Our bodies are under constant stress from environmental factors, nutrient-poor foods & over-scheduled calendars which can cause inflammation & oxidative stress. This burden decreases the body’s ability to properly absorb essential vitamins & minerals.
IV therapy bypasses the digestive system & goes directly into the blood stream allowing for faster delivery & better absorption than oral or topical formulas.
The Myer’s Cocktail is the most well-known & popular IV vitamin therapy. Myer’s Cocktail was developed by John Myers MD, a physician with John Hopkins Hospital. He was a pioneer at using IV vitamins to treat the cause of a sickness rather than treating the illness itself.
Myer’s Cocktails are a combination of several ingredients with the most common being:
· Magnesium chloride
· Calcium gluconate
· B complex
· Vitamin C
· Sterile Water
Side effects depend largely on the patient & the formula being administered. There can be some discomfort at the infusion site, feeling warm or flushed, magnesium can lower blood pressure which can cause hypotension, & is often not tolerated well by elderly patients.