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How IVS work

Intravenous (IV) micronutrient therapy has been very effectively utilized by naturopathic physicians for years to administer vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanicals and homeopathics directly into bloodstream for maximum absorption.

 

Intravenous (IV) infusions also known as IV vitamin drips are effective for delivering essential nutrients to the cells of the body, bypassing the gut and the liver. Therefore, truly therapeutic doses and maximum ie. 100% absorption is achieved through our proprietary elevateINFUSIONS.

Advantages of IV infusions

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100% Absorption


When food, nutrients and drugs are put into the body orally, they first need to be broken down by digestive mechanisms such as proper acid levels, pancreatic digestive enzymes, bile and healthy gut flora. After the micronutrients like calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, glucose, amino acids, lipids have been released from the food, they need to then be absorbed into the gut lining and then into the portal circulation. Portal circulation carries these essential building blocks to the liver to first be processed prior to them being released into general circulation where they can then be utilized by all the other cells in your body. This process is called first pass metabolism. Thanks to first pass metabolism/effect, only about 50% of the orally ingested nutrients make it to the cells of the body through the bloodstream. Conditions that lead to poor absorption of nutrients like celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) / leaky gut, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, would have an even lower bioavailability of orally ingested nutrients in the form of food and nutritional supplements getting to the cells. This can lead to malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies over time.




Fast delivery with quick and direct effects


Our elevateINFUSION can be administered in as little as 30 minutes for IV micronutrient blends like elevateENERGY, elevateIMMUNITY and elevateSUCCESS. Most of our elevateINFUSIONS drip for about 45-60 minutes, depending on the total volume of fluid being infused. You begin to experience the effects of the proprietary micronutrient blends immediately in many cases. Our clients have reported feeling the effects for a few days, and as long as a few weeks. The duration of the desired effects depends on the state of your overall health and wellness at the time of the infusion. The more depleted you are in essential vitamins, mineral and amino acids, the more frequently you would need the desired elevateINFUSION.




More effective than oral supplementation


Intravenous administration mode allows for larger doses of essential micronutrients (doses that normally cannot be tolerated orally) to be safely delivered to the bloodstream. In many cases, nutritional deficiencies are so great that ordinary oral supplement is insufficient to restore optimal levels for health and wellness.




Multiple benefits


elevateINFUSIONS, our proprietary IV nutrient therapy contain vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other essential micronutrients in just the right amounts to deliver desired benefits to your body. The following are some of the many benefits our patients have experienced:

    • Restores energy
    • Decreases the effects of acute and chronic stress
    • Recover from hangovers
    • Feel refreshed and energized
    • Strengthens immunity
    • Rehydrates the body
    • Increases ability to cope with anxiety and depression
    • Improves sleep
    • Aids with pre- and post-surgical healing
    • Optimizes detoxification from toxins
    • Improves sexual drive and stamina
    • Helps with athletic performance and endurance
    • Metabolizes fat





 

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I want one! 

STEP 1:

Call or email us to book your complimentary 15-minute  IV Fitabilty Assessment with our Kelowna Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Vicky Bentz.

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STEP 2:

Our doctor will help choose the best IV for you! They are here to help answer any questions you may have.

STEP 3:

Sit back and relax as you enjoy your elevateINFUSION    . It’s that simple!

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Got Questions? We've got Answers!

What are elevateINFUSIONS and wellSHOTS ?


elevateINFUSIONS are The IV Zone’s custom proprietary intravenous infusions. wellSHOTS are The IV Zone’s custom proprietary intramuscular injections.

Dr Vicky, our medical director and master formulator, decided to create The IV Zone after more than a decade of naturopathic clinical practice. She was drawn to intravenous and intramuscular micronutrient therapy training and continuing education when she noticed some of her patients not getting the full benefits of oral supplementation of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutraceuticals, due to various conditions impeding oral absorption like high stress, digestive insufficiency, inflammatory bowel conditions, to name a few.

