Amazing place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Super friendly staff. Had a Myers cocktail and a massage. Feeling great.
I just had my first vitamin infusion treatment. Was so happy. Felt amazing after. Kendra was awesome. Painless, relaxing and informative. Will definitely be back for monthly treatments!
IV Treatment - Very Patient
My visit was for an IV treatment. I was late and called the clinic and they had a great attitude. The IV treatment was gentle and comfortable and they explained their process and what the treatment will do for me. It was very relaxing atmosphere, with comfy chairs. I highly recommend Essence, Dr. Chim and the team at the clinic.
IV Therapy Patient Information - Please read before your treatment
BEFORE YOUR IV TREATMENT
Eat a meal before coming to your IV treatment. This ensures stable blood sugar levels.
Drink at least 1 L (4 cups) of water before your IV treatment. This ensures stable blood pressure.
If this is your FIRST IV treatment, then obtain a urine sample cup from our front desk staff and provide us with a urine sample. We can rule out current infections and other kidney conditions with a urine dipstick test.
Bring a snack with you in case you need to eat something to raise your blood sugar levels. We also have protein bars for purchase.
Bring any recent relevant blood work with you.
Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Refrain from wearing tight belts, scarves, spanx, etc.
Do not exercise before or after your IV treatment. Do not take the stairs up to our clinic as this will affect blood pressure readings.
Inform us of all current supplements and prescriptions or if there are any changes in dose.
DURING YOUR IV TREATMENT
Bring a water bottle as you will be advised to drink 1-2 cups of water during your treatment. Our clinic will also provide water and tea in case you forgot your water bottle at home.
Do not cross your legs during treatment as this may constrict blood circulation.
Stay awake during your treatment so we know you are conscious.
Bring a book, an iPad, a smart phone or some reading material with you.
Inform us immediately if you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, cramps, dizziness or if it becomes difficult for you to breathe. Ring the safety bell continuously until someone comes to attend to you.
Do not move the arm that is hooked to the IV line. Pretend you only have one arm to use.
Do not change the drip rate or move the IV bag as this may affect your treatment outcome.
AFTER YOUR IV TREATMENT
How you feel after an IV treatment will depend on the type of IV treatment your received. In general, if you received a basic Myer’s Multi-vitamin and mineral cocktail which includes vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and trace minerals, you should feel very relaxed after the treatment, sleep fairly well and wake up the next day with higher levels of energy.
If you had Glutathione IV, then it is common to smell a sulfur smell in your urine.
Drink at least another 2-4 glasses of water and eat another meal after your IV treatment.
If the IV needle insertion site becomes hot, red, itchy, or you develop a rash or have a fever, call our clinic immediately at (403) 383-3228 (Marda Loop) or (403) 383-2338 (Sage Hill). If it is after clinic hours, please call 911 or check into your closest Emergency Room.
IV Therapy Reviews
Immune Boosting IV Therapy
Our Immune Boosting IV formula combines all the multi-vitamins and mineral in a Myer's Cocktail with extra immune boosting Vitamin C, B complex, Glutathione, Sodium Bicarbonate, Selenium and Zinc.
What is in the IV Immune Boosting Formula and how does it help?
We are very transparent with what we put in our formulas. We also use higher doses of immune boosting vitamins to help you get back to optimal health.
Myer's Cocktail: Contains Vitamin C, B1, B5, B6, B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese and Chromium. B vitamins help increase energy and metabolism, other nutrients help normalize hormones, reduce stress and facilitate in general health. See the full list of Myer's ingredients here.
Vitamin C: This is the king of the immune system. An extra 5mL of Vitamin C is added to help fight off viruses, bacteria and lower histamine reactions.
B-complex: An extra 1mL of B-complex is added to increase energy and cellular repair.
Sodium Bicarbonate: An extra 5mL of Sodium Bicarbonate is added to help prime the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Zinc: An extra 1mL of Zinc is added. Zinc is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-microbial agent. It helps heals wounds and supports tissue re-growth.
Selenium: An extra 1mL of Selenium is added. Selenium is an anti-oxidant important for activating immune response. It also helps prevent cellular damage and aging.
Glutathione: An extra 3mL (600mg) of Glutathione is pushed in at the end of the IV drip to help. Glutathione is the liver's master detoxifier and is effective in eliminating toxins produced by viruses and bacteria during infection.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed is dependant on the individual, the intensity and the nature of the disease. Generally, for acute colds or flus, we recommend daily treatments (maximum of 3 treamtments) until the symptoms are gone. For chronic recurrent infections and conditions, we recommend bi-monthly treatments to start, followed by monthly treatments. Our Naturopathic Doctors will give you a treatment protocol suggestion after your first visit.
Will this be a suitable treatment for me? Who cannot receive this treatment?
