IV therapy is taking the lead in modern drug administration as it proves to be the fastest route of drug administration. In IV therapy, drugs are administered directly into bloodstreams and transported to their target organ. Easy put, IV therapies offer patients quick recovery from ailments.
Doctors administer different drugs intravenously depending on their mechanism of action. One common drug doctors administer intravenously is Myers cocktail.
Myers cocktail is a complex of several vitamins and nutrients that help treat nutrient and vitamin deficiencies.
Myers cocktail contains nutrients that help offer several benefits to users. Some of which is the development of strong bones and the building of the immune system.
There are a host of other benefits that Myers cocktail offers. In this article, we’ll be discussing the Myers cocktail ingredients and their benefits. Also, we’ll be discussing the side effects that are associated with Myers cocktail infusion therapy.
Myers Cocktail: Ingredient and Administration
Developed by a physician – DR. John Myers, the Myers cocktail was first administered in 10ml. This concentration contained essential nutrients and vitamins to help patients improve their health. Some of these ingredients include:
Calcium helps to strengthen bones and to prevent premenstrual depression and cardiovascular diseases. Consequently, calcium keeps the body’s weight in check.
Being an important factor in the absorption of calcium into tissues, magnesium helps to protect overall bone health and prevent osteoporosis. Also, it helps to prevent heart diseases and PMS symptoms.
Vitamin C helps to boost patients’ immune systems by serving as supplements for the already depleted vitamin C levels. It also helps to treat eye diseases and cardiovascular diseases.
The vitamin B component of the Myers cocktail helps in the proper development of healthy skin, maintaining the integrity of the digestive system, and production of energy. Also, its vitamin B component helps the skin maintain the contents of the eye, maintaining its integrity and that of the nervous system.
Vitamin B complex like B5, B12, and B6.
Seeing the benefits of each ingredient in the Myers cocktail, it’s critical to know how the drug is administered.
Administration of Myers Cocktail IV Therapy
Depending on the kind of illness, the Myers cocktail can be administered weekly or monthly. Here is what a session of Myers cocktail therapy looks like.
- A Myers cocktail therapy session takes about 45 minutes or more.
- In a session, the doctor inserts a catheter into your vein. The catheter is connected to a Myer’s cocktail drip.
- The drip transports nutrients and vitamins from the Myers cocktail directly into your bloodstream. From your bloodstream, the nutrients are transported to the cells of your body. This takes about 20 – 30 minutes.
- Administering the drug intravenously allows for the quickened effect of the drug in your body system.
Often, patients repeat this session thrice, expecting the desired results. The third session can produce the desired effects in some patients so that other patients may require a fourth session. Whichever is the case, ensure you consult your physician before taking any step.
After seeing the results of the IV therapy session, we often advise patients to request follow-up infusions.
Who Needs a Myer Cocktail IV therapy?
Seeing the range of diseases that accompany low immune systems and high concentration of antioxidants, it’s difficult to tell who needs Myers cocktail IV therapy. However, we can streamline the list to common people who need Myers cocktail IV therapy the most.
- Patients with extremely low energy levels
- Patients with acute fatigue
- Patients with low immunity levels
- Patients suffering from congestive heart failure.
- Patients with upper respiratory tract infections
- Patients suffering from depression and anxiety
- Patients that require intravenous hydration
- Patients with hyperthyroidism.
- Patients with angina.
- Patients with chronic mental stress
- Patients with seasonal allergies
- Patients with acute asthma diseases.
- Patient with acute muscle spasms.
The Side Effects of Myers Cocktail IVtTherapy
Just as it is with other drugs, Myers cocktail has side effects after administration too. The side effects you feel are the effects of its ingredients affecting their functions.
In rare cases, your body may fail to adapt to these new changes, and then it knocks out. Here, we say you’re experiencing severe side effects.
For instance, after a Myers cocktail IV therapy session, patients can feel light-headed and blowsy. Often, this is due to the magnesium content in the Myers cocktail. If not controlled, patients can pass out and even experience worse side effects. Hence, patients must undergo this therapy session in a medically controlled environment.
Another side effect one can experience is the flushing effect on the skin. One can also feel this flushing effect in the pelvic area, chest area, or face.
These side effects are due to the calcium and magnesium components in the Myers cocktail. Once patients start feeling any of these symptoms, doctors discontinue treatment for some seconds to dissipate the symptoms.
It’s important to mention that side effects are normal, and there is no need to panic if you experience some.
To Wrap it Up
Myers cocktail has so many benefits it offers to the immune system and body system at large. One unique benefit it offers is the reinforcement of collagen on the skin. It does this by the presence of glutathione in its ingredient.
Other benefits it offers include:
- A strengthened immune system.
- Strong bones.
- Prevention of respiratory and digestive diseases.
- Relief of chronic fatigue.