Intravenous (IV) Nutrient Therapy
In certain situations, your body needs more nutrients than what you are able to absorb through diet and nutritional supplementation alone. Orthomolecular medicine is the practice of using high-dose vitamins and minerals to achieve therapeutic effects in the body. Often times, it is not possible to reach the required concentrations of nutrients orally.
Intravenous administration of nutrients bypasses the limitations of the digestive system and enables complete absorption of orthomolecular doses directly into the bloodstream. This safe and effective method of treatment can have immediate beneficial effects on the body. Patients that may benefit from such treatments can range from elderly patients with inadequate digestion to cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy to elite athletes looking for optimal physical performance. Dr. Chan is board certified by the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia to administer intravenous nutrient therapy.