The Myers’ Cocktail
The Myers’ cocktail was first described in the 1940s by J. H. Myers and E. M. McCarty, who developed it as a countermeasure to the effects of vitamin B-12 deficiency in patients with pernicious anemia. The late John Myers, a Baltimore physician used an intravenous vitamin-and-mineral formula for the treatment of a wide range of clinical conditions. This treatment is based on the theory that vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the body lead to a disruption of calcium and magnesium metabolism, which manifests as a host of symptoms. The “Myers’ cocktail,” which is administered intravenously and consists of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, has been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and other inflammatory disorders.
The Myers’ cocktail has been found to be effective in the treatment of some allergic disorders. A double-blind placebo-controlled study found that 2 g/day of the Myers’ cocktail relieved symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis, such as sneezing, nasal congestion, and itching. The Myers’ cocktail is also effective in the treatment of other allergic disorders, such as asthma, urticaria, angioedema, anaphylaxis, and allergy-related dermatitis.
There are several different formulations of the Myers cocktail. The Myers cocktail is also used for treating vaginal itching due to bacterial vaginosis, candidiasis, and trichomoniasis. In addition, the mixture may be employed as a douche to treat fissures in case of inflammation of the vaginal mucosa. The Myers’ cocktail is also used to prevent and treat eczema. It is also effective in treating acne vulgaris, alopecia areata, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Here are the main ingredients in the Myers Cocktail:
- Vitamin B Complex( Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12): improves energy levels, cell metabolism, brain function, and health.
- Vitamin C: can boost tissue repair, wound healing, and immune function
- Calcium chloride: promotes bones, muscles, and teeth health
- Magnesium chloride: helps regulates muscle and nerve functions, and promotes a healthy blood pressure
Benefits of vitamin B5
Vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin that helps the body to absorb and use other nutrients. This vitamin is also involved in energy production and nerve function. Some of the benefits of consuming Vitamin B5 include improved cognitive function, better skin health, healthy hair, and relief from anxiety and depression. Vitamin B5 is found in potatoes, rice, beans, and dairy products.
What are the benefits of vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is involved in the production of energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrate. It also helps with neurotransmitter formation and helps the body produce serotonin. This vitamin is also important to maintaining healthy skin, bones, muscles, and the nervous system. B6 reduces fatigue and stress.
Benefits of Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 – Promotes healthy red blood cells, muscle function, and heart health. Therapeutic doses of vitamin B12 for the treatment of pernicious anemia and other diseases are 500–1000 µg daily. There is substantial evidence that vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with depression and psychosis. Vitamin B12 has a role in neuropsychiatry, including schizophrenia, where it acts as an antioxidant and may be important in the prevention and treatment of oxidative stress-induced disorders like schizophrenia. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause megaloblastic anemia, which manifests as macrocytosis and increases in red cells. In the elderly, vitamin B12 deficiency may be associated with a decline in cognition and contribute to dementia. Vitamin B12 has a role in the body’s energy production, and there is adequate evidence to support this use in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. The vitamin may also benefit anorexia nervosa and weight loss. Vitamin B12 deficiency is rare, and it occurs in only a small number of conditions. Individuals with vitamin B12 deficiency may experience fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, and dizziness. Vitamin B12 deficiency may be diagnosed by measuring serum vitamin B12. This can be done with a blood test, or alternatively with a blood level of the vitamin itself. Vitamin B12 is found in foods such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products. The treatment of vitamin B12 deficiency is mainly to replace the vitamin as soon as possible when diagnosed. Supplemental vitamin B12 can be taken in a tablet or capsule form, or it can be injected directly into the body. Vitamin B12 replacement should not be used for treating fatigue.
Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C, which is also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant and helps to maintain the body’s normal functioning. Vitamin C is also essential in many stages of the immune system and contributes to healthy bones. Vitamin C can be found in fresh fruits and vegetables, although it is more easily absorbed when food is cooked. It has a high bioavailability because it is water-soluble and readily keeps in the body.
Vitamin C is also important in the treatment of scurvy, which is a deficiency of vitamin C. Scurvy was once common in sailors, who had to travel long distances and lived on minimal food rations. The scurvy and vitamin C deficiency can lead to bruising, bleeding gums, spots on the skin, and hemorrhages..
Benefits of Calcium
The calcium in milk and dairy products is necessary for strong bones. Calcium also helps to maintain a healthy heart, nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.
Benefits of Magnesium
Magnesium is an important mineral that helps regulate the body’s metabolism and the production of energy. It also aids in detoxification, protein synthesis, and nerve function. Magnesium has been found to prevent or reduce asthma attacks, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular diseases, fibromyalgia, chronic sinusitis, rhinitis, upper respiratory tract infections, migraines, and more. Magnesium can help those that suffer from muscle spasms and insomnia.
Symptoms That Might Benefit from Myers Cocktail:
- Low energy
- Muscle weakness
- Thyroid problems
- Hangover symptoms
- Muscle spasms
- Poor Concentration
- Hair Loss
- Viral illness
The high dose of antioxidants, nutrients, and immune-boosting factors found in Myers Cocktail can boost energy and greatly improve one’s health. Our Myers cocktails are administered by board-certified doctors with over twenty-five years of experience. Our holistic doctors can customize your IV therapy to meet your individual needs. Feeling run down and need a boost or want to improve your health? Myers Cocktail can help!
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