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Myers Cocktail IV Benefits

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11.2.20

BY: DR. KYON HOOD, MD

If you ever looked into IV treatments, chances are you’ve probably heard the term “Myer’s Cocktail IV” thrown around more times than one. So what’s all the hype about?

If you ever looked into IV treatments, chances are you’ve probably heard the term “Myer’s Cocktail IV” thrown around more times than one. So what’s all the hype about?

In this post, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about the renowned Myers Cocktail, a key ingredient in several of our at-home IV therapy treatments. We’ll fill you in on the numerous benefits that the cocktail has to offer, as well as its origins and uses.

John Myers, M.D., —An Alternative Medicine Pioneer

The Myer’s Cocktail IV is an excellent example of how IV’s can successfully treat and relieve symptoms for patients with a variety of chronic conditions. The late John Myers, M.D., the treatment’s namesake, helped treat many patients with chronic conditions from his Maryland practice.

He helped treat patients with acute asthma attacks, migraines, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, acute muscle spasms, seasonal allergies, and cardiovascular diseases. He noted that the treatment helped improve athletic performance as well. Dr. Myers founded this type of therapy, but Alan Gaby, M.D. made the practice famous. He treated hundreds of chronic patients using the Myer’s Cocktail throughout his career.

What’s in the Myers Cocktail?

The Myers Cocktail formula contains a combination of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, as well as a hydrating saline solution. Let’s briefly discuss each of these ingredients before moving on to cover how the cocktail works.

  • Saline: A saline solution is one of the most common ingredients found in IV treatments. Saline acts as a powerful hydrating ingredient, working to restore your body’s fluid levels to help increase feelings of physical and mental energy. In addition, a saline solution acts as a vessel for the other beneficial ingredients found in an IV bag!
  • B-Complex Vitamins:This group of vitamins includes vitamin B6, riboflavin, niacin, and folic acid, four essential B vitamins that serve important purposes within your body from supporting your immune system to converting food into energy.
  • Vitamin B12: This B vitamin is essential for maintaining proper red blood cell levels. It’s so important that we like to highlight it separately even though it’s in the B Complex family of vitamins!
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a vital nutrient that does more than just support your immune system. This antioxidant also has benefits for your skin, your muscles, and your blood, as well as most systems within your body.
  • Zinc: Zinc plays a key role in the functioning of your immune system, and it’s also one of the essential players in the muscle tissue repair process. Your body doesn't produce zinc naturally, so getting enough of this mineral from food or supplements is a must.
  • Magnesium: Proper magnesium levels are associated with healthy bones and a functional circulatory system.
  • L-Glutathione: Sometimes called “the master antioxidant,” this compound is made from a combination of important amino acids that help combat inflammation and support detoxification.

How it Works

Myers observed that patients with chronic conditions were not receiving adequate nutrients needed to get back to good health when orally supplementing. They experienced noticeable amounts of vitamins lost through digestion. What became known as “first pass digestion” became critical, as many diseases and inflammation cause the body to use these nutrients faster.

Since the Myers Cocktail enters the body intravenously, it bypasses the digestive system. It works by increasing the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals. IV therapy delivers vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream rather than orally to promote almost 100% bioavailability. In fact, in a case study funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and the National Institutes of Health, patients who supplemented vitamin C intravenously had 50 times greater the amount of vitamin C in the bloodstream than those who supplemented orally.

A nurse inserts a small catheter into the vein. The patient then receives the infusion over 30-45 minutes. Surprisingly, side effects are almost nonexistent, with the main one reported being mild discomfort. Doctors advise patients to continue the treatment at least once per week for four weeks. Results are most noticeable after the third or fourth visit.

What are the Benefits?

Some patients feel an energy boost that can last anywhere from 24 to 72 hours after treatment administration. Patients with chronic conditions, such as acute asthma and congenital heart disease, responded to treatment with added energy and fewer symptoms. Those with weakened immune systems reported improved immuno-responses and were less susceptible to infectious diseases. 

The Myers Cocktail is for Everyone

You don’t need a chronic condition to reap the benefits of the Myers Cocktail. This synergistic combination of magnesium, calcium, B-vitamins, and vitamin C ingredients is perfect for anyone who finds themselves tired, burnt out, or under stress.

Conclusion

Whenever you’re feeling exhausted, suffering from the effects of a hangover, or are just a bit under the weather, the Myers Cocktail is a complete supplement that covers multiple bases to support wellness. From magnesium to support literally hundreds of the biological processes that take place in your body everyday, to B complex vitamins that help your body stay energized through the day, this carefully curated blend nourishes you where you need it to give you back the pep in your step.

You can get an IV treatment that includes the Myers Cocktail by creating your own personalized formula , or by choosing one of our pre-formulated treatments such as The Complete Supplement.

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