Some Info About IV Therapy. Vitamins and minerals are the “spark plugs” that activate all metabolic processes in our bodies. In times of stress and disease nutritional needs are high, yet often depleted. Nutrients administered intravenously, bypass the digestive process, and are delivered directly to the cells of the body. The main categories of intravenous therapy include nutritive, chelation and oxidative therapies.
The most common nutritive IV therapy is the Myers’ Cocktail, an intravenous vitamin nutrient supplement, formulated more than 30 years ago by John Myers, MD, a Baltimore physician. This potent solution contains a specially balanced combination of vitamin and minerals. It is given intravenously to help the treatment of a range of ailments and increase energy.
The standard Myers’ Cocktail consists of magnesium, calcium, vitamin B-5 (dexpanthenol), vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), vitamin B-12 (hydroxycobalamin), vitamin B complex, and an average of 25 grams of Vitamin C. Two time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling was a staunch supporter of Vitamin C for healing a wide variety of health problems. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that helps the immune system ward off bacterial and viral infections. It also makes certain metabolic processes in work better. Other vitamins or ingredients may be added to the Myers’ Cocktail protocol, depending on the patient’s diagnosis and overall health as well as the condition being treated.
Many people who have benefited from this protocol claim that the intravenous shots of vitamin B12 in Myers’ Cocktail are even more beneficial than Vitamin B-12 intramuscular injections in restoring their energy and stamina. Intravenous treatments are more effective than oral therapy for increasing blood levels of nutrients.
The standard ingredients in Myers’ Cocktail IV Therapy:
• Vitamin B complex 100 (B complex)
• Vitamin C
• Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol)
• Calcium (Calcium gluconate)
• Vitamin B12 (Hydroxocobalamin)
• Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride)