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IV Vitamin Therapy
At Ageless Wellness Center, we can personalize and order specialized IV vitamin therapy to meet your medical needs.
The most common IV therapy we offer is called a Myers Cocktail.
What is a Myers Cocktail?
An Intro Venous Vitamin Infusion which will enhance your Immune System. It is most commonly used to help release Fatigue, help with Allergies, and reduce symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Asthma.
Hundreds of physicians around the U.S. use this therapy, which is largely unknown and not much written about. The Myers Cocktail is named for the late John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat his patients. Currently, the nutrient cocktail has been popularized by Alan Gaby, M.D., president of the American Holistic Medical Association and a physician who writes a lot about nutritional factors in medicine.
The idea of the Myers Cocktail is that many illnesses and conditions are associated with digestive disturbances such as bloating, maldigestion and food sensitivities and that people with such conditions may not absorb many of the nutrients needed to return them to good health. Also, many diseases cause the body to use nutrients at a faster rate, or to require higher amounts for proper healing. When nutrients are injected intravenously, the digestion is bypassed. Furthermore, the levels in the bloodstream are temporarily increased so that the nutrients are “coaxed” into the cells, and frequently into the mitochondria where they are active. This temporary boost frequently “kick-starts” the cells, so that energy is produced more efficiently in them.
The usual composition of the Myers Cocktail is:
- B complex
- Vitamin C
- Dexpanthenol (B5)
Frequent additions are:
- Adrenal Cortical Extract (ACE)
- Glyceron (an extract of licorice called Glycerrhizin)
- Glutathione (an anti-oxidant)
Many chronic conditions respond to a series of Myers Cocktails. They are useful in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and chronic depression, where patients feel an energy boost lasting days or weeks. In the case of fibromyalgia, decreased pain can be observed. In other chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, there is electron microscope evidence that the gut “leaks” nutrients, and the injections help get necessary nutrients into the cells. Chronic asthma and other lung disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic allergic problems can respond with more energy and less symptoms. Patients who get sick constantly with infections may find an increased immune response, with less susceptibility to in acute situations such as viral illnesses.