IV Therapy at TruMed
Hyperbaric Oxygen & IV Therapy in Edmonton.
Our Naturopaths have a special focus in Vitamin IV therapy.
We offer Edmonton Vitamin IVs, Drips & Nutrient Infusions.
IV Therapy can be done with Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Enhances Healing of Injured Tissues.
Our most popular IV Therapies:
Every IV is formulated according to your needs
Each visit we'll "tweak" your IV until it's just right
Our IV Video!
Initial IV Consult - free of charge
Basic Myers - $125
Advanced Myers - $165
IV Glutathione with Vitamin C - $130 - $160
IV NAD - $175
We do a ton of IV therapy, which lets us keep our prices low!
Why Get IV Therapy at TruMed?
We commonly use IV Therapy for:
IV Therapy FAQ
Your Naturopathic Doctor will formulate an IV Drip just for you
How does IV therapy work?
IV Therapy can usually be paired with Hyperbaric treatment.
What does IV therapy cost?
Do I need a consultation before trying an IV?
See our full IV Therapy FAQ
See our IV Therapy Research Section
Most Popular IVs in Edmonton
IV Therapy for Integrative Cancer Care
- IV PolyMVA
- IV Quercetin
IV Therapy can be scheduled after a Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment
*Free Consult typically not offered to Cancer patients (longer consult required)
IV Therapy and Hyperbaric Oxygen
IV Vitamin C
The level of tissue oxygenation is an important factor in the anticancer activity of high dose IV vitamin C Therapy. The presence of sufficient oxygen is needed for production of hydrogen peroxide from the conversion of ascorbic acid to dehydroascorbic acid.
One group conducted experiments with highly metastatic cells derived from a spontaneous brain tumor and found co-treatment with Hyperbaric Oxygen and Vitamin C had significantly increased cytotoxicity. This study implies that Hyperbaric Treatment and IV Vitamin C are synergistic and co-administration may yield an enhanced effect.
Electron carriers such as NADH produced from NAD+ (NAD+ which is oxidized is then reduced - gains an electron with a Hydrogen) in the Krebs cycle pass their electrons to the electron transport chain, which results in synthesis of ATP.
Oxygen is used as the final electron receptor in the electron transport chain (to pump hydrogen outside the mitochondria, upon re-entry energy generated is used to phosphorylate ADP to form ATP).
Administration of NAD IV powers the Krebs Cycle which has down stream synergistic effect in the electron transport chain with the additional Oxygen supplied by Hyperbaric Therapy.
Myers Cocktail IV
The Myers Cocktail IV is intimately linked with the Krebs Cycle. For instance, B1 is needed to make acetyl-coa for the krebs cycle from pyruvate, B2 is part of FAD, B3 is the precursor to NAD+ and so on.
Addition of B Vitamins can provide additional substrate for the Krebs Cycle which can synergize with additional Oxygen from Hyperbaric treatment in the final steps of the electron transport chain.
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TruMed offers Edmonton IV Vitamin C - think immunity, longevity, cosmetics and cancer.
IV vitamin C bypasses intestinal absorption and the associated saturable transport mechanisms in the digestive tract. Intravenous vitamin C might reach blood concentrations that are up to 100 times higher than the same oral dose
In a 2004 study where 12 adults were given 1.25 grams of vitamin C either orally or intravenously (we'd consider this a baby dose in terms of IV Vitamin C) peak plasma concentrations reached 135 micromoles/L with oral administration but it reached 885 micromoles/L with intravenous administration.
By providing Vitamin C intravenously with IV therapy our Naturopathic doctors can give you levels of Vitamin C that you simply won't get any other way.
Our standard Myers Cocktail IV has 2.5 grams of Vitamin C, whereas our IV treatments for infections for instance are anywhere from 10-30 grams of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is highly concentrated in immune cells, with neutrophils and leukocytes having 50 to 100 times higher vitamin C concentrations than the blood.
The innate immune system of the lungs protects the body from inhaled oxidants and pathogens. Vitamin C helps protect the lungs by boosting immune cell function and reducing oxidative stress. In March 2020 there was a reasonable amount of data released from China discussing IV Vitamin C for COVID-19 treatment.
One group has proposed "the utilization of hyperbaric oxygen therapy immediately after IV vitamin C therapy to increase its effectiveness as an anticancer agent", this recommendation was presumably in order to increase the formation of hydrogen peroxide from the IV Vitamin C Therapy.
Our Naturopathic Doctors consider NAD+ IV Therapy for Fatigue, Longevity & Withdrawal
NAD+ IV Facts
Warning! Boring bio-chemistry ahead! Mammals have seven sirtuins (SIRT1–7) which are involved in a process called de-acetylation and subsequently have a role in longevity. Sirtuins, require NAD+ as a cofactor.
NAD+ can stimulate energy production by replenishing depleted cellular stores of ATP - our bodies' main energy currency. NAD+ is reduced (gains an electron) to NADH by the enzymes of the tricarboxylic acid/citric acid (TCA) cycle before being re-oxidized to NAD+ (loses an electron - hence the +). See this awesome post on NAD if you want more detail on the biochemistry of NAD.
By providing NAD+ intravenously with IV therapy our Naturopathic doctors provide additional substrate for ATP production and in some patients this can produce profound increases in energy.
