The Myers’ cocktail gets its name from a Baltimore physician named John Myers. Though called a cocktail, it is actually an intravenous solution of vitamins that is given to people with varying degrees of illnesses. There is some controversy regarding this type of integrated therapy because some people don’t fully understand what it is and how important it is to holistic healing. They often disagree with its high price tag too.
Illnesses Treated With the Myers’ Cocktail
The Myers’ cocktail is a combination of many types of important vitamins and minerals that people suffering from illnesses are often lacking in. The two most important ones are glutathione and taurine, which are responsible for immune system health. It works by correcting these vitamin deficiencies, so the body will have a stronger immune system and be able to heal itself. It can be used with other types of integrative medicine to treat a multitude of illnesses. Some of the illnesses that it has been effective for include:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
Side Effects of the Treatment
When considering any type of medical treatment, it is important to understand any possible side effects that can occur. This particular treatment is actually very safe though, and it has never been known to cause any serious complications. The only noted side effects have been lowered blood pressure, due to the magnesium that it contains, and a flushed warm feeling from the niacin. Because the treatment always takes place in a safe medical environment, any patients who do experience a dangerous lowering of the blood pressure can be treated right away. It is actually a rare side effect though because the increased liquids that patents get from the IV usually help maintain healthy blood pressure levels. In fact, some people get the Myers’ cocktail to recover from a hangover because it hydrates so well. The flushed feeling from the niacin has been described by patients to actually be quite pleasurable, so it isn’t anything to worry about either.