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Iron Infusions
Helping address iron deficiency



METALAB: IV Therapy & Regenerative Medicine offers Iron infusions for patients in Markham and throughout the GTA.

Supervised and overseen by Shelly Li, NP, patients can quickly and conveniently access IV iron for iron deficiency anemia.

We offer safe and efficient medical iron infusions, for those who are iron deficient. Iron deficiency can be caused by a variety of conditions including pregnancy, heavy or irregular menstrual cycles, GI illness, cardiac and renal issues, cancer, and more. 

About Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is incredibly common world wide, affecting approximately 12% of the global population.  The numbers are highest in women 18-45yrs, and people living in lower-income countries.  In North America 10% of women of child-bearing age are believed to be iron deficient. An astounding 25% of pregnant women are thought to be iron deficient.


Obstetric and gynaecologic causes are most common in pre-menopausal women. In addition to blood loss, poor iron intake from restrictive diets can also exacerbate or even lead to iron deficiency. Oral iron supplements can be difficult to absorb, and constipating to many people.


Iron deficiency can cause several different symptoms that vary depending on how low your iron level is and how depleted your iron stores are.

The most common initial symptoms of iron deficiency are:

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Trouble concentrating

  • Irritability and mood swings

  • Iron deficiency also causes:

  • Pale skin

  • Headaches

  • Dizziness

  • Weakness

  • Feeling cold when others don’t

  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat

  • Ice cravings

  • Restless legs

  • Exercise intolerance

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Each client meets with a IV Certified Practitioner to discuss your options and to assess suitability.

Patients with the following conditions may require IV iron:

  • Acute severe gastrointestinal bleeding

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)

  • Chronic kidney disease (on dialysis)

  • Cancer patients (with anemia and taking an ESA)

  • Severe menorrhagia (abnormally heavy or prolonged menstrual periods)

  • Surgically induced malabsorption syndromes (gastric bypass)

Although oral iron supplementation is the preferred method of therapy, IV iron therapy may be beneficial for patients experiencing inadequate iron absorption, continued blood loss, or who cannot tolerate oral iron tablets or liquids. 

Getting more iron by eating iron-rich foods and taking an oral iron supplement are effective ways to treat iron deficiency, and while this is the preferred method of iron therapy, there are certain circumstances where intravenous (IV) iron may be necessary.


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Initial Consult

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To ensure client safety and no contraindications. While this is a very safe procedure, we are going directly into the bloodstream with concentrated doses of vitamins.

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IV Therapy

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Let's drip! Our custom concoction is always prepared fresh based on your goals and physiology. This is a 45-75 minute appointment.

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IM Injections

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This is a quick appointment that provides the immediate benefits of IV therapy without the time commitment.

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Our comprehensive, holistic approach to your health and beauty

Our medical team will provide a comprehensive diagnosis and assessment of the area you would like to perform any procedure. We will discuss all the available options that can either be paired or added for an integrated care of your health and beauty - an approach that will treat you from the inside out. Our team offers naturopathy which can assess your nutrition/diet/lifestyle for optimal skin health, IV therapy and vitamin infusions for rejuvenated skin, medical facials including microneedling and hydrafacials, and more.


All new clients will consult with a certified and trained medical staff in order to properly assess the preferred area of treatment.


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