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We’ve all heard the fabled story of that magic potion— to re-energize ourselves and our life. Since ancient times, humans having been searching for a magic elixir by many different names: “the Water of Life”, or liquid gold.....Enter in the Myers’ Cocktail!
What is a Myers’ Cocktail?
A Myers’ Cocktail is a popular blend of vitamins and minerals given through intravenous (IV) therapy. It is a scientifically-formulated mixture of medical-grade nutrients first pioneered over fifty years ago by the late Dr. John Myers. Now big in pop culture as seen with Australian model Miranda Kerr claims that the Myers’ Cocktail is her favorite cocktail.
Society’s increasing exposure to over travelled and over processed foods and soils, has equated to a deficiency in the necessary nutrients from our daily modern diet. Further, an increase of digestive complications (such as Leaky Gut, a very common and under diagnosed syndrome termed) among the public means the nutrients that are ingested in our diets are no longer getting 100% absorption.
The beauty of intravenous drips allows vitamins to bypass the digestive system and enter directly into the bloodstream and organs, ensuring full absorption at the cellular level. Intravenous vitamin treatments are recommended by many researchers, as evidenced in many scientific publications, including Annals of Internal Medicine and PLOS ONE.
What’s in a Myers’ Cocktail? What do the individual components do?
Ingredients vary and can be customized. Commonly-used vitamins include:
- Magnesium- Magnesium prevents inflammation and also good for treating asthma, migraines and high blood pressure. It is required for the formulation of ATP, (adenosine triphosphate) the fuel for our cells. It’s also a precursor for the' feel good' hormone serotonin. It also plays a role in the synthesis of glutathione, one of the bodies most potent antioxidants, and involved in helping our liver in clearing out toxins.
- Calcium- essential for bone health, but so are magnesium and other vitamins such as vitamin D. In addition to this, calcium is the most common mineral in our bodies and assists in the functioning of our nervous and muscular systems as well as secretion of many hormones and enzymes. Since calcium is required for so many processes in our body it is often borrowed from our bones to maintain therapeutic levels so it is important to get enough from food and other sources.
- Pyridoxine (B6)- supports over 100 different enzymatic processes within our bodies. It helps in energy production, produce neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin, and GABA ( a neurotransmitter that blocks impulses between nerve cells in the brain which helps improve mood, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, help with PMS and treat ADHD). B6 is involved with the synthesis of antibodies which are necessary for immune function. It can not be produced by the body so must be obtained from the diet and supplements.
- Dexpanthenol (B5)- aids in the conversion and release of energy from foods, involved in the transport of fatty acids to and from cells and accelerates fatty acid breakdown in the mitochondria. It also supports the adrenal glands.
- Hydroxycobalamin (B12)- is largely involved in converting the food / carbohydrates we eat into energy. It helps maintain healthy nerve cells, assists in production of DNA and RNA, helps produce Red Blood Cells and controls levels of homocysteine (high levels are associated with heart disease).
- Thiamine (B1)- plays an essential role in carbohydrate metabolism and energy production.
- Riboflavin (B2)- is needed to promote tissue repair, as well as conversion of carbohydrates to energy. It also activates B6 / pyridoxine.
- Niacinamide (B3)- helps support normal function of skin, nerves, and digestive system. It also reduces triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.
- Vitamin C- is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of our body. It is also a powerful antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals and stimulates our immune system. The body is not able to make or store vitamin C on its own. It is therefore important to get plenty of vitamin C from diet, ideally, or supplementation.
What can Myers Treat?
- Chronic Fatigue
- Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)
- Chronic depression
- Immune boosting
- Flu / cold
- Muscle fatigue
- Lyme Disease
- Parkinson's Disease
myers cocktail perfect for Stress / fast paced lifestyle - AN URBAN EPIDEMIC!