IV Immune Boosting therapy is very suitable for anyone looking to increase their energy, reduce stress, reduce pain and inflammation, increase immunity and prevent future infections. However, you will need to see one of our Naturopathic Doctors for an initial IV therapy visit to determine what the best IV treatment is for you. IV treatments are contra-indicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women, patients with renal failure, cardiovascular disease, G6PD, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver or kidney diseases. If you are on any medication or have any other chronic conditions, please consult our Naturopathic Doctors for a FREE 5-minute consultation before you start any treatments.
What will an IV treatment be like?
You will be greeted with our friendly staff and be provided with some paperwork to fill out if it is your first time. You will need to obtain a urine sample cup from the front desk and provide a small urine sample for our Naturopathic Doctors to analyze. You will then be able to grab some water or tea and head in to a waiting area. Our Naturopathic Doctors will go over your health history, any bloodwork that you bring with you, take your vitals, analyse your urine and if indicated, recommend a suitable IV treatment for you. Once our Naturopathic Doctors determine which IV formula is right for you, they will take a few minutes to draw up all required solutions into an IV bag. A very small 3/4" needle will be inserted into a vein and our Naturopaths will start the IV line. You can then sit back, relax, read a book or listen to some music. Our Naturopaths will be monitoring you throughout and provide a safety bell for you to ring if you us. The IV bag will take approximately 25-30 minutes to drip. Our Naturopaths will take post-treatment vitals, make sure you are good to go home and provide post-treatment care instructions.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience a warm sensation as the IV is dripped into the vein due to the relaxing effects of Magnesium. Our trained Naturopathic Doctors will be monitoring you throughout your treatment and take pre and post-vitals. Bruising at the administration site, although less common, can happen. Glutathione, after being metabolized by the body, can sometimes leave a sulphur smell in your urine.
What types of health conditions are contra-indicated for IV Therapy or are not treated at the clinic?
Our clinic does not treat cancer patients due to the complexity of the disease or pregnant patients. However, there may be other clinics more suited to treat cancer and prenatal patients. Patients with severe chronic liver, heart or kidney disease will have to have an initial naturopathic consultation first with our Naturopathic Doctors to determine if they can receive IV therapy and that it does not interfere with any medication.
Is IV Therapy covered by my Extended Health Insurance?
Yes, the visit portion of the treatment can be direct billed to your insurance if you have Naturopathic coverage. The supplies portion, however, will be out-of-pocket.
I'm ready to book, what do I do now?
If you are a new patient or a current patient that has not had IV Therapy at our clinic, you will need to book the "IV Immune Boost Visit". You can simply call us at or book online.
- Speeds up recovery
- Activates the immune system
- Prevents future colds and flus
- Increases energy
- Reduces sick days from work
Immune Boosting Formula:
Initial IV Therapy Visit (15 minutes)
(visit only, cost of IV treatment extra) $25.00
IV Immune Boost Follow-up Visit (60 minutes)
($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee) $240.00
Ask our Nautorpathic Doctors how you can add-on injections to your IV at half price:
B12 Injection (+$20), Adrenal Injection (+$22.50),
Lipotropic 2mL Injection (+$45)
You're sick, now what? How many days will you have to take off work? How fast can you recover? Over-the-counter cold and flu remedies sometimes make you feel more lethargic and only suppresses your symptoms like a band-aid. Activate and improve your immune function instantly with our Immune Boosting IV Formula. IV therapy ensures 100% absorption of vitamins and nutrients by by-passing the digestive tract. You can heal faster, replenish lost fluids and fight microbes and bacteria with IV therapy.
Always fighting chronic infections? Our Immune Boosting IV Formula can help as well. If you are suffering from long term recurrent infections such as EBV, Shingles, chronic coughs (Pnuemonia and Bronchitis), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia, IV therapy can help increase anti-oxidants and microbial-killing cells such as macrophages and natural killer cells.
More IV Treatments
Direct Billing available. The visit portion of the IV treatment can be billed as a "Naturopathic Visit" to your insurance.
IV Therapy Fee
Initial IV Therapy Visit
15 minutes $25.00
(mandatory for all new patients)
IV Multi-Vitamin Follow-up
45 minutes $150.00
($125 visit fee, $25 supplies fee)
IV Anti-Aging Follow-up
45 minutes $240.00
($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)
IV Weight Loss Follow-up
45 minutes $225.00
($185 visit fee, $40 supplies fee)
IV Immune Boost Follow-up
45 minutes $240.00
($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)
IV Glutathione Push Follow-up
15 minutes $130.00
($110 visit fee, $20 supplies fee)
Add-on Glutathione +$65.00
Add-on B12 +$20.00
Add-on Adrenal +$22.50
Add-on Lipotropic 2mL +$45.00