IV Drip Therapy FAQ & Research Articles

An IV drip delivers essential nutrients and fluids directly into your bloodstream. This allows the nutrients to bypass the digestive tract for 100% absorption instead of 10-20% with oral supplements.  Going right into the blood stream the nutrients can start working at a much higher dose right away without the side effects of high dosing oral supplements. 

At Higher Health , we like to start with an intro series of 1x/week for 4-6 weeks.  Within that time, people can usually feel a difference.  Some notice it right away after 1-2 treatments, while for others, it takes a bit longer, dependent on health history and conditions being treated.   

A base IV drip bag contains Vitamin C, Magnesium, calcium, minerals, B vitamins, specific amino acids and antioxidants.  Depending on your health goals, we add additional nutrients. 

Depending on the size of your IV drip bag and nutrients added, an IV Drip can take anywhere from 25 minutes to over an hour. 

This depends on your treatment plan and health goals. Most people start with 2-4 IVs their first month and see how they feel.  Our NDs will stay connected with you to ensure you are getting the optimal treatment for you.

IVs can range from $99-185 depending on the nutrients administered. 

Yes. IV Therapy has been used for over 60 years and is very safe. There are numerous studies on the safety of IV Therapy which can be read in the research section.  With our personal experience, we have been using IV Therapy treatments since 2011 with great success.

Yes, IV therapy is safe during pregnancy.  IV therapy can provide extra hydration, vitamins, and nutrients to help support you throughout your pregnancy.   

At this time the only way to get IV nutrients directly into your blood stream is with a needle. The good news we use the smallest needles possible (different than blood draw needles) and some people don’t even feel it being inserted. We also use various techniques and strategies to ensure comfort during the insertion process. 

In the last year Glutathione IVs have become very popular because it can help make your skin radiate a healthy ‘glow’.    Glutathione  is a key nutrient/molecule within our bodies that recycles antioxidants and quenches oxidants.  By doing so, it works to minimize overall oxidative stress, which in turn reduces inflammation and repairs cellular function.   Not only will you have glowing skin, but you will also have healthier tissue within your body, which is most important.  Glutathione is a very powerful antioxidant that has many benefits for your overall health. You can read more on our Glutathione IV by clicking here.

Side effects, though rare, can still happen.  This would be slight irritation to the insertion area, showing as a bruise that resolves quickly.

IVs can range from $99-185 depending on the nutrients administered.  

Anti aging
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cardiovascular health
Degenerative Disc Disease
Digestion (with IBD (Crohn’s, Colitis, Celiac))
Fertility and Preconception
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Immune Health
Mental Performance
Migraine Headache relief 
Pain Management 
Pre and Post surgery
Skin and Beauty
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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 Therapy needs. 

Our Toronto IV Lounge is certified to administer IV 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 Therapy is and how it can help. The best way to get all your questions answered is to book a free IV information call

Intravenous Vitamin (IV) therapy is given at our Toronto IV Lounge and is an amazing treatment because it allows nutrients to bypass the digestive tract for fast 100% absorption instead of 10%-20% with oral supplements.

Going right into the blood stream the nutrients can start working at a much higher dose right away without the side effects of high dosing oral supplements.