Myers’ Cocktail is a well-known intravenous treatment introduced by Dr. John Myers. This vitamin-mineral treatment was created to address various clinical conditions such as fatigue, fibromyalgia, and muscle spasms.
The original Myers’ Cocktail has proven effective for many conditions. However, healthcare providers customize similar treatments for their patients according to individual needs.
What Are the Ingredients in a Standard Myers’ Cocktail
The standard Myers cocktail includes:
- Vitamins such as Vitamin C, B-Complex vitamins, and Vitamin B12 are essential components of the Myers’ Cocktail.
- Calcium plays a crucial role in building and strengthening bones, and it also helps regulate irregular heartbeats.
- Magnesium, found in muscles, bones, and soft tissue, is known to reduce fatigue, migraines, and muscle spasms.
- Zinc is vital for regulating the immune system, and its deficiency can lead to health problems since it doesn’t occur naturally in the human body.
- Glutathione, a potent antioxidant found in the body, supports the immune system and has demonstrated preventive effects against cancer, HIV, and cystic fibrosis.
The Myers’ Cocktail includes a saline solution that combines all these ingredients. Additional elements may be included depending on the type of infusion a patient receives. Healthcare providers consider the patient’s underlying condition when adjusting the cocktail’s composition. They may add, subtract, or adjust specific vitamins and minerals to meet the unique needs of each patient.
Glutathione is a strong antioxidant commonly used as a booster with IV infusions. It can assist in preventing diseases, supporting the immune system, and boosting energy levels.
What Are the Ingredients of IV2ME’s Myers’ Cocktail
IV2ME’s Myers Cocktail ingredients include:
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
A powerful antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals and prevent damage to cells, as well as support healthy immune function.
Helps to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms, as well as treat heart disease and hypertension.
Promotes tissue repair and healing.
Helps with nerve health and wound healing. It also helps to reduce pain from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA).
A bioactive form of Vitamin B2 can help people with high blood pressure or diabetes by improving the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, as well as plays an important role in energy production, metabolism, cellular development, and even supports healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Helps improve nerve function, increases absorption of Vitamin B6, improves memory loss associated with aging (dementia), can help treat depression when taken with SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine), reduce inflammation, as well as relieve nausea and vomiting.
Helps reduce inflammation in the body by lowering inflammation-related cytokines (signaling molecules) such as TNF-a and IL-1b while also reducing pain associated with inflammation and providing hydration for those who are experiencing dehydration during IV therapy sessions; it also has been shown to help support brain function by increasing production of dopamine which helps us feel more alert and focused on tasks at hand!
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
Niacinamide is an essential nutrient that supports the healthy circulation of blood throughout the body. It also helps maintain healthy skin cells and normal cell division.
Best used for its ability to treat or prevent low blood calcium levels caused by hypoparathyroidism (underactive parathyroid glands), promote strong bones and teeth, as well as aid in muscle contraction. It can also be used for osteoporosis treatment or prevention.
Who Needs Myers’ Cocktails?
There is no single answer to the question of who should consider a Myers’ Cocktail infusion. Myers’ Cocktail IV treatments are helpful for individuals with weakened immune systems or conditions that impact immune resilience. This is due to the high doses of antioxidants, vitamins, and other immune-boosting ingredients.
The Myers’ Cocktail may benefit patients with:
- Low energy
- Engaging in body exercises
- Chronic fatigue
- Requiring intravenous hydration
- Seeking relief from withdrawal or hangover symptoms
- Dealing with depression or anxiety
Studies and reviews on the Myers’ Cocktail have indicated that many patients tolerate the drinks well, as they consist of vitamins and minerals. The intravenous treatment bypasses the digestive system, enabling higher concentrations of vitamins to be absorbed by the body, making it more bioavailable.
Benefits from a Myers’ Cocktail Infusion
Many patients may experience benefits from receiving Myers’ cocktails.
Combining magnesium and vitamin B together may enhance efficacy, particularly for those dealing with cardiovascular diseases. When vitamin B is combined with magnesium in individuals with cardiovascular diseases, they may experience greater effectiveness.
Studies have shown that B6 and B12, at doses of up to 50mg per day, can alleviate muscle weakness caused by hyperthyroidism. If you are experiencing muscle spasms or poor sleep, it’s possible that you may be deficient in magnesium. In such cases, intravenous magnesium treatment may offer benefits.
How to Administer a Myers’ Cocktail IV
The Myers’ Cocktail IV treatment must be administered by a licensed healthcare provider. The duration of the treatment typically ranges from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the volume of the IV bag and the infusion rate. Pain during the procedure is usually minimal.
To administer IV fluids, the patient is seated, a tourniquet is placed on the upper arm, and the entry point is disinfected. A small butterfly catheter is then inserted into a vein, and the IV bag and needle are connected using medical tape.
The IV bag usually lasts 30 to 90 minutes until it’s empty. For those receiving IV treatment for the first time, it is recommended to set the drip rate slower to minimize negative side effects like nausea, dizziness, or discomfort. Slower drips also help reduce the risk of an adverse reaction to magnesium in the infusion.
Safety Information & Possible Side Effects
The side effects of a Myers’ cocktail can be mild. The side effects are usually the same as any other IV.
- Discomfort at the infusion site
- Vasovagal reaction
Magnesium intravenous dosages may cause a “flushing” or warming sensation, usually felt in the chest, pelvis, or face. This sensation is generally not unpleasant for patients. In some cases, calcium has shown similar results.
Magnesium can lower blood pressure, leading to hypotension, though this is rare. If a patient feels excessively warm or lightheaded during the IV, it’s important to inform the healthcare provider. This sensation could be due to magnesium being infused too quickly. If these symptoms occur, the practitioner must stop the treatment until they subside, usually taking between 10 and 30 seconds.
Responses to IV treatments vary, and for the first treatment, a prescriber may limit magnesium to 500-1,000mg, especially for elderly patients. Reactions typically appear within the first 10-30 seconds, allowing the practitioner to make adjustments if the patient accepts the treatment well.
Magnesium may enhance the intracellular uptake of potassium, potentially causing hypokalemia or cramping for several hours post-infusion. For patients receiving thiamine as part of the Myers’ Cocktail, there is a rare chance of experiencing arrhythmias, likely due to its combination with magnesium.
The body naturally increases excretion when it has an excess of vitamins. The required amount of vitamins may differ for patients on dialysis or those with kidney problems, and their doctor should adjust the treatment accordingly.
Discover a Healthier You with IV2ME’s Myers Cocktail IV
As we wrap up our exploration of the Myers’ Cocktail and vitamin infusions, consider the possibilities for enhancing your overall well-being. IV2ME is here to guide you on your journey to better health. Take the next step and explore the benefits of Myers’ Cocktail with us.
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