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IV Nutrient Therapy & Drips

Not feeling like you should in Calgary? Many people have never tried Naturopathic Medicine. IV Nutrient Therapy can benefit many conditions, some of which are mentioned below.

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Can you benefit from IV Therapy?

If you are like many Canadians, you want to feel healthy. One thing that has helped many people is IV nutrient therapy and drip treatments in Calgary. IV nutrient therapy has a wide range of applications, from correcting nutrient deficiency, rehydration and promoting performance benefits, providing immune support, recovering from states of poor health and illness, providing mitochondrial support, benefitting your stress response, and setting your body up for higher quality sleep, among many more. By offering therapeutic dose of nutrients in their active form directly to your blood that are typically taken orally, your body is better able to utilize the nutrients.

IV nutrient therapy and drips IN Calgary

IV nutrient therapy delivers high dose nutrients directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system. This method allows quicker and more effective absorption of nutrients to support healing and feeling your best. We offer IV nutrient therapy and drips to help support your body’s optimal functioning and health.

IV nutrients can support general wellness and offer benefits to those dealing with a variety of health conditions. We’ll assess your health, review your health history, and make recommendations if IV nutrient therapy is right for you. We’ll walk you through how to prepare for treatments and care for yourself after treatments, as well as possible side effects of IV nutrient therapy.

Types of IV Drips We Offer

This drip typically includes calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, and B vitamins, but can also include a number of other minerals including selenium and zinc. It can be used to improve sleep quality, balance hormones, support the immune system, and improve overall well-being.

This formula will include a combination of various vitamins, high dose vitamin C, immune boosting minerals zinc and selenium, with the option to add glutathione for additional antioxidant power. This is useful preventatively or in acute cold and flus.

In addition to vitamins and minerals, this formula includes a more comprehensive amino acid formula that will benefit muscle function and improve recovery for more successful athletic outcomes, whether the goal is to improve endurance, increase strength, or improve recovery from intense exercise.
Glutathione is our bodies master antioxidant. It helps protect red blood cells and arteries from damage, can improve skin quality, may boost your immune system, protect your body from oxidative stress, and reduce liver damage from toxins and other harmful substances.
This blend is beneficial for those who are chronically stressed, jet lagged, post concussion, or have put their body through a stressful time. In addition to a standard Myers' cocktail, it contains additional B-vitamins to help in the recovery process, along with ATP (energy itself), and select amino acids to help with energy depletion at the mitochondrial level.
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Health and Wellness Goals

We offer a range of options to help support your health and wellness goals and promote healing. Some of these treatments may improve skin health and may even hold anti-aging properties. Some treatment protocols may help prepare your body for surgery and aid in the repair process afterward. They also may help support your immune system and can boost athletic performance. Your naturopath will discuss the different types of therapy and the possible benefits of each with you.

IV therapy is a great option for a great deal of individuals and conditions, but it is not suitable for everyone. Those with G6PD deficiency, kidney or liver damage/dysfunction, very low platelet count, pregnant women, high blood pressure, congestive heat failure (CHF) and diabetes may not qualify. This will be discussed in your initial consult.

It is important to monitor your overall well-being. It is not uncommon you may feel a little sleepy after your treatment, though some people feel energized after the treatment as well. It is common, but insignificant, to get a funny taste in your mouth due to the B-vitamins, and glutathione drips may cause your urine to have a sulphurous (rotten eggs) smell. You may notice bruising at the IV puncture site in the days following the IV, this should dissipate within a week. If you notice swelling around the puncture site during the treatment, this indicates the needle has been dislodged from the vein and the IV will be discontinued immediately. Your doctor will explain some more serious but rare complications to look out for during and in the days following your IV treatment.

IV therapy is considered a naturopathic visit, and therefore is covered by insurance companies that offer naturopathic coverage. Check your benefits package or insurance plan to see if you have naturopathic coverage.


Before your treatment, our naturopathic doctors will do a thorough case history and relevant physical exams to determine if your case can benefit from IV nutrient therapy, as well as to rule out any red flag conditions. You will be asked to give a urine sample to assess current kidney function, and your vitals will be monitored before and after the IV, and in some cases during the IV in longer drips. Drips range in time from 30 minutes to about 2 hours. This depends on the size of IV bag (100, 250, or 500ml), the condition of your veins, and the speed at which you can tolerate the flow.


You will be counseled on steps to take before your IV that are critical to IV success. The main ones are to eat a substantial meal before your IV to get your blood sugar levels up, and drink at least 1L of water the day of your IV. Our naturopathic doctors will instruct you of all the necessary steps.


Our naturopathic doctors and staff will do everything we can to make you comfortable for the duration of the IV, including being seated in a comfortable recliner chair. We recommend you wear comfortable and warm clothing, as well as to bring a form of entertainment (book, phone, tablet) to keep you occupied especially during longer IV drips. It is important to stay awake for the duration of the IV. You will be given a buzzer in the case you get any discomfort, have to use the restroom, or need to get in touch will our naturopathic doctor or staff for any reason.

After Your Treatment

You will be instructed on the specifics of post-IV care at the visit, but some of the more important things to consider are: increase water intake the rest of the day after you IV, this will ensure proper hydration as some IV drips can be slightly dehydrating to your cells. Refrain from heavy lifting and exercise in the couple days following an IV.

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