IV Therapy

Wondering if IV Therapy is Right for You?

Offering Therapeutic Dosages, Safely and Effectively

Intravenous infusion of vitamins, minerals and nutrients can be done to support the treatment of various conditions. At NutriChem, we pride ourselves on providing an evidence-based approach to customizing our IV nutrient formulas specifically to your needs. We are able to choose from a variety of nutrients that support your treatment goals and adjust dosages as the therapy progresses to best suit your health goals.

IV therapy is the treatment of a condition by delivering IV fluids directly into the circulatory system. The fluids in the IV bag are often premixed with multiple vitamins, minerals and nutrients at therapeutic concentrations. The IV is administered by inserting a needle into a vein in the arm or hand and connecting it to the IV bag with an IV line (sterile plastic tubing). This is similar to administering IV medications, but the difference here is that the IV bag is filled with various nutrients instead of medications.

The role of IV therapy in medicine has been growing over the last few years. Its applications for the treatment of specific health conditions have been further investigated with studies over the last decade as well.

IV bag next to a outdoor plants

Examples of effective IV treatments:


A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in 2009 investigated the use of intravenous vitamin infusions for the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome. The study participants received treatment once a week for eight weeks, whereas the control group received a placebo in the form of lactated ringers solution. The study suggested an improvement in the pain experienced in tender points, a reduction in feelings of depression and an improvement in quality of life. Differences between the groups were not statistically significant, but the improvement in symptoms within-group differences reached statistical significance.

Chronic fatigue syndrome:

Dr. John Myers, MD utilized a predetermined formula to help support the treatment of a variety of conditions. His work found that intravenous vitamin infusions were of significant benefit for the treatment of fatigue. The dubbed ‘Myers cocktail’ has been suggested to improve fatigue after a minimum of 1 weekly treatment for 4 weeks. The improvement lasted anywhere from a few days to a few months after treatment among patients.

Immune support:

An important ingredient that can be added to the treatment to support immune function is ascorbic acid (vitamin C). A 2018 study on sepsis (a life-threatening infection of the blood that can cause organ failure) used thiamine (vitamin B1), ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and hydrocortisone through IV therapy to help restore normal immune function and reduce the risk for organ failure and death. Other ingredients which can be used in addition to vitamin c to support immune function include zinc and selenium.

Much more:

Please schedule an appointment with one of our clinicians to discuss if IV therapy may be beneficial for you. To schedule your appointment, please email NutriChem’s Naturopathic Clinic or,
call 613-721-3669.

Women working on her laptop while on a IV therapy

To receive an intravenous infusion, the following steps need to be completed:

  1. Schedule an initial IV therapy consultation with one of our clinicians at NutriChem. During this appointment, we will review your personal and family health history, current health disorders, treatment goals, lifestyle and dietary habits and more. This gives us the opportunity to screen for specific health conditions and ensure that the IV therapy treatment is safe to receive. A physical exam is also done to check for clinical signs of conditions with a contraindication to IV fluids.

  2. Lab testing is scheduled to be done after the initial consultation. This blood work checks for the proper functioning of important organs to make sure the IV therapy is safe to receive. Testing covers liver function, kidney function, complete blood count (CBC) with white blood cells (WBCs), electrolytes and more depending on your specific case.

  3. Call our clinic to schedule your intravenous infusion with one of our patient coordinators.

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