With regards to information about NAD+ and its use in addiction and recovery, the original research appears to have come from authors Block and Broom, giving patients NAD and an amino acid formula for 10 consecutive days ranging from 5 to 10 hours daily, to significantly lessen withdrawal from a variety of drugs and alcohol. Our Naturopaths usually spike the NAD IV with additional nutrients and a ton of Vitamin C to ease withdrawal.
Mechanistically we can expect strong synergy between IV NAD and Hyperbaric chamber treatment because of the dual action on the Krebs Cycle and electron transport chain respectively.
Our Naturopaths have given thousands of IV Myers Cocktails in Edmonton.
Dr Gaby gave 15,000 of these injections to an estimated 800–1,000 different patients.
So what's the Myers used for? Dr. Gaby found it useful for the following conditions: Fatigue, Migraine, Asthma, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Seasonal Allergy, Narcotic Withdrawal, Chronic Hives, Athletic Performance, Hyperthyroidism and COPD.
Our Naturopaths have verified every one of his findings in our Edmonton patients.
We expect additive action between administration of the Myers IV Therapy and Hyperbaric treatment because of mechanistic overlap between the Krebs cycle (of which the Myers provides substrate) and the ETC of which oxygen is the final electron acceptor in ATP production.
Our Naturopathic Doctors offer Edmonton a number of IV Glutathione options
Glutathione is the major intracellular antioxidant. It has numerous functions including protecting cells against oxidative stress, detoxification of toxins and carcinogens, and maintenance of immune function. Nearly, all tissues in the body synthesize Glutathione "GSH".
Glutathione is produced from three amino acids—glutamate, cysteine and glycine so our Naturopath often give our Edmonton patients N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) to increase Glutathione production in-between Glutathione IVs.
Glutathione is distributed throughout the human body. The highest levels are found in the liver, followed by the kidney, spleen, small intestine, brain, pancreas, lung, heart, and muscle respectively.
Glutathione does not reach the brain directly because of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), it can penetrate the BBB only by the mechanism of passive diffusion. Which is partly why glutathione is given as a push style IV, to create a strong concentration gradient to enter the nervous system.
Low GSH levels are associated with increased risks of numerous diseases including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis and diabetes.
Accumulating lines of evidence indicate that glutathione function is implicated in some neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Huntington’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. We often give glutathione IV therapy for acute exacerbations of Multiple Sclerosis at our Edmonton Naturopath Clinic, as well as for ALS & Lyme.
The skin lightening properties result from a variety of mechanisms including stimulation of lighter pheomelanin pigment synthesis rather than darker eumelanin. For cosmetic purposes, our Naturopathic Doctors combine IV Glutathione with IV Vitamin C.
IV Glutathione is recommended as part of a head injury protocol in addition to IV Nutrients and LAMC/Lipoic acid IV paired with Hyperbaric Chamber therapy by Paul Anderson ND.
We offer Curcumin IV Therapy for inflammation and cancer support
Curcumin IV Facts
Curcumin is a yellowish pigment and a well-known polyphenol found in turmeric (Curcuma longa). The variety of health properties such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, anti-allergic, and neuroprotective effects have been attributed to Curcumin.
Warning! BORING: From a molecular point of view, curcumin may mediate its pharmacological activities through JAK-STAT, NFkB, Nrf2, AKT, TGF-b and mTOR.
With regards to cancer, in one trial, with Colon Cancer patients, curcumin given in advanced colorectal cancer patients refractory to standard chemotherapies resulted in stable disease for 2-4 months in five of fifteen patients. Our Naturopaths strongly consider the use of IV therapy with Curcumin in Colon and Pancreatic cancer in particular.
With regards to pain, in an Arthritis trial, 100 patients were given Curcumin therapy for 8 months. Significant improvements of both the clinical and blood marker end points were observed for the curcumin group compared to the control group. Our Naturopathic Doctors sometimes use IV therapy with Curcumin as an induction therapy for advanced cases of Arthritis and then transition patients to oral high dose, bio-available Curcumin preparations.
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TruMed Integrative Medicine Clinic we offer Intravenous Vitamin C treatments for Cancer treatment. Our Functional Medicine Doctor, Dr. Muradov, is trained in Advanced Naturopathic IV therapies.
The original Vitamin IV Therapy that started it all! The Myers Cocktail - great for boosting energy and so much more. At TruMed our Naturopaths have administered thousands of IV Myers Cocktails in Edmonton we even have our own formula - the advanced myers
TruMed offers Edmonton IV NAD Therapy for fatigue, longevity and withdrawal (drug & alcohol). We've seen impressive results with NAD IV injections in our Edmonton patients with many of our patients benefiting before they even leave the office,
TruMed offers Edmonton Banana Bag IV Therapy treatments for dehydration. We offer a custom Banana bag blend of thiamine, folic acid, magnesium and a multivitamin formulation normal saline for maximum rehydration for athletes, patients and partyers alike
Our Naturopaths offer Plaquex IV Therapy. It's an awesome treatment that is helpful for Cardiovascular disease, Lyme Disease and to improve Kidney, Liver & Cognitive Function. IV Plaquex can also improve skin appearance! It's often given with Glutathione.