IV Vitamin Therapy
Magnesium IV therapy is used to treat deficiencies which can be caused by chronic illnesses, malabsorption or gut issues like coeliac disease.
Magnesium is often forgotten about, but it’s involved in hundreds of the body’s enzyme reactions. It plays a big role in the healthy functioning of nerves and muscles, regulating blood pressure, DNA synthesis and the body’s cells.
Left untreated, a magnesium deficiency can affect the absorption of other vitamins and minerals in the body. If your lifestyle or an underlying health condition puts you at risk of a magnesium deficiency, you may benefit from a shot or infusion. Magnesium:
Reduces lactic acid which causes post-exercise muscle soreness
Helps parathyroid glands work optimally, which promotes hormone production and bone health
Assists in energy regeneration, reducing tiredness and fatigue
Contributes to a healthy nervous system
Lowers blood pressure and increases antioxidant enzymes levels
Helps the body to absorb calcium
Contributes to heart health
Protects against platelet dependant thrombosis
Helps relax muscles
Helps in migraines and tension headaches
Eliminates muscle spasms
"IV infusions offer much better bioavailability when compared to oral supplements as they bypass the gut (where many nutrients are lost), and are delivered directly into the bloodstream."
Dr. Harpal Bains
If you have a magnesium deficiency (hypomagnesemia) you may notice one or more of the following symptoms:
Numbness and tingling
Abnormal heart rhythm
Low levels of magnesium can be caused by a variety of factors, including: poor diet, malabsorption, diuretic medications, digestion issues, diabetes, chronic diarrhoea, coeliac disease, and alcohol dependency. It is also important to note that as we age, magnesium can become harder for the body to absorb.
Unsure if a magnesium infusion or shot is right for you? Our IV clinician is highly experienced and as part of your appointment, they will discuss your symptoms and create a bespoke infusion customised to your symptoms and goals.
For women (19-64 years): 270mg
For men (19-64 years): 300mg
What does this look like in practice? 100g of spinach has 79mg magnesium.
Our favourite food sources of magnesium:
Leafy green veg like spinach
Nuts (cashew nuts, walnuts, almonds)
Unfortunately, in some cases gut issues and malabsorption can mean that the nutrients ingested aren’t absorbed by the body.
✓ We source vitamins and minerals from the UK and Germany for their superior quality
✓ Infusions are mixed on-site so they are fresh for you
✓ At Harpal Clinic, our bespoke vitamins and minerals can be tailored to suit your needs
Dr Harpal Bains says: “Our approach is to get to the root cause of your problem and in our experience, generally find that absorption issues or inadequate nutrition to be a huge contributing issue. I find that front-loading with a well designed vitamin or nutrient IV treatment regime helps improve your baseline health so that you can then absorb the nutrients in your food much more effectively. In our experience, recovery is much quicker if we plan a course of treatment – rather than simply ‘firefighting’ when you feel really unwell. We prefer to work with you longer term, to do the hand-holding where you need it, especially if you have an underlying health issue.”
Magnesium can be given as a shot or as an infusion (also referred to as a drip), depending on your needs. Infusions are ideal where higher doses of magnesium are required (high doses orally can lead to serious side effects). The Myers cocktail IV drip is one of our most popular infusions and contains magnesium. That being said, we prefer to create bespoke infusions according to your symptoms. Simply tell us any concerns you may have and we will help guide you.
When you book in for a magnesium shot or infusion, we will provide you with a complimentary consultation with our IV clinician. They will be able to guide you on which infusion is best for you, based on your symptoms. We also have nutrient testing facilities on-site.
This is based on 2ml of Magnesium (1g). This also includes a complimentary consultation with our IV Clinician.
A non-refundable booking fee applies to new clients for practitioner consultation and is redeemable against treatment.
2ml (1g) magnesium injection
2ml (1g) magnesium injections – course of 3
2ml (1g) magnesium injections – course of 6
Additional B12 / B complex / magnesium given at same time