Myers cocktails, created by the late Dr. John Myers, are one of the most popular infusions, with a plethora of health benefits. The infusion has a long history of revitalizing the body by combining minerals like calcium and magnesium with vitamins B and C and producing amazing results. At Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL we offer injections and infusions with a wide variety of benefits, and the Myers Cocktail remains one of the best.
What Are Myers Cocktails Used for?
With a unique combination of hydrating multivitamins, the Myers cocktail IV drip sharpens your mental focus while also relieving symptoms of stress, fatigue, and depression, as well as asthma, sinus congestion, migraines, and acute muscle spasms.
As a result, the overall immune system is strengthened and the body is restored to balance and energy. This makes it appropriate for treating a wide variety of conditions. Myers cocktails can be used on their own or in conjunction with medical treatment to enhance their effects.
Conditions That Can Be Treated
These ailments can all be helped by Myers cocktails:
- Asthma attacks
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Chronic pain
- Congestive heart failure
- Depression and chronic stress
- Hormone imbalances
- Inflammation of the sinuses
- Jet lag
- Low immunity levels
- Muscle spasms
- Upper respiratory tract infections
- Seasonal allergies
Bear in mind that you don’t have to have one of the conditions listed above to benefit from this cocktail! Because the ingredients in this infusion are nutrients that your body needs and loves, it can benefit you even if you’re just generally feeling tired or lacking in energy.
What Specifically Is In the Myers Cocktail?
- Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
- Calcium chloride
- Magnesium chloride
Our Myers cocktail IV treatment also contains fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins that work to improve jet lag, fatigue, indigestion, and allergies. Myers cocktails can also be useful if you aren’t feeling well and want to boost your immunity, if you’re feeling tired and run down, or if you have a specific condition.
What Do All These Nutrients Do?
A variety of things are influenced by B complex vitamins, including cell health, digestion, appetite, hormone production, and energy levels. This vitamin complex includes many different B vitamins that you might know by other names, like:
- Folic acid
- Pantothenic acid
The Heavy Hitter: Vitamin B-12
Vitamin-B12 plays a major role in brain, tissue, and nervous system health. Specifically, if your B-12 levels are too low, you will have a decrease in red blood cell production. Anemia, fatigue, and neurological problems can arise from a vitamin B-12 deficiency.
Since Vitamin B-12 is often found in meat, it is an absolute necessity for vegetarians and vegans to get enough of it from other sources. For some vegetarians, it can also be found in eggs and dairy products, and for vegans, some nutritional yeast products are an option. However, our bodies aren’t optimized at getting B-12 from non-animal sources, so your injection of this vitamin is crucial.
Vitamin C improves your immune system and cardiovascular system. There are many benefits to using it, including protecting your body from chronic disease and inflammation caused by free radicals. Vitamin C also works to lower blood pressure, prevent heart disease, and improve memory. In addition, it has been found to be extremely beneficial for eye health.
Your body cannot produce this antioxidant on its own, so it’s a good idea to get C infusions, especially if you’re not able to eat a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables or have concerns about the nutrition levels of the fresh food you do eat.
Heart health, bone health, and blood pressure are all affected by magnesium. This supplement helps our enzymes function normally and can alleviate inflammation, diabetes, migraines, and anxiety. Among its functions are converting food to energy, forming proteins, repairing genes, relaxing muscles, and regulating the nervous system.
The Importance of Hydration
An often overlooked benefit of IV treatment is the instant hydration. Many of us are dehydrated and don’t even know it. Drinking enough water each day is important for many reasons, including regulating body temperature, lubricating joints, preventing infections, supplying nutrients to cells, and keeping organs healthy. In addition to improving sleep quality, hydration also enhances cognitive performance and mood.
How to Know If You’re Dehydrated
If you’re feeling ill or have a specific medical condition, you probably know it. But if you’re dehydrated, you might not be aware of it. Extreme dehydration is usually obvious: you’ll have a dry mouth, feel very thirsty, and be producing little or no urine. But chronic dehydration can contribute to:
Asthma and Allergies
As a survival mechanism, the body restricts airways when dehydrated to conserve water. Chronic dehydration leads to respiratory problems. With increasing water loss, the body produces more and more histamine, meaning the problem only gets worse over time.
When the body lacks water, the colon is one of the first places it draws water from to supply fluids for other critical body functions. Wastes move much more slowly through the large intestines without enough water.
Water is essential to the body’s ability to produce a wide array of digestive juices. Deficiency in water and alkaline minerals, such as magnesium and calcium, can result in a host of digestive disorders, such as ulcers and gastritis.
A dehydrated body slows down its enzymatic activity, resulting in tiredness and fatigue. In fact, many people find that drinking a big glass of water first thing upon waking up is actually more enlivening than a cup of coffee! Fatigue is one of the first signs of chronic dehydration.
High Blood Pressure
When the body is fully hydrated, the blood consists of approximately 94 percent water. In a dehydrated state, the blood is thicker and causes resistance to blood flow, which raises blood pressure.
Cartilage pads all joints, providing lubrication to the bones. Water is the main component of cartilage. Dehydration weakens cartilage and slows joint repair.
To prevent water loss from the cells, the body produces more cholesterol when dehydrated. As a result of cholesterol deposits within the cell membrane, additional cell water loss is prevented, ultimately enabling cell survival. This is good for your cells in the short term, but obviously bad for your long-term health over time.
When the body is dehydrated, cells lose their energy. Consequently, they must generate energy from food rather than water. As a result, people tend to eat more than necessary when the body is actually just thirsty. In addition, fat cannot be metabolized unless the body is adequately hydrated to eliminate toxins that are often found within fat cells (that’s where your body stores toxins it can’t deal with when you eat them!)
Chronically dehydrated skin wrinkles prematurely. In addition, what is not visible is the same wrinkling and withering effect on the internal organs. Being properly hydrated (especially as we age) is the most effective and least expensive way to slow the aging process.
Why Should I Get an IV Treatment Instead of Just Drinking More Water and Taking a Multivitamin?
Great question! Infusions allow your body to receive vitamins and electrolytes more quickly. If you have difficulty absorbing vitamins or minerals, or if you’re using them at a pace your body cannot keep up with, this is ideal for you.
When you’re dehydrated, you often can’t drink enough water to catch up. Your body processes the water before you can really use it, in fact. An infusion delivers the hydration right to your cells.
What About Supplements?
Why Bioavailability Matters
Consider nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds are healthy, right? The reality is that we don’t always get all the nutrients from these foods that a lab test tells us are in them. Nuts and seeds contain something known as phytic acid. This acid binds to nutrients and blocks their absorption. The nutrients in these foods are present, but they aren’t as bioavailable as we would like.
Bioavailability and Oral Supplements
Vitamin supplements have the same problem as food. When you take an oral supplement, it’s very hard to know how much of it your body will actually absorb: the bioavailability is questionable. For example, some vitamins need fat to be absorbed, while other nutrients may be blocked by other foods we eat or by issues with our digestive system.
You can avoid all these issues by delivering vitamins and other nutrients directly to your bloodstream via IV infusion.
Get Your Cocktail Today
Come visit us at Orchidia Medical Group in Naples, FL today to try this amazing rejuvenating infusion for yourself. Whether you’re struggling with chronic illness or just need a mid-week lift, the Myers cocktail could be the perfect thing.