What is Wellness Myers’ IV Therapy?
The Myers’ Cocktail is named for the late John Myers, M.D., an American physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat many chronic conditions.
The Myers’ Cocktail works by increasing the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals beyond that which can be achieved when supplementing orally. For example, Vitamin C given intravenously has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be achieved when given orally.
The idea is that many illnesses and conditions are associated with digestive disturbances such as bloating, indigestion and food sensitivities and that people with such conditions may not absorb many of the nutrients needed to return them to good health. Also, many diseases and inflammation cause the body to use nutrients at a faster rate, or to require higher amounts for proper healing. When nutrients are given intravenously, the digestion is bypassed. Additionally, the levels in the bloodstream are temporarily increased so that the nutrients are “coaxed” into the cells, and frequently into the mitochondria where they are active. This temporary boost frequently “kick-starts” the cells, so that energy is produced more efficiently in them.
The infusion contains:
Calcium: Supports bone health and nerve & muscle function.
Magnesium: Helps lower blood pressure, relaxes muscles, aids in sleep, and relieves anxiety.
B-Complex: Assists with blood sugar control, energy production, and metabolism.
Vitamin B5: Supports adrenal glands and energy production.
Vitamin B6: Helps with mood, balances hormones, reduces inflammation, and supports the immune system.
Vitamin B12: Helps with red blood cell production, nervous system support, and fatty acid metabolism.
Vitamin C: Powerful antioxidant that strengthens the immune system, blocks histamine release, and supports the adrenal glands.
Indications for Wellness Myers’ IV Therapy
The Wellness Myers’ is great for boosting energy levels. Studies have shown that acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies and cardiovascular disease have responded positively to this treatment, as well as improvements in athletic performance.
A small catheter is inserted into a vein, and the infusion is given very slowly over 20-30 minutes.
The most common sensations are heat and flushing (a magnesium effect), and the taste of vitamins soon after the infusion begins. The cocktail is usually given 1-2 times per week, and beneficial effects are usually felt by the fourth visit. Many clients with chronic conditions choose to continue the infusions every 1-4 weeks or when they feel their energy slipping.
After the treatment
Some clients feel an energy boost lasting days or weeks.
In the case of fibromyalgia, decreased pain can be observed. In other chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, because the “leaky” nature of the gut, the infusion helps get necessary nutrients into the cells. Chronic asthma and other lung disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic allergic problems may respond with more energy and less symptoms. Patients who get sick often with infections may find an improved immune response, with less susceptibility to viral illnesses.
It may take a few treatments to feel any benefits, and it may be the case you feel slightly worse before any improvement is felt, due to the detoxification process.
Side effects are remarkably rare and almost always are limited to local irritation of the vein.