IV Nutritional Therapy
IV nutritional therapy started with the Myers' Cocktail which is a combination of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, vitamin C, magnesium and calcium. This therapy was initially developed by Dr. John Myers, refined by Dr. Alan Gaby MD and has been used by naturopathic physicians for over half a century. Nutrient IVs offer marked improvement in the energy capacity and function of cells and almost anyone will feel the benefit of this therapy.
Since the formulation of the Myers cocktail, nutrient IVs have expanded to offer more ingredients and higher potencies for more individualized treatments and results. Nutrient IV formulations can vary substantially in ingredients and potency (and price) from clinic to clinic. Our doctors are always happy to customize your IVs for the best vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and botanical extracts for you.
Conditions Regularly Treated:
- Acute and Chronic Asthma
- Acute Muscle Spasm
- Allergies / Urticaria (Hives)
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Depression / Anxiety
- Hives and Eczema
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Leaky Gut
- Narcotic Withdrawal
- Post Workout/Marathon/Training Recovery
- Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
- Tension Headaches
- Upper Respiratory Infections
Sampling of Clinical Research
Gaby AR. Intravenous nutrient therapy: the “Myers’ cocktail”. Altern Med Rev. 2002 Oct;7(5):389-403.
Padayatty SJ, Sun H, Wang Y, Riordan HD, Hewitt SM, Katz A, Wesley RA, Levine M. Vitamin C pharmacokinetics: implications for oral and intravenous use. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Apr 6;140(7):533-7.
“Nutrient Intakes Percent of population 2 years old and over with adequate intakes based on average requirement”. Community Nutrition Mapping Project. 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
Joosten MM, Gansevoort RT, Mukamal KJ, van der Harst P, Geleijnse JM, Feskens EJ, Navis G, Bakker SJ; for The PREVEND Study Group. Urinary and plasma magnesium and risk of ischemic heart disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Mar 13.
Samaie A, Asghari N, Ghorbani R, Arda J. Blood Magnesium levels in migraineurs within and between the headache attacks: a case control study. Pan Afr Med J. 2012;11:46.
Kao WH, Folsom AR, Nieto FJ, Mo JP, Watson RL, Brancati FL. Serum and dietary magnesium and the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study. Arch Intern Med. 1999 Oct 11;159(18):2151-9.
Kawano Y, Matsuoka H, Takishita S, Omae T. Effects of magnesium supplementation in hypertensive patients: assessment by office, home, and ambulatory blood pressures. Hypertension. 1998 Aug;32(2):260-5.
Bigal ME, Bordini CA, Tepper SJ, Speciali JG. Intravenous magnesium sulphate in the acute treatment of migraine without aura and migraine with aura. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Cephalalgia. 2002 Jun;22(5):345-53.
Gyamlani G, Parikh C, Kulkarni AG. Benefits of magnesium in acute myocardial infarction: timing is crucial. Am Heart J. 2000 Apr;139(4):703.
Suh SY, Bae WK, Ahn HY, Choi SE, Jung GC, Yeom CH. Intravenous vitamin C administration reduces fatigue in office workers: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Nutr J. 2012 Jan 20;11:7.
Schencking M, Vollbracht C, Weiss G, Lebert J, Biller A, Goyvaerts B, Kraft K. Intravenous vitamin C in the treatment of shingles: results of a multicenter prospective cohort study. Med Sci Monit. 2012 Apr;18(4):CR215-24.
Vollbracht C, Schneider B, Leendert V, Weiss G, Auerbach L, Beuth J. Intravenous vitamin C administration improves quality of life in breast cancer patients during chemo-/radiotherapy and aftercare: results of a retrospective, multicentre, epidemiological cohort study in Germany. In Vivo. 2011 Nov-Dec;25(6):983-90.
Ali A, Njike VY, Northrup V, Sabina AB, Williams AL, Liberti LS, Perlman AI, Adelson H, Katz DL. Intravenous micronutrient therapy (Myers’ Cocktail) for fibromyalgia: a placebo-controlled pilot study. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Mar;15(3):247-57.
Meet With A Doctor
The easiest way to get started is to schedule a free 15 minute coordination meeting to discuss what lab tests will help meet your health goals and whether we can run these tests through your insurance provider.