IV Drip For Pre & Post Surgery

While surgery is often needed, it is always a huge stress on your body. Its important that you prepare you body before surgery and an IV Drip should be a part of that plan. After surgery is done, your mission is to recover as fast as possible, while minimizing the chances of any infection. 

An IV drip series post surgery can help you recover faster.

The key benefits of an IV Drip for Pre and Post Surgery are:

  • Strengthens resilience and immune health which your body needs before any surgery
  • Therapeutic doses of nutrients for cellular repair and recovery from damage during surgery
  • Reduces inflammation to help you heal faster
Unless specified, every IV Drip at Higher Health starts with the following base ingredients before we add on for your specific goal:
  • Vitamin C
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Trace Minerals (Chromium, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc) 
  • B Vitamins (B1,B2, B3, B5, B6, B12)
  • Amino Acids (which promote cellular repair and optimal function)

To help with pre and post surgery, an IV drip will also include the following:

Vitamin C – Vitamin C promotes wound healing and tissue repair post surgery. It is a cofactor for elastin and collagen production in blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and skin. Vitamin C helps reduce oxidative damage in the body, which plays an important role in healing post surgery. The requirement for vitamin C is increased in surgical patients as there is a higher need to reduce oxidative stress post surgery.

Zinc – Zinc is necessary for producing collagen, which is required for scar formation. It also supports wound healing due to its role in cell proliferation. Supplementing with zinc can help speed up the healing of surgical incisions while supporting the immune system during the recovery phase.

Glutamine – Increasing glutamine in the body helps to limit muscle loss associated with surgery, as our bodies naturally use glutamine to speed up recovery and take it from our muscle tissue, causing it to be depleted. It has shown to decrease recovery time and adverse events associated with surgical procedures.

Bicarbonate – Bicarbonate works by decreasing the acidity in muscle tissue and neutralizing acidic environments in the body. If there is tissue damage associated with surgery, bicarbonate can help neutralize the reactions leading to less oxidative damage.

NAC – N-acetyl-cysteine is effective in reducing the elevations of inflammatory markers and oxidative stress associated with major surgeries. Its antioxidant effects help reduce oxidants (free radicals) that can increase after tissue trauma that occurs during surgery.

Glutathione – Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that can significantly reduce inflammation and encourage tissue repair. It aids in post-surgical wound healing. Research has found that surgical trauma leads to a deficiency in skeletal muscle glutathione, increasing the susceptibility to oxidative damage. It is important to consider this nutrient pre and post surgery.




Frequency of Treatment:

Your frequency of treatment will depend on individual aspects gathered in your initial consultation. 

In general, the recommended frequency is weekly 2-3 weeks before surgery and 3-5 weeks after surgery,  while monitoring your progress and adjusting accordingly. 

Our Naturopathic Doctors can work with you to create your personalized anti-aging plan.  This includes supplementation, diet, and lifestyle modifications to help you stay young and strong as long as humanly possible. If you are interested in finding out more, you can book a free consultation by clicking here



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