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vitamin therapy

You are what you absorb, not what you eat!

Many patients have issues with absorbing sufficient levels of nutrients from our food or from supplements themselves. Intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) injections are a great way to bypass the need for the gut to absorb these nutrients. Both therapies allow for therapeutic doses of nutrients to be readily available in the bloodstream for your body’s use.

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B12 (methylcobalamin) Injections

These injections are generally very well tolerated and are done in clinic. B12 injections help to support healthy B12 levels in the body, which can be low or deficient for a number of reasons. Commonly, patients with digestive issues, anemia, and those consuming a low animal protein diet or who are vegan or vegetarian, can be deficient or low in this nutrient. Patients who experience fatigue, brain fog, poor memory recall or retention, mood concerns (depression/ anxiety), insomnia, and peripheral neuropathy could also consider this form of treatment.

Other injections offered in clinic include Adrenal & Lipototropic or weight management support injections.

IV Glutathione

Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant and liver/ detox support for body. As an antioxidant, it also helps in supporting immune function, inflammatory concerns, and many skin conditions, such as melasma & hyperpigmentation.


IV Glutathione treatments involve the injection of glutathione and vitamin C directly into your bloodstream. The treatment itself typically takes between 10-15 minutes. If you are a new patient you will require an Initial Naturopathic Visit which will include a detailed history of your health concerns along with any relevant physical exams.

Frequently Asked Questions 

How long does it take?

Follow up glutathione IV appointments are generally booked for 30 minutes, however the treatment itself takes about 10-15 minutes.

How often do I need to come in?

The frequency of treatments will be discussed with Dr Allison Galan ND. Generally for acute conditions you can receive weekly treatments for 2-6 weeks, and for general maintenance you could consider one treatment every 4-6 weeks.

Are there side effects?

Generally IV treatments occur without incident, however you will be able to discuss risk and benefits with your ND prior to treatment. At times bruising can occur at the injection site, however even this is a less than common occurrence.


How do I know if this treatment is right for me?

Book a complementary meet and greet call with Dr Allison for more information and to discuss if these therapies would be right for you!

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  • Please be sure to have eaten within 1-3 hours before your IV or injection treatment.

  • Please be sure to be hydrated before coming in.

  • Urine samples are done for any first time IV patient.

  • Consider bringing a snack or juice.

  • Bring any recent lab work.

  •  Wear loose fitting clothing.


  • Consider eating a snack/ meal and drinking fluids after your appointment.

  • Be sure to monitor your injections site and keep it clean and covered for the next 48 hours.

  • If the site becomes hot, red, itchy, inflamed or you develop a fever or a rash call our office immediately @. If after hours please call Health link @ 811 or go to the nearest urgent care centre.


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