Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa

iv max-SKIN GLOW


  • Restores Nutrients
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Supports Healing


  • Acne
  • Eczema, Psoriasis, Rosacea
  • Skin Infections


  • Tailored to you. Commonly once a week until therapeutic results are obtained (4-8 treatments)
  • Reassessment and then maintenance monthly.
This IV is designed to restore skin integrity, normalize the immune function, and has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing properties. Supporting nutritional status is vital for skin health.1,2


The skin is one of the largest organs of the body. Skin disorders such as dermatitis, eczema, infections, and acne are common reasons people visit their doctor. Although many common skin-conditions are not life-threatening, they can cause substantial emotional distress.1 Inflammation, chronic stress, infection, changes in the skin microbiome, insulin resistance, (Napolitano 2015), hormone imbalance, and nutritional imbalances can contribute to common skin disorders.3-7 Acanthosis nigricans (skin condition with dark thick patches of skin), acne, psoriasis, and skin tags have all been found to be linked to insulin resistance.4,8


Ingredients: B Vitamins, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, MethylB12 (active B12), Biotin, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Taurine, Zinc

  • Vitamin B1 as with all of the B vitamins, vitamin B1 has powerful anti-aging properties, helping to remove toxins from the body as well as increasing circulation, for healthy, glowing skin.
  • Vitamin B2 is an important vitamin for those prone to acne as it helps to maintain the mucus secretion of the skin to prevent acne breakouts and dry skin.
  • Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide helps build keratin, a type of protein that keeps your skin firm and healthy, supports a ceramide barrier to help retain moisture, reduces inflammation, treats hyperpigmentation, treats acne, protects against oxidative stress and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.9
  • Vitamin B5 increases wound healing and helps to reduce facial blemishes, acne, eczema, and protect skin from radiation therapy.10,11
  • Vitamin B6 or Pyridoxine helps to balance hormones and promotes the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin and then to melatonin.12
  • Vitamin B12 deficiencies have been found in those with chronic hives.12,13
  • Biotin is a vitamin that produces fatty acids that nourish the skin, and help oil glands function properly
  • Vitamin C is required for healthy skin. It is an antioxidant, reduces inflammation, stabilizes cell membranes, promotes skin healing, and forms collagen. Vitamin C helps support skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis.14-16
  • Calcium: Both calcium and vitamin C, are responsible for the differentiation of keratinocytes, a major cell type in the epidermis of the skin. Reduced levels can contribute to dryness of the skin.17,18
  • Magnesium helps to reduce the effects of stress, inflammation, free radical damage, and insulin resistance for improved skin health.19,20
  • Selenium is an antioxidant, promotes immunity and supports thyroid function which influences hair, skin, and nails. Research has shown that it`s helps to protect the skin from UV- induced cell damage, skin inflammation, and pigmentation.21
  • Taurine plays an important role as an organic osmolyte especially in the epidermis in maintaining homeostasis of the skin, including hydration.
  • Zinc: Zinc is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, modulates the immune system, promotes wound healing, reduces the production of excess sebum, and is antibacterial against P. acnes the bacteria linked to acne. 22,23 A double blind trial found that zinc supplementation was equally effective (about a 70%) in reducing acne severity compared to tetracycline antibiotic.24

Note – formulas may be modified occasionally.


  • IM Fuel D: Vitamin D metabolites help reduce inflammation by regulating cytokines, supports immunity, and healing.25,26
  • IV Fuel G Push: Gluathione is the body’s master antioxidant and reduces free radical damage to help manage pain.27

Glow from the inside out with our therapeutic skin formula.

