IV Nutrition Therapy
Premier has been offering IV Nutrition Therapy, or “Myer’s Cocktails” for over 6 years. A Myer’s Cocktail is a nutritional “cocktail” given intravenously (IV), or through a vein. It consists of high doses of magnesium, calcium, zinc, various B vitamins, and vitamin C. This nutritional IV has been used for several decades to treat general fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia, acute asthma, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinus infections, seasonal allergies, migraine headaches, muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, as well as to support recovery for endurance athletics. Many relatively healthy patients choose to receive periodic Myers’ Cocktail injections to enhance their overall well-being for variable periods of time.
HOW DOES IV NUTRIENT THERAPY WORK?
IV administration of nutrients can achieve blood concentrations not obtainable with oral (pills or liquid), or even intramuscular (IM) administration. For example, an IV of Vitamin C can raise the blood levels 50 – 100 times higher than oral supplements without the side effects of GI upset or diarrhea. Because it can reach potent levels in the blood, IV vitamin C can exert effects similar to pharmaceutical drugs such as antivirals (e.g. influenza drugs), anti-histamines (e.g. Benadryl or Claritin), or smooth muscle relaxants (e.g. asthma and angina drugs).
IV nutrient therapy may be more effective for correcting nutrient deficits inside cells, where they are needed. In certain disease states, the capacity of nutrients to to be absorbed inside the cells may be diminished. IV administration helps get those nutrients inside the cell. If cells are repeatedly “flooded” with nutrients, the improvement may be cumulative in their ability to heal, and improve their illness/condition.
When treating patients with IV nutrition, some patients get progressively better and after a series of treatments no longer require therapy. Other patients need regular injections in order maintain and counteract their medical conditions. In some cases, continued IV therapy may be necessary because a person’s disease state is too advanced to be reversible, therefore ongoing IV nutritional support is recommended.
HOW MUCH DOES A MYERS’ COCKTAIL COST?
The cost of a Meyers’ IV nutritional cocktail is $125 – $175 depending on the formulation. Many of the IV therapies can be tailored to meet your individual needs. If you have more questions or would like to be evaluated to determine if you are a candidate for IV Nutrient Therapy, please contact us or schedule an appointment.