IV VITAMIN THERAPY
IV therapy involves the intravenous delivery of nutrients to the body at doses much higher than what one could tolerate orally. This safe and extremely effective method of nutrient delivery works by allowing nutrients to bypass the digestive tract and enter the bloodstream immediately without having to be broken down, digested or absorbed. This therapy is especially effective for those suffering from digestive and malabsorptive ailments such as: Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac Disease and IBS.
Other conditions that respond well to IV therapy are:
- Sports injuries and recovery
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Liver disease
- Infection – cold, flu, urinary tract infections, ear infections, etc.
- Fatigue – B12 deficiency, Iron deficiency anemia
- Adrenal fatigue
Naturopathic Doctors in the province of Ontario must be certified in IVIT and have successfully completed and passed the Ontario Prescribing and Therapeutics course and exam in order to be able to safely administer IV therapy in a clinical setting. In order to ensure that your are a viable candidate for this therapy, you must book an initial consultation with Dr. Meera . Components of a physical exam, urinalysis and specific lab tests will be assessed prior to starting any protocols with a patient in order to ensure maximum patient safety.
We live in a world today that is starkly different from that of our ancestors, even one generation removed. We make our way daily through a toxic minefield; whether it be the polluted air we breathe, the antibiotic and pesticide-laden foods we consume, the array of chemicals we slather on our bodies in the forms of soaps, lotions and creams, or the endless vaccines and prescription medications that we are so readily dispensed. With this constant assault, it comes as no surprise that so much of the population suffers from symptoms related to chronic illness and fatigue.
This potent infusion is loaded with the powerful master antioxidant glutathione. In our bodies, glutathione is found predominantly in the brain and in the liver. When it is provided intravenously, it improves both cognitive (brain) and hepatic (liver) functions.
It is commonly used to treat cognitive and neurological conditions such as: Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and dementia. It has also been used successfully to treat liver disease and reduce elevated liver enzymes.
As the levels of this master antioxidant decrease with age, this infusion is also used as part of an anti-aging protocol.
Finally, as a potent chelator of certain toxic heavy metals, the addition of intravenous glutathione is a mainstay of protocols aimed at reducing toxic metal burdens on the body.
Depending on the specific contents of this infusion, this treatment can take anywhere from 15 – 30 minutes.
Commonly known as the Myer’s Cocktail, this blend of B-vitamins, magnesium, calcium, and Vitamin C has been used for decades as not only a mainstay treatment, but also as the base formula for many other IV infusions.
It is known to improve immune function, boost mood, decrease anxiety, and support the function of the stress combating adrenal glands.
Each IV is formulated specific to patient needs and the treatment takes approximately 45 minutes.
This high dose Vitamin C bag is just what the doctor ordered when you are starting to feel under the weather. Using the Myer’s Cocktail as a base formula, this infusion contains a similar combination of vitamins and minerals with enhanced levels of Vitamin C to boost immune function.
This formulation works to decrease not only the duration of the illness, but also works simultaneously to boost energy and increase the overall feeling of wellness while supporting the body’s innate healing and recovery mechanisms.
You should allow 1 – 1 1/2 hours for this infusion.
The organ that is the largest and takes on the brunt of everyday wear and tear is the skin. This infusion is a combination of collagen enhancing Vitamin C, B-vitamins, minerals and amino acids, with the addition of free radical quenching glutathione. It is just the TLC your skin craves to maintain it’s age defying firmness, and it’s radiant glow!
Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, promotions…the list of celebratory events goes on! Sunglasses and Advil are one source of relief from a night of over indulgence. But even those don’t provide an immediate source of relief. What the body craves most after one of those nights is HYDRATION!
Our anti-hangover bag is loaded with B-vitamins, minerals and Vitamin C in a base of saline that provides immediate energy and hydration to the system. We end the treatment with liver loving glutathione (the master antioxidant) and within an hour, you should be good to go!