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.