Intravenous therapies offered at AIM involve direct administration of therapeutic compounds (vitamins and minerals) directly into the vasculature system. Because they are administered directly into the vein, these nutrients bypass the digestive tract and as such are highly absorbed and available to target organs. This may be beneficial for those patients with compromised digestion and absorption issues, who cannot otherwise obtain maximal nutrients from their diet or oral supplementation.
What is in the IV mixture?
Some of the ingredients included in a standard IV vitamin infusion include vitamin C, B vitamins (B complex, B6, B5, folic acid), selenium, zinc, magnesium, and sodium bicarbonate. Specific concentrations and ingredients can be customized by your naturopathic doctor to fit your individual therapeutic needs.
How long does an IV vitamin infusion visit take?
Each patient is different, but we recommend allowing 35-45 minutes for a standard IV vitamin infusion visit.
What are some of the benefits of IV therapy?
IV nutrient therapy makes it possible to get a larger amount of vitamins and minerals into the bloodstream that could not normally be achieved with oral supplementation alone. The result is that health conditions related to nutrient deficiencies may be addressed and targeted faster than with dietary changes and oral pills. A vast array of conditions are highly responsive to IV vitamin therapy, and we recommend that patients speak with their naturopathic doctor to determine whether IV nutrient therapy is right for them.