Types of IV therapy offered at Docere Wellness Centre:
Meyers Cocktail IV:
Vitamin and mineral IV therapy.
B-complex vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12), vitamin c, magnesium, calcium, multi-trace minerals (zinc, copper, manganese, chromium, selenium).
Immune Enhancer IV:
Meyer’s cocktail with extra B-complex vitamins + added dosages of immune factors such as:
Higher dose vitamin c
Higher dose selenium
Higher dose zinc.
Love Your Liver IV:
Meyer’s cocktail with extra B-complex vitamins + added dosages of liver detoxification factors such as:
Higher dose magnesium
Amino acid (Taurine).
*These are the most common IV therapy protocols-more to come if frequently requested.
About IV Therapy
IV therapy stands for Intravenous Therapy. Vitamins and minerals are administered directly into the venous system which, allows for 100% absorption into the body. Oral administration of vitamins and minerals (or by mouth) are not as highly absorbed, and even less so if one has any known gastrointestinal issues. Some of these include IBD (irritable bowel disease such as crones or colitis), IBS (irritable bowel disease), gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), and any other possible absorption issues such as multiple food sensitivities, or leaky-gut syndrome.
However, IV therapy is safe, highly effective and recommended for many individuals even if one doesn’t have any absorption or other gastrointestinal issues, since oral supplementation vary in quality. Whereas IV therapy ensures that you’re absorbing high qualities of vitamins at a superior level, so that you know exactly what you’re getting, knowing it is all being absorbed.
It is also commonly used to help treat low energy, fatigue, fibromyalgia, or for general health maintenance. The Immune Enhancer IV therapy blend – because of its high dose immune factors – are great for helping support the immune system from already existing infections, or as a preventative measure to help prevent getting sick. As well, it is also commonly administered before or after long flights, to help rebuild the immune defenses when sitting in a small closed environment with recycled air. The Love Your Liver IV, is wonderful for speeding up the detoxification processes of the liver, or if one has been exposed to environmental toxins as well as, excessive alcohol consumption. Glutathione, is the most abundant antioxidant found in the body. It is very poorly absorbed orally, and therefore it is very commonly added as a liver detoxification agent in an IV therapy protocol. It is also researched in the management of liver detoxification and liver disorders, and is known to have anti-aging, and skin enhancing effects.
Preparing for an IV and what to expect
Routine blood (within the last year) is required before your first appointment in order to gain a baseline status, as well as assess safety. For more information about what lab work is required, please feel free to contact Docere Wellness Centre reception at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before an IV, it is important to eat a meal, at least enough to feel full before your appointment, as well as to stay hydrated throughout the day. It is also appropriate to bring snacks, juice, or water if you would like to have during the treatment as well, if needed. If you are not already a patient with Docere, a short one-time IV therapy visit is required, in order for the naturopathic doctor to assess symptoms, and health goals, and do a prior assessment before your first IV.
What will I feel during and after treatment and are there side effects?
Everyone is different with how they respond to any treatment, and IV therapy is no different. The most common things reported during a treatment are: increased energy, feeling of calm and less anxiety, and tasting the vitamins in their mouth (due to the capillaries in the tongue). As well, many have reported higher productivity, better sleep, increased immune health, shorter recovery time from illnesses, lowered inflammation, better skin health, and more.
Side effects may include mild hypoglycemia, nausea, fatigue, lightheadedness, headache, phlebitis (slight irritation of the vein in the site of administration), superficial bruising at site of the needle, or an allergy to vitamins or minerals. Most individuals do not have a reaction to vitamin and mineral IV therapy, although if any discomforts or adverse reactions are experienced, the treatment can be stopped at any time. Most feel rested, or have more energy following the treatment for days, or weeks. Very few reported limited, minimal or no changes.
Our Goals at Docere Wellness Centre are:
... to listen and be respectful
... to create a collaborative partnership
... to treat the whole person, not the illness
... to address the root cause and not just treat symptoms
... to honour the healing power of nature