Many health conditions are the result of deficiencies in the body. With the lack of nutrient density in our diets and soil coupled with the extra need required to live in an overpolluted world, our need for nutrients is ever increasing. Our Naturopathic Doctors have a great solution for you.
The Myers’ Cocktail is a vitamin cocktail that provides the replenishment of nutrients, that your cells need, without the worry of absorbtion that taking nutrients orally causes. When you take anything orally it first must be absorbed and then it goes directly to the liver to be broken down. This process reduces the concentration of what was absorbed so that the amount that enters the blood is at a low level. When given an I.V.; whatever is delivered goes first to all the cells of the body and whatever is not absorbed is then taken back to the liver to be broken down. I.V. administration of vitamins and minerals gives greater delivery of nutrients to the cells and this accounts for the therapeutic benefit.
The Myers’ Cocktail is an injectable solution of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that help build your body from the inside. Our Naturopathic Doctors inject the painless solution into your arm over a 15min. time period for most people. There are other combinations of vitamins and minerals given I.V. when needed.
The Myers’ Cocktail is named after physician John Myers, MD, who developed the use of intravenous vitamins and minerals as part of the overall treatment of various medical problems. These medical issues were varied, ranging from asthma and allergies to migraine to chronic fatigue. Below is a shortlist of some of the conditions where the Myers’ Cocktail has been proven successful:
Asthma - A five-year-old boy presented with a two-year history if asthma, with numerous hospitalizations. After isolation of food allergies combined with oral vitamin and mineral supplementation the child experienced marked improvement and went 11 months without any hospital visits. When the asthma did recur he was given a slow IV injection of vitamins and minerals and the symptoms resolved within two minutes. This treatment continued for 8 years as the patient grew up. The patient and his parents reported that IV nutrient therapy worked faster, produced a more sustained improvement, and caused considerably fewer side effects than the conventional therapies he had received previously in the emergency room. This effect was repeated with multiple patients. Some asthma sufferers choose to receive maintenance injections once weekly or every other week during difficult times to keep their condition at bay.
Fatigue - Many patients with unexplained fatigue have responded to the Myers’, with results lasting from a few days to several months. Some patients become progressively healthier with continued injections and are able to eventually stop treatment. Others do not overcome their illness, but periodic injections help them function better.
Fibromyalgia - A 48-year old woman with a 6-year history of fibromyalgia symptoms experienced immediate relief of muscle and joint pain after an initial Myers injection. Monthly injections, combined with elimination of allergenic foods as well as thyroid therapy effectively kept her symptoms at bay and allowed her to function normally. Studies have shown that the Myers’ cocktail is often an effective tool in combating fibromyalgia.
Cardiovascular Disease - A 79-year old man with end-stage heart failure, who was told his heart would last another month, saw a marked improvement with regular injections. Many of his symptoms reversed and he lived to 87. All of the angina and heart failure patients in the study experienced significant improvement with regular Myers’ injections.
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis - Symptoms of a 38-year old man including nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and fatigue presented each spring for a month. The Myers’ cocktail repeated weekly or as needed successfully controlled his symptoms. Eventually he was able to prevent the onset of symptoms through precautionary injections before hay season.
Narcotic Withdrawal - A 35-year old man addicted to morphine was going through early stages of withdrawal, showing diaphoresis and extreme agitation. Halfway through the injection he was able to sit still, and by the end of the injection his withdrawal symptoms had alleviated. After four consecutive days of Myers’ injections he was able to continue his withdrawal period uneventfully.
Chronic Urticaria - A 71-year old woman had chronic urticaria with hives present somewhere on her body nearly every day for 10 years. After two Myers’ treatments on consecutive days the hives resolved rapidly and did not recur for more than a year.
Hyperthyroidism – A patient treated with the Myers’ over the course of several weeks saw symptoms improve markedly after the first injection. Two weeks later thyroid-function tests returned to normal.