IV therapy is a safe and effective method of delivering healthy doses of natural vitamins and minerals directly into a patient’s circulatory system. The main advantage of IV therapy is that it bypasses the absorption required in the digestive tract. Through intravenous injection of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, higher than normal blood levels can be achieved, allowing for an immediate therapeutic response by correcting deficiencies that may be present.
High dose vitamin C has been clinically shown to be beneficial in improving many conditions; it works by enhancing the body’s natural anabolic processes, boosting circulation and metabolism, and eliminating toxins. It is often used as a primary adjunct to cancer therapy.
Other natural elements such as calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, and glutathione are beneficial as they enhance immune system functioning, slow down cellular aging, and improve tissue integrity. Putting these nutrients together in an IV bag to be infused slowly is called a Myers’ Cocktail and has been used by many naturopathic physicians to increase health.
Common conditions that can benefit from Myers’ Cocktails and IV therapy are:
- Deficient immune system
- Acute viral and bacterial infections (e.g. cold & flu)
- Adrenal dysfunction and fatigue
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic depression
- Digestive disorders
- Sinusitis and bronchitis
- Cancer prevention and therapy
- Cardiovascular disease
- Obesity and weight loss
- Muscle pain and spasms
- Migraine headaches
A full review of Myers’ Cocktails by Dr. Alan Gaby, MD can be found here.