The Myer’s injections is a form of intravenous micronutrient therapy developed by and named after Dr. John Myers, MD. It was originally formulated at John Hopkins School of Medicine. The Myer’s cocktail is administered directly in the blood stream which allows the active ingredients to bypass the stomach. Since many have poor digestive function, the full benefit of the injection can be realized as it goes directly into the blood stream for maximum absorption. In addition, the serum concentrations of nutrients achieved through intravenous injections is far greater than if given orally or intramuscularly. The Myer’s injections is a mixture of several different nutrients including: magnesium, calcium, selenium, vitamin B12, various other B vitamins and vitamin C. It takes between 10-20 minutes to administer a Myer’s cocktail. Many patients report a burst of energy directly after the injection that can last up to a week post- injection. At the start of treatment injections are given 1-2 times a week and it may take up to 4 times until a therapeutic effect is felt; however, the number and duration of injections changes from patient to patient. Many patients with chronic conditions routinely receive injections when they feel a decrease in their energy. The injection improves the energy capacity of cells which helps the body recover from and defend against acute and chronic health conditions.
The main side effect of the Myer’s injection is the sensation of heat caused by the magnesium in the injection. For most, this sensation is not painful, but for some it might be. However, this only occurs when the injection is administered too quickly. Additionally, some individuals are allergic to thiamine (vitamin B1) which can result in a hypersensitivity reaction.
Myer’s injections have been used to treat the following:
- Acute colds and flus
- Cold and flu prevention when travelling/flying
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
- Narcotic Withdrawal
- Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis