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What Are The Most Common Side Effects of Myer’s Cocktail IV?

There has been a lot of excitement around Myer’s cocktail IV infusion. Made up with simple yet powerful ingredients, it has become the cornerstone in the IV therapy community.

What is a Myer’s cocktail?

Comprised of several essential ingredients, this formula was designed to potentially treat several clinical conditions, including fatigue, fibromyalgia, and muscle spasms due to dehydration. Clients report experiencing a general sense of well-being, sustained energy, improved focus, positive mood, increased muscle strength, and adaptability to stressful situations. 1

Paired with an intravenous delivery system, this assortment of ingredients can have a host of positive effects. Let’s look at some of the ingredients found in a Myers cocktail and their benefits.

  • Magnesium chloride

This mineral plays a large part in helping to prevent inflammation and support a healthy immune system. Magnesium Chloride may be helpful in treating conditions like asthma, migraines, and high blood pressure through the reduction of inflammation. 2

  • Calcium gluconate

An essential mineral in the construction and maintenance of healthy bones. It accomplishes this by boosting the calcium levels in the blood. Keeping these levels high can help with anti-aging. 3

  • Vitamin B complex

Containing 8 B vitamins that are necessary for healthy hair, skin, and nails. B-complex vitamins are also beneficial in managing stress and preventing memory loss. They also play a crucial role in red blood cell production, which in turn oxygenates the body. 4

  • Vitamin C

While it is best known for its ability to keep the immune system healthy, it has a host of other benefits, including fighting free radicals and preventing chronic illnesses and diseases. 5

Being administered via IV gives clients the added benefit of 100% bioavailability, something that oral supplements cannot claim. Understanding the benefits of all the vitamins and minerals in this cocktail clears all doubt as to why it has become so popular amongst people from all walks of life.

An added benefit is convenience and efficiency. Mobile IV services give you the ability to bring comfort into the comfort of your own home and office. If one were to try and achieve the same assimilation of nutrients using oral supplements, the experience would not be enjoyable. IV therapy gives you the ability to enjoy your health optimization experience in a way that other methods could not.

Potential side effects of IV therapy and Myer’s cocktail

Attention must be paid to the potential risks involved in IV therapy and Myer’s cocktail. Like with anything, no matter how brilliant, there are things that we need to be wary of to make the best possible decisions for our health goals.

Side effects related to IV therapy include things such as infection of the injection site, skin discoloration, rashes, bruising, vein inflammation, and risk of an air embolism. It’s important to point out that these side effects are extremely rare. 6

Myer’s cocktail is made up mostly of water-soluble vitamins and minerals. Whatever the body doesn’t need, it just excretes out of the body. There is little to no risk of overdosing or getting poisoning of any kind. With that said, there have been a few reports of insomnia, depression, and upset stomach.

When weighing the pros against the potential complications, it’s very clear why IV therapy remains the gold standard for many people. In order to limit the risks involved with IV therapy, it is important to find professionals that have the highest standards when it comes to client care.

Having a licensed professional that tends to every detail with precision ensures that your experience is satisfying, restorative, and safe.

Experience The Benefits of a Myer’s Cocktail IV

Support your overall health and wellness with this classic blend of B-complex vitamins, Vitamin C, and Magnesium. Our in-home treatments make it simple and convenient to enjoy the benefits of the Myer’s Cocktail.

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Myers Cocktail IV - Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in a Myers Cocktail IV Treatment?

Our Myers Cocktail IV Treatment contains B-complex vitamins, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and Magnesium. 

What are the Myers Cocktail benefits?

There are many benefits of our Myers Cocktail IV Therapy including:

  • Stronger immunity
  • Increased hydration
  • Better nerve and bone health
  • Improved blood health and circulation
  • Boosted energy levels
  • Enhanced mood and vitality
  • Sharper memory
  • Better sleep
  • Fewer and less severe migraines
  • Reduced jetlag
  • Quicker recovery from hangovers

Which Vitamin B are included?

The B-complex vitamins included in our Myers Cocktail IV Therapy are:

  • Thiamine
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Pyridoxine
  • Biotin
  • Folic acid
  • Cobalamin

How does Myers Cocktail help with Jet Lag?

Nutrients such as vitamins B and C, magnesium and calcium can help to support healthy sleep and improve overall health and well-being, which may help to alleviate the symptoms of jet lag.

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