In the world of intravenous vitamin therapy, the Myers’ cocktail really started it all. Today’s modified version builds on what John Myers, MD, formulated to treat a number of clinical conditions. From asthma to migraine, fatigue to fibromyalgia, the Myers’ cocktail has proven effective. Here’s what to know about the therapeutic use of intravenous nutrients in the Myers’ cocktail — and where to find one in Reno.
What’s in a Myers’ cocktail?
Today’s modified version of the Myers’ cocktail uses high doses of B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium and calcium, which is combined with sterile water. Dr. Myers developed and administered the first IV vitamin infusions in the 1970s, and this was his basic recipe. In the decades since, research has show that a slow IV push of these nutrients is more effective at reaching high concentrations than taking oral supplements.
What conditions does it treat?
Dr. Alan Gaby, a very well-known nutritional medicine expert, became a major proponent of Dr. Myers’ work. He worked with many of Dr. Myers’ patients and learned that the IV therapy had successfully treated a surprisingly wide range of clinical conditions. In his experience with more than 15,000 infusions of the Myer’s cocktail, he found it effective for:
- acute asthma attacks
- fatigue, including chronic fatigue syndrome
- acute muscle spasms
- chronic sinusitis
- seasonal allergies
- chronic depression or anxiety
Yale researchers conducted a randomized controlled study to evaluate the effects of Myers’ cocktail therapy on patients with fibromyalgia, with clinically significant improvement following the treatments. It was the first controlled pilot study establishing the safety and feasibility of treating fibromyalgia with intravenous micronutrient therapy, and specifically the Myers’ cocktail, and researchers concluded that while the study subjects did experience relief, no statistically significant differences could be claimed.
Is a Myers’ cocktail safe?
Yes. The vitamin and minerals used in the Myers’ cocktail have nutritional benefits and a low potential for serious side effects. Some people receiving the infusion may experience a warming sensation, which likely has to do with the magnesium. An infusion administered too quickly can also lower blood pressure, which makes people feel lightheaded. And it’s important to keep in mind that any IV infusion has a low risk of pain, infection, or inflammation at the injection site, which is why it’s so important to seek care from reputable clinics and registered nurses only.
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