If you’re feeling run down or tired all the time, or have a chronic health problem, you might benefit from IV vitamin therapy. Behnam Khaleghi, MD, of Pacific Rheumatology Medical Center in Orange and Laguna Hills, California, provides a wide range of IV therapies including the original Myers’ cocktail. IV vitamin therapies could boost your immune system, combat the effects of chronic illness, and improve overall well-being. To find out more, call today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment using the online form.

request an appointment

IV vitamin therapy is a treatment that aims to introduce essential vitamins and minerals into your body without you having to absorb them through your digestive system.

If you eat a healthy, balanced diet, then, in theory, you should be taking in all the micronutrients you need from your food. Unfortunately, it’s hard to be sure you have the right balance of nutrients in your diet. You may also be one of the many people whose body isn’t extracting all the nutrients that your food contains.

The result is that even if you think you’re eating the right foods to maintain adequate vitamin and mineral levels, you could still have a deficiency. IV vitamin therapy puts a precise blend of nutrients directly into your blood, so you know you’re getting the right levels for optimum health, improved immune function, and added vitality.

What is the Myers’ cocktail?

The Myers’ cocktail is the original IV vitamin therapy. Dr. John Myers, for whom the cocktail gets its name, created the blend for his patients to help them with a range of chronic health problems. The Myers’ cocktail is now one of the most popular IV vitamin therapies.

Myers’ cocktail contains a mixture of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C. It’s a broad-spectrum remedy that could help with many common health conditions, including:

  • Acute asthma attacks
  • Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle spasms
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever)

There are also other IV vitamin therapies available designed to treat specific conditions. Dr. Khaleghi prescribes the most appropriate blend for you, which could be the Myers’ cocktail or a specially created alternative.

How is IV vitamin therapy administered?

To administer your IV vitamin therapy, Dr. Khaleghi inserts a needle in one of the veins in your arm and attaches a tube. The tube connects to a drip that contains the vitamin blend, which flows slowly and steadily into your bloodstream for about 45 minutes to an hour.

When the needle goes into your arm, it’s the same kind of sharp prick that you feel when you have blood taken. Once the needle’s in, it shouldn’t feel uncomfortable. If you’re concerned about this stage of the process, you can always apply numbing cream to the vein before your IV vitamin therapy treatment.

To find out more about the benefits of IV vitamin therapy, call Pacific Rheumatology Medical Center today, or book an appointment online.