An IV Drip for Anxiety and Mood support has been a great part of a Naturopathic treatment plans at Higher Health.
Some of the key benefits of an Anxiety and Mood support IV Drip are:
Ideally any IV Drip targeting anxiety and mood is part of a Naturopathic Doctor‘s treatment plan that also includes possible lab tests, your preferred nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle choices.
Unless specified, every IV Drip at Higher Health starts with the following base ingredients before we add on for your specific goal:
To help specifically with anxiety and mood support, an IV Drip will include the following:
Additional Vitamin C – Vitamin C can help improve mood as well as cognitive function. Research supports that vitamin C can help reduce symptoms of both anxiety and depression. Oxidative stress can be increased in individuals with depression, which is where the antioxidant properties of vitamin C come in and support mood.
Magnesium – Magnesium helps to calm stress, relax the nervous system, and improve mood. It blocks the activity of our stimulating neurotransmitters and binds to our calming receptors, helping to relieve anxiety. Research shows that low magnesium intake is associated with a higher risk for depression.
B5 – Vitamin B5 facilitates the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins as a source of fuel for our bodies. Ensuring our bodies are nourished plays an important role in mood support and overall health of our cells.
B6 – Vitamin B6 plays a large role in regulating mood. It is a necessary component of the pathways that create neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, GABA, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Vitamin B6 increases the intracellular uptake of magnesium, leading to further calming effects.
Amino Acids – Several amino acids are precursors for different neurotransmitters that regulate mood, such as serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and more. By supporting our levels of amino acids, we can optimize the production and breakdown pathways of these neurotransmitters that have a large effect on mood.
Taurine – Taurine has demonstrated anti-anxiety effects by activating glycine receptors. It is a precursor to the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, meaning it can help promote calmness. Taurine has shown benefit in individuals with anxiety and depression.
Carnitine – Carnitine has shown to reduce anxiety and alleviate depression in clinical studies. It has an inhibitory effect on the HPA axis which results in reduced cortisol levels. Cortisol is our stress hormone and it is often elevated when experiencing anxiety or overwhelm.
Glycine – Glycine helps to promote calmness by antagonizing the release of our anxiety and panic driven neurotransmitter, norepinephrine. It’s calming effects on the brain help to regulate mood and relieve anxiety. It also helps to relax our blood vessels, allowing our blood pressure to decrease which can be helpful in times of stress.
Frequency of Treatment:
Your frequency of treatment will depend on individual aspects gathered in your initial Naturopathic health consultation.
In general, the recommended frequency for Anxiety and Mood support is weekly or bi-weekly for 4-6 weeks, while monitoring your progress and adjusting accordingly.
if you have any questions about how an IV Drip, or Naturopathic Medicine in general can help with Anxiety and Mood support, please click here and book a free consultation.
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Higher Health Naturopathic Centre and Toronto IV Lounge is conveniently located at 7 Yonge blvd, Toronto M5M 3G6.
We have 2 IV Lounges and private rooms available for all your IV Drip Therapy needs.
Our Toronto IV Lounge is certified to administer IV Drip Therapy treatments and we are also have a certified lab to compound our IV bags onsite.
Our Toronto Naturopathic Doctors are passionate about helping you achieve your best health.
At Higher Health Centre, IV therapy is utilized for wellness-focused treatments, as well as for chronic health conditions, with the age of patients ranging from 14 years old all the way to 95.
This site has a lot of great info on what IV Drip Therapy is and how it can help. The best way to get all your questions answered is to book a free IV information call.