This is the most popular IV for Activate. Activate 2.0 is based off the original IV that started it all, the Myers’ Cocktail. The Myers’ Cocktail was developed by the late John Myers, MD in the 1960s. Dr. Myers was a physician from Baltimore, MD who pioneered the use of intravenous (IV) vitamins and minerals as part of the overall treatment of various medical problems. Over an 11 year period, approximately 15,000 injections were administered to an estimated 1000 different patients. Some of the conditions treated where asthma, fatigue (including chronic fatigue), migraines, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, upper respiratory tract infections, sinusitis, and various seasonal allergies. After seeing marked improvement on the patients a while they also began administering the cocktail on healthy patients to enhance overall health and wellness. As time progressed not only is the Myers’ Cocktail used for medical treatments and vitamin intake for health and wellness, but many athletes also started taking it to improve and enhance their athletic performance.
The reason behind giving it intravenously was, and is because you cannot receive concentrations orally this high in these vitamins. Since the vitamins go directly into your body, the absorption rate is up to 100 percent, compared to taken orally it can be as low as 10 to 50 percent depending on the vitamin or mineral.
The Myers’ cocktail usually consists of Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, B-12, and B-Complex.
Magnesium is a mineral found in the earth, sea, plants, animals, and humans. It helps convert food to energy, create new proteins from amino acids, create and repair DNA, helps relax muscles and regulate the nervous system. It has been shown to help fight diabetes, lower depression, lower blood pressure, help with headaches and migraines, and help reduce PMS symptoms in women.
When people think of Calcium they immediately think of drinking milk and and having healthy bones and teeth. When you are a child they always tell you to drink your milk, that is because you are growing and your body needs calcium and your body cannot produce its own! If you do not get enough calcium your body takes it from your bones, which is where it stores it. Low calcium can lead to many severe health issues such as osteoporosis. Calcium also works great with magnesium in fighting the symptoms of PMS.
Vitamin C is one of the most popular vitamins people buy in the store and has an enormous amount of benefits. People mostly associate Vitamin C with their immune system and take it when they are feeling under the weather. To get enough Vitamin C to reap all if its benefits you would have to drink a lot of orange juice, unless you take it in the Myers’ Cocktail. By taking it via IV, you are able to maximize the benefits of fighting the common cold, fight depression, help absorb iron in the body, and fight many other infections and inflammation in the body. Vitamin C also has many other uses for your body, such as helping with skin conditions, produce collagen, and lower blood pressure.
B-12 is another one of the most popular vitamins people take, and is mainly associated with energy. Besides giving you energy, it is also important for brain function and the nervous system. By aiding in red blood cell formation it helps people maintain energy and plays an essential role in cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA. Being able to give you energy, boost your metabolism and improve brain function make B-12 one of the best vitamins you can take.
B-Complex in our Myers’s Cocktail is made up of B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6. These B vitamins are critical for the growth, development, and function of cells in the body which will give you good cell health and help promote the growth of red blood cells. These power packed vitamins can help you with energy levels, digestion, nerve function, cardiovascular health, brain function, skin and eye health.
Myers Cocktail is one of the best cocktails of vitamins you can get, and by combining it with 500ml of saline you get great hydration. It can also help with hangovers, cold and flu symptoms, any kind of fatigue, and brain fog. It also will assist in strengthening your immune system, anti aging and deliver optimal athletic performance and recovery. There is a reason why this cocktail has stood the test of time and has been given for over 50 years for a variety of health and wellness reasons.