The body has the wonderful ability to heal itself and there have been numerous studies supporting the fact that we can improve the healing process with intravenous nutrition (IV Nutrition). Many diseases, as well as inflammation, cause the body to use nutrients at a faster rate and to require higher amounts for proper healing.
Our office offers the Myers Cocktail IV with or without the addition of IV Glutathion (Gloo-Tuh-THIGH-Own). The Myers Cocktail is an intravenous vitamin infusion which can:
The Meyers Cocktail is jam-packed with so many vitamins that it helps with a variety of health-related illnesses. Vitamins like
Are all condensed into a single IV bag and will go directly into your blood stream. This allows your body to reap the benefits of these vitamins without delay.
Vitamin C given intravenously has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be achieved when given orally. Vitamin C has been well researched and has been shown to be quite effective at boosting our immune system’s ability to fight infections.
Some patients feel an energy boost lasting days or weeks. In the case of fibromyalgia, decreased pain can be observed. Patients who get sick often with infections may find an improved immune response, with less susceptibility to viral illnesses. A small IV catheter is inserted into a vein, and the infusion is given slowly over 15-30 minutes.
Side effects are remarkably rare and almost always are limited to local irritation of the vein. The most common sensations are heat and flushing (a magnesium effect), and the taste of vitamins soon after the infusion begins.
Glutathione is a potent antioxidant and can be given by itself as an IV infusion or along with the Myers cocktail. Glutathione is excellent in assisting the body in detoxification and healing. For fighting illnesses, we find the combination of the Glutathione and Myers cocktail to be quite effective. They can be given with the same IV needle, there is no need for an additional needle stick.
The entire IV time for both the Myers Cocktail and Glutathione is 20 to 30 minutes and about 10-15 minutes for just one of the IVs. There are also some patients who require an even higher dose of Vitamin C than what is provided in the Myers cocktail. For those patients, we do offer a high dose Vitamin C IV. This IV does take more time, typically 1-2 hours. It is important that high dose Vitamin C be given more slowly in order to preserve your veins and maximize benefits.