IV Drip Therapy Vancouver | 8 West Clinic

IV Therapy Vancouver

IV Therapy Vancouver

IV Therapy Vancouver at 8 West Clinic


Maybe oral or other alternative therapies don’t quite cut it for how your body naturally responds when you want to nourish from within—do you need the boost of IV therapy in Vancouver? This treatment at 8 West Clinic is customized to your individual needs by one of our RN aesthetic nurses, whether you need support for skin, performance and recovery, immune support, or general health maintenance. Any holistic take on anti-aging and skin, facial, or body rejuvenation includes an awareness that a truly healthy outside always begins from the inside. With the ability to nourish effectively from inside out, we offer our individualized IV vitamin therapy and NAD IV therapy treatments to perfectly complement the other modalities available at our Vancouver clinic.


Benefits of IV Therapy


8 West Clinic Vancouver IV Therapy Ingredients, Benefits, and Combination Therapies


IV therapy is a method of quickly and efficiently delivering nutrients such as NAD or vitamin C to the body, achieved intravenously (that is, directly into a vein). Administered straight into the bloodstream, nutrients can be acquired through IV therapy without having to pass through the gastrointestinal system, where a percentage of nutrients can get lost along the way for individuals with low nutrient absorption. IV therapy allows for 100% take-up and the most effective delivery of needed nutrients into the body to allow for efficient healing from within, all in as little as 20 minutes.


Why Choose Vancouver IV Therapy at 8 West Clinic


Choosing to have your Vancouver IV vitamin therapy or NAD IV therapy treatment at award-winning 8 West Clinic means trusting a team of passionate specialists. Our highly skilled treatment providers are committed to helping you in your journey to looking and feeling your best in your own skin. Led by top Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, 8 West Clinic also consists of a team of highly experienced medical aestheticians, registered nurses, and patient care coordinators who work together to offer a 360º full spectrum of skin, face, and body rejuvenation solutions. Specializing in quality consultations, the treatment providers at 8 West Clinic are equipped with the expertise to design individualized treatment plans that are right for you and your goals, no matter how big or small.

At the treatment level, 8 West Clinic’s IV therapies are tailored to the specific concerns you’d like to target. Formulas can include a number of different safe, water-soluble ingredients, including NAD, glutathione, or the widely-known Myers’ Cocktail. Options for treatment range from IV push to IV drip therapies that can be as quick as 20 minutes, or as long as 3 hours. IV drip therapy treatments at our Vancouver clinic are completely individual- and group-friendly (Note: Due to our current COVID-19 health & sanitization protocols, group IV therapy treatments are suspended until further notice). As an individual, IV therapy makes the perfect complementing add-on to a laser resurfacing session that can be administered while waiting with your topical numbing cream on!


Individual IV Therapies & Benefits










NAD Intro – IV Drip

(250mg Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) 

  • Quick boost 
  • Brain Health 
  • Anti Ageing  
  • Fights Fatigue  
  • Metabolic Function
Over 1 hour  
  • Recommended for most people 
NAD Regular – IV Drip

(500mg Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) 

  • Quick boost 
  • Brain Health 
  • Anti Ageing  
  • Fights Fatigue  
  • Metabolic Function
Over 2 hours
  • Recommended for most people 
NAD Advanced – IV Drip

(750mg Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) 

  • Quick boost 
  • Brain Health 
  • Anti Ageing  
  • Fights Fatigue  
  • Metabolic Function
Over 3 hours
  • Patients with highly active lifestyles 
  • Patients seeing a plateau of results at 500mg
SkinBright – IV Push

(Glutathione, Vitamin C + B12/Folate Shot)

  • Decrease Pigmentation 
  • Skin Healing & Repair 
  • Collagen Repair 
  • Antioxidant Protection
20-30 mins
  • Patients with skin concerns including:
    • Acne
    • Melasma
    • Pigmentation
    • Rosacea
BodyBoost – IV Push

