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Myer’s Cocktail: Why This IV Treatment is Right for You

Sound Shapes Spa offers a variety of intravenous or IV therapies. One of our most popular therapies is the Myer’s Cocktail. This IV therapy works by increasing the concentration of a handful of essential vitamins and minerals in the bloodstream. Because the vitamins and minerals are introduced intravenously, absorption rates are up to fifty times greater than what can be achieved through oral means. The idea behind the Myer’s cocktail and IV therapy, in general, is that many illnesses and conditions stem from digestive disruptions, and when essential nutrients are delivered orally, the body may not absorb them at a rate fast enough to speed up the healing process. When nutrients are given intravenously, digestion is bypassed and the body can utilize 100% of the needed vitamins and minerals.

Most Myer’s cocktail IVs include the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Magnesium chloride
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamins B12, B6, B5 and B complex

During treatment, a small IV or catheter is inserted into the vein, and the vitamin cocktail is infused slowly over a period of 20-30 minutes. Side effects are incredibly rare, and most are limited to bodily sensations of heat and flushing (due to magnesium) and a iron or vitamin-related taste in the back of the mouth once the infusion begins. Most patients benefit from receiving a Myer’s 1-2 times per week until symptoms of target illness recede. Many patients receiving treatment for chronic conditions will continue infusions in the long term to keep their energy levels high.

Nearly anyone can benefit from a Myer’s cocktail IV therapy. This includes anyone who needs a boost in mood or energy, even if they feel healthy overall. Athletes, those under chronic stress, or those with low immune system function can also benefit greatly from regular IV infusions. Additionally, Myer’s cocktail is beneficial for a number of conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Asthma
  • Fatigue (both adrenal and chronic fatigue)
  • Fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic pain
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Migraine and tension headaches
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Depression, anxiety and other forms of acute or chronic stress
  • Hormonal imbalances

Most patients report feeling an increase in energy, which can last days and sometimes even weeks. For those suffering from chronic pain like fibromyalgia, a Myer’s cocktail can help reduce pain. For other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or colitis, which stem from “leaky” gut, IV infusions can help nutrients access cells fully, bypassing any digestive disruptions. Patients who often get sick will benefit, typically seeing improved immune system function.

Almost anyone can benefit from a Myer’s cocktail IV therapy. Even if you feel healthy, an infusion of essential vitamins and minerals can help boost your mood and give you energy. If you are interested in learning more about how you can improve your overall health through IV therapy, contact our staff at Sound Shapes Spa today!

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