IV Nutritional Therapy has been used for decades to treat a wide range of conditions, from dehydration to nutrient-absorption disorders. If you have become nutrient-depleted from chronic illness, gastrointestinal problems, poor diet or a variety of other health issues, IV therapy can help to restore your health.

The most common IV Nutritional Therapy is known as the “Myers’ Cocktail”.

A little history… Beginning in the 1960s, Dr. John Myers, MD, a physician from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, pioneered the use of intravenous (IV) vitamins and minerals to treat a variety of medical problems. The term “Myers’ cocktail” didn’t come into being until after Dr. Myers’ death in 1984.

When Dr. Alan R. Gaby, MD, took over the care of Myers’ former patients (who wanted to continue the IV treatments), there was no written or published information available and the exact dose of each individual component was not known.

Dr. Gaby’s efforts and experiments resulted in the “recipe” that replicated Dr. Myers’ formula. He named his creation the “Myers’ cocktail”. Over an 11-year period, approximately 15,000 injections were administered in an outpatient setting to an estimated 800-1,000 patients under Dr. Gaby’s care. His findings were presented at medical conferences across the U.S., and in 2002, he published his results with the Myers’ cocktail in the Alternative Medicine Review.

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Containing magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C, the Myers’ Cocktail was found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and other disorders.

Fast forward to today… IV Nutritional Therapies like the Myers’ Cocktail have moved beyond the hospital setting and are being embraced by generally healthy people for anti-aging benefits, performance enhancement and disease prevention. Additional ingredients can be added to the basic Myers’ – amino acids, anti-oxidants, micronutrients – to tailor the therapy to an individual’s health needs and priorities.

There are countless celebrities, athletes and business executives who swear by it for a natural boost in energy, beauty, physical stamina, mental focus, performance enhancement, and/or resistance to illness; not to mention the recent headlines about IV therapy as a quick fix for jet-lag or a bad hangover. More important than popular trends however, recent medical research has confirmed the benefits of IV therapies for serious medical conditions, disease prevention, immunity and overall wellness.

Is there a Myers’ Cocktail in your future?