1. What is the Myers' Infusion?
The Myers' Infusion is the administration of nutrients by intravenous delivery. It was originally developed in the 1970s by Dr. John Myers. The drip is not designed to cure a specific disease, but to help treat a broad spectrum of health conditions and to aid your nutritional and immune status.
Everyone knows that the human body needs nutrients and vitamins to function properly. Most of the time our bodies do not absorb the correct amount of these nutrients and vitamins, either because we don't eat the correct foods, we have natural deficiencies, or other lifestyle reasons, for example not spending enough time in the sun. Over the last 40 years vitamin infusions have been designed to deliver the optimum balance of these nutrients and vitamins directly to your body, bypassing your gastrointestinal system.
The key benefit to intravenous administration over using supplements or creams is that your body can only absorb from 0-10% of what is contained in pills or creams. The rest is simply wasted. With intravenous infusions, absorption is 100%. In addition, these nutrients, vitamins and amino acids can be safely delivered in high doses because they bypass your gastrointestinal system which often is a cause of stomach aches and unnecessary problems when delivering essential substances to your body.
2. Which vitamins and minerals are included in the drip?
Our clinic has a very experienced and knowledgeable team that customise and tailor the treatments depending on your body's needs.
The additives are:
Vitamin B-12 (Hydroxy Cobalamin)
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
3. What IV therapy may be helpful for
IV vitamin treatments gained their initial popularity with athletes looking to boost their athletic performance. The treatment is now increasingly common among individuals trying to overcome fatigue or treat illnesses like cancer and Lyme Disease.
- Cold and Flu
- Allergies and Asthma
- Fighting infection
- Combatting heart disease and strokes by removing vessel blockages
- Enhancing the immune system
- Detoxifying the body
- Anxiety and Depression
- High Blood Pressure
- Enhancing nutrition
- Athletic Performance Enhancement
- Slowing the effects of aging
- Energizing the body and mind
- Certain Cardiovascular Conditions.
- Gastrointestinal problems (IBS, Crohn's, colitis)
- Post-surgery recovery.
- Fibromialgia and Neuropathic pain.
4. What to expect before, during and after having an infusion?
Our team will be available to you throughout the process. Before having the infusion you will have a consultation and reassurance about the procedure. The infusion takes up to 45 minutes and the nurses will monitor your vital signs before and after the drip. After the infusion you will continue a normal life.
5. Are they any side effects?
Our team will perform a scan in advance for any possible known allergies or medical conditions. They will go through a full medical history, medical checks, blood pressure, heartbeat and oxygen levels. During the infusion procedure you may feel the taste of the vitamin B12 in your mouth, you may experience an increase in heat, your heart rate may increase slightly and you may feel a relaxed sensation to your body as magnesium is also a muscle relaxant. These are normal symptoms, but if the nurse senses you are uncomfortable they will change the rate of the infusion or stop it if necessary. After having the drip you will usually start feeling the benefits straight away.