Stress comes from many sources, both good and bad. Your body’s stress increases during intensive exercise or athletic training as well as when you’re sick, you have a chronic health condition, or you deal with daily anxiety.

When your body is under stress for any reason, it needs more nutrients than normal to produce energy and support healing. As your nutrients are depleted, you develop fatigue.

One of the best ways to kickstart your metabolism and boost your energy is with IV nutrition therapy containing the Myers’ cocktail.

At Pacific Rheumatology Medical Center, we take the time to assess your health and determine your nutritional needs. Then we quickly take care of deficiencies or supply the extra nutrients you need with a Myers’ cocktail.

The difference between an IV infusion and oral nutrients

Before telling you how the Myers’ cocktail can re-energize your body, let’s talk about why we use an IV infusion.

Delivering nutrients directly into your bloodstream is the only way to get the full therapeutic dose of most nutrients. When you take oral supplements, the dose that reaches your bloodstream is limited.

You may have common problems that interfere with digesting certain nutrients, such as low stomach acid. Additionally, your digestive tract can only absorb a limited amount of some nutrients at one time. Even if you take a megadose, most of it won’t reach your bloodstream.

Another benefit of IV infusion is that it’s fast. It takes time for a tablet or capsule to go through your digestive tract and make it into your bloodstream. You don’t have any time lag with an IV infusion.

The Myers’ cocktail explained

Dr. John Myers pioneered IV vitamin infusions. He created a nutrient mixture that he used as an integral part of treatment for a wide range of medical problems.

Today, his nutrient mix, dubbed the Myers’ cocktail, remains one of the most widely used IV treatments.

A Myers’ IV infusion contains:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B complex

The B complex contains all the B vitamins, increasing the total dose of B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), and B12 (cobalamin), while adding thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, and folic acid.

A Myers’ cocktail boosts your energy

How does the Myers’ cocktail boost your energy? Your body needs every nutrient in the mix to produce energy:

  • Magnesium supports the chemical reactions that produce energy
  • Calcium activates glycogen that fuels muscles
  • Vitamin B5 synthesizes the coenzyme that kicks off the energy production cycle
  • Vitamin B6 is vital for producing hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in your blood
  • Vitamin B12 is crucial for producing red blood cells, which carry hemoglobin
  • Vitamin C is needed to produce carnitine, which in turn burns fat for energy
  • B complex vitamins all work together to support energy metabolism

When you’re low in any of these nutrients, you can’t get through the day without feeling tired or low in energy. Nutritional deficiencies also leave you vulnerable to anemia and other health problems.

Health benefits from the Myers’ cocktail

From muscle contraction and nerve function to hormone production, brain function, and synthesizing DNA, protein, and carbohydrates, it’s safe to say that every part of your body depends on the nutrients in the Myers’ cocktail.

In addition to boosting your energy, an IV infusion of the Myers’ cocktail can help you overcome health conditions such as:

  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle spasms
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Acute colds and flu
  • Seasonal allergies

Getting an IV infusion also quickly rehydrates your body when you’re low on fluids.

Improving the Myers’ cocktail

Though the Myers’ cocktail covers an array of health benefits, we can customize your IV infusion to support your nutritional needs. We often use the Myers’ cocktail as a base and add additional antioxidants or other nutrients. Or we may create an alternative IV mix that contains a different mix of nutrients.

Whether you can barely drag yourself through the day or you want to improve your health, an IV infusion containing the Myers’ cocktail may help. To learn more about this treatment, call Pacific Rheumatology Medical Center to make an appointment at one of our offices in Laguna Hills or Orange, California. Or you can schedule an appointment using our online booking feature.

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