Types of IV Therapy Treatments
Customized IV Drips
Toronto Functional Medicine Centre offers IV drips that are specifically adapted to your needs. Every custom-made IV drip is compounded fresh with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Prior to receiving your first custom-made drip, all patients must consult with our naturopathic doctor, and our IV therapy providers Nurse Practitioner, and/or Medical Doctor. This appointment will involve discussing health goals and prescribing blood work. (Note: this consultation is key for customizing your IV therapy.)
Please share if you would like to address a specific health condition. We have received requests for tailor-made drips that may help alleviate the symptoms of: Lyme disease, cardiovascular disease, leaky gut, inflammatory bowel disease, NAD+, macular degeneration, and/or pre- or post-operative procedures.
We also blend custom IV therapy drips for detoxification and mental health/body support.
For more details about customizing your IV therapy, please click here to contact us.
Max Hydration Drip
Rehydration is key after extreme physical activity. The Max Hydration IV drip aids in rehydrating the body from lengthy physical exertions and extreme fluid loss (such as vomiting or diarrhea).
This IV therapy contains vitamins that help promote hydration while cleansing free radicals from the body. The Max Hydration Drip also provides you with electrolytes (minerals), which are crucial for encouraging muscle function. This Max Hydration IV treatment balances the blood’s PH levels and may help improve physical and mental undertakings.
Detoxifying IV Drip
This nutritional IV drip may help detoxify the body of free radicals. The Detoxifying IV Drip may support the liver, which is a known pathway that helps detoxify the body.
This drip contains glutathione and other nutritional ingredients to encourage detoxification. It may help lessen the severity of symptoms from fibromyalgia, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis (MS), heavy metal toxicity, Parkinson’s, chronic fatigue, and conditions related to the thyroid.
The Detoxifying IV Drip may also be suitable for patients who are worried about daily toxin exposures.
Anti-Aging IV Drip
This nutritional drip contains anti-inflammatory components known to help improve skin elasticity and encourage hair/nail growth. When this IV drip is administered routinely, some of the outcomes may include an improved complexion and additional support in wrinkles affiliated with aging.
With its antioxidants, minerals, amino acids and vitamins, the Anti-Aging IV Drip may be an option for naturally repairing skin cells and pigmentation.
Pre And Post Surgical Drip
The Pre- and Post-Surgical Drip may contribute to revitalizing your body with nutrients and fluids. It may help heal lesions, develop new tissue, and support the immune system. This IV treatment is blended with amino acids and vitamin C, which is essential for the body for constructing collagen.
The Pre- and Post-Surgical IV therapy treatment may be appropriate for compromised immune systems; in particular, for patients experiencing surgical procedures and plan on staying in a hospital setting for multiple days.
High Dose Vitamin C
As an antioxidant, we need vitamin C to form collagen, as well as grow and mend tissues. Vitamin C encourages the immune system to function properly, helping your body to ward off viruses.
This high-dose vitamin C drip may be an option for those with weakened immune systems (immunocompromised). It may be considered for those seeking adjunctive support in their cancer treatments.
The Immune Drip
The Immune Drip may be suitable for those with health concerns during cold and flu season. This IV drip contains vitamins and minerals that help strengthen the immune system, while helping to reduce the duration of some illnesses (i.e. colds and the flu). Patients that have been diagnosed with bacterial or viral infections and/or those with acute or chronic illnesses may consider this IV drip to help support immune function.
The Energizer IV drip is inspired by the “Myer’s Cocktail,” an intravenous treatment created in the 1970s by the American physician, Dr. John Myers.
Consisting of vitamins and minerals, the Energizer IV may help equalize nutrients in your body.
This IV drip may also contribute to alleviating fatigue (mild/ moderate), severe sluggishness, malaise, and brain fog. It may improve energy levels without making you feel “on edge” through the day.
As per research, increasing your intake of magnesium may help mitigate headaches, as low magnesium levels may lead to migraines. The purpose of this IV drip is to reduce migraines. The Migraine Support drip’s magnesium content may also help with: improving the functioning of nerves and muscles; helping build bones and protein; and helping with blood pressure regulation.
Additionally, the Migraine Support drip includes various B vitamins, which may facilitate in recovering from painful migraines and reducing their recurrences.
The Relaxation IV drip is a natural method for de-stressing a busy mind, while encouraging the body to unwind. The IV drip is blended with nootropic amino acids and minerals, which may help lessen physical and mental tension.
This IV drip contains glutathione, which is an antioxidant known for: helping to reduce whole-body inflammation; for invigorating the appearance of skin; for supporting brain function; and cleansing the liver.
Because nutritional components include glutathione, this IV therapy may be appropriate for patients concerned with built-up oxidative stress on the body.
Neurorejuvenation & Neurorecovery
Supports better mental and wellness clarity; Promotes the natural healing of the brain, supports addiction withdrawing.
*This type of IV therapy is provided by nurse practitioner Arv Buttar.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
A fat soluble and water soluble antioxidant, helps with nerve related symptoms, and liver detoxification.
*This type of IV therapy is provided by nurse practitioner Arv Buttar.
Pre- or Post Exercise Amino Acid Drip
Athletes (or those who frequently participate in physical activities) may benefit from the Pre- or Post-Exercise Amino Acid Drip. Known to help lift energy levels and promote muscle recovery, this IV drip may be given to patients before or after tournaments.
This IV therapy contains branched chain essential amino acids (plus antioxidants), which may help tackle free radicals. The Pre- or Post-Exercise Amino Acid Drip may also address malabsorption and dehydration from strenuous physical performances.
MTHFR and Methylation Support
The MTHFR and Methylation Support therapy supports the MTHFR enzyme to correctly function in the body. This IV Drip may also relieve symptoms that are linked to the MTHFR gene mutation.
A substantial number of people have, at minimum, one variant of the MTHFR gene. This gene codes the MTHFR enzyme, which is responsible for breaking down folate and homocysteine.
However, the MTHFR gene can mutate, which leads to the MTHFR enzyme to irregularly function or stop working altogether.
We need the MTHFR enzyme to restore cells and detoxify/regulate the immune system. So when the MTHFR gene is mutated, the body may experience mental and physical stress. More studies are happening on this gene, though it’s been insinuated that problems with inflammation, immunity, migraines, depression and sleep, cognition/memory may be related to the MTHFR gene mutation.
Brain + Mood Amino Acid Drip
Amino acids are necessary for the human body to function. They help regulate metabolic processes, while acting as protein building blocks. In fact, amino acids influence our cognition, behaviours, mood and even our cravings, as they help construct neurotransmitters in the body (serotonin, adrenaline, dopamine, etc.).
This IV drip provides you with amino acids, which may contribute to sustaining brain health and relieving mood swings and anxiety. The Brain + Mood Amino Acid Drip is blended with vitamins, trace minerals, as well as nootropic amino acids.
Vitamin B12 Shot
Helps keep nerve and blood cells healthy. Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.
Vitamin D Shot
Supports the health of bones, the immune system, brain, and nervous system.