Over-work, over-exertion, illness and stress can lead to depletion & burn-out, yet the pressure to be at our best never goes away. While nothing replaces proper rest and rehab, IV nutritional therapy can offer a meaningful upgrade to your health & well-being when you need it most.
IV therapy works by delivering a specific formulation of nutrients + compounds directly into the body to provide your cells the nourishment they need to function at their best.
The IV program at FoRM Health consists of 2 divisions – Wellness and Medical.
Wellness IV Program
Our Wellness IV formulas are not intended to treat any medical condition, but rather offer a boost to your overall vitality and sense of well-being within a focused area. Patients can take the lead on choosing their preferred formula, while the doctor provides guidance, education and a safe environment throughout your IV visit.
Our Wellness formulas include:
- Energy Boost
- Brain Boost
- Immune Boost
- Detox Boost
- Performance Boost
- Recovery Boost
- Beauty Boost
Most common uses + timing for Wellness IV therapy:
- Before +/or after travel
- Recovery from an illness (must be free of fever, chills, body aches for 48 hours prior)
- Before +/or after a race or other athletic endeavor
- Before +/or during allergy season
- Support during training or weight loss efforts
- Support with mood and brain function
- Feeling run down for any reason (winter, high stress, busy life schedule)
- Before any event when you want to look and feel your best
Medical IV Program
Our Medical IVs are intended for those seeking improvement in symptoms related to a specific diagnosis or condition. Prior to receiving any Medical IV, an office visit and update blood work is required.
Some of our most common medical IVs include:
- Iron Infusions
- Vitamin C IVs (high dose)
- Ozone IV / MAH
Medical IVs can be helpful for improving symptoms in following conditions:
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic infections
- Autoimmune conditions
- GI Malabsorption
- Chronic & severe anemia
- History of brain injury + headaches
If you would like to learn if IV therapy is right for you, please schedule a Concierge Call with one of our FoRM Health wellness experts to determine your best care.
Schedule with FoRM’s IV therapy specialists:
Dr. Caitlan Readhead ND (All Boost IVs, Iron infusions, High Dose Vitamin C, NAD+)
Dr. Kai Herman ND (All Boost IVs, MAH/ Ozone Infusions)
Dr. Madeleine Tuson-Turner ND (All Boost IVs, MAH/Ozone Infusions)
Dr. Natsumi Seki ND (All Boost IVs)
Am I a good candidate for IV therapy?
Our IV Boost formulas are safe for anyone without an underlying medical condition. IV therapy may not be appropriate for individuals with a significant fear of needles. If you are someone with a chronic medical condition, you will need to establish care with a FoRM naturopathic doctor to discuss your health history and current needs to determine whether you are a good fit for this treatment.
There are a few patients who might not be a good candidate for IV therapy, including patients suffering from cancer, liver +/or kidney disease, heart failure, or blood clotting disorders.
When does IV therapy take effect?
One of the major advantages of IV therapy is that its benefits can be immediate. That’s why it’s a popular remedy for colds or flus, hangovers, headaches, or boosting energy levels. Additionally, it bypasses the gut by being infused directly into the blood stream. This allows for 100% absorption of the nutrients or ozone-saturated blood being administered.
What is the benefit of IV therapy over oral supplements?
IV nutritional therapy allows us to deliver nutrients more efficiently, effectively, and at higher concentrations than what standard oral supplementation typically allows. Since it is delivered directly into the blood stream, you are able to absorb 100% of the nutrients provided.
What are the theorized effects of IV ozone?
- Ozone stimulates the production of immune cells and helps balance the immune system
- Ozone kills bacteria, fungi, mold, and viruses
- Ozone activates anti-cancer processes in the body
- Ozone makes red blood cells more elastic and flexible
- Ozone improves energy utilization and production in your body
- Ozone has anti-inflammatory properties
What is IV Ozone therapy?
IV Ozone therapy, also known as Major Autohemotherapy (MAH), involves drawing out a small amount of blood into a closed sterile bag, to which medical grade ozone is added. The mixture of ozone and your own blood creates a highly oxygenized, bright red blood, which is then re-infused into the body. For the past several decades it has been a popular treatment in Europe and has a high safety profile.
What are common conditions treated with IV ozone therapy?
This treatment is recommended on an individual basis. Your FoRM provider may recommend this treatment whenever the above-mentioned effects would be beneficial to you.
I have iron deficiency…how do I get started with iron IV infusions?
The iron utilized in our office is one of the safest forms of intravenous iron. Iron infusions may only be administered after an initial appointment is completed with your FoRM Health naturopathic doctor, who will determine the appropriateness of the therapy. Referrals outside of FoRM Health for intravenous iron infusions are also considered and should be directed toward Dr. Caitlan Readhead.