Skip to main content

Natural Awakenings Tucson

IV Therapy Can Facilitate Women’s Health

Apr 26, 2013 12:21PM ● By DeeAnn Saber, NMD

John Meyer, M.D., developed an intravenous (IV) vitamin and mineral therapy while at John Hopkins University. Known as the Meyer’s Cocktail, this mixture has healed thousands and lives on, assisting people with chronic pain, depression, asthma, infections and more.

Nutritional IV’s have gained popularity over the last decade because many of us are discouraged with poor results taking oral supplements, which have to be broken down by stomach acids. The body absorbs just 20 percent of the active nutrient, generally. IV injections are automatically 100 percent absorbed. Well-informed patients will seek out the profound healing effects of IV therapy for leaky gut and food intolerances when their symptoms persist despite supplements and intra-muscular injections.

As with all diseases, a number of nutrients play well-defined roles in the immune response, and chief among them are antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. For patients suffering from immune disorders—or anyone that just needs an immune boost—there is an immune IV drip therapy cocktail that contains high doses of B-complex vitamins, along with vitamins C, magnesium, calcium, potassium and selenium.

The roles of calcium, magnesium and vitamin C are the three magic keys that allow the body to work properly with the help of other assisting nutrients, the lack of which is responsible for many diseases. IV therapy targets the immune system and brings it into balance. Depending upon the need, there are varying degrees of modifications and modulating corrections that might require a series of IV treatments to see substantial results.

From chelating heavy metals to anti-aging properties, vitamin C is surprisingly multi-functional. Intravenous vitamin C is especially effective in fighting viruses and cancer cells. This characteristic of IV vitamin C is particularly useful in eliminating the viruses of the common cold, flu and sore throat because patients begin feeling better within hours of administration. High-dose vitamin C is used for cancer co-management therapies because it increases survival rates by reducing side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, enhancing cytotoxicity of chemotherapeutic drugs. Its antiviral activity against hepatitis C, cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus are well known.

The fatigue, pain and depression from chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are real, and they have a cause. People suffering with fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue are believed to have impaired cellular function—particularly in the way muscle cells handle calcium and phosphate. This stimulates painful contractions and muscle spasms. It is best to prescribe a full regimen of therapies, including IV doses of B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C, and other nutrients proven to boost energy, improve tissue repair and relieve stress.

Glutathione is a small antioxidant protein produced in every cell of our body and the most important amino acid used in the body's own detoxification process. Most patients are depleted in this essential nutrient, because glutathione is the strongest anti-cancer agent that progressively decreases with age.  IV glutathione helps the body remove toxic free radicals, which can contribute to chronic diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, chronic fatigue, rheumatologic conditions and more. Glutathione has been used for prevention and reversal of alcohol-induced fatty liver, cirrhosis, hepatitis, liver tumors, cancer and stroke (improves prognosis if used promptly), Parkinson's, and anti-aging. Glutathione can be given separately or following any other IV therapies.

Contact Dr. DeeAnn Saber, NMD, at 520-209-1755 or