Two of the most common reasons patients visit a naturopathic doctor like Dr. Meghan Haggarty and Dr. Jennifer Nardella is for low energy and mood problems, such as anxiety or depression. One therapy our Naturopathic Doctors in Calgary find to be very helpful, and may recommend for these concerns is intravenous vitamin infusions.
Intravenous therapies are used to increase absorption of ingredients such as vitamins and minerals, so they can be delivered at therapeutic levels. Intravenous formulations are often individualized for a patients needs, but may include some of the following ingredients:
- Vitamin C
- B complex
- Amino acids
Our Naturopathic Doctors in Calgary also use activated forms of vitamins when available, such as MethylB12, P-5-P and Methylfolate. These methylated b-vitamins help with neurotransmitter production, an integral component of regulating mood.
Expected benefits of intravenous vitamins include:
- Decreased fatigue
- Better sleep quality
- Improved mood- can help with both anxiety and depression
- Decreased brain fog and improved memory
- Faster recovery time from workouts
Intravenous vitamins may initially be recommended weekly, and then every few months for maintenance and support. Patients who may benefit include those who are experiencing periods of excess stress, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, depression, anxiety, and adrenal fatigue. All intravenous patients must be assessed by one of our experienced naturopathic doctors to ensure intravenous therapy is safe and appropriate for them. Schedule a consultation at Naturopathic Clinic in Calgary.