Why is the Myers’ Cocktail so Popular with celebrities? The Myers’ Cocktail is an intravenous nutrient mixture which studies show can increase energy and help cure the side effects of a hangover. Perfect for the person on-the-go, the Myers’ Cocktail addresses everything from migraines to muscle spasms.
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Invented by physician John Myers, the intravenous mixture combines magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C to address a wide range of clinical conditions including:
- Acute muscle spasms
- Chronic sinusitis and more
Treatment schedules vary from patient to patient. The practitioner will review the patient’s current health and medical history in order to determine the frequency of treatments. Acute conditions like sinusitis, acute muscle spasm or upper respiratory infections could require only one to two treatments. On the other hand, if training for a marathon or competition, or preparing for a high stress event, a Myers’ cocktail may be used weekly over a course of three to five weeks. For chronic conditions like migraines and allergies patients may require monthly treatment for best results.
The Myers’ Cocktail is named after John Myers, M.D. a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat patients. After his passing in 1984, many of his patients who found symptom relief through the infusions sought continued treatment from Alan R. Gaby, M.D. a renowned nutritional medicine expert who became one of the most prominent proponents of the treatment.
Many integrative practitioners prefer vitamin IV infusion over oral administration, because higher vitamin levels can enter the blood stream via the veins than can orally. The typical American diet is lacking in adequate nutrient content and the nutrient quality in foods has declined as well. In addition, a variety of circumstances have caused many people to suffer from compromised gastrointestinal function. With impaired digestion it’s very difficult for the body to absorb vital nutrients required to maintain optimal health. When we become ill our bodies require higher levels of nutrients to repair damage and restore health. The body begins to use nutrients at a faster rate, too fast for the body to absorb nutrients from the gastrointestinal system. With intravenous administration physicians are able to provide higher doses of vitamins directly to the body via the veins, directly to the cells that require them. These same levels are not obtainable through oral or intramuscular (IM) administration.
What to Expect
The treatment is provided in our modern medical facility, and is administered by trained medical professionals. Each treatment is customized on a per patient basis for optimal results. Patients typically require a series of infusions to see best results.
Risks & Side Effects
Myers’ cocktail contains vitamins and minerals that have recognized nutritional benefits and a low potential for serious side effects. Patients may experience a heat sensation likely do to Magnesium. Some patients have also experienced lower blood pressure and lightheadedness when the treatment is administered rapidly. Patients should consult with a physician to ensure safety. In addition, with all IV treatments there is a risk of pain, infection or inflammation at the injection site.
References Gaby, A. Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: The “Myers’ Cocktail”. [cited 2002].