Many individuals have compromised health including gastrointestinal, liver, and kidney dysfunction that prevents them from properly absorbing and assimilating food. supplements and medications. IV administration safely bypasses the gastrointestinal system and liver and allows for the delivery of nutrients and therapeutic compounds directly to cells through the bloodstream. With IV administration you can obtain blood levels of nutrients that are much higher than oral intake alone.

Optimum Wellness Integrated Clinic offers multiple types of IV therapies, including vitamin C, alpha lipoic clad, curcumin, artesunate, GPC, PPC, and other vitamin/mineral combinations for a wide range of health concerns. IV therapy may help patients with symptoms ranging from low energy or mood disorders to
cancer and cardiovascular disease.

The IV treatment centre at Optimum Wellness is one of the largest in Western Canada. Every week, dozens of patients are treated with safe, effective IV therapies by our experienced team. Our IV room has a full nursing staff and is overseen by multiple naturopathic doctors. We also use infusion pumps to ensure safety and efficacy of our treatments. We have safely administered thousands of IV therapies to numerous patients.

While diseases may present similarly, the reason they developed may be due to a myriad of different factors. Determining the cause and correcting it is the role of your naturopathic doctor. Our doctors will take the time to understand the cause of your illness and if IV therapy is recommended our naturopathic doctors will tailor the IV towards your individual needs. Therefore, it is our policy to speak with one of the naturopathic doctors at our clinic before receiving an IV. Below is an overview of some of the IV therapies we offer at our clinic. These therapies may be offered alone or in a mixture with one another.

List of IV Ingredients offered at our clinic:

Additional IV and intramuscular nutrients offered at our clinic:

Magnesium

  • Is the second most prevalent electrolyte in the body and helps maintain fluid balance

  • Is a mineral cofactor that influences over 300 enzymatic systems in the body including energy production

  • Deficiencies are common due to our soil being depleted of magnesium

  • Deficiency can lead to muscle cramps, depression, insomnia, fatigue, asthma, arrhythmias, increased blood pressure, constipation and reduced insulin sensitivity

  • Decreases blood pressure in patients with mild to severe hypertension

  • Improves insulin sensitivity, reduces blood glucose, insulin, and lowers HgbA1c in both diabetic and non diabetic patients

  • May improve bone mineral density, improve sleep and lower inflammation

Calcium

  • Is a major building block of bone and teeth formation and maintenance

  • Essential in muscle contraction and nerve conduction

  • Deficiency leads to osteopenia and eventually osteoporosis. Can also lead to muscle cramping and nerve conduction problems

  • Increased calcium can help beat hypertension and hyperlipidemia

  • High calcium intake is associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Zinc

  • Zinc is one the 24 micro nutrients essential for survival. Zinc is easily lost through sweating and so many active individuals are deficient in it

  • Zinc is essential in numerous enzymatic reactions, is a vital component of the immune system and is involved in multiple hormonal pathways such as thyroid and testosterone production

  • Deficiencies are associated with a weakened immune system, low testosterone and depression

  • Supplementing with zinc has been found to improve blood glucose, insulin sensitivity, decrease inflammation and provide numerous other benefits

  • Supplementation of zinc has been found to enhance the immune system and can help treat viral and bacterial infections

Selenium

  • Selenium is a trace mineral that is a cofactor for the body’s antioxidant system. It is an essential component to protecting the body from oxidative stress

  • Selenium plays an important role in cardiovascular health, reproduction, mental health, and numerous other bodily process

  • Deficiencies in selenium have been linked with numerous chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer

  • Selenium is an essential component to thyroid health and is needed in the conversion of T4 to T3

  • Selenium plays an important role in both the immune system and inflammation.

  • Supplementation with selenium may play a role in the prevention of multiple different types of cancer.

Potassium

  • Potassium is the most abundant intracellular electrolyte in the body.

  • Due to the standard American diet it is common to not receive enough potassium through diet alone

  • Deficiency of potassium can cause fatigue. weakness, neuropathy, depression, constipation, fatigue, insomnia, mental impairment, low blood pressure, heart palpitations and much more.