(Magnesium, Vitamin C, Complex B Vitamins, Calcium + B12/Folate Shot)


  • Increase Athletic Performance 
  • Increase Recovery 
  • Fights Fatigue 
  • Antioxidant Protection
20-30 mins 
  • Patients with active lifestyles, may be working on weight loss 
  • Patients experiencing stress, insomnia, or fatigue
Recovery Drip – IV Drip

(Glutathione, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Complex B Vitamins, Calcium + B12/Folate Shot)

  • Combines Benefits of SkinBright & BodyBoost 
  • All-around Recovery of Skin, Muscles & Connective Tissue 
  • Helps to Boost Immune System
45 mins 
  • Post-surgery patients 
  • Patients looking to boost their immune system 
  • Patients looking for overall health maintenance


Summary & Medical Benefits of Individual IV Therapies


NAD IV Therapy: NAD IV therapy is a treatment of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a key player in many benefits for the body including supporting brain health, anti-aging, combatting fatigue, and metabolic function. 

For brain health, NAD is shown to improve concentration, decrease reliance on stimulants like coffee, recover from hangovers, improve memory, and clear brain fog. In an anti-aging sense, it helps to reverse the effects of aging by preventing and repairing DNA damage which can lead to age related diseases, fatigue and decreased everyday function. When it comes to fighting fatigue, NAD boosts your endurance, elevates mood and vitality, and improves reflexes. Lastly, NAD supports healthy metabolic function to help you lose weight, increase energy, build healthy muscle tissue, improve athletic performance and boost immune support.

NAD IV therapy is available as an IV drip prepared by your RN aesthetic nurse in 3 doses of either 250mg, 500mg, or 750mg. The appropriate treatments for you will be determined in your consultation with your aesthetic nurse.


SkinBright: Our SkinBright IV vitamin therapy treatment focuses on the benefits of the powerful antioxidants glutathione and vitamin C to facilitate healing and repair of the skin. This therapy will also assist in lowering pigment formation in the skin while simultaneously helping to treat existing pigmentation, in reducing melasma, in treating acne, and in treating rosacea. This treatment is generally 20-30 minutes in length and is administered via IV push by your RN aesthetic nurse.


BodyBoost: Our BodyBoost IV vitamin therapy treatment features the benefits of a cocktail of magnesium, vitamin C, complex B vitamins, and calcium. This treatment is great for an advanced recovery boost for the body, whether it’s for patients with active lifestyles or perhaps patients experiencing stress, insomnia, or fatigue. This treatment is generally 20-30 minutes in length and is administered via IV push by your RN aesthetic nurse.


Recovery Drip: Our Recovery Drip IV vitamin therapy combines the benefits of SkinBright and BodyBoost in a single IV drip. This treatment is the perfect choice for an all-around advanced recovery for the skin, muscles, and connective tissue while also giving a boost to the immune system. This treatment is generally 30-45 minutes in length and is administered via IV drip prepared by your RN aesthetic nurse.


Vancouver IV Vitamin & NAD IV Therapy Ingredients & Benefits


Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD): NAD is an amino acid and coenzyme of Niacin (Vitamin B3) that is found in every cell of your body. Most of your body’s energy and organ function is supported by mitochondria in cells, and NAD plays an important role in mitochondrial function, while also maintaining DNA integrity and reversing cellular damage. NAD levels decline with age, so our bodies need supplementation as we age. NAD IV therapy is the most efficient and effective way to supplement NAD.


  • Brain health
  • Anti-aging
  • Fights fatigue
  • Metabolic function


Glutathione: Glutathione is one the body’s most important and potent antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that reduce oxidative stress by combating free radicals in the body. While most antioxidants are found in the foods you eat, glutathione is produced by your body and as we age, our glutathione levels decrease.


