Intravenous Vitamin (I.V.) Infusions
“Myers’ Cocktail,” an intravenous vitamin nutrient supplement, was formulated more than 30 years ago by John Myers, MD, a Baltimore doctor. This powerful solution contains a balanced combination of vitamin and minerals and given intravenously to help the treatment of a range of ailments as well as increase energy levels.
Many people who have benefited from I.V. Infusions maintain that the intravenous shots of vitamin B12 in Myers’ Cocktail are even more beneficial than Vitamin B-12 intramuscular injections in restoring their energy and stamina. Intravenous treatments are more effective than oral therapy for increasing blood levels of nutrients. It is impossible orally to attain the high levels of nutrients that IV vitamins are capable of delivering. Oral vitamins and nutrients are also converted or broken down in the stomach and liver during the absorption process. High doses often cause gastrointestinal symptoms and diarrhea. IV nutrients go directly into the bloodstream in an unaltered, safe form and very well tolerated, with minimal or no side effects.
The Myers’ Cocktail includes:
- Vitamin B complex 100 (B complex)
- Vitamin B5 (Dexpanthenol)
- Vitamin B12 (Hydroxocobalamin)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride)
- Vitamin C
- Calcium (Calcium gluconate)
Other vitamins or ingredients may be added to the Myers’ Cocktail protocol, depending on the patient’s diagnosis and overall health, as well as the condition being treated.
Conditions that may be improve with Myers’ Cocktail:
- Acute infections
- Acute or chronic muscle spasm
- Athletes who need quick recovery for athletic events
- Cardiovascular disease
- Chronic depression
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with or without Epstein-Barr virus
- Congestive heart failure
- Ischemic vascular disease
- Migraines- often within minutes
- Narcotic withdrawal
- Respiratory problems
- Seasonal allergic rhinitis
- Tension headaches
IV Vitamin C
Two time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling was a staunch supporter of Vitamin C for healing a wide variety of health problems. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that helps the immune system fight off bacterial and viral infections. It also makes certain metabolic processes in work more efficiently.
- Cancer co-management therapies
- Immune dysfunction
- Pre and post mercury amalgam removals
Intravenous vitamin C is especially effective in fighting viruses and cancer cells, while being completely safe for all normal cells. It is because of this characteristic that IV vitamin C is particularly useful in knocking out the viruses of the common cold, flu, and sore throat. Patients often start feeling better within hours of administration.
What is the duration of treatment?
Patients vary in the number of treatments needed, but most require infusions 1 to 2 times per week. Some patients experience improvement after only one treatment, and many report significant healing by the fourth infusion. People who have chronic conditions may need ongoing treatment of several IV’s per week, or periodically every few weeks to regain their energy.
How is the protocol given?
Dr. Vendryes mixes all the ingredients with 200mL sterile water in an IV bag. It is infused slowly over a period of 30 to 45 minutes. There is another version of which can be completed in 15-20 minutes.
Are there side effects?
Myers’ Cocktail is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapy that is well tolerated by most people. It carries a low risk of serious adverse side effects. If the protocol is administered quickly there may be a sensation of warmth and flushing. This is due to the rapid rise of magnesium. Some patients may also have the taste of vitamins in their mouth shortly after they are given the infusion. Potassium level should be checked periodically.
Patients taking digoxin (Lanoxin®) or potassium-depleting drugs should be cautious and should inform Dr. Vendryes that they are using these medications before beginning the Myers’ Cocktail protocol.