MYERS COCKTAIL IV THERAPY
What is Myers Cocktail?
A Myers' cocktail is an increasingly popular intravenous therapy. The late John Myers, MD, was the first to introduce this vitamin and mineral treatment. He designed this formula to potentially treat several clinical conditions including fatigue, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, and many more.
Although the original Myers' cocktail may work for many ailments, healthcare providers often tailor similar treatments for their patients to meet their specific needs.
More About the Myers Cocktail Mixture?
The Myers’ Cocktail includes these vitamins and minerals:
B Vitamins: B Vitamins offer a wealth of health benefits. They help produce energy, are critical for growth and development, keep the eyes, nervous system, and skin healthy, help with the digestive system, break down fats, and much more.
Vitamin C: One of the most effective nutrients, Vitamin C protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, eye disease, and even improves the appearance of skin.
Calcium: Most people know that calcium strengthens bones and prevents osteoporosis. In addition, it protects cardiac muscles, controls blood pressure, prevents premenstrual depression, and helps maintain optimal body weight.
Magnesium: Magnesium is an important aid in calcium absorption and so contributes to overall bone health. Additionally, it decreases the risk of developing diabetes, maintains heart health, prevents and relieves migraines, helps relieve PMS symptoms, and reduces anxiety.
Zinc: Zinc has been proven to help regulate the immune system. Zinc is not naturally created in the body. Deficiency of zinc can lead to subsequent health issues.
Other ingredients may also be included, depending on the type of infusion a patient is receiving. Although this cocktail is made with generally safe components, medical providers should consider underlying conditions when treating patients. Healthcare providers often increase, decrease, add, or exclude certain vitamins and minerals to create a focused treatment for their patient's specific goals.
Here are some of its major benefits:
Good Candidates for a Myers Cocktail Infusion
Men and women with certain medical conditions respond very well to a Myers Cocktail Infusion.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Acute muscle spasm
Upper respiratory infections
Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Immunity breaks down when multiple cellular functions fail or become compromised. All components in a Myers Cocktail enhance cellular function, making them more capable of fighting off infection. For example, B-complex vitamins B-5 and B-6 promote antibody formation and increase the antigenic response to infection.
Improved blood and circulation health
Blood health reduces fatigue, increases performance levels, and boosts general wellbeing. Vitamin B12 and B-complex vitamins promote blood health by stimulating red blood cell generation, iron absorption, cellular health, and increasing turnover of worn-out red blood cells. Other components, like magnesium and Vitamin C, promote circulation health through improved cellular health.
Myers Cocktail IV therapy has a saline and electrolyte solution base that immediately increases the body’s hydration levels. Unlike drinking water and other fluids, the isotonic Myers Cocktail solution delivers hydration straight to the body cells quickly and efficiently, providing fast recovery from dehydration.
Boosted energy levels
Myers Cocktail IV therapy rapidly boosts energy levels through the fast delivery of vitamins to cells. B-complex vitamins and magnesium are particularly potent in this regard because they contribute to cellular energy production. Boosted energy can be helpful in pre-game preparation and post-game recovery for individuals engaging in sports.
Better nerve and bone health
Myers Cocktail improves overall nerve and bone health through the various actions of its components. For example, Vitamin B12 directly influences nerve repair and regeneration, helping reduce the effects of conditions like fibromyalgia and diabetic nerve damage. Taking Myers Cocktail often can also improve bone health in conditions like age-related osteoporosis.
Enhanced mood and vitality
Vitamin B12 promotes the production of serotonin, a feel-good hormone that wards off feelings of depression and malaise when released. Increased levels of Vitamin C in the blood can also improve the mood and stimulate an increased sense of vitality and wellbeing.
Low levels of Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C can impair your ability to remember things. Other challenges that also emerge are low concentration levels, inability to retain information, and low mental performance.
Myers Cocktail delivers high concentrations of both vitamins, jumpstarting the brain and increasing recall, memory capacity, and overall cognitive performance – even in individuals with age-related memory capacity reduction.
Melatonin is a hormone that promotes sleep, helping modulate the body’s circadian cycle. When an individual has low melatonin levels, their sleep cycle becomes interrupted, resulting in poor sleep. Myers Cocktail provides magnesium and B-complex vitamins, both actively involved in the production and release of melatonin, helping return the body to a healthy sleep-wake cycle.
Quicker recovery from hangovers
Multiple factors cause a hangover, including dehydration, inflammation, stomach irritation, and reduced blood sugar. Myers Cocktail IV therapy provides rapid hydration, a critical factor in accelerating hangover recovery. In addition, other components like magnesium and B-complex vitamins boost energy and enhance vitality, helping you frog-jump the worst of a hangover.
Fewer and less severe migraines
Research indicates that magnesium can be effective in reducing the severity and incidence rates of migraines. Other components in Myers Cocktail, like Vitamin B-2 (part of B-complex vitamins), have also shown promise in helping reduce migraines. Regular Myers Cocktail IV infusions also deliver increased hydration, which can also reduce migraines.
The disruption of the internal sleep-wake (circadian) cycle when you cross time zones causes jet lag. Myers Cocktail reduces jet lag by increasing melatonin production, improving overall body hydration, and helping restore a regularized sleep-wake cycle.