  • Master antioxidant
  • Detoxifier
  • Reduces oxidative stress
  • Reduces liver damage (alcohol and fatty liver)
  • Brightens skin to produce more Pheomelanin and less Eumelatonin


Vitamin C: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a vitamin your body needs to form blood vessels, cartilage, muscle, and collagen in bones. Vitamin C is also vital to your body’s healing process. An antioxidant, vitamin C might help protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals might play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamin C also helps your body absorb and store iron. Because your body doesn’t produce vitamin C, you need to get it from your diet. 


  • Facilitates iron metabolism by improving absorption of iron that is poorly absorbed
  • Boosts immunity by helping white blood cells function more effectively and helping wounds heal faster; also has anti-inflammatory properties
  • Increases antioxidant levels to better reduce the risk of chronic diseases
  • Helps to improve long term memory


Myers’ Cocktail: Myers’ Cocktail is generally prescribed to boost energy and support a lagging immune system. It also contains the following ingredients:

Magnesium Benefits:

  • Maintains muscle tissue
  • Regulates heart rhythm
  • Supports immune and nerve function
  • Energy metabolism

Calcium Benefits:

  • Critical role in metabolic process
  • Bone health

B Vitamin Benefits:

  • B1 Thiamine – Coenzyme in sugar and amino acid function
  • B2 Riboflavin – Antioxidant, energy metabolism
  • B3 Niacin – Lowers cholesterol levels
  • B5 – Gastrointestinal stimulant and critical in energy production
  • B6 – Essential to heme synthesis and protein metabolism
  • B12 – Blood cell production and energy synthesis


B12/Folate Shot: Both ingredients are NOT produced in the body and need to be supplemented with food. A B12/Folate injection is appropriate for anyone wanting a quick boost of energy and is included with all our IV treatments, but is also often known to be recommended for anyone on a vegetarian diet or for anyone with bowel issues.


  • Methylcobalamin used in the function of brain and nerve fibers as well as blood cell production
  • Folate (5-MTHF) is required to make DNA and RNA and metabolize amino acids necessary for cell division
  • 5-MTHF & Methylcobalamin provides the most biologically active forms
  • When combined with other B vitamins, B12 has been shown to reduce the risk of cerebrovascular disease, depression, and migraine disability 


FAQ: IV Therapy Vancouver


How long does it take before IV therapy treatments begin to take effect?

For our Vancouver IV therapy treatments, it’s recommended to do an infusion every week for 4 weeks (up to 8 weeks) to see results. Once nutrient levels stabilize and desired outcomes are achieved, treatments can get gradually more spaced out.

What treatments are IV therapy commonly combined with?

IV therapy can be added as a complementing therapy to almost any kind of treatment. With its benefits for boosting the body’s recovery processes, IV therapy can go perfect with laser resurfacing or light therapy treatments like Contour TRL, ProFractional, HALO, BBL; facelifts and other facial rejuvenation surgeries when administered post-surgery, or even with CoolSculpting for active patients on a weight loss and body sculpting journey. The combinations are endless.

Who is not a candidate for IV therapy?

IV therapy is generally not recommended for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for anyone on Digoxin, potassium wasting diuretics such as Chlorthiazide (Diuril), Chlorthalidone (Hygroton), Hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, HydroDiuril, Microzide), and loop diuretics such as Bumetanide (bumex) and Furosemide (Lasix). IV therapy is also not recommended for anyone with severe heart, liver or kidney disease. If you’re unsure whether you may be a candidate or not, our knowledgeable Patient Care Managers are happy to discuss with you before you move forwarding with booking a consultation.


Get Started With Your Vancouver IV Drip Therapy Treatment


Trust your face to our team of skin, face, and body rejuvenation experts who specialize in quality consultations and in developing individualized treatment plans designed to achieve the best results. Your Vancouver IV therapy or NAD IV therapy treatment always begins with a thorough Comprehensive Skin Consultation directly with your expert aesthetic nurse. Book your complimentary consultation online now or by giving our friendly Patient Care Managers a call at

(604) 733-1669