Intravenous Vitamin Therapy

Intravenous vitamin therapy (IV therapy) is a safe and efficient way of introducing therapeutic doses of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients into the body. IV therapy is an integral part of our Naturopathic services at Naturmend.

Each IV drip includes varying amounts of B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, zinc, selenium, trace minerals, amino acids and other essential nutrients. A treatment typically lasts between 30 minutes-3 hours depending on the type of IV administered and is performed by a highly trained naturopathic doctor in a comfortable clinic environment after doing a complete medical history and assessment of your health.

Benefits of IV therapy:

  • Increases immune health
  • Assists in fighting autoimmune diseases
  • Helps with chronic illness and infection
  • Aids in treating intestinal conditions (Crohns, ulcerative colitic, celiac, malabsorption)
  • Improves athletic/sport performance and recovery time
  • Aids in treating fibromyalgia and migraines
  • Helps fight allergies
  • General health

Types of IV Therapy treatments offered at Naturmend:

  • Glutathione IV

    Our bodies make glutathione as an anti-oxidative defensive mechanism to get rid of reactive oxygen species or free radicals. When the magnitude of free radicals passes a certain threshold, disease occurs. Glutathione works against these free radicals and is beneficial for liver disease, heavy metal/toxin elimination and neurological and many other conditions which require additional antioxidant support.

  • Methylsulfonylmethane IV

    Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an anti-inflammatory agent that has anti-oxidant effects in the body. MSM is beneficial in a variety of inflammatory conditions such as: joint disorders, autoimmune conditions and gastrointestinal inflammatory disorders.

  • Phosphatidylcholine IV

    Phosphatidylcholine has neurological benefits and can help with cognition, memory deficits, brain fog and improve focus and inflammation in the nerves.

  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid IV

    Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a potent anti-oxidative agent that has been shown to be most beneficial in restoring nerve function and treating peripheral neuropathy due to chronic infection, cancer chemotherapy and diabetes. ALA IVs are commonly used as part of the integrative cancer care treatment at Naturmend.

  • Hydrogen Peroxide IV

    Hydrogen peroxide is considered an “oxidative therapy” and is beneficial for bacterial, viral and fungal infections. As an intravenous oxidative agent, hydrogen peroxide increases the oxygen levels in our blood and boosts the immune system’s ability to help kill off infection. It also regulates a variety of immune molecules in our immune system, which are important in modulating inflammation in the body. This IV can be used for a variety of conditions and is also beneficial when you feel the start of a cold or flu.

  • Curcumin IV

    Curcumin is the concentrated active constituent derived from Curcuma longa also known as the turmeric plant. Curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory potential in a variety of inflammatory and pain conditions such as arthritis, autoimmune conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, PMS, chronic infection and much more! Curcumin also plays a role in cancer treatments by inhibiting growth of cancer cells via modulating various signaling pathways that would normally allow tumours to thrive. Curcumin IVs are commonly used as part of the integrative cancer care treatment at Naturmend.

  • Mistletoe IV

    Mistletoe is derived from the Viscum album plant. Different parts of the plant are extracted and various preparations have been shown to help in different types of cancer as an adjunctive treatment. Interestingly, in Germany, oncologists use this therapy alongside other cancer treatments for a variety of reasons. It has been shown to improve quality of life, life span, energy, reduce the risk of cancer recurrence/metastasis, reduce adverse effects of chemotherapy and other conventional treatments while posing NO INTERACTIONS WITH ANY OTHER CANCER TREATMENTS. The mistletoe preparation that we use at Naturmend is Helixor®. Our Naturopathic doctors that administer these treatments are trained in the selection of the mistletoe agent, the dosing and the administration of injections and IV form of the therapy. Mistletoe IVs are commonly used as part of the integrative cancer care treatment at Naturmend.

  • High Dose Vitamin C

    Vitamin C is a powerful anti cancer agent and can help to reduce inflammation in the body. High dose Vitamin C IVs are commonly used as part of the integrative cancer care treatment at Naturmend.

  • Artesunate IV

    Artesunate is derived from the Artemesia wormwood plant and has been proven to be an effective cancer treatment. It does so by manipulating the metabolism of cancer cells by killing the mitochondria, which would normally use iron in order to survive. The process by which it does this is called iron-catalyzed lysosomal reactive oxygen species production. Many studies have reported artesunate as a beneficial component of treating melanoma (skin cancer), liver cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer lung cancer and breast cancer – even that which has spread to other parts of the body. Artesnate IVs are commonly used as part of the integrative cancer care treatment at Naturmend.

  • Aminosyn IV

    This IV is a blend of amino acids administered intravenously, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract and therefore, doesn’t require to be broken down.

  • Rehydration IV

    The rehydration IV is used to help rehydrate the body in times of dehydration due to antibiotic use, physiological reasons and general well being.

  • Myers IV

    The Myers IV is a blend of Vitamin C, B vitamins and mineral elements to support the immune system and the health of the adrenals.

  • Chelation IV

    Chelation therapy has been around for a while and is used to remove heavy metals from the body. As part of a chelation treatment plan, doing chelation IVs is recommended

Please note that an initial naturopathic visit with one of our naturopathic doctors is required before doing any IV treatments at Naturmend. Contact us or give us a call at 403-457-3205 for more information.