Intravenous (IV) Nutritional therapy is a method of feeding vitamins, minerals, and amino acids directly into the bloodstream and it is used to correct intracellular nutrient deficiencies.
IV Nutritional Therapy maximizes the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into your bloodstream, nourishing your body at a cellular level. With IV Nutritional Therapy the naturopath can deliver large doses of nutrients that would not be tolerated if you took them by mouth. Intravenous (IV) Therapy is a safe, effective and relatively inexpensive way to restore your health.
What is IV Therapy?
Intravenous (IV) therapy involves injecting high doses of vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly into the veins for enhanced absorption. It is also called Nutritional IV Therapy. This method of treatment is considered faster-acting with stronger effects than oral supplementation or other forms of medication. Usually we can get the right nutrients through our diet, however, sometimes even a great diet may not convert to proper nutrition at the cellular level.
In IV therapy treatments, there’s no waiting for the nutrients to clear the digestive system and the liver, helping in this way some individuals that have difficulty with absorption in the digestive tract due to disease or simply age. Also no upset stomach or gastro-intestinal problems you so often get from other forms of therapies.
IV Therapy allows for a higher concentration of desired nutrients to be delivered to specific tissues and cells via the bloodstream.
IV therapy represents an exciting new paradigm in integrative and functional medicine, allowing us to both prevent and help treat a wide variety of conditions safely and effectively.
Why would I use IV Therapy?
Nothing beats the power or strength of Nutritional IV therapy. If you want quick results, IV therapies are the first choice to make. Fast delivery and fast effects!
IV therapy can be effective for a broad variety of people and health concerns. Some of the most commonly tackled conditions include cancer care, chronic illnesses, fatigue, cold, flu (immune system boosters), anti-aging, depression and enhancing athletic performance. At Family Naturopathic Clinic, we have designed our treatment menu to include options to support your energy, immune system, prevent degeneration, sport performance, and anti-aging. We also offer high Vit.C IV therapy for cancer care.
Is IV therapy safe?
Yes, IV therapies are safe and simple procedures. Under the supervision of a well-trained naturopathic doctor, our patients tend to experience minimal – if any – side effects. Our clinic is run by a College of Naturopaths of Ontario (CONO) licensed naturopathic doctor who is trained to perform IV therapy safely and effectively. Most patients report that they have more energy and an increased sense of well-being!
Our treatment room is comfortable and quiet. You can just sit back and relax, enjoy a warm beverage, read a book or a magazine, nap, or plug into your own music device. There is free Wi-Fi available.
What are the advantages of IV Therapy?
- NUTRIENTS DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO CELLS THROUGH THE BLOOD STREAM
With intravenous vitamin therapy, as soon as your infusion starts, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients are quickly circulated through your bloodstream and delivered to cells, where they are immediately available for use. 100% absorption. In IV therapy treatments, there’s no waiting for the nutrients to clear the digestive system and the liver. Fast delivery and fast effects!
- FEWER SIDE EFFECTS
IV therapy bypasses the stomach and intestines. This means no upset stomach or intestinal problems like cramps, nausea, or diarrhea, which sometimes result from taking high doses of certain vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C and magnesium.
- ALLOWS FOR HIGH-DOSE THERAPY NECESSARY FOR EFFECTIVE TREATMENT OUTCOMES
Research has shown that there are specific blood or tissue concentrations of certain nutrients that must be achieved in order for them to be pharmacologically active. Vitamin C is a good example of such a nutrient. Numerous studies show high concentrations of Vitamin C are required in the serum and intracellular fluid before it can exert its beneficial effects.
These high concentrations simply cannot be achieved by taking the nutrients orally; the majority of vitamins and minerals swallowed in pill or liquid form is excreted through kidneys, with little actually absorbed into the bloodstream. Complicating this further is that many patients have conditions that impair their intestinal absorption in the first place. Finally, as noted above, many patients cannot tolerate high doses of certain vitamins and minerals because these upset their stomachs. Therefore, only intravenous vitamin therapy can directly deliver pharmacologically effective doses of the required nutrients for specific conditions.
- TAILORED TREATMENT OF SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS BASED ON CLINICAL EVIDENCE
When you visit our Clinic, our board-certified naturopathic doctor will complete a full assessment of your health and medical history to ensure that any condition you are suffering from, whether it’s cancer, intestinal malabsorption or the common cold, is treated in the most effective, appropriate and safely manner.
What are the conditions treated with IV Therapy?
The list includes, but is not limited to:
- IBD – Crohn’s/Ulcerative Colitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Macular Degeneration
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Lyme’s Disease and other chronic infections
- Chronic Pain
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Heart Disease
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease