How Often is a Myers’ Cocktail Given?
Where Did the Myers’ Cocktail Come From?
Prior to his passing in 1984, the Baltimore physician Dr. John A. Myers had been known to administer a variety of health infusions to his patients. Although the effects of his infusions were still under testing, the cocktail of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that Dr. Myers had pioneered showed promise in treating a variety of ailments, so much so that, even after the good doctor’s death, many of his patients continued to seek out what became known as “Myers’ Cocktails”.
They eventually found Dr. Alan R. Gaby, a nutritional medicine expert who, after studying Dr. Myers’ work, became a champion of this alternative treatment. That is, after working with many of Dr. Myers’ former patients as well as new ones, Dr. Gaby found that the Myers’ Cocktail—also known as intravenous (IV) micronutrient therapy—was surprisingly successful in relieving symptoms associated with a number of clinical conditions.
What is the Myers’ Cocktail?
The Myers’ cocktail consists of vitamins, minerals and nutrients including vitamin C, b-vitamins (predominantly vitamin b-12), magnesium and calcium. The contents are usually administered via a slow intravenous push or infusion in order for the recipient to obtain nutrient concentrations that cannot be recovered through oral administration. As such, for patients who have trouble digesting food or swallowing, the Myers’ Cocktail can act as a liquid multivitamin that can be administered directly into the bloodstream. For others, this cocktail can simply offer a nutritional IV alternative when oral supplements seem to be lacking in their potency or effect.
The Potential of the Myers’ Cocktail
Results from over 15,000 clinical infusions performed by Dr. Gaby suggest that Dr. Myers’ mix of micronutrients was effective in easing the symptoms of a variety of maladies including asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, muscle spasms, colds, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, chronic depression and anxiety.
Furthermore, a study by Yale University evaluated the effects of the Myers’ Cocktail on patients suffering from fibromyalgia and found that weekly infusions were effective in offering patients with improvements and relief up to four weeks after their last IV infusion.
How Safe is the Myers’ Cocktail?
Because the Myers’ Cocktail is still under scientific scrutiny, some may be concerned about whether or not these IV supplements are actually safe for use. More studies are necessary in order to prove the effectiveness of the cocktail but, in general, it seems to pose little risk or concern in terms of its safety when administered by a trained medical professional.
Why? Because, even from a traditional medical and research perspective, the Myers’ Cocktail uses vitamins and minerals that have been proven in their nutritional benefits, the majority of which should raise little worry for major side effects.
In some cases, patients who receive the cocktail may experience a sensation of heat, lowered blood pressure and lightheadedness, which are all side effects commonly associated with the intake of magnesium. Some patients, including those who are prescribed digoxin medications, should consult a physician who can assess the safety of the treatment before they receive it.
Finally, it is important to note that, as with any IV procedure, it is possible to experience irritation, inflammation, or infection at the injection site.
When to Get a Myers’ Cocktail and How Often
Although people who suffer from major clinical conditions require frequent and routine administration of the Myers’ Cocktail, even healthy individuals can benefit from routine IV infusions when looking to improve or maintain their wellbeing.
This is because this IV nutrition works by increasing the concentration of necessary vitamins and minerals beyond that which can be obtained via oral administration. In the case of vitamin C, IV infusions can offer more than 50 times the blood concentration when compared to what one can intake orally. For most, the cocktail can be administered one to two times per week, with beneficial effects often becoming noticeable by the fourth visit.
After this fourth visit, the continuation and frequency of treatments are entirely up to you and the professional opinion of your physician. Patients seeking treatment for chronic conditions may be recommended to maintain the frequency of IV administration for longer periods of time; meanwhile, those who simply feel their energy slips from time to time, suffer from muscle aches after hard workouts, or want to recover from a particularly bad hangover, they may choose to continue their dose of IV nutrition every one to four weeks.
Where to Get a Myers’ Cocktail
Clinical trials have indicated surprisingly significant results in patients suffering from a multitude of conditions. As more studies are conducted, this therapy’s effectiveness may become quantifiable.
In the meantime, the Myers’ Cocktail boasts remarkably low incidents of unwanted side effects and, thus, it is possible for anyone to experience what it has to offer firsthand. At Benessair Health, our board-certified physicians and health experts can offer you more personalized advice on how best to proceed with your Myers’ Cocktail program, as well as any one of our numerous services and therapies, and guide you on your journey towards health and wellness.
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