The Myers Cocktail IV contains several vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are great for general nutritional supplementation. John Myer, MD was a well- known doctor from Boston that is one of the pioneers of Nutritional IV therapies and researched outcomes using many of the ingredients in our standard IV. His research found medical benefits for so many different conditions that his work has continued past his death in 1984. Most infusions use a variation of the Myers’ IV in their clinics. This is a great choice for maintenance therapy, but has shown benefit for a multitude of ailments.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the synthesis of Neurotransmitters, which are critical for brain function. In addition, vitamin C is involved in the process of transporting fat into cellular organelles called mitochondria, where the fat is converted to energy. Vitamin C is also a highly effective antioxidant and in small amounts can effectively protect important cells from free radical damage.
Calcium is a mineral supplement that plays a role in many of your body’s essential functions. Your body does not produce calcium and depends on your diet intake and supplements to get its supply. Lack of calcium can lead to health problems such as osteoporosis. Your body needs calcium to help circulate blood, move muscles, and release hormones. Calcium also helps carry messages from your brain to other parts of your body.
The B vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. B vitamins are an important part of the diet and are essential to prevent many health problems. They are essential for growth, development, and a variety of other bodily functions. They play a major role in the activities of enzymes, proteins that regulate chemical reactions in the body, which are important in turning food into energy and other needed substances. B vitamins are found in plant and animal food sources.
The natural form of B12 is better absorbed than Cyanobalamin and has been used to treat pernicious anemia and diabetic and peripheral neuropathy. Vitamin B12 is an essential component for proper digestion, absorption of foods, and for normal metabolism of carbohydrates and fat. It aids in maintaining healthy nerve cells and red blood cells and is needed to make DNA. Vitamin B12 is also involved in homocysteine metabolism and plays a critical role in proper energy metabolism, immune function, and nerve function.
Pyridoxine, Vitamin B6, is one of eight B vitamins frequently referred to as the complex vitamins. All the B vitamins help the body convert food(carbohydrates) into fuel glucose which is then “burned” to produce energy and also help the body metabolize fats and protein. Because B vitamins are water soluble, the body does not store them. Therefore, they have to be replaced frequently, especially when the body is under any type of stress, physical and emotional. Even exercise depletes B vitamins in our system. B6 is essential for normal brain development and function and helps the body produce the hormones serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine as well as melatonin.
Magnesium plays an important role in many of the body’s enzymatic reactions and plays an important role in neurochemical transmission and muscle contraction and relaxation and therefore has been used successfully for seizures and other muscle related problems. Magnesium acts on the vascular system to produce vasodilation – the relaxation of blood vessel walls increasing blood flow, which can help with lowering blood pressure and also preventing and treating migraine headaches.
- B-Complex (Vitamins B1,B2,B3,B5,B6)
- Vitamin C
- Pyridoxine (B6)
- Dexpanthenol (B5)
- Methylcobalamin (B12)
People may experience a feeling of warmth or mild discomfort when receiving an IV. Rare complications that can occur during intravenous therapies include phlebitis (inflammation of the vein) and fluid infiltration (leaking of fluid into the surrounding tissues).
- General Nutrition
- General Wellness
- Athletic Training
- Asthma Maintenance
- Acute Muscle Spasm
- Common Colds
- Seasonal Allergies
- Cardiovascular Support