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    Default IV Therapy

    Has anyone tried this naturopathic treatment?

    I am booked for this evening to receive IV for "Recovery" which is explained as:

    • from minor to major, every surgical procedure’s “best friend”
    • specially selected amino acids + nutrients helps to restore collagen which may speed healing, + minimize scar/adhesion formation
    • for best results, begin 2-4 weeks prior to surgery + continue for 4-6 weeks after,


    You go to this clinic and get hooked up for about an hour.


    This is what is on their website:

    iV therapies

    • intravenous therapy (iV therapy at imbuir) was pioneered 40+ years ago by dr. john myers (myers cocktail) and is the infusion of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients directly into the blood stream.
    • compared with other routes of administration, the intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids and nutrients, ensuring optimal absorption. individual results vary person to person.



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    Default Re: IV Therapy

    It doesn't sound like a bad thing - I'd be game to try it. Just don't be shocked when you get on the scale tomorrow - I'm sure it would be up from the fluids. Let us know how it goes



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    I'd definetely like to know more about it and how it you think it works.



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    I have never heard of this. I am a bit skeptical when it comes to stuff and really check it out by the BBB and look for both positive and negative feedback. I would also run it by my Dr to make sure He/She is comfortable with it and if all of that works out then I might would try it out.



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    Is it free? If insurance doesn't cover then I can't do it.
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    Default Re: IV Therapy

    The clinic is run by Naturopathic Doctors. I received the Recovery IV which is described as:
    "from minor to major, every surgical procedure's "best friend"
    Specially selected amino acids and nutrients to restore collagen, speed healing, and minimize scar/adhesion formation."

    The cost of the initial consult plus the first IV (one hour) was $125 CDN plus tax.

    I will be getting another Recovery IV next week, then monthly I will be switching to an IV plan that includes a cocktail of amino acids and potent B vitamins to strengthen and lengthen thinning hair and weak, brittle nails.

    Not sure it would add weight - my weigh day is Saturdays - we will see - hubby hides the scales so I'm not OCD about hopping on to check 10x a day.

    I went with two of my friends - one in remission and the other recently receiving radiation. They are the ones that encouraged me to try this new therapy.



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    Awesome! Thanks for the info. Keep us (or at least me) updated. This is fantastic and something I will share with my PCP and my Bariatric Surgeon because I think the potential is amazing.



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    Initially there's a medical history consultation and comprehensive nutrient screening to determine your needs. They offer integrative medicine which include IV, IM therapy, nutritional supplementation, herbal medicine, acupuncture and lifestyle counseling - also hormone balancing and integrative oncology.



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    Default Re: IV Therapy

    I know this is an old post, but, if someone searches & finds it as I did, hopefully this will be of help. I Got this IV today as well (I'm 3 years post op) bc I have been feeling so DRAGGY, foggy thinking, even though I have been taking vitamins orally. The Myers cocktail contains:magnesium chloride,*calcium gluconate,*thiamine,*vitamin B6,*vitamin B12,*calcium pantothenate,*vitamin B complex,*vitamin C, and dilute*hydro- chloric acid.
    And had D3 shot with it.

    I felt & tasted & internally smelled the B vitamins immediately and have been much clearer headed & normal feeling today. I've had bypass friends with severe vitamin deficiencies bc ot the malabsorption due to surgery, and so considered maybe another route of getting my vitamins couldn't hurt and may help. I will go get this more frequently (maybe 2x/mo) bc I do feel a lot better.

    (Starting weight 196. 3 years out, maintaining 128-133)



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