Ingredients: B Vitamins, Biotin, Chromium

  1. Boelsma E, van de Vijver LP, Goldbohm RA et al, Human skin condition and its associations with nutrient concentrations in serum and diet. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003;77:348-355
  2. Lakdawala  N, Babalola O, Fedeles F, et al, The role of nutrition in dermatologic diseases: facts and controversies. Clin Dermatol. 2013;31:677-700
  3. Kerr OA, Tidman MJ, Walker JJ et al, The profile of dermatological problems in primary care. Clin Exp Dermatol. Jun 2010;35(4):380-383
  4. Napolitano M, Megna M, MOnfrecola G. Insulin resistance and skin diseases. TheScientificWorldJournal. 2015;2015:479354
  5. Kim JE, Cho BK, Cho DH, et al, Expression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in common skin diseases: evidence of its association with stress-related disease activity. Acta dermatovenereologica. Jul 06 2013;93(4):387-393
  6. Kerr OA, Tidman MJ, Walker JJ, et al, The profile of dermatological problems in primary care. Clin Exp Dermatol. Jun 2010;35(4):380-383
  7. Huynh M, Gupta R, Koo JY. Emotional stress as a trigger for inflammatory skin disorders. Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery. Jun 2013;32(2):68-72
  8. Kumari R, Thappa DM. Role of insulin resistance and diet in acne. Indian Journal of dermatology, verereology and leprology. May-Jun 2013;79(3):291-299
  9. Gehring W, Nicotinic acid niacinamide and the skin, J Cosmet Dermatol. 2004 Apr;3(2):88-93
  10. Higdon J. Linus Pauling Institute. Micronutrient Information Center. Pantothenic Acid: Wound Healing. Last updated 7/2015b. Accessed 2/3/2020, Accessed 2,3,2020
  11. Yang M, Moclair B, Hatcher V, et al, A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of a Novel Pantothenic Acid-Based Dietary Supplement in Subjects with Mild to Moderate Facial Acne, Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2014 Jun; 4(1):93-101.
  12. Prasad R, Lakshmi AV, BAmji MS, Impaired collagen maturity in vitamins B2 and B6 deficiency – probable molecular basis of skin lesions, Biochem Med. 1983 Dec;30(3):333-41.
  13. Mete N, Gulbahar O, Aydin A, et al. Low B12 levels in chronic idiopathic urticarial. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol. 2004; 14(4):292-299.
  14. Moores J, Vitamin C: a wound healing perspective, Br J Community Nurs. 2013 Dec; Suppl:S6,S8-11
  15. Telang PS, Vitamin C in dermatology, Indian Dermatol Online J. 2013 Apr-June; 4(2):143-146
  16. Wang K, Jiang H, Li W, et al, The Role of Vitamin C in Skin Diseases, Front Physiol. 2018;9:819.
  17. Bikle D, TEichert A, Hawker N, et al, Sequential regulation of keratinocyte differentiation by 1,25(OH)2D3, VDR, and its coregulators. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2007;103:396-404
  18. Cosgrove MC, Franco OH, Granger  SP, et al, Dietary nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance among middle-aged American women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;86:1225-1231
  19. Chiu A, Chon SY, Kimball AB. The response of skin disease to stress: Changes in the severity of acne vulgaris as affected by examination stress. Arch Dermatol. 2003;139 (7):897-900
  20. Geiger H, Wanner C. Magnesium in disease. Clin Kidney J. 2012;5 (1)125-138
  21. Park K, Role of Micronutrients in Skin Health and Function, Biomol Ther (Seoul). 2015 May; 23(3):207-217.
  22. Brandt S. The clinical effects of zinc as a topical or oral agent on the clinical response and pathophysiologic mechanisms of acne: a systematic review of the literature. J of drugs in dermat: JDD. May 2013;12(5):542-545
  23. Brocard A, Dreno B. Innate immunity: a crucial target for zinc in the treatment of inflammatory dermatosis. J of the Europ A of Derm and VEnereol: JEADV. Oct 2011;25(10):1146-1152
  24. Michaelsson G, Juhlin L, Vahlquist A. Effects of oral zinc and vitamin A in acne. Archives of Dermatol. Jan 1977;113(1):31-3
  25. Selfridge NJ. Vitamin D and Pain: Making Sense of It All. Alternative Medicine Alert. 2010;13(7):77-78.
  26. Lasco A, Catalano A, Benvenga S. Improvement of primary dysmenorrhea caused by a single oral dose of vitamin D: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Feb 27;172(4):366-7.
  27. Garcia-Gimenez JL and Pallardo FV, Maintenance of glutathione levels and its importants in epigenetic regulation, Front Pharmacol. 2014;5:8
  28. Thappa DM, Dogra J. Nodulocystic acne: oral gugulipid versus tetracycline. The J of dermatol. Oct 1994;21(10):729-731

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