Myers’ Cocktail is a form of intravenous nutrient therapy that involves injecting a “cocktail” of nutrients containing magnesium, calcium, B12, B6, B complex, and vitamin C, directly into the bloodstream to improve energy capacity and cell function. When energy levels are high and cells can function at their best, patients are more likely to recover from acute and chronic conditions such as fatigue, depression, asthma and more.
Myers' cocktail is administered with an IV. When nutrients are given intravenously, your digestive system is bypassed and a much higher level of nutrition is directly delivered to your cells throughout the bloodstream. Myers' Cocktail has been found to be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of clinical conditions such as:
- chronic pain
- cardiovascular disease
- acute muscle spasms
- boosts the immune system
- upper respiratory tract infections
In addition to treating these and other conditions, the Myers’ Cocktail is also effective in providing a natural energy boost and relieving symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic depression. This energy boost can last for several days or weeks and can significantly improve a patient’s quality of life. Myers’ Cocktail can help strengthen the immune system as well as allowing patients who constantly get sick to effectively fight off viral illnesses.
Benefits of Myers Cocktail
Almost everyone can benefit from IV nutrient therapy. For people who are healthy and just need an infusion of energy or extra protection from viral infection, a 20-minute Myers Cocktail infusion is rejuvenating. For people with medical conditions, IV nutrient therapy is safe, effective and restorative. IV nutrient therapy has been used for years as an anti-aging treatment. Here are some frequently asked questions about IV Nutrient Therapy:
What is IV Nutrient Therapy?
IV nutrient therapy is the process of giving vital nutrients to the body via the bloodstream by accessing a vein in the arm with a small needle. The nutrients can be a small amount that is pushed in slowly with a syringe in about 20 minutes or nutrients administered in a bag that is dripped slowly taking as little as 45 minutes and as much as 4 hours, depending on the solution being given. Most IV drips take one to two hours.
Why give IV Nutrient Therapy?
IV nutrient therapy quickly delivers accurate therapeutic doses of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and other nutrients into the bloodstream. This takes no work on the part of the digestive system, an immense benefit for those who have digestive issues or who cannot tolerate oral supplementation. There are also times when the body is so deficient that oral supplementation is not enough. Using the IV route of administration allows for the maximum concentration of nutrients to reach tissues that need them the most.
How does IV nutrient therapy work?
The nutrients in the IV solutions are absorbed directly by your cells without the nutrients having to go through the digestive process. Nutrients are absorbed more quickly and at higher concentrations than with oral supplementation. Due to the high concentration of nutrients in the IV solution compared to that of the cells in your body, the "concentration gradient" allows rapid and efficient active transport of the nutrients into your cells, thus stimulating your cells to achieve optimal health.
What are the benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy?
IV therapy provides a rapid increase in the nutrient levels in the center of the cells where the nutrients are most needed. Cellular healing begins when the cells have the nutrients they need to function properly. People often feel much better immediately after an infusion. Nutrients, fluids and medications which patients can’t take orally can be administered by IV.
Who Would Benefit from IV Vitamin Therapies?
Although anyone could benefit from IV therapy, people with the following health concerns seek and benefit greatly from IV therapies:
- Advanced Aging
- Alzheimer's disease
- Autoimmune disorders
- Before and after surgery
- Cancer treatment
- Cancer prevention
- Chron’s Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Chronic Pain
- Colds and Flus, both preventive and acute treatment
- Congestive heart failure
- Enhanced athletic performance
- Environmental toxicity
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Fatty Liver
- General health maintenance
- Hangover recovery
- Heart disease
- Heavy metal toxicity
- High blood pressure
- Immune system disorders
- Inflammatory conditions
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Joint Replacement candidates
- Liver detoxification
- Low functioning immune systems
- Lyme disease
- Macular degeneration
- Malabsorption syndrome
- Migraine headaches
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Post Stroke
- Post trauma/post surgical wound healing
- Prior to important events, meetings or travel
- Respiratory infections
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Serotonin increase in the brain
- Times when one cannot afford to be tired or Ill
- Ulcerative colitis
- Viral infections
- And More...
Myers Cocktail: Powerful Immune System Boost. The Myers Cocktail is the most common nutritional IV therapy. It is a synergistic blend of vitamins and minerals, consisting of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C. The Myers Cocktail has been used to treat symptoms of aging, general fatigue, immune system problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, Lyme disease, Epstein Barr virus, hepatitis, acute asthma attacks, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinus infections, seasonal allergies, migraine headaches, muscle spasms and menstrual cramps, as well as to support recovery from endurance athletics. It has been used to help manage the pain associated with chronic degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. And symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and neurological disorders are often lessened by the nutrients in the Meyer's Cocktail.
Many relatively healthy patients choose to receive periodic Myers' Cocktail injections to enhance their overall well-being. Myers cocktail is named after John Myers, a physician from Baltimore, Maryland who treated patients with IV nutrient therapy for over 25 years. Since then, thousands of patients have received benefit from this cocktail.
Myers Cocktail right for me if I’m feeling run down, fatigued, or if I am getting a cold?
One of the best times for a Nutritional IV is when you are run down, fatigued, under moderate to severe stress or coming down with something. Beneficial effects may last anywhere from days to several months. As many as 50% of those given an IV Myers Cocktail for an oncoming flu/cold/respiratory bug get immediate relief and even resolution of their illness. Others get a significant reduction in the length and severity of an illness.
Will Myers Cocktail help with my chronic fatigue syndrome?
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or fibromyalgia often improve with weekly or twice monthly IV treatments. In some cases, the improvements are after the first IV, others after 3-4 treatments. Some patients become progressively healthier and eventually stop treatment. Other patients require periodic infusions to help themselves function better and to restore energy.
Are there any contra-Indications to IV therapy?
The majority of people can tolerate most IV nutrient therapies. Occasionally, an individual may have an allergy to a nutrient and therefore should not receive infusions containing that nutrient. In addition, kidney or heart disease or high blood pressure may preclude the use of some of the nutrient IV's. And those with G6PD deficiencies can’t receive IV Vitamin C. Otherwise, these therapies are very safe and well tolerated.
What can I expect in an IV therapy session?
First of all, there is very little pain involved. The needle used is a tiny 24 gauge. When the needle is withdrawn, a soft catheter remains in place for the remainder of the treatment. The infusion is more comfortable than an ordinary blood draw. Depending on the infusion, you may experience local warmth and either an increase in energy or a relaxation effect. An improved sense of calm and wellbeing accompanies many infusions, especially vitamin C or magnesium infusions. And many people report subsequently improved sleep.
The length of treatment depends on the nutrient mix and concentration being infused. “Pushes,” like Myers Cocktail, take about 20 minutes. “Drips,” like high dose vitamin C, may take one to four hours. We have a dedicated infusion room that is relaxing and peaceful. You may read, watch a movie on TV, listen to music, take a nap or work on your computer. Although you will be sitting most of the time, you may get up and use the rest room, if necessary. It is best to eat before having an IV infusion as some infusions affect blood sugar. If you are diabetic, you should monitor your insulin dosage and bring snacks with you to your appointment.
Please come well hydrated and let our staff know if you have any allergies.
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IV Nutritional Therapy is given intravenously to transport vitamins into the body. The Meyers cocktail mixture includes vitamin C and B vitamins which may enhance immune function and may assist with fatigue, allergies and infections. The magnesium in this Meyers nutritional cocktail may reduce the symptoms of acute migraine headaches, ease muscle tension and promote calmness.
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