mix of immune boosters such as vitamin C and hydrochloric acid (if needed) and antioxidants, this formula helps to boost the body’s natural defenses. This formula can be useful if you have a tendency to get sick frequently, to prevent the common cold or the flu or, if you are currently sick it can be used to speed up your recovery time.
- Athletic Enhancement
You don’t need to be an elite athlete to reap the benefits of this treatment. This formula contains vitamin C to prevent free radical damage, magnesium and calcium to support muscle function and B vitamins to improve energy and performance. This IV is also followed by a glutathione push to reduce inflammation. Whether you are training for an event, or just trying to get back into a fitness regime, this treatment can help support the body and improve muscle recovery times.
- Hair, Skin & Nails
If you are experiencing hair loss or thinning, skin dryness or wrinkling or brittle nails, this formula is what you need. This formula is loaded with Vitamin C to promote collagen production and biotin to strengthen you hair, skin and nails by supporting keratin production.
- The Period Buster (Menstrual Cramps)
Dreading your monthly visit from Aunt Flow? Do you notice mood changes and experience painful cramps? This bag is loaded with magnesium to reduce uterine cramping and L-taurine to improve your mood. For best result this treatment is done the week before you are expecting your period and during the flow.
- Pregnancy Support
Having a hard time taking your prenatal vitamins? Feeling nauseous and tired? This IV is tailored to provide you with vital nutrients to support you throughout your pregnancy. Magnesium and calcium will help prevent or treat leg cramps, B6 will help reduce nausea and B12 will help to improve your energy. This IV is followed by a folate IM (intramuscular) injection to prevent neural tube defects and support red blood cell production.
- Ultimate Calm (Anti-Anxiety)
Feeling on edge or anxious? This formula was designed to help calm your nervous system with amino acids L-taurine and L-glycine and support your adrenal gland with vitamin B5 and Vitamin C. It also contains Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) to help stabilize mood.
- Tissue Repair IV
This IV is great to help support tissues in the body to heal. It has been formulated with therapeutic levels of amino acids, vitamins and minerals to encourage cellular recovery and to provide the building blocks for protein synthesis and tissue growth. Ideal uses would be for chronic slow healing wounds or to support tissue healing post surgery.
B12 can be given IM (intramuscularly) or IV (intravenously). We use a methylcobalamin or hydroxycobalamin form to ensure optimal cellular absorption and bioavailability. Folate is often given with the IM injection. B12 is involved in red blood cell production, metabolic and neurological processes and as such can be given to help improve energy, mood and reduce neuropathies.
Glutathione is the most potent antioxidant in our body and can be depleted in your body due to poor nutrition, environmental toxins, stress and naturally with age. It is essential for liver detoxification and cellular health to combat oxidative stress. Glutathione is typically given as an IV push at the end of your IV treatment or given as an IV drip in isolation.
- Vitamin D
Statistics indicate that 60-70% of the Canadian population have insufficient Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is essential for your bone health, immune function, mood stability, hormone balance and can prevent chronic illness. Vitamin D can be given IM (intramuscularly) in high doses to rapidly increase and sustain your levels. This can be given as a single injection before the fall to prevent the common cold or flu and prevent seasonal affective disorder in the winter.