Meyer's Cocktail

 

What is a Meyer’s cocktail?
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t our clinic we offer " The Meyer's Cocktail", an intravenous vitamin and mineral protocol developed by John Meyer's, MD., a physician in Baltimore, Maryland, in the 1970's. The cocktail contains magnesium chloride/sulfate, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), B complex, and hydroxocobalamin (B12). We can augment the original cocktail, depending on the person's health condition, with such things as amino acids, glandular extract, homeopathic preparations to improve your health and sense of well being.




What does a Meyer’s cocktail do?
The purpose of this intravenous mineral and vitamin protocol is to improve fatty acid metabolism, provide energy, and introduce antioxidants into the body. These nutrients are involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions, yet most people are deficient (at least, relatively) in one or more of them.

The cocktail is indicated not only for maintenance of health, but may also benefit those with chronic fatigue, PMS, depression, muscle spasms, asthma, hives, allergic rhinitis, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, angina, ischemic vascular disease, acute infections and senile dementia. The Meyer's is designed to boost energy levels and improve the immune system. It is especially good for supporting the adrenals during time of stress.

One of the best reasons to utilize intravenous vitamins and minerals is to bypass a faulty digestive system. People suffering from IBS, colitis, crohn's, candida or just plain malabsorption could find great improvement.

Meyer’s Treatment Protocol
Our comprehensive intake includes an extensive medical history, a consultation with the doctor, and a physical exam. A health assessment is discussed and certain lab tests may be required prior to any Meyer’s therapy.

Once it has been established that Meyer’s therapy would be beneficial for your health situation, a series of treatments are scheduled for one or more times per week. The infusion is given over 20 to 30 minutes while you sit comfortably in a reclining chair.

 



During the procedure, it is not uncommon to feel a warm sensation over the whole body and occasionally a bitter taste in the mouth. After the intravenous administration, some may feel a bit tired as the muscles begin to relax. Most patients experience a boost of energy within 24 hours and this may last for several days.

Optimizing the Program
Many people who undergo Meyer's therapy also have a supplement regimen, exercise regularly and modify their diets. It makes sense to modify lifestyle to optimize health on as many levels as possible. Most individuals use oral supplementation to compliment the Meyer's cocktail, unless otherwise specified by the doctor.