IV therapy is a powerful way to get you the vitamins you need fast, and can provide you with the boost you need to beat that cold or legally give you that extra energy to run that marathon!
With IV therapy, highly concentrated liquid forms of vitamins and nutrients are injected directly into muscles or veins. The most common vitamin injection is a B12 shot; it takes about ten seconds to administer and can give you an energy boost immediately. IVs can be done either by push or by drip: for a push, your naturopathic doctor uses a large syringe to push vitamins directly into your veins, over the course of about ten minutes. A drip IV takes about a half an hour, and allows for larger volumes of vitamins to be used, meaning you can get higher doses in one treatment.
IV therapies are a great way to get vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients right into your bloodstream. This means we can get you the nutrients you need to feel healthy and happy, without worrying about if you’re digestive system is absorbing them properly.
Effectively an intravenous (IV) multivitamin consisting of vitamin C, B complex vitamins, minerals and water. The Myers’ cocktail was developed by Dr. John Myers in the 1970’s for debilitated patients or those with compromised digestive function. Its use has since spread to include anybody that is tired, “running on fumes”, nutrient deficient, suffering from weakened immune function, recovering from surgery, accidents and injury or those simply in need of a nutritional pick-up from a hectic lifestyle.
IV Vitamin C
Originally developed as an adjunctive therapy for cancer, the high dose vitamin C IV can also be used when one desires viral prophylaxis, support for an active infection or a strong addition to one’s cancer support regimen
A high-powered combination of the high dose vitamin C and Myers’ Cocktail IV treatments with an additional ingredient profile that more effectively supports immune function. This IV is the treatment of choice for those with acute, chronic or recurring infections.
Glutathione is an antioxidant found in every cell of the body. It acts to recycle nutrients and protect DNA from oxidative damage. Adding it to the end of your IV helps potentiate the actions of the IV and aides in recovery from oxidative damage, like high stress and increased physical demands on the body.
There are also many other nutrients and micronutrients that can be included in part of a custom IV designed specially for you. Things like glutathione can be a great part of a detox protocol, as this high power antioxidant is essential in getting your cells working properly. Ask us if you think a tailor-made IV might be right for you!
B12 and Vitamin Injections
B12 shots are a great way to boost energy levels fast! By directly injecting this important vitamin, with or without the addition of vitamin B9, we can bypass the complicated steps involved in absorbing B12 from your food and you’ll notice the difference. You’ll feel an increase in energy almost immediately!
There are many steps required for you to properly absorb vitamin B12 from your food, and if your digestion is impaired in any way, chances are you’re not getting the levels you need to feel energized. People with celiac disease, Crohn’s or colitis, or other inflammatory bowel conditions aren’t able to properly absorb B12 and other nutrients from their diets. While we work on reducing the inflammation, B12 shots can be a great way to get this essential vitamin. Digestion is also affected by stress, and if you’re under a lot of it, a B12 shot can be a great way to give you an energy boost while we work on reducing your stress levels.
Vitamin B12 is only found in meats and animal sources, like dairy. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, you might be missing out on this important nutrient. We can help educate you on how to obtain well-balanced proteins from your diet, and in the meantime, we can get you the vitamin B12 you need, fast, so you can feel great!
Vitamin B12 injections can also be used to help relax muscles and decrease pain. Injections directly into affected areas and trigger points can provide fast relief or muscle aches and pains, and provide you with added nutrient support at the same time.
In today’s world the combination of poor diet and a high stress lifestyle can quickly deplete the body of its needed nutrients, in particular B-Complex vitamins. When we become deficient in B vitamins this can affect many different bodily functions ranging from energy production to neurotransmitter synthesis. Simple, cost-effective and quick, many people comment on how their energy, mood or sleep has improved within days after receiving this treatment.
The immune support intramuscular injection was developed to support people through the cold and flu season. One of our simplest and safest injections, this treatment prepares the immune system for the onslaught of cold and flu viruses.
Chelation therapy, or simply “Chelation”, is the administration of metal-binding agents to remove heavy metals from the body. We are exposed to a variety of different environmental pollutants over time – e.g. lead for lead pipes, lead gas, lead paint; mercury from large fish and amalgam fillings; cadmium from cigarette smoke; and arsenic from contaminated rice and well water. Although we are able to get rid of them, we can only get rid of so much so fast. Any excess will build up and get stored in our body.
Symptoms of heavy metal excess can be vague and non-specific, but some common symptoms are:
- Chronic fatigue
- Neurological conditions
- Auto-immune disease
- Brain fog
- Unexplained anemia
- Cardiovascular disease
Want to know more about injection and IV therapies and how they might fit into your treatment plan? Book a naturopathic appointment today!