As one of the most popular IV therapy drip cocktails, the Myer’s Cocktail was introduced to the infusion therapy world by the late Dr. John Myers, MD – a physician from Maryland, who was a big proponent of using IV vitamin therapy in the treatment of a number of different chronic healthcare issues. and at Dr. V’s Aesthetics, as one of the foremost destinations for IV therapy, we are excited to provide this highly effective drip to our patients.

The Effectiveness IV Hydration Therapy
As we have mentioned in previous articles, IV therapy, or intravenous therapy is a method of administering medication, vitamins, minerals, nutrients and other substances directly into the patient’s bloodstream – avoiding oral administration and the body’s digestive system. In general, IV therapy is a far faster, more efficient means of administer vitamins, minerals and other nutrients into the body. While oral administration of vitamins and minerals, generally only has a bioavailability anywhere from 10 to 60%, through IV administration directly into the patient’s bloodstream, it will offer a bioavailability of 90 to 100%! Not only are patients able to get far more vitamins into their body using intravenous methods, but it also ensures individuals get these substances into their body far faster than they would through other routes of administration. This is because IVs allow the body to bypass the digestive system, in which much of the vitamins and nutrients are lost or broken down by different enzymes and bodily acids. 

What is the Myer’s Cocktail?
One of the most popular and effective IV therapy drips, the Myer’s Cocktail includes a specially designed mix of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin B complex. The main benefits of the Myer’s Cocktail are to enhance the immune system and help provide energy to the body – boosting energy stores, and helping to eliminate chronic fatigue issues. Because of its immense immune system benefits, the Myer’s Cocktail is popular amongst individuals who are chronically ill, and during cold and flu season, as it allows patients to help stave of infections and other issues, both viral and bacterial.

What Does the Myer’s Cocktail Treat?
While its not a specific treatment method for any one health condition, because of the synergistic effects of the complex of vitamins and minerals, the Myer’s Cocktail is often used in conjunction with different treatment methods for issues including acute asthma, migraine headaches, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, acute muscle spasms, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies and much more. In addition to these specific issues, the Myer’s Cocktail has also been known to provide energy boosts to athletes during training.

Essential Vitamins for All Types of Patients
One of the biggest reasons why proponents of IV therapy recommend it over other more common, routes of administration, is because it allows vitamins and minerals to be injected directly into the bloodstream, ensuring they are absorbed by the body faster and in a much higher concentration than oral administration. This is very evident by the Myer’s Cocktail, as it allows 50x more vitamin C to be absorbed into the body, than any oral consumption of vitamins.

Digestive Benefits of the Myer’s Cocktail
Another one of the advantages of the Myer’s Cocktail is that it works especially well for individuals who might be suffering from illnesses and conditions that are synonymous with digestive disturbances, and food sensitivities. Many individuals suffer from issues that prevent them from properly absorbing vitamins and minerals from food, or vitamin tablets in higher concentrations. This is where the Myer’s Cocktail has proven to be extremely effective, as its vitamin complex not only has a synergistic effect in which it can help improve the immune system, and provide energy benefits to those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, but it also allows these individuals to avoid this digestive distress. This will thereby reduce common issues such as digestive inflammation and other symptoms.

When a specialized complex of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, as in the Myer’s Cocktail, are sent directly into the bloodstream, and digestion is bypassed, it allows for temporarily vitamin levels within the blood to increase quite a bit. This allows faster absorption by the cells, and directs these vitamins into the mitochondria, where they are in a way, “activated”. This will invigorate the cells in such a way, that it provides in intense energy boost, that is beneficial in both the short and long term. In addition to this, in patients who might suffer from severe chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis, the Myer’s Cocktail has provided some evidence of anecdotal pain relief as it allows patients to get the needed vitamins, without having to deal with the digestive distress and inflammation that might come from oral administration. 

Myer’s Cocktail Treatment Recommendations
As with other IV therapy drips, the Myer’s Cocktail isn’t a specific treatment method for any one condition, but it is more so thought of as a supplemental benefit that can provide a number of benefits. Considering this, patients can generally have drips done as frequent of infrequently as they would like. However, according to many experts, for individuals who might suffer from immune system issues, or any of the conditions we addressed above, and would like to maximize the benefits of this drip, we would recommend patients have it done 1-2 times per week, and should continue treatment in 2–4-week blocks – as they take stock of how they feel every 4 weeks, and may choose to take some time off in between. 

For more information on IV therapy, and the Myer’s Cocktail, be sure to contact Dr. V and his team at (917) 789-6963 today.