A Myers Cocktail is an intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy that consists of a blend of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients. It was developed by Dr. John Myers and is typically given as an infusion.
What is in a Myers Cocktail?
A typical Myers Cocktail includes ingredients such as vitamin C, vitamin B complex (including B vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B12), and may also contain minerals.
What are the potential benefits of a Myers Cocktail?
Patients often report to us that they experience increased energy levels, improved immune function, better hydration, enhanced mood, reduced symptoms of muscle pains and fatigue associated with their fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and reduction of pain with migraines or allergy symptoms. However, individual results may vary.
How is a Myers Cocktail administered?
Myers Cocktail is typically administered by a healthcare professional (nurse, nurse practitioner), through an IV drip. This allows the nutrients to enter the bloodstream directly for faster absorption.
How long does a Myers Cocktail infusion take?
The duration of a Myers Cocktail infusion may vary depending on factors such as the individual's response, specific nutrients included, and the rate of administration. On average, it may take around 45 minutes to an hour.
Are there any potential side effects?
Most individuals tolerate Myers Cocktail well with minimal side effects. However, some people may experience temporary symptoms such as redness or warmth at the injection site, mild nausea, or a sensation of heat or flushing. It is essential to discuss any concerns or specific medical conditions with a healthcare provider beforehand.
Who can benefit from a Myers Cocktail?
Individuals with nutrient deficiencies, chronic conditions, weakened immune systems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, or those seeking additional support for general wellness may find benefits from Myers Cocktail. Consultation with a healthcare professional is required beforehand (a slightly longer first appointment) to determine if it is suitable for your specific goals.
Can I get all the nutrients in a Myers Cocktail through oral supplements?
While oral supplements can provide many essential nutrients, the absorption rate through the digestive system can be limited, especially if you have a leaky gut or take medications that can reduce their breakdown and absorption. IV nutrient therapy allows for higher doses of nutrients to bypass the digestive system and enter the bloodstream directly for potentially better absorption and effectiveness.
How often should I get a Myers Cocktail?
The frequency of Myers Cocktail infusions may vary depending on your specific needs and goals. Some individuals may benefit from periodic infusions every few weeks, while others may require them less frequently. Consultation with our healthcare provider can help determine the appropriate schedule for your situation.
Are there any contraindications or risks associated with Myers Cocktail?
There may be certain contraindications or risks for individuals with specific medical conditions, including kidney disease, certain heart conditions, or allergies to any of the ingredients. It is crucial to discuss your medical history and any concerns with our healthcare professional before undergoing Myers Cocktail therapy.