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Myers Cocktail – An Intro Venous Vitamin Infusion which will enhance your Immune System, Release Fatigue, help with Allergies, reduce symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Asthma.

Hundreds of physicians around the U.S. use this therapy, which is largely unknown and not much written about. The Myers Cocktail is named for the late John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat his patients. Currently, the nutrient cocktail has been popularized by Alan Gaby, M.D., president of the American Holistic Medical Association and a physician who writes a lot about nutritional factors in medicine.

The idea of the Myers Cocktail is that many illnesses and conditions are associated with digestive disturbances such as bloating, maldigestion 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 cause the body to use nutrients at a faster rate, or to require higher amounts for proper healing. When nutrients are injected intravenously, the digestion is bypassed. Furthermore, 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.

Many chronic conditions respond to a series of Myers Cocktails. In my experience, they are useful in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chronic depression, where patients 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, there is electron microscope evidence that the gut “leaks” nutrients, and the injections help get necessary nutrients into the cells. Chronic asthma and other lung disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic allergic problems can respond with more energy and less symptoms. Patients who get sick constantly with infections may find an increased immune response, with less susceptibility to in acute situations such as viral illnesses.

The usual composition of the Myers Cocktail is:
1. B complex…………………………………………………….. ..1 cc
2. Vitamin C…………………………………………………………1-10 cc or more, usually 222 mg/cc or 500 mg/cc
3. Magnesium………………………………………………………1-4 cc either 20% chloride or 50% sulfate
4. Dexpanthenol (B5)……………………………………………..1- 2cc
5. Calcium…………………………………………………………..1-4cc (sometimes not given in cardiac problems or in older patients)

Frequent additions are:
1. B12………………………………………………………………..1 cc
2. B6………………………………………………………………….1 cc
3. Adrenal Cortical Extract (ACE)……………………………….1-2 cc
4. Glyceron (an extract of licorice called Glycerrhizin) …….1-2cc
5. Glutathione (an anti-oxidant)…………………………….1-2 cc
The latter three are not FDA approved and thus cannot be imported by
physicians across state lines for the purpose of treating patients.
The injections are diluted to 20 or 30 cc, more if there is increased vitamin C which tends to be thicker. A butterfly needle is then inserted into a vein, and the injection is given very slowly, at 1-2 cc per minute. Side effects are remarkably rare and almost always are limited to local irritation of the vein.

Allergy to the preservative in the nutrients must be tested for. The
most common sensations are heat and flushing (a magnesium effect), and the taste of vitamins soon after the injection is begun. The injections are usually given 1-2 times per week, and beneficial effects are usually felt by the fourth shot. Many patients with chronic conditions choose to continue the injections every 1-4 weeks or when they feel their energy slipping.

The information in this website has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing or discontinuing any medication or treatment.
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