IV Nutrient Therapy

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what is intravenous nutrient therapy?

Vitamins and minerals provide the nutrients required for our cells to function optimally. Without these many diseased and dysfunctional states occur. Usually, these nutrients are acquired through our diet; however, in many cases, nutrients don’t actually reach our cells due to a variety of reasons such as: poor digestion, low stomach acid, inflammation, low activity of the immune system, and food sensitivities.

Intravenous nutrient therapy is the infusion of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients into blood circulation to allow for easy and efficient absorption and get nutrients to therapeutic cellular levels. This makes IV therapy much faster acting and often more effective than orally administered therapies as they go more directly to cells and are given in the most bioavailable forms. Dr. Della's IV therapies are specific to each patient’s needs by altering the types and amounts of nutrients in them. 

Which conditions can benefit from IV Therapy?

There are numerous conditions that can be improved by IV therapy, which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Acute colds and flus

  • Acute muscle spasm and chronic muscle pain

  • Chronic digestive concerns - Inflammatory bowel conditions (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s), IBS, Celiac Disease or SIBO

  • Chronic sinusitis, Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Chronic hives

  • Dehydration

  • Chronic fatigue syndromes, Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Hormonal symptoms and menstrual cramps

  • Immune dysfunction

  • Improving athletic performance and recovery after strenuous exercise

  • Injury prevention and healing

  • Post surgery healing

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Viral illnesses

Common ingredients in a standard IV include Vitamin C, a blend of B vitamins, micronutrients like selenium, zinc, manganese, as well as maronutrients like calcium and magnesium. The most common IV given is a an IV Meyers, which is full of may important nutrients.

The significant benefit of IV therapy is it bypasses the digestive system. Digestion can commonly be impaired, such as during times of stress or inflammation; which leads to less nutrients for your cells from your food. By administering nutrients intravenously, we are often able to achieve levels superior to oral consumption and therefore have the ability to improve many conditions. 

 

Two common types of IV therapies include: Basic IVs - which have smaller amount of nutrients, and Advanced IVs - which often have higher amounts of nutrients and are tailored for more serious conditions.

Basic IV Therapies

  • Basic IVs are specific for you - they may include a combination of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, herbs, and other nutrients. Please speak to Dr. Della directly to get an idea of what she can help with.

Advanced IV Therapies

  • Advanced IVs are available for many conditions, including help in many common areas, as well as chelation therapies, more serious pathologies, and tissue healing. Please talk to Dr. Della in order to get a complete list of what may be right for you.

**All IVs require a minimum 30 minute initial consultation prior to the first IV being administered - in order to get basic medical information and to tailor your IV individually for you. 

For more information please book a FREE 10 minute consultation with Dr. Della at her Oak Bay office in beautiful Victoria, BC. To book with Dr. Della please request an appointment.