Dr. Emina jasarevic, nd | Naturopathic physician

IV Vitamin Therapy

Enjoy a beautiful Kelowna sunset from the comfort of our IV wellness room during your IV Vitamin infusion. “IV Vitamin Drips” or Intravenous (IV) Micronutrient Therapy allows for the delivery of nutrients directly into the blood stream. This is an excellent method to provide the body with essential nutritional vitamins and minerals that are often the underlying deficiencies of many health conditions. By eliminating the need to travel through the often-compromised digestive tract, we are able to deliver high doses of specific nutrients that are immediately bio-available to the tissues and cells of the body. In this way, it is possible to utilize very high concentrations of certain nutrients to correct disease states.

Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy Treatment

In chronic and depleted conditions, large doses of nutrients can be delivered comfortably and safely as part of an integrated naturopathic treatment program. In acute infections, specific nutrients (such as vitamin C, glutathione and zinc) can be used to enhance immune function. Depending on the condition being treated, Dr. Emina may recommend a range of IV therapies from a simple IV Vitamin Shot, also known as a “Meyers Push,” to a larger dose of specific vitamins and minerals in a ‘slow drip’ fashion. The IV push contains vitamins, minerals and botanical medicines, which are injected over a 5 – 10 minute period of time. Larger doses of nutrients may be given through an ‘IV slow drip,’ which can range from 30 to 45 minutes, while relaxing in a comfortable reclining chair.

Outside of the slight discomfort from a gentle small needle insertion, these treatments are generally painless and patients enjoy a restful and quiet experience where they can catch up on some reading, deep breathing and meditation.

IV Vitamin Therapy: Grounded in Science

Peer-reviewed research has established that, by supplementing the body’s supply of essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids, IV therapies can safely and effectively support patients who have a range of conditions. 

For example, studies have shown that IV Vitamin C can effectively treat fatigue, smooth the recovery process for burn patients, and alleviate pain and discomfort from shingles, among other benefits.

The BC Naturopathic Association has created a collection of these studies to educate patients and help them understand the benefits of IV-based treatments. That collection can be viewed here.

Benefits of IV Vitamin C Therapy

Conditions that can respond favourably to IV Therapy Include:

  • Acute Infections
  • Adjunctive Cancer Support
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Allergies & Seasonal Rhinitis
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Asthma & Lung conditions
  • Cardiovascular Conditions (Angina, Hypertension, Tachycardia, CHF)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes & Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Intestinal Permeability, AKA “Leaky Gut”
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Disease (Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Immune Deficiency (recurrent infections, food sensitivities)
  • Lyme’s Disease
  • Migraines & Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post-Chemotherapy/Radiation Toxicity
  • Post-Surgery, Trauma & Healing
  • Vascular Disease
  • Various Other Conditions

IV nutrient infusions and ingredients are specifically chosen and administered according to the detailed needs of the patient. Clinical benefi­ts are carefully assessed on an ongoing basis.

Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy

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