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Injectables Therapy:

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy is a safe and effective way of delivering nutrients (vitamins, minerals and amino acids) directly into circulation

Bypassing the gut, they can be immediately accessed by various cells & tissues throughout the body.

About Intravenous (I.V.) Nutrient Therapy:

I.V. Nutrient Therapy is an effective way to boost nutrient status and achieve your health goals quicker.

In particular, it can be very effective for those with any gut-related problems (IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, diverticulitis, SIBO, celiac, etc), low energy/chronic fatigue, anxiety, chronic stress, headaches/migraines, poor immune function, poor diet, and those prone to dehydration.

I.V. Nutrient Therapy is a superior method to oral supplementation—for three key reasons:

1 It allows for higher dosing
of targeted nutrients.

This is important since many nutrients must reach a certain threshold in the blood or tissue to have the desired effect. For example, magnesium must reach a certain level before it can actually enter cells (where it is needed), which is often unattainable in oral doses due to poor absorption and/or poor tolerability (ex. diarrhea).

2 It optimizes
absorption.

This is important since many nutrients must reach a certain threshold in the blood or tissue to have the desired effect. For example, magnesium must reach a certain level before it can actually enter cells (where it is needed), which is often unattainable in oral doses due to poor absorption and/or poor tolerability (ex. diarrhea).

3 It negates any negative side-effects
often found with oral dosing.

This is important since many nutrients must reach a certain threshold in the blood or tissue to have the desired effect. For example, magnesium must reach a certain level before it can actually enter cells (where it is needed), which is often unattainable in oral doses due to poor absorption and/or poor tolerability (ex. diarrhea).

IV Nutrient Therapy FAQ:

How to prepare for & what to expect at your first visit:

It is advised to eat a meal at least 1 hr prior to the IV appointment.

If it is your first appointment, you will need to provide a urine sample upon arrival to ensure adequate kidney function. You will also go through a brief health screen with Dr. Lovink, along with any indicated physical examinations.

The time it takes to administer an IV depends on the contents of the bag and individual factors. However, in general, you can expect to be at the clinic for 1-1.5 hrs.

Once you are hooked up to the IV you can read a book, listen to music or simply close your eyes and relax.

What will the IV feel like?

In general, the IV is painless other than a small pinch during insertion. You may feel a slight warming sensation, taste vitamins in the back of the throat or feel a coolness in the arm. In rare cases, people feel a slight ache in the arm, mild nausea or mild tired/sleepiness. These sensations are transient and can be minimized by adjusting the rate of the IV, having a small snack or using a heating pad on the arm.

Are IV’s covered under extended benefits?

Yes, IV’s are covered under naturopathic medical services and/or under your “health spending account”. We also offer direct billing — visit our Direct Billing page for details

What kind of IV’s are offered?

Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy

To see our complete range of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy offerings, check out the menu.

Intramuscular (IM) Nutrient Shots

We also offer Intramuscular (IM) shots for those who want a quick boost. Click here for more information.

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