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).