The Myers Cocktail

The Myers Cocktail is an IV drip infusion that replenishes the body’s depleted stores of vitamins and minerals. Dr. John Meyers developed this IV cocktail formula in the 1970s to treat common medical conditions including muscle spasms, fatigue, migraines, fibromyalgia, and many others. The Myers cocktail is an efficient, rapid way of promoting and maintaining your health.

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Ingredients of the Myers Cocktail

A standard Myers Cocktail contains the following ingredients, although the cocktail’s contents can be customized for the recipient’s unique needs.

  • Saline Solution. Saline solution is a liquid medium into which all the rest of the cocktail is mixed. Saline solution is made of sodium chloride and sterile water.
  • Zinc. Zinc is an important regulator of the immune system. It helps control inflammation and helps the immune system tailor how powerfully to react to infections. It is also necessary for wound healing. Zinc deficiency will slow the body’s ability to recover from illness. It is important to supplement the right amount of zinc, since it is not stored.
  • Magnesium. Magnesium reduces muscles spasms and cramps, is essential for preventing migraines, and helps reduce fatigue. Having adequate amounts of magnesium is important for a regular heartbeat and good blood pressure. Magnesium is an immunomodulator, meaning it helps fine-tune the immune system’s responses. It prevents excessive inflammation throughout the body, tailoring the body’s response to infection.
  • Calcium. Calcium is essential for healthy bones, but it’s also a requirement for a regular heartbeat, skeletal muscle function, and the transmission of nerve impulses throughout the body. Calcium is important for brain cell health, as well as the conduction of nerve impulses throughout the body.
  • Glutathione. Glutathione is the chief antioxidant in the body. It prevents highly reactive chemicals in the cells called free radicals from causing cellular and tissue damage.
  • B-complex vitamins. The B complex vitamin group contains 8 vitamins that are essential for good health. Our nervous systems require all the B group of vitamins to grow and work correctly, as does the production of red blood cells. All cells in the body require the B-complex vitamins to survive, produce energy, and reproduce correction.  They include:
    • B-1 (thiamine) is used for the production of adenosine triphosphate, which every cell in the body needs to work and produce energy.
    • B-2 (riboflavin) assists in the digestion of fats and is needed for the production of red blood cells.
    • B-3 (niacin) facilitates enzymes that promote nutrient use and cellular energy production. Niacin also plays a role in cellular reproduction by repairing DNA.
    • B-5 (pantothenic acid) facilitates red blood cell production and digestion of food.
    • B-6 (pyridoxine) supports the growth of nerve cells and red blood cells.
    • B-7 (biotin) helps produce healthy hair, skin, and nails.
    • B-9 (folic acid). Folic acid is essential for the development of the brain in a growing fetus.
    • B-12 (cobalamin). B12 supports the health of the nervous system. Adequate availability is necessary for the production of serotonin, a brain chemical that regulates mood. Severe vitamin
    • B12 deficiency has been associated with depression.
  • Vitamin C. Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that reduces the levels of antioxidants in cells. It also facilitates immune system function.

What are the Benefits of a Myer’s Cocktail?

  1. Improved immunity. Vitamin C is essential for your immune system’s ability to fight off viruses and other infections.  
  2. Better memory. B12 and vitamin C can slow the degree and speed with which the brain loses nerve cells. B12 is also vital for the production of new nerves throughout the body.
  3. Supports Bone Health. Not only is calcium essential for the body’s nerves to work correctly, but it also can prevent osteoporosis, which is the loss of bone mass due to low levels of blood calcium. If the body can’t get calcium from the diet or supplementation, it will leach calcium from the bones, leaving them weak and brittle.
  4. Mitigates fibromyalgia. B12 plays a part in healing and preventing nerve damage, especially the type of damage that leads to fibromyalgia, a painful condition related to nerves in the extremities.
  5. Treats and prevents migraines. For those whose migraines are caused by a magnesium deficiency, the magnesium levels in a Myer’s cocktail can relieve an acute migraine.
  6. Increased energy and alertness. All of the B-complex vitamins are required for your body to produce energy. All cells in the body must produce energy for vital tissues to thrive. A Myers Cocktail contains B vitamins that ensure cells are able to generate the maximum amount of energy possible.
  7. Improved mood. B12 is required for the production of neurotransmitters that we need to have a good, stable mood. Adequate levels of serotonin are essential for preventing depression and anxiety. 
  8. Fights hangovers and jet lag. Many vitamins are heavily depleted by as little as a few ounces of alcohol, including thiamine and B12.

The takeaway

A Myers Cocktail infusion offers a more rapid delivery, and higher concentration of minerals and nutrients than you’d get from oral supplements. Because infusion bypasses the digestive tract, the Myers Cocktail offers nearly 100 percent supplement bioavailability.

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