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MYERS COCKTAILS & THE BENEFITS OF IV HYDRATION
Intravenous (IV) therapy comes in various types; basically, it is the administration of a fluid-like substance directly into a vein as a therapeutic treatment. The Myers’ cocktail, targeted at delivering nutrients to the body intravenously enables 100% absorption of the cocktail’s vitamins and minerals; given that the IV infusion therapy bypasses the digestive system which impairs the body’s ability to fully absorb nutrients from food and supplements. The cocktail consists of a mix of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B complexes.
WHAT IS MYERS’ COCKTAIL?
The Myers’ Cocktail is eponymous to the late US physician John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat many chronic conditions. The system was later enhanced and made more effective by Dr. Alan Gaby MD. In recent times, the health periodic released by the physician (Dr. Gaby) on the nutrient cocktail as related to its success in treating thousands of patients, has further paved the way for the popularity of the Myers’ Cocktail. Some health conditions which he found to be very responsive to this treatment include acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, and cardiovascular disease. The impact on athletic performance was also observed.
Myers’ Cocktail enhances the immune system, reduces fatigue, helps with seasonal allergies, reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia and asthma.
THE PRINCIPLE BEHIND THE MYERS’ COCKTAIL
The concentration of most essential vitamins and minerals in the blood is increased far above the result from oral supplementation. For example, Vitamin C administered intravenously has been observed to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times higher than what can be achieved in the instance of oral administering.
The brain behind the whole system is found from the fact that illnesses and conditions are associated with digestive disturbances such as bloating, indigestion and food sensitivities; also, people with such conditions are prone to reduced absorption rate of most of the nutrients needed to return them to good health. Also, most of these diseases and inflammation cause the body to utilize nutrients at a faster rate, or to require higher amounts for quick healing. When nutrients are administered intravenously, the digestion is bypassed. More importantly, the levels in the bloodstream are temporarily increased so that the nutrients are manipulated into the cells, and continuously into the mitochondria where they are made active. This temporary increment usually invigorates the cells, so that energy is produced more efficiently in them.
The impact of these lasts with the patients for days running to weeks; they feel energized. In some cases relative to fibromyalgia, the patients feel relieved pain. Also, in some chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, in view of the “leaky” nature of the gut, the infusion helps pass the necessary nutrients into the cells. Chronic asthma and other lung disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic allergic problems may respond with more energy and fewer symptoms. Patients who often fall sick relative to infections may find an improved immune response, with less susceptibility to viral illnesses.
A small catheter is inserted into a vein, and the infusion is administered very slowly for 20-30 minutes. Side effects are remarkably rare and almost always limited to local irritation of the vein. The most common sensations are warmth and flushing (a magnesium effect) and the taste of vitamins shortly after the infusion begins. The cocktail is usually given 1-2 times a week, and beneficial effects are usually felt on the fourth visit. Many patients with chronic conditions choose to continue the infusions every 1-4 weeks or when they feel their energy is slipping.
THE BENEFITS OF IV HYDRATION
The effect of IV therapy is so massive, leading many people to subscribe to it. IV therapy provides rapid hydration when your body needs a boost, solve a variety of nutritional and wellness needs, boost the body energy level, and can provide anti-aging effects. Some of the benefits are listed as follows.
EFFICIENT FLOW OF NUTRIENT
There is never a more modernized effective way to transport nutrients than through the direct IV infusion. IV therapy brings vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and hydration straight up to the cells.
There is no loss due to absorption deficiencies or inability to consume the required dosage of liquids and nutrients orally. This comes very handily when fast hydration is needed or when certain medical conditions impede absorption.
COMBAT FATIGUE IN ATHLETES WITH VITAMIN B
IV therapy has quite proven to be a great option for athletes and even non-athletes to tackle fatigue. A Vitamin B-rich IV infusion, along with other powerhouse nutrients can provide the all needed little boost and make you feel alert, energetic, and ready to take on the world again; within the least possible time frame. It can also act as an inflammation control.
FOR FIRMER, YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN
Some special IVs are aimed at improving skin color, texture, and health. Collagen is an amazing protein that keeps our skin resilient and young by preventing it from wrinkling and forming folds. By the time we reach 25, our skin begins to slow down in the production of collagen and the existing collagen that we have starts to degenerate. The rate at which we lose collagen depends on genetic factors, but lifestyle choices such as smoking or spending too much time in the sun have also shown that they accelerate degradation.
IV hydration is necessary for energy and brain function. It increases energy given to the fact that it contributes to nearly every function in the human system, including metabolic processes.
The human brain is highly affected by dehydration. Dehydration has a major influence on concentration, cognitive performance, and even on short-term memory.
Many factors can influence our hydration levels, including our lifestyle and daily functions. Normal body processes such as breathing, sweating, and the elimination of waste use a lot of water. Alcohol consumption and coffee can also lead to dehydration in the body.
With all of this water moving out of the body, our brains and bodies sometimes need more of these waters to be coming in. IV therapy delivers the required water and nutrients directly to your bloodstream without passing through the digestive system.
Reduced load on the digestive system
Oral intake of nutrients and water can be very difficult for the digestive system. It often requires taking in lots of nutrients and water at the same time, with a low level of absorption by the digestive system.
Several circumstances make it difficult to take in as much needed nutrients and water. Due to illness, the body often loses moisture. These can be difficult to replace if you are down with nausea or diarrhea. Dehydration often times, goes hand in hand with deficiency of nutrients. Large amounts of nutrients can cause an upset of the digestive tract, so rehydrating and replacing nutrients can be an uphill task.
IV therapy provides powerful nutrients, healing treatments, and hydration without the need for digestion. This means that you do not lose water and other beneficial substances while you try to supplement them.
IMPROVED GENERAL WELLNESS
Every known process in the body requires nutrients and hydration. From the movement, growth, healing, digestion, and even thinking are all dependent on being hydrated and provided with the basic nutrients. If you feel exhausted and rest does seem to be a good option, it might as well be that you are dehydrated. Hydration therapy ensures optimum hydration and nutrient replenishment. Energy and an overall feeling of well-being are a natural result of good hydration.