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 and check into your closest Emergency Room.
IV Therapy Reviews
IV Therapy for Weight Loss
Our Weight Loss IV formula combines all the multi-vitamins and mineral in a Myer's Cocktail with metabolism boosting B Vitamins, fat-burning L-Carnitine and lipotropic factors Methionine, Inositol and Choline.
What is in the IV Weight Loss Formula and how does it help me lose weight and body fat?
We are very transparent with what we put in our formulas. We also use higher doses of metabolism boosting and fat-burning vitamins to help you achieve maximum results.
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.
B-complex: An extra 1mL of B-complex is added to increase metabolism.
B12: An extra 5000mcg of B12 is added to help reduce stress, increase energy, reduce cravings and increase metabolism.
L-Carnitine: An amino acid that targets fat cells to metabolize fat.
L-Taurine: An amino acid that increases the action of insulin, improves glucose tolerance and act as an anti-oxidant.
Lipotropics: Contains Methionine, Inositol and Choline which helps the liver release fat from fat cells faster.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed is dependant on each individuals and their goals. Our Naturopathic Doctors will give you a treatment protocol suggestion after your first visit.
Typically, we recommend an IV treatment once every 2 weeks for the first 4 months, 8 treatments total. Our Naturopathic Doctor can re-assess you and recommend a maintenance schedule thereafter.
For Intramuscular Injections such as B12, Adrenal or Lipotropic Injections, we recommend weekly injections for the first month, followed by bi-monthly injections for the subsequent 3 months.
Will this be a suitable treatment for me? Who cannot receive this treatment?
IV Weight Loss therapy is very suitable for anyone looking to increase their energy, reduce stress, reduce their cravings, increase motivation to work out, increase fat burning and metabolism.
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.
IM intramuscular injections are widely tolerated by most patients, even those who have a fear of needles. Our needles are small and painless. However, these injections are still contra-indicated for patients with Leber's Disease, Optic Nerve Atrophy or Hemochromotosis. Please consult with our Naturopathic Doctors if you are pregnant or breastfeeding prior to booking.
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 Naturopathic Doctors 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.
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 Weight Initial Visit". You can simply call us at or book online.
- Boosts Energy
- Increases Metabolism
- Decreases Cravings
- Increases Fat Burning
- Reduces Stress
- Normalize Hormones
Weight Loss Formula:
Initial IV Therapy Visit (15 minutes)
(visit only, cost of IV treatment extra) $25.00
IV Weight Loss Follow-up Visit (45 minutes)
($185 visit fee, $40 supplies fee) $225.00
Talk to our Naturopaths on how you can add-on any Injection to your IV treatment at half price:
B12 Injection (+$20), Adrenal Injection (+$22.50),
Lipotropic 2mL Injection (+$45)
Over-the-counter fat burners and weight loss pills generally don’t absorb well and only have limited short term effects. IV therapy ensures 100% absorption of vitamins and nutrients by by-passing the digestive tract. You can burn fat and lose weight faster with quality nutrients in our IV Weight Loss Formula.
Are you not a fan of long IV infusions? Or do you not have good veins for IV therapy? Try our quicker Weight Loss Injections instead. Our Weight Loss Injections deliver 100% of nutrients right into the body. Vitamin B12 Injections and Adrenal Injections are injected into the deltoid (shoulder) or gluteus (butt) muscle to help increase metabolism, decrease stress and normalize hormones. Lipotropic Injections can be injected into areas with unwanted fat, such as the abdomen, love handles, inner thighs, outer thighs, under arms and more to help metabolize fat.
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