Intravenous (IV) therapy involves the administration of nutrients in high concentrations to rapidly improve cellular healing. Normally, cells in the digestive tract facilitate the absorption of nutrients. However, in IV therapy the digestive tract is bypassed with the direct infusion into the bloodstream. This allows the cells to rapidly obtain nutrients needed to repair, regenerate, and regain strength. The IV method of administration also allows much higher doses to enter the cells than would be possible through ingestion alone. For example, some people will experience digestive upset if they take several grams of vitamin C orally. These negative effects can be avoided through the IV method.
What is IV Therapy Helpful For?
- Poor digestion, such as inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis and food sensitivities
- Cancer treatment and has shown to increase effectiveness of chemotherapy
- Athletic performance
- To speed recovery from acute infection
- Chronic stress and/or illness
- Prevent and treat migraines
- Autoimmune conditions
- Fibromyalgia, depression and CFS
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IV Therapy in Mississauga
Dr. Ashley ND and Dr. Margaret Balajewicz ND are certified by the College of Naturopaths of Ontario to practice IV therapy in Ontario. Dr. Ashley ND and Dr. Margaret Balajewicz ND are Naturopathic Doctors who practice in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health. At our Mississauga health office we are prepared and organized to be compliant with the new 2017 regulations regarding IV Therapy in Ontario.
Commonly patients will call into the office looking for a nutrient infusion, IV Therapy, high dose vitamin C, or even a Myers’ Cocktail. If this is something that you are looking for, contact us to set up a consultation with our Naturopathic Doctors who are licensed to treat using IVs.
What is a Myers’ Cocktail?
A Myers’ Cocktail is named after Dr. Myers who pioneered IV Therapy. It is a “multivitamin and mineral” formulation used to improve health for the average person and also specifically for chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep problems, nutrient deficiencies, low energy, and sports enhancement. Read more about it here.
Here’s a short video taken from Dr. Oz and “take home” about how intravenous nutrients are given for energy and wellbeing:
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