IV Nutrient Therapy
We offer customized IV nutrient therapy in our relaxing IV Suite
IV nutrient therapy delivers high doses of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants for specific therapeutic reasons.
How it works
All of our patients are assessed and treated by our experienced naturopathic doctors. The assessment includes a thorough health screen to determine if IV therapy is safe & indicated for you. Each drip has been carefully researched and designed to give you the most safe and effective treatment.
Book your appointment, consult with your doctor, sit back, relax, and enjoy your drip!
Consults are approximately 15 minutes. Once you are hooked up your drip will take 35-45 minutes. Plug in your headphones, grab a book, watch TV or simply relax.
As part of your assessment, your practitioner may recommend IV Glutathione treatment - either on its own or in conjunction with a vitamin drip.
Glutathione is one of your body’s most powerful antioxidants and glutathione levels naturally decline with age!
Don’t have time for an IV? Your practitioner may recommend a vitamin shot. We offer quick and easy nutrient booster shots for our patients on the go. Your naturopathic physician will conduct a brief consult and administer a customized nutrient shot for fast and effective delivery.
In addition your practitioner may recommend a single nutrient shot such as B12 or Vitamin D if indicated in your assessment.
Meet The Naturopathic Doctors
Dr. Jessica Moore provides experienced guidance on safe and evidence-informed integrative approaches to whole person cancer care. She is also available for general medicine consultation/concerns. Working on improving the status of your existing conditions and reducing risk factors are also part of Dr. Moore's Cancer prevention approach. Read More
Dr. MacKenzie is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a clinical focus in helping support women with hormonal changes, such as menopause, PMS, fertility and pregnancy. She offers a comprehensive health assessment to get to the root cause of your symptoms. Dr. MacKenzie uses a combination of safe and effective natural medicine treatments such as nutrition and lifestyle counselling, herbal medicine, acupuncture, IV nutrient therapy and prescription medication when needed. Read More
Dr. Carolyn Mukai, ND has a general naturopathic practice with a special interest in complex chronic disease, including Lyme disease and associated illnesses. Her main area of focus is investigating the underlying causes or contributors to chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease including infections, environmental exposures, and immune dysfunction. Read More
Dr. Shamess has a focus on treating complex chronic disease, ME/CFS (myalgic encephalitis, chronic fatigue syndrome), chronic infection, lyme disease, autoimmune, hormonal and digestive conditions. Dr. Shamess’s goal as a naturopathic doctor is to help patients optimize their own health by using an evidence informed approach to navigating complex chronic disease. Ultimately, helping patients not simply survive but also to thrive. Read More
Dr. Amy Pelletier focuses on anxiety, stress, and burnout, as well as the often accompanying digestive and autoimmune concerns. Her treatments incorporate botanical medicine, acupuncture, nutritional counselling, IV nutrient therapy, and lifestyle coaching. Dr. Pelletier is passionate about helping her patients get back to living a life they love! Read More
If this is your first IV treatment, your doctor will ask you about your medication and/or supplements. Please bring a list with the names, strength and dosages of all prescription, over-the-counter medications or supplements with you.
Please wear a shirt that can roll-up above your elbow to allow easy access to your arm.
The more hydrated you are, the more easily accessible your veins are, making for a more comfortable treatment.
Some of the vitamins and minerals can have a temporary blood sugar, and blood pressure lowering effect, which can make you feel light headed and nauseous during or after your IV if you haven’t eaten.
If we are sedentary right before an IV, our vessels may be smaller and more difficult to access. Moving your body before treatment is one of the best things you can do to help ensure a successful treatment.
Avoid Over-Counter Medications:
Please try to avoid the use of anti-histamine or decongestant drugs 24 hours prior to your IV treatment. These medications have a constricting action on blood vessels, which can make your treatment more challenging. The use of Advil or aspirin can increase bruising *
Allow Yourself Enough Time:
Give yourself enough time to arrive so you can get comfortable and relaxed prior to your treatment. This will make your experience more enjoyable and effective.
Nutrient depletion is more common than we think. Many of us lack sufficient dietary intake; we eat on the go, we eat unhealthy foods or we skip meals entirely. Combined with increased demand for nutrients due to chronic stress, travel, infection or illness, as well as the ever-diminishing nutrient status of our soil, our need for nutrient support is more essential than ever. At a cellular level, metabolism and active transport mechanisms become compromised as the cell becomes chronically undernourished, leading to dysfunction at a tissue, organ and eventually system level.
IV therapy delivers high doses of micronutrients that readily absorb from your blood to your cells, delivering fuel directly to your tissues. When we ingest nutrients from food and oral supplements, they must be broken down by our digestive system before being absorbed into our blood, meaning, a portion of these nutrients gets lost to metabolism before they ever reach our cells. When you infuse nutrients directly into the bloodstream, you bypass the digestive system, thus achieving a higher blood concentration beyond what is orally possible. This high concentration creates a concentration gradient, forcing nutrients from your blood into your cells, right where you want them be.
A Therapeutic Level of Nutrients
The best way to nourish your body is to eat a wholesome diet. Oral supplements can play a valuable role in many treatment plans but it's important to recognize the limitations of these products, especially drugstore brands where the quality, purity and concentration can't always be accounted for. In addition, side effects of high oral doses of certain vitamins and minerals can cause unpleasant side effects like nausea, cramping or lose stool. In these cases your Naturopathic Doctor may recommend IV Therapy. IV therapy avoids digestive disturbance by bypassing the digestive system.
Formulations vary based on the goal of treatment, but the following nutrients are generally included in the our IV Drips in varying amounts:
- Trace Minerals
- Vitamins B5, B6, B9, B12, B-Complex
- Vitamin C
- Amino Acids