Myers’ Cocktail –this is not an alcoholic drink!
It is an intravenous vitamin infusion which can improve your immune system, help you fight and prevent infections, increase energy, improve overall performance, and help with detoxification.
The Myers’ Cocktail is named for the late John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat many chronic conditions. Conditions which he found to respond well by this treatment include acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, etc. He also observed improvements in athletic performance.
The Myers’ Cocktail increases the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals beyond that which can be achieved when supplementing orally. For example, Vitamin C given intravenously has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be achieved when given orally.
It is felt that many diseases and conditions may cause a decreased ability for your GI tract to absorb many of the nutrients needed. Also, many diseases and inflammation cause the body to use nutrients at a faster rate and to require higher amounts for proper healing. When nutrients are given intravenously, the digestion is bypassed. ADDITIONALLY the levels in the bloodstream are temporarily increased so that the nutrients are “coaxed” into the cells, and frequently into the mitochondria where they are active. This temporary boost frequently “kick-starts” the cells, so that energy is produced more efficiently in them.
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. The myers cocktail can be given 1-2 times per week. Many patients with chronic conditions choose to continue the infusions every 1-4 weeks or when they feel their energy slipping.
If you are interested in this IV nutrition therapy please contact our office.