IV NUTRITIONAL THERAPY / Myer’s Cocktail
John Myers, a physician in practice in Baltimore, Maryland, pioneered the use of IV nutrients as part of the overall treatment of various medical conditions. While the “Myer’s Cocktail” is not a definitive treatment for any disease, it has the potential to positiviely effect many different medical conditions due to the enhanced immune response to the infusion of vitamins and minerals.
IV nutritional therapy may be used to treat any of the following diseases/conditions*:
- Short-gut syndrome or mal-absorption
- Chronic Fatigue
- Connective Tissue Disorders
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Cancer (Current and past)
- Migraine or Severe Headaches
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Chronic Allergies and Sinusitis
- Inability to swallow oral nutritional supplements
- Patients with acute or chronic infections
- Magnesium deficiency symptoms
- Those wishing to improve their overall nutritional status
- Hepatitis/Liver Failure
- Poor wound healing
- Post-operative care
Those who have sought out bariatric surgery as a means of weight loss, have had part of the small intestine removed, or have difficulty digesting and metabolizing carbohydrates will especially benefit from this infusion. Because of the loss of Intrinsic Factor, many people are unable to process B-Vitamins. This, in turn, interferes with Iron absorption, often leading to an anemic state. Because high-dose Vitamin C/Myer’s Cocktail is an intravenous infusion, it bypasses the intestines and is more quickly and efficiently absorbed. Higher doses of Vitamin C can be administered via IV than could ever be absorbed by mouth.
The ingredients of the Myer’s Cocktail include B Vitamins, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Zinc, Calcium, and an amino acid called Glutathione. We feel that IV administration is superior to when these same vitamins and minerals taken orally because the IV route bypasses the intestinal tract and goes directly to the cell where is it needed. IV administration produces concentrations much higher than oral, and in a sense is a “bigger gun” than a pill.
*All medical aesthetic procedures at Medical Spa of Midland are performed under physician supervision for the FDA-cleared purpose. However, results obtained with this and any treatment can and do vary.