The Myers Cocktail IV contains several vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are great for general nutritional supplementation. John Myer, MD was a well- known doctor from Boston that is one of the pioneers of Nutritional IV therapies and researched outcomes using many of the ingredients in our standard IV. His research found medical benefits for so many different conditions that his work has continued past his death in 1984. Most Infusion use a variation of the Myers’ IV in their clinics. This is a great choice for maintenance therapy, but has shown benefit for a multitude of ailments.
The B vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. B vitamins are an important part of the diet and are essential to prevent many health problems. They are essential for growth, development, and a variety of other bodily functions. They play a major role in the activities of enzymes, proteins that regulate chemical reactions in the body, which are important in turning food into energy and other needed substances. B vitamins are found in plant and animal food sources.
Magnesium plays an important role in many of the body’s enzymatic reactions and plays an important role in neurochemical transmission and muscle contraction and relaxation and therefore has been used successfully for seizures and other muscle related problems. Magnesium acts on the vascular system to produce vasodilation – the relaxation of blood vessel walls increasing blood flow, which can help with lowering blood pressure and also preventing and treating migraine headaches. It is responsible for over 300 essential metabolic reactions in the body. It is required for synthesizing proteins in the mitochondria, and for generating energy in most of the body’s basic cellular reactions.
METHYLCOBALAMIN (B 12)
The natural form of B12 is better absorbed than Cyanocobalamin and has been used to treat diseases such as, pernicious anemia, and diabetic and peripheral neuropathy. Vitamin B12 is an essential component for proper digestion and absorption of foods and for normal metabolism of carbohydrates, and fat. It aids in maintaining healthy nerve cells and red blood cells and is needed to make DNA. Vitamin B12 is also involved in homocysteine metabolism and plays a critical role in proper energy metabolism, immune function, and nerve function.
Pyridoxine, Vitamin B6, is one of eight B vitamins frequently referred to as the complex vitamins. All the B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which is then “burned” to produce energy and also help the body metabolize fats and protein. Because B vitamins are water soluble, the body does not store them. Therefore, they have to be replaced frequently, especially when the body is under any type of stress, physical and emotional. Even exercise depletes B vitamins in our system. B6 is essential for normal brain development and function and helps the body produce the hormones serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine as well as melatonin.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make their own vitamin C. Therefore, we must obtain vitamin C through our diet. Vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen, an important structural component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Vitamin C also plays an important role in the synthesis of Neurotransmitters, which are critical for brain function. In addition, vitamin C is involved in the process of transporting fat into cellular organelles called mitochondria, where the fat is converted to energy. Vitamin C is also a highly effective antioxidant and in small amounts can effectively protect important cells from free radical damage.
People may experience a feeling of warmth or mild discomfort when receiving an IV. Rare complications that can occur during intravenous therapies include phlebitis (inflammation of the vein) and fluid infiltration (leaking of fluid into the surrounding tissues).
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