Liberty IV Therapy specialists commonly suggest a Myer's cocktail as a therapeutic means to optimize nutritional stores in the body. Our perennial number one sale item, the Myers Cocktail is a mixture of nutrients that work together to help patients overcome chronic illnesses or improve their overall health. As with all IV infusion therapy, the mixture bypasses the digestive system, directly introducing the nutrients into the bloodstream, which makes them more potent with a high percentage of useful nutrient absorption. When the same nutrients are taken orally or in food substances, they must pass through the liver and then to the small intestines. This trip through the body’s digestive system causes the nutrients to lose their potency, resulting in a reduced dosage of nutrients, which is known as the first pass effect.
Named after physician John Myers, M.D., Myer’s Cocktail was originally formulated over 40 years ago and has been modified and customized to help men and women improve the level of nutrients in the bloodstream. As an internist, Doctor John Myers learned that putting high dosages of specific vitamins & nutrients into the body could greatly benefit a wide range of health concerns. Myers Cocktail contains these additives in combinations that provide proven to maximize efficacy helping patients to improve their overall health.
What Nutrients Are Included in the Myers Cocktail?
Benefits of Vitamin C
Working as a major antioxidant and helping to repel free radicals, Vitamin C is a highly important vitamin, supporting the immune system and reducing inflammation. It also plays a role in building cartilage, collagen, blood vessels, and tendons, all of which require continuous repair and replacement with new cells. Vitamin C also plays a key role in the body’s ability to absorb and maintain iron.
Glutathione: The Master Detoxifier
Glutathione is produced in the body, but production declines with age. A significant number of people do not produce enough of this important nutrient, a condition made worse by stress, poor dietary habits, pollution, and toxins. This essential nutrient is a master detoxifier and prevents the accumulation of toxins in the body. A deficiency of Glutathione increases the risk for cellular oxidation, which can lead to damage in the DNA, infections, accelerated aging, heart disease, and cancer.
Magnesium for Sleep
Catalyzing over 300 enzyme reactions, coagulating the blood, and improving nerve transmission, Magnesium is essential for a healthy body. Myer’s Cocktail provides a healthy dose of this mineral to help patients improve a wide variety of ailments. Magnesium supports muscle and nerve function as well as energy production. Typically, low magnesium levels will not manifest into significant noticeable symptoms; however, chronically low levels can increase the risk of hypertension, heart disease, development of type two diabetes, and osteoporosis. Maintaining adequate levels of magnesium support falling asleep faster and achieving deep and restful sleep.
Calcium: the Skeleton's Staple
Helping to build bones, teeth, and maintain bone strength, Calcium is an essential nutrient in the human body. IV Therapy uses Calcium to avoid disease processes such as osteoporosis, and potentially reduce the occurrence of hypertension, cancer, and diabetes.
Benefits of Thiamine (B1)
Generating energy from carbohydrates and helping the body to build RNA and DNA, Thiamine is an important vitamin in Myer’s Cocktail, as it can improve energy levels, and boost metabolism. IV Therapy offers customized dosages of B1 in Myer’s Cocktail to help conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, and weight loss resistance.
Metabolism & Pantothenic Acid (B5)
This important nutrient helps to synthesize cholesterol, keep the liver and eyes healthy, produce red blood cells, and maintain the appearance of skin and hair, while potentially lowering LDL cholesterol and reducing triglyceride levels. B5 can help with Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, high cholesterol, stamina, endurance, and high triglyceride levels.
Nervous System Pyridoxine (B6)
Producing important hormones such as serotonin, melatonin, and norepinephrine, Pyridoxine helps to balance the endocrine system, improve moods, and regulate sleep cycles. It can also benefit the muscular, nervous, digestive, and immune systems, which may help reduce symptoms associated with autoimmune disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, Crohn’s Disease, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis.
Energy Production & Cobalamin (B12)
Preventing pernicious anemia is one of Vitamin B12’s most important functions, as it fuels the production of red blood cells. Producing DNA and keeping the nerve cells healthy is another essential function of Vitamin B12, and Myers Cocktail provides healthy dosages of this essential vitamin. By using blends of cobalamin with differing bioactive qualities we can provide cobalamin that is both fast-acting and long-lasting delivering noticeable results within a few hours of treatment and lasting up to a week or longer. While Vitamin B-12 doesn’t directly provide energy, it does give the body the tools it needs to convert food and molecules into energy efficiently.
What conditions can be improved with Myers Cocktail?
Liberty IV Therapy specialists have used Myers Cocktail to help men and women to reverse or eliminate the signs of illness or a reduced sense of well-being. Because of the broad range of nutrients in Myer’s Cocktail and their wide spectrum of functions, numerous conditions can be improved using this specialized combination. Some of the conditions that can be improved with the use of Myer’s Cocktail include:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Adrenal fatigue syndrome
Post chemotherapy symptoms
Michael Lickteig, along with his wife Melissa, built Liberty IV Infusion Therapy to serve the North Texas community. Both Michael and Melissa are Nationally Registered Paramedics licensed in the State of Texas, and both hold National Board Certification as Certified Flight Paramedics. Their careers in emergency medicine span more than a decade working in prehospital emergency 911 and critical care transport, as well as on staff inside some of North Texas’ busiest emergency/trauma units serving both adult and pediatric populations.. Michael holds an MBA from the University of North Texas and Melissa a BS degree from the University of Texas Arlington. The Lickteig family has strong ties to the military and has established partnerships with retired veterans and first responder organizations dedicated to reducing the occurrence of suicide in these vulnerable groups. Their goal is to make care available and affordable to veterans, first responders, or anyone else who is struggling with chronic pain, TBI, or PTSD throughout the North Texas Region.
Melissa Lickteig NRP, LP, FP-C, BS