IV Nutrient Therapy (Myers Cocktail)
IV Nutrient Therapy (Myers Cocktail) refers to an intravenous vitamin infusion that improves the immune system, helps with any seasonal allergies, reduces fatigue, and reduces symptoms of asthma and fibromyalgia.
The Myers’ Cocktail is actually named after the late John Myers, M.D.; a Maryland physician who used IV nutrients injections to treat various chronic conditions. Today, Myers’ Cocktail has been popularized by a doctor know as Alan Gaby, M.D. who mostly writes about nutrition in medicine.
According to Alan, he has treated many patients using the Myers’ Cocktail for years. Some of the conditions that he found to respond positively to this treatment include migraines, fatigue, acute asthma attacks, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and upper respiratory tract infections. Others include acute muscle spasm, seasonal allergies, chronic sinusitis, and cardiovascular disease. Also, he observed improvements in the athletic performance.
The IV Nutrient Therapy (Myers Cocktail) functions by enhancing blood concentration of many essential vitamins & minerals above that which can be attained when orally supplemented. For instance, research shows that Vitamin C that is given intravenously reaches blood concentrations more than fifty (50) times greater than what can be attained when given orally.
The idea here is that many conditions and illnesses are related to digestive disturbances like indigestions, food sensitivities, and bloating and that individuals with conditions such as these might not absorb many nutrients that are required to return them to normal or good health. Many inflammation and diseases also cause an individual`s body to utilize nutrients at a higher rate or to require large amounts of nutrients for proper healing. The digestion is bypassed if the nutrients are given intravenously. In addition, the levels that are in the bloodstream are increased temporarily so that the nutrients are `coaxed` into cells, and often into mitochondria where they are very active. The temporarily enhancement frequently `kick-starts` the cells. Therefore, energy will be produced efficiently in them.
Some patients can feel an energy boost that lasts for some days or even weeks. For the case of fibromyalgia, a decrease in pain might be observed. And in other chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis & ulcerative colitis, due to the `leaky` nature of the gut, the infusion will help to get the needed nutrients into the cells. Chronic asthma and some lung diseases, chronic allergic problems, and congestive heart failure might respond with fewer symptoms and more energy. Patients that get sick frequently with infections can get an enhanced immune response with less viral illnesses susceptibility.
A smaller catheter is usually inserted into the vein, and infusion is given slowly over 20 to 30 minutes. The side effects are rare and almost limited to local vein irritation always. The common sensations are heat & flushing (an effect of magnesium), and the taste of vitamins shortly after the infusion starts. IV Nutrient Therapy (Myers Cocktail) is normally given 1 to 2 times every week, and beneficial effects are normally felt by 4th visit. Most patients that have chronic conditions decides to continue the infusions every 1 to 4 weeks or whenever they feel the energy slipping.
In general, IV Nutrient Therapy (Myers Cocktail) is a technique of feeding minerals, vitamins, and many other natural substances into the bloodstream of a patient directly.
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