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Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
 
Definition

We need to replenish our water-soluble vitamins such as Vitamins B and C daily. While we can get these vitamins from various fruits and vegetables, many of us don’t always consume enough on a daily basis. On top of that, many factors in our environment today deplete our body's supply. These include smoking, alcohol, caffeine, cooking, eating produce that is not fresh, and stress.

Vitamin C helps the body recover from inflammation, thrombosis and ischaemic damage. It is essential for healing and plays a profound role in heart and brain functions and our immune system. Our daily requirements for optimal function when in good health, has been estimated to be between 2000-4000mg. During illness or disease, we need more Vitamin C to speed up the healing process.

While you can increase your vitamin intake by eating more of certain foods e.g. citrus fruits and vegetables, or by taking oral supplements, there is a limit to how much you can consume before experiencing digestive disturbances. Often the amount of nutrients absorbed through the gut is less than ideal, due to various digestive problems. One way to ensure we get a large dose of Vitamin C is to have it injected straight into our system through the veins. This is referred to as intravenous (IV) therapy.

Vitamin C in intravenous dosage is helpful when fighting acute and chronic infections, fatigue, pre and post surgery and to generally boost the immune system while undergoing cancer therapies.

 
 
How It Works

Firstly, you need to see one of our Integrative Medical doctors who will consult with you and assess whether or not an IV treatment would be beneficial and suitable for you. Then he or she will refer you to the IV Clinic for an appointment.

Vitamin C in a solution (made up of saline or glucose or a combination of both) can be injected either quickly using straight pushes, or more slowly using a drip. With an infusion lasting 5-20 minutes, you can inject doses ranging from 6.25g to 22.5g, while the drips could potentially transfuse up to 100g of Vitamin C in a 30-minute to 2-hour session. The body will not actually hold onto such large doses of Vitamin C; however the goal is to super-saturate tissues with high levels. The excess is excreted in our urine, so it’s important to drink water. Tissue saturation cannot be achieved without intravenous dosage.

Vitamin B complex, Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Trace Elements are often added to Vitamin C solution. These also boost the body's ability to deal with illness/disease and also prevent the Vitamin C irritating the vein. The combined effect of the Vitamin C and B injections is a rapid improvement in energy.

Occasionally B vitamins or minerals will be omitted if a person has a sensitivity to them.

How many treatments you will need depends on your condition. Single pushes or drips are recommended for acute flare ups (like colds or viral gastroenteritis) while more are required for chronic conditions requiring long-term management.

 
 
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Cost

The cost of IV treatments depends on various factors such as the dose of vitamins and the method of administration. It’s best to check with the reception team for the current rates at your local centre.

 
 
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