In a perfect world, we would all get our nutritional needs met by food, but this world isn’t perfect and we all know how hard it can be to consume highly nutrient-dense foods. In fact, when our bodies are requiring higher volumes of those nutrients (like when you’re a new parent, juggling a busy job and personal life, planning a wedding or flying somewhere every other week), even if we could absorb 100% of the nutrients we’re consuming, we just go through them too quickly. This high demand on our nutrient supplies depletes us, and can lead to trouble sleeping, muscle twitches, more wrinkles than we should have, migraines and sometimes even trouble getting pregnant.
Enter Intravenous Nutrition (IV Therapy) and our medical team to help you thrive in your busy life – not just get by.
The Benefits of IV Therapy
In the world of fast-paced careers, busy lives and social commitments, it can be hard to keep your energy, mood and quality of life high. Utilizing your blood and lab work, intake and specific medical needs, our team designs an Intravenous Nutrition (IV Therapy) formula designed to specifically support your “stress” glands (known as your adrenals) or medical needs. These powerhouse glands are responsible for creating and secreting adrenaline, cortisol, DHEA and noreadrenaline that work to get us through the day – but these glands are also highly dependent on specific nutrients. If you’re burning the candle at both ends than you require these nutrients at a much higher level and in an easily absorbed form.
If you’re operating (or you need to operate) at the highest level mentally, physically and emotionally you need to be replenishing the biochemical needs of your body. Because health should be individualized, not generic, we work with you to understand your nutritional demands before formulating the perfect drip for your unique needs. Our goals involve more energy, a more robust immune system and better mental clarity.
Fatigue, anxiety, depression and post-concussion syndrome can all wreck havoc on our mood. Amino Acids are utilized to improve the creation of the neurotransmitters required to keep your brain working at tip top shape. Specific amino acids like glycine can be used in the moment to promote calmness, and a discussion around the medical potential of NAD IV Therapy is key when symptoms of depression are present. These amino acids are also combined with targeted vitamins, minerals and amino acids to help support the body’s natural production of mood-lifting neurotransmitters.
NAD (nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide)
The nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide (NAD) molecule is a powerhouse of mitochondrial health. For improved energy, mental clarity, recovery from chronic fatigue symptoms, anti-aging benefits and performance optimization, NAD is a key factor in ensuring your body is working optimally, and not just getting by.
Intravenous Vitamin C
Intravenous Vitamin C is the administration of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) into the system through a vein. This allows us to achieve a concentration of Vitamin C in the blood, which is unobtainable through conventional oral ingestion. Vitamin C has been found to be extremely safe and the risk of side effects are low.
Often used in integrative cancer care, IV Vitamin C has been shown to increase quality of life for cancer patients, while also decreasing side effects of conventional treatments. IV Vitamin C may also be used to treat seasonal allergies and hayfever symptoms.
The Myers’ Cocktail
The Myers’ Cocktail is a combination of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, Vitamin C, magnesium and calcium administered intravenously. The formulations used at Cornerstone Naturopathic are designed from the original research on the Myers’ Cocktail, but our medical team formulates specifically for your medical needs. This means your blood work and additional lab work are taken in combination with your intake to ensure the IV Therapy Formulation specifically for you is designed for your medical needs.
Most extended insurance plans cover Naturopathic Medical Services. We are happy to direct bill for select plans at our Halifax, Nova Scotia office. Please call the clinic at 902.820.3443 to inquire if your plan is able to be direct billled.