Over the past few years an IV drip called the Myers Cocktail has become the latest health craze amongst celebrities. In fact, the popular singer Rhianna recently posted a picture of herself on twitter whilst undergoing the vitamin therapy.
The good news is that this kind of treatment has had very positive results and has been used successfully to treat and prevent many ailments due to its ability to give the immune system a huge boost.
So What Exactly is Vitamin Therapy?
Founded in the 1970’s by Physician John Myers, the cocktail of vitamins includes the B family of vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, selenium and calcium.
By supplementing on vitamins intravenously, the essential vitamins and minerals are injected directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system and stomach acid which can reduce the amount of nutrients that end up in your system.
Vitamin IVs work quickly and efficiently to boost energy, whilst also hydrating the body.
Many people choose this method over oral supplementation as a much higher dose can be administered, providing more health benefits.
The Health Benefits
There are a number of health benefits that can be had by administering an IV vitamin infusion due to the boost it gives to the immune system. Many people suffer from illness in the winter months and are in need of a vitamin boost. The vitamin cocktail will provide the boost needed to fight off winter colds and flu, however, it is also beneficial year round.
Another benefit is that it can help prevent and treat hangovers! Good news for anyone that likes a few tipples now and again.
Other ailments that it may help with include the following
Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that helps remove toxins from the body and protects against premature aging.
Is it Safe?
There are no harmful side effects to administering IV vitamin cocktails. However, anyone suffering from kidney or liver disease need to use precaution and discuss their full medical history with the doctor before beginning treatment.
Depending on your health goals, vitamin therapy may be administered multiple times each week, or monthly. Each patient is different and therefore requires different protocols.
Dr Olivier Clinic is able to offer IV vitamin infusions to anyone that may require it. Please visit here for more information.