WHAT IS A MYERS’ COCKTAIL, AND WHAT CONDITIONS DOES IT ADDRESS? A Myers’ “Wellness” Cocktail is a nutritional “cocktail” given intravenously (IV), or through a vein.It consists of magnesium, calcium, various B vitamins, and vitamin C.
The Myers’ Cocktail has been used to treat general fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia, relieve acute asthma attacks, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinus infections, seasonal allergies, migraine headaches, muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, as well as to support recovery from endurance athletics. Many relatively healthy patients choose to receive periodic Myers’ Cocktail injections because it enhances their overall well being for variable periods of time.
HOW DOES IV NUTRIENT THERAPY WORK?
IV administration of nutrients can achieve blood concentrations not obtainable with oral (pills or liquid), or even intramuscular (IM) administration. For example, an IV of Vitamin C can raise the blood levels 50 – 100 times higher than what a person can do taking it orally. Because of this, a person doesn’t develop diarrhea, and at these higher blood levels, IV vitamin C can exert effects similar to pharmaceutical drugs such as antivirals (e.g., influenza drugs), antihistamines (e.g., Benadryl or Claritin), or smooth muscle relaxants (e.g., asthma and angina drugs).
When treating patients with IV nutrition, some patients get progressively better and after a series of treatments no longer require therapy.