The Myers Cocktail
The Myers Cocktail is based on the premise that many people are below optimal status of essential nutrients and by giving a spectrum of nutrients these people can jumpstart their health. Deficiency can happen for a number of reasons. Poor quality foods, high levels of daily stress, extensive physical activity, and genetic abnormalities are a few factors that can increase our body’s demand for vitamins and minerals. It is even possible that low levels of one nutrient makes absorption of another nutrient less effective leading to a downward spiral health-wise. When intravenous (IV) nutrients are given the level of nutrients in the blood is higher than we can get from food alone. This transient high level of nutrients gives cells the opportunity to easily scoop up nutrients and can stop the downward cycle of nutrient loss on. Sometimes these high levels of blood nutrients are the only way to improve low nutrient status in our cells.
The list of conditions that may benefit from Myers IV goes on and on. One acclaimed physician has published that “asthma attacks, acute migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, and seasonal allergic rhinitis”1 are frequently improved with Myers IV infusions. He goes on to say, “Many relatively healthy patients chose to come in for periodic [Myers IVs], because it enhanced their overall well-being for periods of a week to several months.”
The ingredients of the Myers are selected and balanced to meet a broad range of possible deficiencies. Each nutrient has its own benefits, but also synergizes with the other elements of the recipe. This way the results are greater than the sum of their individual parts.