When the adrenals are tired, the body may experience a number of different symptoms. The most common symptoms caused by tired or worn-out adrenal glands are:
The most common symptoms caused by tired or worn-out adrenal glands are:
- brain fog
- chronic fatigue
- Lack of energy in afternoon
- reliance on coffee to get day started
- tendency to gain weight and inability to lose it, especially around the waist
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Heart palpitations
- Tired but wired feeling, poor sleep
- Cravings for sweets and carbs, intolerance to alcohol
- Premature aging
- Dry, unhealthy skin with excess pigmentation• Cravings for salt
- Low stamina for stress, and easily irritated
- Excessive mood responses after eating carbohydrates such as pasta, breads and sugar
- Low blood pressure
- Light-headedness upon standing up / low blood pressure
- Lack of libido
- Cystic breasts
- Tendency to startle easily
- Negative response to thyroid hormone
- Excessive sweating or perspiration from little activity
- Lower back pain and/or knee weakness or pain, especially on the side
- Chronic infections (bacterial, viral, fungal, yeast)
None of these signs or symptoms by themselves can definitively confirm Adrenal Fatigue. However, as a group of symptoms, in the context of an otherwise healthy person, they do form a specific Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome or picture, that is, of a person under stress and the body’s failing physiological response to deal with such a burden. Adrenal Fatigue, as a debilitating condition, is not recognized by conventional medicine and is thus missed by most conventionally trained physicians
What to Expect When Receiving IV Treatment
After arriving at Kate Nicole clinic for an appointment, you will be guided through a brief medical assessment. The “cocktail” will be freshly mixed right there at the clinic, this minimizes preservatives and allows for custom drips. The nutrient-rich mixture will be administered over a period of time ranging from 30 - 45 minutes. We pride ourselves on our treatment areas as they are relaxing spaces, with natural lighting and comforting music.
Don’t be surprised to feel a “flush” that starts in your chest and moves through your body. Some report a warm sensation; others, a metallic taste in your mouth. Be sure to drink plenty of water and eat beforehand—otherwise you may feel faint or dizzy.
What benefits can I expect after receiving The Myer's Cocktail?
Those who’ve received Myers’ Cocktail treatments report feeling re-energized, invigorated, and a healthy all-around glow. You might even call the Myers’ Cocktail a mini vacation, as many describe feeling as rested and happy as after a week-long vacation. It's all about Replenishment.
Typically patients are recommended for Myers’ Cocktail treatments once a week for 4 weeks, and then once or twice a month afterward. Frequency may vary and is based on the patient, and symptoms.
History of the Myers Cocktail
The 60s, was a decade of counterculture and revolution. Dr. John Myers, Johns Hopkins Hospital felt restraints in the traditional reactive medicine he practiced during that time. Dr. Myers realized medical treatment needed its own revolution.
In his work, he realized minimal amounts of nutrients were being absorbed orally into the bloodstream. He decided to mix key vitamins and minerals into a “cocktail." The treatment would be given intravenously and would boost his patients’ health directly through their bloodstream. Myers first tested the treatment on animals, later on himself, and finally on others to great success.
Myers died in 1984, and no one knew the exact recipe for his infamous IV “cocktail”. Enter Dr. Alan Gaby, a medical sleuth who, vitamin by vitamin, uncovered a formula to match the late Dr. Myers’ miracle blend. He coined the treatment the “Myers’ Cocktail” to honor his late colleague’s work. Dr. Gaby provided more than 15,000 treatments over the course of a decade and began spreading the word about the positive effects of the Myers’ Cocktail. He presented his findings at medical conferences and published an oft-quoted review in the Alternative Medicine Review in 2002.
The Myers’ Cocktail has since grown in popularity. In addition to its use to treat and prevent medical conditions, it has also become known for its use as a hangover cure in party cities and among celebrities.
And now you know: if you’re interested in preventing illness, treating sickness, or just feeling all-around more healthy and energized, the Myers’ Cocktail might be the boost your cells have been looking for! And we are ready for you!