Myers Cocktail: the basics
Our Naturopaths typically suggest the Myers IV 1x weekly for 3-4 weeks.
Effects are rapid - most patients feel a boost within 24 hours.
The treatment is short - takes 10-14 minutes to administer
The Myers is well tolerated - felling of pressure at the injection site can happen.
You can stack it - add Vitamin C, Glutathione or NAD to this treatment.
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Myers Cocktail - Background
Dr. Alan Gaby MD concocted what he could gather was a similar IV therapy injection to what John Myers MD had been administering in the Baltimore area before his passing in 1984 and began using it in his clinical practice. (Dr Gaby is somewhat of a hero to Dr. Muradov - Dr. Muradov has based his practice heavily on the teachings and style of Dr. Alan Gaby and Dr. Jonathan Wright MD). Over the next 16 years Dr Gaby administered about 15 000 myers cocktail IV treatments and has published and lectured on the awesome results he's seen with this IV therapy.
Myers IV - how it works:
Massive Serum Levels - Oral administration of many nutrients result in only a small increase in blood concentrations, whereas IV administration can result in dramatically higher levels due to rapid entry of the nutrients into the bloodstream.
Cellular Uptake - The marked levels levels allow cells to take up nutrients against a smaller concentration gradient allowing for more efficient cellular transport and uptake.
Biochemical Effects - Naturally, giving cells raw substrate allows the nutrients to engage in their normal physiological and biochemical roles for example B1 is involved in creating acetyl-CoA from pyruvate and is a key component of energy production in the cell.
Pharmacologic effects - The large concentrations that result from IV administration allow nutrients to take on secondary, pharmacologic functions: that is, functions beyond their biochemical effects. For instance, a classic example is the anti-viral effect of high dose Vitamin C.
Myers Cocktail - Contents
Originally, the Myers was done in a fairly small (20ml) syringe. The most commonly used regimen for adults was 4 ml of magnesium, 2 ml of calcium, 1 ml each of B12, B6, B5, and B complex, 6 ml of C, and 8 ml of sterile water.
Our Naturopathic clinic offers Edmonton a larger, stronger version of this that's evolved over 9 years of administration that's given either as a push or a small volume IV that has double doses of most of the B Vitamins as well as added Riboflavin (was not part of the original IV) and 10x the dose of B12 all in a 60 cc syringe or as a small volume IV bag treatment.
Myers IV - What can it be used for?
Dr. Gaby originally published his experience with the Myers IV for the following conditions: Fatigue, Migraine, Asthma, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Upper Respiratory Tract Infections, Seasonal Allergy, Narcotic Withdrawal, Chronic Hives, Athletic Performance, Hyperthyroidism and COPD.
At TruMed, we've verified every one of Dr. Gaby's findings in our Edmonton patients. In addition to his findings, our Naturopathic Doctors also use it for - Stress & Anxiety, Angina, Insomnia, PMS, MS, Parkinson's & Cognitive enhancement.
Myers Cocktail - What are the Side Effects?
Our Naturopaths have administered thousands of Myers IV treatments, the overall incidence of side effects is extremely low. Our version is extremely concentrated and patients can sometimes feel some discomfort at the site of the vein described as an ache or a pressure. The magnesium can cause a distinct warming sensation and this can sometimes lead to lightheadedness if administered too rapidly but this is seen less often in the drip format.
Myers Cocktail - How many treatments do I need?
Our Naturopathic doctors usually recommend repeating the Myers IV weekly for 4 weeks to provide a sustained effect and then monthly as a "booster" IV or to "drop in" as needed thereafter.