  • Potassium helps control cardiovascular function, neurological function, gastrointestinal function muscle contraction, acid-base balance and much more.

Glutathione (GSH)

  • Glutathione is one of the most important antioxidants in the human body. It is used by every single cell and tissue

  • Glutathione is poorly absorbed when administered orally and so IV administration provides the greatest benefits

  • Glutathione is primarily synthesized in the liver. Supplementation with glutathione has been found to be hepatoprotective

  • Glutathione is involved in a multitude of enzymatic reactions, prevention of oxidative damage,DNA synthesis and repair, protein synthesis, metabolism of toxins and carcinogens, immune system function and multiple other important functions

  • Deficiencies in glutathione have been found to cause aging, macular degeneration, diabetes, lung and GI disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders

Vitamin B12 (Both IV and intramuscular)

  • Vitamin B 1 2 is an essential water-soluble vitamin found in mainly animal based foods. Due to having a compromised GI system many people have problems with absorbing Vitamin BI 2 through food and oral supplementation. Intravenous and intramuscular administration of Vitamin B12 avoids these issues

  • A deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause a broad range of symptoms such as megaloblastic anemia, GI lesions, neurologic damage including neuropathy and neurodegenerative diseases, depression, impaired cognition and numerous other symptoms

  • Vitamin B12 is a vital component in the production of DNA, methylation and energy metabolism

  • Many Common prescriptions such as metformin, cause B12 deficiency; if you are on prescription medication you may have various vitamin/ mineral deficiencies

  • Vitamin BI 2 can be used to treat numerous conditions such as fatigue, depression, atherosclerosis, infertility, neuropathy, autoimmune disease and many more.

Vitamin B5 (dexpanthenol)

  • Vitamin B5 is a B vitamin that is involved in the formation of Co-enzyme A. Co-enzyme A is involved in 4% of all enzymatic reaction in the body and is vital to the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats

  • Vitamin B5 is also involved in the regulation of cholesterol, steroid hormones, neurotransmitters and epithelial function

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL)

  • Vitamin B6 is a cofactor in over 100 enzymes in the body. It is needed for the synthesis of amino acids, glucose from glycogen, vitamin B3, neurotransmitters, hemoglobin and for the development of lymphocytes

  • Deficiency of vitamin B6 can cause acne, eczema, fatigue, anxiety, depression, confusion, seizures and neuropathy

B Complex 100

  • B-complex contains thiamine (B1), riboflavin 5′-phopshate sodium (B2), niacinamide (B3),dexpanthenol (B5) and pyridoxine HCL (B6)

  • Thiamine helps with energy production and metabolism and helps with the functioning of the nerves,brain and heart

  • Riboflavin is important in energy metabolism, in maintaining epithelial and mucosal health, and is an enzyme in multiple antioxidant systems

  • Niacin is important in energy metabolism and in DNA repair and replication

Iron (Injection only)

  • Iron is an essential component of hundreds of proteins and enzymes that support essential biological functions, such as oxygen transport, energy production, DNA synthesis, cell growth and replication.

  • Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency worldwide. affecting primarily children, women of childbearing age, pregnant women, frequent blood donors, and individuals with certain medical condition

  • Iron deficiency commonly presents as microcytic anemia whose symptoms include fatigue, paleness, weakness, shortness of breath and more.

Amino acids

  • At optimum wellness we offer a broad spectrum of amino acids to our patients. This includes infusions of all essential amino acids as well as single amino acids to benefit specific health conditions

  • Amino acids play a vital role in human health and can be used as the building blocks of proteins, other biomolecules or can be used as an energy source

  • Supplemental amino acids may be beneficial in athletes, vegans, the elderly, those with low muscle mass and those suffering from malnourishment or cachexia

  • Lysine: may be used to treat viral infections, is important for collagen and carnitine formation and increases calcium absorption.

  • Proline: is a building block of the protein collagen in tendons, bones, cartilage and skin. and of other proteins

  • Carnitine: may be used to improve muscle mass, reduce symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, used to improve fat metabolism and used to improve symptoms of kidney failure