IV Drip For Weight Loss

Using an IV Drip as part of a weight loss plan can help you achieve healthy, long term weight loss.  

Some of the key benefits of this IV drip are:

  • Helps the body metabolize fats, carbohydrates, and proteins
  • Enhances the use of fatty acids for energy which helps break down fat for energy
  • Supports detoxification pathways
  • Helps improve insulin sensitivity by increasing the glucose uptake

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 weight loss, an IV drip will also include the following:

Carnitine – Carnitine helps shuttle fatty acids into the cell to be used as cellular energy, meaning it helps break down fats in the body. It lowers triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol”) while increasing HDL-cholesterol (“good” cholesterol). Carnitine helps reduce visceral adiposity which is fat that accumulates around our organs. It also improves insulin sensitivity by increasing glucose uptake. These factors play a large role in weight loss.

B12 – Vitamin B12 is a cofactor in several reactions in the body. It aids in the process of metabolizing fats and proteins. Research supports an association between vitamin B12 and weight loss as it increases our metabolism and provides us with lasting energy.

B6 – Vitamin B6 helps the body metabolize fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. It is needed for vitamin B12 to function properly. B6 is needed in several crucial pathways that support weight loss and detoxification. 

Magnesium – Magnesium helps to convert energy from food and supports cellular respiration. There is research to suggest it can help regulate blood sugar and insulin sensitivity.

NAC – N-acetyl-cysteine improves insulin sensitivity, meaning it helps our body use insulin more efficiently. By supporting adequate levels of glutathione, it can help increase fat breakdown. It plays a large role in our antioxidant pathway and supports detoxification in the body.

Bicarb – Bicarbonate helps to neutralize acidic environments in our cells. It helps to keep the acid-base balance that our body requires, resulting in a more proper functioning of our cells.

Frequency of Treatment:

Your frequency of treatment will depend on individual aspects gathered in your initial consultation with one of our Naturopathic Doctors

In general, the recommended frequency for weight loss support is weekly or bi-weekly for 4-6 weeks, while monitoring your progress and adjusting accordingly. 

An IV Drip for Weight Loss is part of a treatment plan that also includes making the most out of your preferred nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle choices. If you want to speak to a Naturopathic Doctor about how we can help you with weight loss, click here and book a free consultation.



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