December 11, 2020

Vitamin IV Therapy

By Dr. Selene Wilkinson, N.D.
Vitamin IV Therapy

Intravenous (IV) Vitamin Therapy is a cutting-edge therapy that is becoming extremely popular for a variety of conditions. The therapy is used for a broad spectrum of treatments from enhancing overall wellbeing to being used with Cancer treatments. Below are some key questions patients often have regarding IV therapy:

What is IV Therapy?

IV Therapy safely delivers key vitamins and essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream intravenously. In bypassing the digestive system, a much higher level of nutrition is delivered directly to your cells.

Why choose IV Therapy over diet and supplementation?

Although there is no disputing a healthy diet is extremely important, many people don’t absorb vitamins very well through their digestive system.  Much of what you take orally may not find its way into your bloodstream, particularly if you have digestive troubles. IV therapy ensures that nutrients are directly absorbed into the system.

What conditions can be addressed with IV Therapy?

Vitamin Infusion Therapy can be used to effectively and quickly correct deficiencies, enhance immune function, increase energy and assist in maintaining health. Conditions IV Therapy can treat include:

  • Fatigue
  • Decreased Immune System
  • Sports Injuries
  • Nausea in pregnancy
  • Cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Migraines & tension headaches
  • Macular degeneration
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Detoxification 
  • Asthma 
  • Chronic or acute muscle spasms 
  • Acute viral illnesses and colds 
  • Immunocompromised states: Lupus, Arthritis,   MS Epstein Barr Virus
  • Pre and post surgical support
  • IBS
  • Restorative health/anti-aging

What nutrients are used in IV Therapy?

Most commonly, the following nutrients are used:

  • Vitamin C 
  • Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium 
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Amino acids
  • Glutathione

Nutrients are delivered in a base of sterile water or normal saline

Is IV Therapy safe?

Side effects and complications are rare. Most people tolerate IV therapy very well, and have no trouble during or after the treatment. There may be some irritation, but for most people it’s surprisingly comfortable and relaxing as you can read or use a tablet while the treatment is taking place.

How long does a treatment take?

A treatment can take anywhere from 20 to 120 minutes depending on the condition, individual and nutrients used.

Is there research on IV Therapy?

All intravenous protocols have been thoroughly researched and have shown to be highly effective.

Who can administer IV Therapy?

Only Naturopathic Doctors who are registered and certified in IV Therapy by having had additional training can administer it.