IV Hydration & Nutrition Therapy
Including the popular Myer’s Cocktail
Myers’ Cocktail – An intravenous vitamin infusion which enhances immune system, reduces fatigue, helps with seasonal allergies, reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia and asthma.
The Myers’ Cocktail is named for the late John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat many chronic conditions. Currently, the nutrient cocktail has been popularized by Alan Gaby, M.D., a physician who often writes about nutrition in medicine. He has treated thousands of patients with the Myers’ Cocktail over many years. Conditions which he found to be responded well by this treatment include acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies and cardiovascular disease. He also observed improvements in athletic performance.
The Myers’ Cocktail works by increasing the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals beyond that which can be achieved when supplementing orally. For example, Vitamin C given intravenously has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be achieved when given orally.
The idea is that many illnesses and conditions are associated with digestive disturbances such as bloating, indigestion 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 and inflammation cause the body to use nutrients at a faster rate, or to require higher amounts for proper healing. When nutrients are given intravenously, the digestion is bypassed. ADDITIONALLY 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.
Some clients 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, because the “leaky” nature of the gut, the infusion helps get necessary nutrients into the cells. Chronic asthma and other lung disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic allergic problems may respond with more energy and less symptoms. Patients who get sick often with infections may find an improved immune response, with less susceptibility to viral illnesses.
A small catheter is inserted into a vein, and the infusion is given very slowly over 20-30 minutes. Side effects are remarkably rare and almost always are limited to local irritation of the vein. The most common sensations are heat and flushing (a magnesium effect), and the taste of vitamins soon after the infusion begins. For people that have compromised nutrient absorption, the cocktail is usually given 1-2 times per week, and beneficial effects are usually felt by the fourth visit. Many patients with chronic conditions or those that want to perform at their best choose to continue the infusions every 1-4 weeks or when they feel their energy slipping.
Tailored to your hydration & nutrition needs
Not all hydration/nutrition needs will be the same. Your hydration/nutrition needs will be unique to your body and lifestyle. Some people seek a scheduled regimen for health maintenance, while others need a focused treatment for certain conditions.
If your immune system is taxed and you need a boost, hydration solutions with Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, and other essential vitamins can keep illness at bay.
Athletes need a bit more for muscle recovery, energy, inflammation control, amino acid and vitamin replenishment, and overall hydration. Treatments geared toward active individuals, fortified with an array of powerhouse nutrients, can make a huge difference in performance and recovery time.
Hangovers can be especially miserable. Alcohol depletes your body’s nutrient stores and severely dehydrates you, leaving you with a killer headache, dizziness, nausea, and extreme fatigue. IV therapy helps relieve hangover symptoms. It gets you back on your feet after a wild night with a replenishing and relieving blend of nutrients and medication.
Skin also benefits from special treatments aimed at improving skin color, texture, and health.
Hydration therapy can ease joint pain
Joint pain is an issue for both young and old. Many people don’t realize that hydration plays a huge role in joint function and lubrication. Dehydration occurs in every area of the body, and you can bet your joints won’t be spared. A lack of proper hydration leads to joints that become painful from a lack of lubrication and good blood flow. IV therapy helps correct these issues. The full body hydration you’ll receive will provide ample lubrication for joints, connective tissue, and muscles. Blood flow to all areas of the body will be increased as the blood is less thick and able to flow more freely.
Promotes productivity and brain function
Hydration is necessary for energy and brain function. It increases energy as it aids in nearly every body function, including metabolic processes. Brain function takes a big hit when you’re dehydrated. Dehydration greatly affects concentration, cognitive performance, and even short-term memory. Many factors can affect our hydration levels, including our lifestyles and everyday functions. Normal body processes like breathing, sweating, and eliminating wastes use a lot of water. Alcohol consumption and coffee can dehydrate us as well. With all of this water going out, our brains and bodies sometimes need more coming in. IV therapy delivers the necessary water and nutrients directly to your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system.
Overall wellness increase
Every process in the body requires hydration. Movement, growth, healing, digestion, and even thinking all depend on being hydrated. If you’re feeling run down and rest isn’t helping, you could be dehydrated. Hydration therapy delivers optimal hydration and nutrient replenishment. Energy and an overall feeling of wellbeing is a natural end result of proper hydration.
Removes waste toxins
Proper hydration is essential for toxin removal. The digestive and urinary systems depend on hydration to carry out every waste removal process. If you’re not properly hydrated, less waste can be filtered by your kidneys. Your digestive tract will not be able to absorb as many nutrients or efficiently move waste through for elimination. Hydration helps prevent conditions in these systems that can arise from having too little water, such as constipation and kidney or bladder problems. Hydration therapy ensures your body is thoroughly hydrated, resulting in a healthier body that is able to detoxify itself.
Rehydrate, replenish and restore
Optimal hydration and nutrient stores are vital to good health.
Client Success Stories
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