Thyroid dysfunction is a common medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. The thyroid gland, located in the neck, plays a critical role in regulating the body's metabolism and controlling many of its functions. When the thyroid gland is not functioning correctly, it can lead to a wide range of symptoms and health problems. These can include fatigue, weight changes, hair loss, mood changes, and many others.
Myers Cocktail Infusions
What is a Myers’ Cocktail Infusion?
A Myers’ cocktail is a mixture of vitamins prepared for intravenous (IV) infusion. The Myers’ cocktail can contain a number of ingredients, depending on the doctor’s choices. Most Myers’ cocktails contain Magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12, and B Complex.
How do Myers’ Cocktails work?
When vitamins are infused into a vein, they can reach very high levels in the bloodstream. When these vitamins are consumed from food or supplements, they cannot reach near the limits of an infusion.
Vitamins at high dosages can quench the body of free radicals and inflammation. Their effects become more powerful.
Did you know that high dose IV magnesium is given to pregnant women who are in pre-eclampsia? It helps prevent seizures and premature labor.
Did you know that high dose IV magnesium is given to patients in the ER who have an asthma attack that will not respond to inhaled medications?
What conditions have Myers’ Cocktails been used for?
Myers’ cocktails have been used to treat a myriad of conditions like fatigue, viral illnesses, asthma attacks, allergies, and fibromyalgia. It has even been used in depression.
How often do I need to get a Myers’ cocktail to notice benefit?
Your dosing frequency depends on the illness being treated. If your condition is an acute onset, such as a viral illness, flu, asthma, migraine, then you may only need one infusion.
However, if you have had a chronic problem like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, or food sensitivities, you will require multiple infusions before benefit is noticed. Many people notice benefit by the fourth shot. Many people elect to continue these infusions monthly with additional infusions as needed when energy levels dip.
Can I use a Myers’ Cocktail to recover from a hangover?
A Myers’ cocktail can help with hangovers since it is an infusion of vitamins that help detoxify alcohol and other build-up metabolites. It also helps with the dehydration associated with a hangover.
A glutathione infusion is superior to a Myers’ cocktail for a hangover as you will receive more fluid (1,000mL vs 20mL), and glutathione is directly responsible for detoxifying alcohol.
What side effects can I expect from a Myers’ cocktail?
Side effects are extremely rare. The most common side effect is local irritation of the vein, which resolves on its own.
You can experience heat and flushing (a magnesium side effect) and a taste of the vitamins (metallic).
Common symptoms of thyroid dysfunction.
Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Nervousness or anxiety
Changes in bowel habits
Changes in menstrual patterns
Joint pain or stiffness
The good news is that Thyroid Dysfunction is it's not only treatable, but also preventable.
We understand that each person's thyroid health is unique, so we provide personalized guidance to help you manage your thyroid health in a way that works best for you.
Our functional medicine clinic offers personalized guidance on optimizing your diet, incorporating effective exercise, and managing stress to support thyroid health. With our comprehensive approach to functional medicine, let us help you take charge of your thyroid health.