Amazing place to spend a Saturday afternoon. Super friendly staff. Had a Myers cocktail and a massage. Feeling great.
I just had my first vitamin infusion treatment. Was so happy. Felt amazing after. Kendra was awesome. Painless, relaxing and informative. Will definitely be back for monthly treatments!
IV Treatment - Very Patient
My visit was for an IV treatment. I was late and called the clinic and they had a great attitude. The IV treatment was gentle and comfortable and they explained their process and what the treatment will do for me. It was very relaxing atmosphere, with comfy chairs. I highly recommend Essence, Dr. Chim and the team at the clinic.
Detoxifies the Skin
Lightens Pigmented Areas
Detoxifies the Liver
Initial IV Therapy Visit (15 minutes) $25.00
(Consultation visit only, does not include cost of IV)
IV Glutathione Push Follow-up (15 minutes) $130.00
($110 visit fee, $20 supplies fee)
IV Glutathione Therapy is all about brightening your skin from the inside, with Glutathione and Vitamin C injected into your bloodstream via a small butterfly needle. IV Therapy allows for these active ingredients to go directly into the bloodstream and hence, are absorbed much more effectively than taken orally.
IV Glutathione Skin Brightening Therapy works best for darker skinned ethnic groups, such as Asian (Filipino, Chinese, Korean, etc), East Indian, African, Hispanic, or simply for anyone with skin darkened from UV rays from being outdoors. IV Glutathione is also regularly used by all men and women who wants to maintain good skin complexion and general health.
IV Therapy Reviews
Direct Billing available. The visit portion of the IV treatment can be billed as a "Naturopathic Visit" to your insurance.
BEFORE YOUR IV TREATMENT
Eat a meal before coming to your IV treatment. This ensures stable blood sugar levels.
Drink at least 1 L (4 cups) of water before your IV treatment. This ensures stable blood pressure.
If this is your FIRST IV treatment, then obtain a urine sample cup from our front desk staff and provide us with a urine sample. We can rule out current infections and other kidney conditions with a urine dipstick test.
Bring a snack with you in case you need to eat something to raise your blood sugar levels. We also have protein bars for purchase.
Bring any recent relevant blood work with you.
Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Refrain from wearing tight belts, scarves, spanx, etc.
Do not exercise before or after your IV treatment. Do not take the stairs up to our clinic as this will affect blood pressure readings.
Inform us of all current supplements and prescriptions or if there are any changes in dose.
DURING YOUR IV TREATMENT
Bring a water bottle as you will be advised to drink 1-2 cups of water during your treatment. Our clinic will also provide water and tea in case you forgot your water bottle at home.
Do not cross your legs during treatment as this may constrict blood circulation.
Stay awake during your treatment so we know you are conscious.
Bring a book, an iPad, a smart phone or some reading material with you.
Inform us immediately if you are experiencing any pain, discomfort, heart palpitations, headaches, nausea, cramps, dizziness or if it becomes difficult for you to breathe. Ring the safety bell continuously until someone comes to attend to you.
Do not move the arm that is hooked to the IV line. Pretend you only have one arm to use.
Do not change the drip rate or move the IV bag as this may affect your treatment outcome.
AFTER YOUR IV TREATMENT
How you feel after an IV treatment will depend on the type of IV treatment your received. In general, if you received a basic Myer’s Multi-vitamin and mineral cocktail which includes vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and trace minerals, you should feel very relaxed after the treatment, sleep fairly well and wake up the next day with higher levels of energy.
If you had Glutathione IV, then it is common to smell a sulfur smell in your urine.
Drink at least another 2-4 glasses of water and eat another meal after your IV treatment.
If the IV needle insertion site becomes hot, red, itchy, or you develop a rash or have a fever, call our clinic immediately at (403) 383-3228 (Marda Loop) or (403) 383-2338 (Sage Hill). If it is after clinic hours, please call 911 or go to the closest Emergency Room.
IV Glutathione for Skin Brightening
IV Glutathione is the liver's most powerful anti-oxidant and hence, has great anti-aging and skin brightening properties.
New to IV Therapy?
If you are new to IV therapy, then you need to have an initial IV Therapy visit with one of our Naturopathic Doctors (NDs). Our NDs will review your health history, take your vitals, perform a urine analysis and recommend an IV formula suitable for your health needs. Because we require a urine sample to assess your health, please check in at the front desk and obtain a urine sample cup upon your arrival. $25 for a 15 min Initial IV Consultation Visit (full $25 billable to insurance as a visit). The cost of any IV formula bags or glutathione pushes will be an extra charge on top of the initial IV consultation fee. For example, the cost of receiving glutathione pushes for the first time will be $155 ($25 initial IV visit + $130 IV glutathione push, $135 of which is billable to insurance and $20 of which is payable out-of-pocket for supplies fee). Please call our front desk if you would like to inquire about other pricing.
