IV vitamin and mineral therapy, often referred to as a Myers cocktail, has been used for countless individuals over the past four decades. Each cocktail recipe is tailored to address specific symptoms, such as chronic fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, muscle aches, pains, muscle spasms and twitches. Intravenous vitamin and mineral therapy can also be useful for: diarrhea and constipation, asthma, allergies, skin hives, migraines, autoimmune diseases, neurological disorders, adrenal fatigue and problems with toxins and detoxification. Individuals who are recovering from international travel, colds and flu, or strenuous athletic performance may also find this therapy useful. This therapy currently is not specifically designed as a chelation treatment although the enhanced B vitamins may help support liver detoxification processes.
The cocktails are typically filled with B vitamins (especially those who have autoimmune gastritis), magnesium or calcium and can also be used to balanced nutrition for someone who is unable to eat.
A recent study at Yale’s Prevention Research Center on fibromyalgia patients, showed that eight weeks after treatment stopped, the group receiving IV vitamin and mineral therapy experienced significantly improved tender points, pain relief and quality of life.
The process requires evaluation by a physician at the Center, at which time a series of routine blood tests will be ordered. If therapy is determined to be appropriate, based on test results and medical history, a specific formulation will be tailored. Treatment is typically once a week for 6 weeks to be followed by repeat blood tests and re-evaluation. Each treatment lasts about 30 minutes.