Vitamin IV Therapy

What is Vitamin IV Therapy?

Vitamin 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 Vitamin 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 nutrients are used in Vitamin IV Therapy?

Most commonly, the following nutrients are used:

  • Vitamin C 
  • Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Selenium 
  • Vitamin B Complex including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12
  • Amino acids - essential and non-essential
  • Glutathione (Antioxidant made in the liver)
  • Nutrients are delivered in a base of sterile water or normal saline

The amount of each nutrient is determined by your Naturopathic Doctor to ensure there are therapeutic doses of each nutrient in order to help replete your body and start to feel well!  

Is Vitamin IV therapy safe?   

Side effects and complications are rare. Most people tolerate Vitamin IV therapy very well and have no trouble during or after the treatment. The Naturopathic Doctors at Lemon Water Wellness will be sure to walk you through any possible risks according to your formula provided and have extensive training in proper management should anything occur. 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 Vitamin IV treatment take?

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

How often are Vitamin IV treatments required?

This ranges depending on the condition being treated. Typically, individuals will benefit the most by receiving 1 treatment per week for 4-6 consecutive weeks. Following the initial protocol, based on their response rate, your ND will determine a maintenance regime or how to proceed further for effective care.

Are there any side-effects of Vitamin IVs?

Dehydration causes the most post IV symptoms and concerns.  So be sure to hydrate before, during and after your treatment to avoid this possibility. Symptoms associated with dehydration include: headache, dizziness, dry mouth, and possible joint stiffness.    

Does Vitamin IV Therapy hurt?

There will be a mild uncomfortable prick with needle insertion which lasts for less than 1 second. Some individuals will apply a topical anesthetic which they can purchase over-the-counter from any drugstore called EMLA cream which eliminates this sensation for improved comfort if this is irritating. Simply apply this 20 minutes prior to treatment and you will be good to go!

How do I book a Vitamin IV therapy?

If you are not a current patient of Lemon Water Wellness, you will need to schedule a Vitamin IV initial appointment that lasts between 15-30 minutes with a Naturopathic Doctor from the team. They will complete a safety physical assessment and review your chief health concerns in order to assess which formula is best suited for your care.

To schedule a Vitamin IV treatment, we require 4 business days in advance in order to create your customized formula and receive it from an official compounding pharmacy to our clinic where we will be able to administer it as a therapy.

Vitamin IV Infusion Therapy can be used to effectively and quickly correct deficiencies, enhance immune function, increase energy and assist in maintaining health. The Naturopathic Doctors at Lemon Water Wellness are highly trained and experienced in integrating the evidence available to create an individualized IV formula in relation to your specific health concerns. In addition, we have formulated the following IV formulas focused on helping to heal specific conditions.

Metabolic Wellness:

  • Cellular Detoxification Formula
  • Liver Health Formula
  • Energy Booster Formula
  • Anti-Aging Formula

Immune System:

  • Immune Booster Formula
  • Infection Fighter Formula
  • Shingles Anti-Viral Formula
  • Mono Anti-Viral Formula
  • Autoimmune Disease Formula

Energy and Mood:

  • Adrenal Reset Formula
  • Stress Buster Formula
  • Productivity & Stamina Formula
  • Anxiety Formula
  • Depression Formula
  • Chronic Fatigue Formula

Hormonal Wellness:

  • Male Infertility Formula
  • Female Infertility Formula
  • Hormone Balancing Formula
  • Post-Oral Contraception Formula
  • Hormone Recovery & Weight Loss Formula
  • Menopause Wellness Formula
  • Thyroid Health Formula

Gastrointestinal Wellness:

  • Gastrointestinal Healing Formula
  • Crohn's Disease Formula
  • Ulcerative Colitis Formula
  • Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome Formula
  • Celiac Disease Formula

Neurological Wellness:

  • Memory Enhancement & Cognitive Function Formula
  • Neurological Disease Formula
  • Concussion Recovery Formula
  • Parkinson's Recovery Formula

Healthy Aging:

  • Glowing Skin Formula
  • Macular Degeneration Formula

Substance recovery aids:

  • Post-Alcohol Recovery Formula
  • Addiction Weaning Formula
  • Smoking cessation Formula

Dermatology wellness:

  • Skin Healing Formula
  • Acne Formula

Respiratory Wellness:

  • Asthma Formula
  • Nebulizer treatments -COPD, Cystic Fibrosis, Bronchitis

Prenatal Wellness:

  • Pregnancy Nausea Formula

Inflammation & Pain:

  • Migraine & Headache Relief Formula
  • Fibromyalagia Formula