How does Glutathione work to brighten the skin?
Glutathione (GSH) is the body’s most powerful anti-oxidant and detoxifier, made from three amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. Glutathione has other functions in the body as well including elimination of free radicals and toxic substances, skin rejuvenation, tissue repair, regeneration of liver cells from alcohol damage and fatty food intake and improving immunity.
Glutathione is effective in brightening the skin because it reduces the production of melanin in melanocyte cells (melanin is the molecule responsible for pigmentation).
Vitamin C is also injected to help the body clear reactive oxygen species (ROS). Vitamin C neutralizes and eliminates these harmful free radicals, hence, reduces the effects of aging. It also helps increase production of collagen to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed is dependant on how dark your skin is to begin with, how many shades you plan on brightening, how fast you want to achieve results and ultimately, how your body responds to the treatment. Our Naturopathic Doctors will give you a treatment protocol suggestion after your first visit.
Typically, we recommend a series of 10 treatments. You can come either once a week for ten weeks or twice a week for five weeks.
Will this be a suitable treatment for me? Who cannot receive this treatment?
IV Glutathione is very suitable for anyone looking to lighten their skin, improve their complexion, treat darkened skin due to UV sun exposure, or clear skin blemishes and melasma.
This treatment is contra-indicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women, patients with cancer, renal failure, cardiovascular disease, G6PD, high blood pressure, diabetes, liver or kidney diseases. If you are on any medication or have any other chronic conditions, please consult our Naturopathic Doctors for a FREE 5-minute consultation before you start any treatments.
Add-on's at Half Price:
Add Lipotropic Injection 2mL for +$45 (half price)
Add B12 Injection 5000mcg for +$20 (half price)
Add Adrenal Injection for +$22.50 (half price)
What will an IV treatment be like?
You will be greeted with our friendly staff and be provided with some paperwork to fill out if it is your first time. You will need to obtain a urine sample cup from the front desk and provide a small urine sample for our Naturopathic Doctors to analyze. You will then be able to grab some water or tea and head in to a waiting area. Our Naturopaths will go over your health history, any bloodwork that you bring with you, take your vitals, analyze your urine and if indicated, recommend a suitable IV treatment for you. Once our NDs determine which IV formula is right for you, they will take a few minutes to draw up all required solutions into an IV bag. A very small 3/4" needle will be inserted into a vein and our Naturopaths will start the IV. You can then sit back, relax, read a book or listen to some music. Our Naturopaths will take post-treatment vitals, make sure you are good to go home and provide post-treatment care instructions.
Are there any side effects?
You may experience a cool sensation as the IV is pushed into the vein. Our trained Naturopathic Doctors will be monitoring you throughout your treatment and take pre and post-vitals. Bruising at the administration site, although less common, can happen. Glutathione, after being metabolized by the body, can sometimes leave a sulphur smell in your urine.
Is IV Therapy covered by my Extended Health Insurance?
Yes, the visit portion of the treatment can be direct billed to your insurance if you have Naturopathic coverage. The supplies portion, however, will be out-of-pocket.
I'm ready to book, what do I do now?
If you are a new patient or a current patient that has not had IV Therapy at our clinic, you will need to book the "Initial IV Therapy Visit". You can simply call us at or book online.
IV Therapy Patient Information - Please read before your treatment
More IV Treatments
IV Therapy Fee
IV Therapy Initial Visit
15 minutes $25.00
(mandatory for all new patients)
IV Multi-Vitamin Follow-up
45 minutes $150.00
($125 visit fee, $25 supplies fee)
IV Anti-Aging Follow-up
45 minutes $240.00
($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)
IV Weight Loss Follow-up
45 minutes $225.00
($185 visit fee, $40 supplies fee)
IV Immune Boost Follow-up
45 minutes $240.00
($190 visit fee, $50 supplies fee)
IV Glutathione Push Follow-up
15 minutes $130.00
($110 visit fee, $20 supplies fee)
Add-on Glutathione +$65.00
Add-on B12 +$20.00
Add-on Adrenal +$22.50
Add-on Lipotropic 2mL +$45.00