Intravenous (IV) Infusions are an exceptionally effective method of delivering vitamin, mineral and herbal therapeutics directly into the bloodstream. IVs have become increasingly popular in recent years with A-list celebrities singing their praises for everything from hangovers to skin health and immunity. We have received numerous requests for IVs and are very happy to announce the opening of our very own Waterdown Clinic IV Lounge.
What Is IV Nutrient / IV Vitamin Therapy?
IV vitamin drips were first administered in the 1950s by Dr John Myers, a Baltimore physician and developer of the Myers Cocktail, who pioneered the method as a way of infusing nutrients and minerals directly into the body for optimal absorption. Nutritional supplements, i.e. vitamins, minerals and nutrients, are administered directly into the arm via a needle attached to an IV drip similar to one you would see in a hospital.
Are IV Drips Safe?
IV therapy is strictly regulated in Ontario. All of our IV’s are medically supervised and safely administered by a qualified professional.
Who can Benefit from an IV Drip?
Our practitioners take advantage of IV therapeutics to help replenish identified nutritional deficiencies, bypass the gut in patients with known digestive issues, support the immune system, and achieve more direct penetration of therapeutics into the cells. Doses are based on needs identified by a blood test and tailored to the individual. This is how we maximize the benefit and provide the body with precisely what is needed.
Common Conditions IV Vitamin Therapy May Help
- Brain fog
- IBS and digestive concerns
- Detox support
- Athletic performance
IV Infusions We Offer
At the Waterdown Clinic, we take an individualised approach to Intravenous Therapeutics. Based on your body’s specific requirements and needs we may tailor an IV bag for you from the following:
- Myers’ Cocktail
- Vitamin C
- High Dose Vitamin C
- Minerals – Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium
- Vitamins – Vitamin C, B Vitamins
We also offer Phlebotomy services. Please contact us to discuss the options available.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
Most vitamin IV treatments take about an hour and a half from start to finish. You will be seated comfortably in our lounge which provides a pleasant and calming environment, and our staff will be on hand at all times. Your results will vary depending on the nature of the treatment and your health history.
IV therapy is generally safe and well-tolerated. You should feel the benefits fairly fast, with certain therapies taking a few days to notice and others being almost immediate.
Please give us a call if you would like to discuss your options for IV therapy, we’re happy to answer any questions.