About Nutrient IV therapy and Meyers' Cocktail
At Infusion Fusion we have taken a traditional medical intravenous treatment and given it a modern twist.
Nutrient (also called vitamin) IV Therapy is a safe and effective way to deliver vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into the bloodstream. It is great for mitigating hangovers, jet lag and altitude sickness.
It can also help with immunity, increasing energy, simple re-hydration and pre or post athletic performance.
It is a highly beneficial therapy for those dealing with fatigue, chronic infections, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease, heavy metal toxicity, detoxification issues and more.
The Meyers' Cocktail works by increasing the blood concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals beyond that which can be achieved when supplementing orally. For example, Vitamin C given intravenously has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be achieved when given orally alone.
It was the 1960s, a decade of counterculture and revolution in every shape and form imaginable. At Johns Hopkins Hospital in the heart of Baltimore, internist Dr. John Meyers felt restraints of his own—in the traditional reactive medicine practiced in near-exclusivity at that time.
Even in that decade, it was already clear that diet and nutrition needed greater study. One pioneering physician founded one of the nation’s first community health centers in an impoverished area, causing the medical community to ponder the idea of treating the cause of sicknesses, rather than the illnesses themselves. (Also known as preventative health care.)
Dr. Meyers, too, realized medical treatment needed its own revolution.
In his work, he realized minimal amounts of nutrients were being absorbed into the bloodstream. Inspiration struck when he decided to mix key vitamins and minerals into a "cocktail" of sorts. The treatment would be given intravenously and would boost his patients’ health directly through their bloodstream. Meyers first tested the treatment on animals, later on himself, and finally on others to great success.
When Meyers died in 1984, no one knew the exact recipe for his infamous IV “cocktail”. Dr. Alan Gaby, uncovered a formula to match the late Dr. Meyers’ miracle blend. He dubbed the treatment the “Meyers’ Cocktail” to honor his late colleague’s work. Dr. Gaby gave more than 15,000 treatments over the course of a decade and began spreading the word about the positive effects of the Meyers’ Cocktail. He presented his findings at medical conferences and published a review in the Alternative Medicine Review in 2002.
In the over fifteen years since, the Meyers’ Cocktail has grown in popularity. In addition to its use to treat and prevent medical conditions, it has also become known for its use as a hangover cure in party cities and among celebrities.References:
- Gaby A (2002). “Intravenous nutrient therapy: the “Meyers’ Cocktail””. Alternative Medicine Review. 7 (5): 389–403.
- Ali, A; Njike, VY, et al. (2009). “Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (Meyers’ Cocktail) for Fibromyalgia: A Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study“. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 15 (3): 247–25.