Highly Absorbable Nutrients with IV Therapy
IV Myers' Cocktail - Packed with Nutrients
The Myers’ cocktail is an intravenous vitamin and mineral infusion that was developed my John Myers, M.D. in the 1970′s. It contains vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium and magnesium in a base of sterile water. There can be slight variations in a Myers' cocktail. In fact, our nutrient packet Myers' cocktail are special because they contain active B12 called methycobalamin where many use a cheaper and inferior B12 called cyanocobalamin. Additionally our Myers' cocktail does not just contain B Complex, we use highly absorbable and high quality Vitamins B6, B5, B Complex, and methylcobalamin (B12), magnesium, calcium, Vitamin C and sterile water. By administering the vitamins directly into the bloodstream it bypasses the gastrointestinal tract and allows for maximal absorption and utilization of the nutrients.
Studies show that a modified "Myers' cocktail has been found to be effective against acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, and upper respiratory tract infections.
What our patients can tell you is that is can help improve symptoms of fatigue, pain, anxiety, depression, brain fog, low mood, joint pain, insomnia, hormonal issues like PMS and menopausal symptoms and an increased tendency to get sick with colds and flus. Why can it be such a dramatic tool to rejuvenate you when you are depleted, tired and burned out?
One reason is that is can restore your adrenal function. The adrenal glands modulated sleep and wakes cycles and inflammation in your body and affect your energy. Long term stress can deplete your adrenals and cause a down regulation of function. This may not lead to a disease but makes lead to fatigue, brain fog, depleted mood, joint pain and basically feeling bad even if your blood work says you are "normal."
Another reason IV Myers' are important is that many people are not getting the valuable and much needed nutrients due to poor absorption leading to nutritional deficiencies in the body.
Additionally, Myers’ cocktail is also a very effective treatment to boost the immune system. If you have a cold or flu these IVs can help you to recover much faster or even prevent the onset if others around you are sick. So it’s a great treatment to consider during cold and flu season.
The Myers’ cocktail IV is very safe and generally well tolerated. The frequency of treatment varies according to the individual’s needs and is determined by you and your doctor.
Vitamins injections are another great way to get nutrients into the body instantly. Vitamin shots are injected directly into muscles and absorbed readily to help you feel better fast. Here are some of the vitamin injections wer offer.
Vitamin B12 "The Energy Booster"
Are you feeling tired, not recovering the way you used to or just don’t have the energy to do all you want to do? Consider an energy boosting nutrient called vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin found in animal products, such as dairy, eggs and meat that plays a vital role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system and is a key component in the formation of red blood cells. B12 helps to produce red blood cells, which are responsible for carrying oxygen to our organs and tissues throughout our body. When we are low in B12, we are low in oxygen. Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common because it requires intrinsic factor which is a substance secreted by the stomach that enables the body to absorb vitamin B12. Inadequate stomach acid inhibits the absorption of B12. Many people have digestive issues that create an environment that makes it difficult to absorb B12. An intramuscular injection can bypass the gut and is readily absorbed resulting in increased utilization of this nutrient and increased energy.
Not all B12 shots are the same. The most active and usable form of B12 is methylcobalamin. Most clinics that offer B12 injections use the cheaper but stable form called cyanocobalamin which is also often used in supplements purchased in drugstores. Cyanocobalamin contains a cyanide molecule that is not found in nature. Your body must convert the cyano- form to the methyl- form to become active and be utilized by the body. Many patients who have gotten a B12 injection of cyanocobalamin report that it did not have a significant effect on their energy. However, many of those patients did notice a change after getting an injection of methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin passes through the blood brain barrier works directly to assist with energy, metabolism and mood. At Arizona Natural Medicine, we consider quality to be a higher priority than cost. That is why we only use Methylcobalamin in our injections and IVs. Don’t be fooled. Not all B12 shots are alike. Many of our patients who receive B12 injections feel good the same day and enjoy increased energy for a week or more. B12 can also increase our metabolism which in turn supports weight loss. We recommend weekly injections.
- Increased energy
- Optimize metabolism; key component in weight loss
- Vegetarian and vegan diets are often B-12 deficient and may require supplementation.
- Safeguard against allergies. B12 stimulates production of TH1 suppressor T cells that down regulate IgE antibody production.
- Nerve support. B12 is necessary for the formation of the myelin sheath around nerves.
- Protects against heart disease by reducing homocysteine levels. Elevated levels of homocysteine increase cardiovascular risk by increasing atherosclerosis and hardening of the arteries.
- Treats anemia. B12 also has an important role in forming new red blood cells and can cause anemia if deficient. Anemia can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and weakness.
Vitamin B-Complex "The Power Combo"
Our B-Complex injections are loaded with high amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12. Since these are important vitamins, it is common to receive many benefits from our B-Complex injections. This formula assists in the metabolism of sugars and starches and digestion, increases serotonin levels in the brain, strengthens the immune system, supports the nervous system and can play a vital role in increasing energy and stamina. Other benefits include an increase in mood stability as serotonin levels improve. We recommend weekly B-Complex injections if possible for those that want consistent benefits.
Vitamin B6 "The Mood Balancer"
Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin essential for good health. Vitamin B6 is involved in fat and protein metabolism as well as the conversion of carbohydrates into simple sugars used by the body for energy. Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, is utilized by more than 100 enzymes required in protein metabolism. It is involved in the production of neurotransmitters. It is required to produce serotonin that helps mood. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, vitamins B6 and B12, in conjunction with Vitamin B9 (folic acid), help control the levels of homocysteine in the blood. High levels of homocysteine are linked to cardiovascular disease. Studies show that vitamin B6 given intramuscularly as an injection is also used to reduce nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. This injection can be used for mood, energy and metabolism.
MIC "The Fat Burner"
These injections are also called Lipotropic or “Fat Burner” shots. In regard to weight loss injections, these are by far the most popular. These injections are formulated with 3 individual fat burners (Methionine, Inositol and Choline) that work well together to help the waist line reduce in size. The first ingredient is methionine, which is an amino acid that is effective in helping to break down fat and prevent the build-up of fat stores. Methionine is an ideal supplementation for those that do not consume sufficient amounts of protein or may consume alcohol. The second ingredient is inositol. This is a simple carbohydrate and has many important benefits including supporting the transporting of fat. This is important as a deficiency in inositol can cause the accumulation of fat. Inositol also helps to reduce the amount of fat stored in the liver. The third ingredient is choline which is often included in the Vitamin B family which aids in the movement of fats and is considered to be an effective fat burner by experts. This is essential since choline is safe and effective in supporting weight loss naturally. Using these 3 effective ingredients helps you burn fat and lose weight. Active B12 (Methylcoblamin) can also be added to MIC to enhance the fat burning properties and boost energy. We recommend a single injection one time per week.
Glutathione "Antioxidant Game Changer"
Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that reduces the production of free radicals that cause cell damage. It also aids in detoxification of heavy metals and toxins from the body, assists in DNA synthesis and repair, has regenerative effect for mitochondrial cellular energy and has anti-aging effects.
Click on our patient Vitamin Injection Handout for more information.