She developed The IV Zone’s proprietary formulas, elevateINFUSIONS and wellSHOTS after training with leading world experts in intravenous micronutrient therapy. She wanted to make these amazing formulations available to the general public to help as many people feel their best as quickly as they can. She has adapted many of the traditional formulations of the general intravenous IV infusions and intramuscular IM injections that naturopathic physicians are trained in, to improve the effectiveness and the benefits to her clients in The IV Zone.




What is an IVfitability Assessment?


The IVfitability Assessment is mandatory for all clients getting their first elevateINFUSION, our intravenous infusion or wellSHOT, our intramuscular shot at The IV Zone. This 15-minute evaluation was developed by Dr Vicky to properly assess each client to make sure they are an excellent candidate for our proprietary IV vitamin therapy and intramuscular micronutrient therapy. Please note that the IVfitabilty Assessment will not provide any naturopathic medical diagnosis or specific naturopathic therapeutic recommendations besides the selection of an elevateINFUSION and/or wellSHOT that is best suited for you.




How long do elevateINFUSIONS take?


Our elevateINFUSIONS vary in volume and micronutrient makeup. They typically drip for about 30-60 minutes. Some formulations can drip for 1.5-2hours. Our most popular elevateINFUSIONS such as elevateENERGY, elevateSUCCESS, elevateIMMUNITY, elevatePARTY and elevateDAYAFTER, take a maximum of 20- 30 minutes.




Do I need a referral from my family doctor in order to get an elevateINFUSIONS or wellSHOTS ?


No, you do not need a referral to enjoy the benefits of one of our custom elevateINFUSIONS and wellSHOTS micronutrient blends. You are welcome to consult with your family physician if you have questions or concerns prior to getting IV infusions or IM shots. You will be consulting with our naturopathic medical director, Dr. Vicky Bentz, ND for an IV fitness assessment prior to receiving your first elevateINFUSION at The IV Zone.




Does getting an elevateINFUSION hurt?


elevateINFUSIONS involve a tiny prick sensation when they are administered. Everyone has a different tolerance which we do our best to work with. Once they are dripping, our clients do not report any discomfort.




Does getting a wellSHOTS hurt?


Dr Vicky has training our team on a unique way of injecting our wellSHOTS, which minimizes the general pain experienced. Most of our clients have commented on how painless the whole experience is. Once again, everyone has a different tolerance and we work with that.




Who will administer my elevateINFUSION ?


The elevateINFUSIONS are administered by Dr Vicky and our team of highly trained nurses.




Where are wellSHOTS administered?


Depending on the type of wellSHOTS you select, Dr Vicky would determine the best location to administer them. Generally, they are either administered in the shoulder/deltoid muscle or the top of the buttocks/gluteal muscle.




Do you treat minors?


Minors can receive intravenous and intramuscular micronutrient therapy but The IV Zone, however do not accept clients below the age of 18 at the moment. We encourage parents to consult with Dr Vicky, our medical director in her private practice if they would like to discuss intravenous or intramuscular vitamin therapy for their minor children.




Do you offer any special pricing for groups?


We offer an automatic 10% discount for groups of 4 or more, booked at the same time. For groups of 10 or more, we also offer a complimentary wellSHOT of choice to each client, in addition to the 10% group discount. Please contact us for preferred pricing for our corporate clients.




Do you treat pregnant women?


Pregnant women can receive intravenous and intramuscular micronutrient therapy but The IV Zone, however do not accept pregnant clients at the moment. We encourage pregnant women to consult with Dr Vicky, our medical director in her private practice if they would like to discuss intravenous or intramuscular vitamin therapy as part of their health plan.




Can anyone get an IV or shot?


While the majority of our adult clients are eligible for intramuscular and intravenous vitamin therapy, we reserve the right to withhold treatment if we feel it would create complications or concerns.





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CONTACT Us

105-1626 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC  V1Y 2M3

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Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Evening appointments available upon request

  ​​Saturday and Sunday: By Appointment Only 

 
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