Vitamin IV Therapy: What You Need to Know about Myer’s Cocktail

myers-cocktail-san-diegoAre you looking for a way to recover from a a long week, need a remedy for chronic pain,  or a fatigue filled mood? Then you may want to consider an intravenous vitamin/mineral therapy commonly known as Myer’s cocktail.

What is Myer’s Cocktail?

It is an IV (Intravenous) Vitamin infusion that is thought to enhance your immune system, help with fatigue, and reduce allergy symptoms. It also assists in reducing symptoms of Asthma and Fibromyalgia.

John Myer was a physician from Baltimore, Maryland. He is the one who pioneered the use of mineral and intravenous (IV) vitamins as part of treatment protocols for a myriad of medical conditions. In 1984 after he died, Dr. Alan Gaby took over by treating most of his patients and continued to treat them using IV therapies.

Dr. Gaby could not help but notice the benefits most of his patients received after getting regular injections. The Myer’s Cocktail, as it is now popularly known is a combination of a number of nutrients including magnesium, calcium, a complex vitamin B, vitamin C, and an additional vitamin B5, B6 and B12.

Why Use Intravenous (IV) Nutrients?

Administration of IV nutrients can achieve serum concentrations that cannot be otherwise obtained through oral dosing. A good example of this is vitamin C; the more you increase oral dosing, the more the concentration of serum approaches an upper limit. Besides, the side effects that go with oral doses are high. They include loose stool which is associated with high oral magnesium and vitamin C.  We often see many patients here at Executive Medical who are recovering from a long and fatiguing week, and they often feel more energized soon after they receive treatment.

IV administration may also be appropriate where there is a compromise in digestive health, and there may be a poor absorption of oral administered nutrients

Who can benefit from a Myer’s Cocktail?

This therapy can benefit almost everyone. It includes those people who may feel that their overall health is okay but may require some additional boost in energy or mood. Also, it may prove useful to those individuals who have a higher need for some specific nutrients including students, athletes, professionals who are under the high level of chronic stress, and those with lower immune function.

There has also been a note of improvement after administration of Myer’s cocktail to those people who suffer from the following condition:

– A tension headache and Migraine

– Asthma

– Acute muscle spasm

– Fatigue (including adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome)

– Chronic Sinusitis

– Upper respiratory tract infection

– Hormonal imbalance

– Seasonal allergic rhinitis

– Anxiety, depression and the effects of acute, chronic stress

– Chronic pain and Fibromyalgia

How often is Myers’ Cocktail Given?

How often a patient will receive the therapy will depend on the condition being treated and the individual patient. For those conditions that are more acute like an acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory infection and sinusitis, it may require only one or two treatments. If someone is anticipating high stress (travel, wedding, exams) or preparation of athlete event such as sports competition or marathon, Myer’s cocktail may be administered weekly for three to five weeks or even more.

It can also be administered on a monthly basis for those chronic conditions like depression, migraines, help support the immune system and general health maintenance.

Are They Any Side Effects?

Often, Myer’s cocktail produces a heat sensation, particularly if administered in large doses. Largely this effect is due to magnesium that acts as a vasodilator. It can also produce a hypotensive (blood pressure lowering) effect which can also lead to syncope (fainting) and light headache. During the administration, the doctor will monitor how you are feeling and apply the proper measures to minimize these effects.

To see if the Myer’s cocktail, and  make an appointment today at 760-290-3552.

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