LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Many people are fighting the flu with a cocktail.
The Myers Cocktail is an unconventional way to boost your immune system and it's becoming more popular in Las Vegas.
The cocktail consists of a combination of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, calcium, vitamins B and C, and then it is slowly pushed into your body by an IV.
This season, Las Vegas Dr. Julio Garcia says they've seen an uptick in the number of patients asking for a Myers Cocktail versus the flu shot because it works faster.
Garcia says the cocktail isn't the answer for every sickness and you should still go see a doctor regularly.
Here's more about the Myer's Cocktail from Trim Body M.D.
1. An excellent option for IV hydration
2. Contains IV fluid, glutathione, Vitamin C, Magnesium, 6 different B vitamins
3. Helps energize the body
4. Fights infection, cold, flu and fatigue
The “Myers cocktail” is a vitamin and mineral cocktail invented by Dr. John Myers, a physician from Baltimore, Maryland, who pioneered the use of intravenous vitamins and minerals as part of the overall treatment of various medical problems. Dr. Myers formula contains the following nutrients: magnesium, calcium B12, B6, B5, B complex and vitamin C. We have found it effective in relieving acute asthmatic attacks, migraines, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, cardiovascular diseases (angina and arrythmias), hay fever symptoms, cold and flu and even narcotic withdrawal. It is administered intravenously and promoted as an alternative treatment for a broad range of conditions. The “Cocktail” is given by a slow IV push or slow infusion to achieve concentrations of nutrients that are not obtainable with oral administration.
The Myers cocktail, along with IV fluids, is a very fast way to get critical vitamins, minerals, and hydration into your body. Many people live hectic, busy lives and have difficulty getting enough vitamins in their diet. There is no better way to replenish your vitamin stores than the intravenous route.