Coming Soon to Sparrow: IV Vitamin Therapy // Rebecca Rogers


Coming Soon to Sparrow:


IV Vitamin Therapy

by Rebecca Rogers

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What is IV Vitamin Therapy?

IV Vitamin Therapy is a tool used by physicians to replenish a patient’s micronutrient and nutritional status. IV Vitamin Therapy is a great way to improve many health conditions and achieve optimal health and wellness. IV Vitamin Therapy is a very effective and efficient treatment of replenishing vitamins and minerals because it bypasses the digestive system, allowing for 100 percent absorption. 

When we consume food or medications, such as multivitamins, it is estimated that only up to 50 percent is absorbed. The process of assimilating the vitamins and minerals from our food is long and complex; many steps that can be interrupted. By being able to administer the vitamins and minerals directly to the blood, we are ensuring 100 percent absorption. IV Therapy may be used to benefit many different types of patients much more efficiently than taking food or medication orally.

What is a Myer’s cocktail?

A Myer’s cocktail is a Nutritional IV Therapy, named so after Dr. John Myer. 

IV nutrient therapy or IV vitamins is used interchangeably with the name Myer’s cocktail and consists of various vitamins and minerals in combination to treat specific diseases. Common nutrients found in IV Vitamin Therapy are:        

  • Magnesium-Increases energy while reducing anxiety
  • Vitamin B12-Keeps nerves and red blood cells healthy
  • Vitamin C-Boosts the immune system
  • Niacinamide-Helps reduce chances of heart disease and signs of aging
  • Dexpanthenol-Reduces effects of asthma, anxiety, and allergies
  • Calcium-Maintains blood sugar levels, bone density, and muscle function
  • Vitamin B6-Boosts mood and maintains sleep cycle
  • Thiamine-Supports nervous system and cardiovascular system
  • Riboflavin-Increases energy production

The Myer’s cocktail can be personalized to any patient for their specific needs; for example, a “migraine cocktail” can be formulated for a patient suffering from chronic migraines and various other add-ons that are patient specific.

What are the benefits of IV vitamins?

The benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy are many! By not utilizing the digestive system, which can have many interruptions or problems, and achieving 100 percent absorption of the vitamins and minerals that are being administered, IV Vitamin Therapy may correct micronutrient deficiencies, improving the overall nutritional status of an individual, allowing for the relief of many symptoms. 

Some benefits include: 

  • Increased energy
  • Reduced symptoms of stress
  • Improved hydration
  • Regulated the immune system, improving the symptoms of chronic illnesses and treating autoimmune
  • Improved the quality of skin
  • Reduction in headaches
  • Improved symptoms of depression
  • Improved symptoms of asthma
  • Shortened recovery time for athletes, optimal performance, improved endurance
  • Relieves allergies, colds, and flu

Is IV Vitamin Therapy safe?

IV Vitamin Therapy is safe when administered under the care of a physician. 

Some individuals get a feeling of warmth from nutrient pushes, most likely due to the magnesium and/or calcium, however, this is rarely found to be intolerable. It is also important that the patient has eaten something before being administered a vitamin IV because the B vitamins can cause nausea if given on an empty stomach. 

Rapid administration of magnesium can also lead to hypotension (low blood pressure). In this case, the IV is stopped until symptoms resolve and then can be administered more slowly. 

Who can benefit from IV Vitamin Therapy?

Everybody can benefit from IV Vitamin Therapy! Most people are under chronic stress, not getting enough sleep or adequate nutrition, feeling run-down, tired, and in pain. IV therapy is a great way to address any deficiencies in vitamins or minerals and reach optimal nutrients levels and hydration status.

In acute cases, IV Vitamin Therapy is a great tool to treat migraines, headaches, colds, flu, seasonal allergies, morning sickness during pregnancy, fatigue, and hangovers. 
In chronic cases, IV Vitamin Therapy can be used to treat many chronic diseases, such as:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Lupus
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Drug addiction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Adrenal insufficiency or adrenal fatigue 

Regardless of how clean you eat, today food doesn’t have the same nutrient density that it once did, so IV Vitamin Therapy can be a wonderful place to start to receive the missing nutrients. Furthermore, for our food's nutrients to reach the blood, it must be digested and absorbed efficiently, meaning gut health must also be optimal. Given the standard American diet, most have compromised gut health which could be aided by IV Vitamin Therapy including glutathione. 

How much does IV Vitamin Therapy cost?

The cost of IV Vitamin Therapy varies based on the individual needs of the patient. At Sparrow, the average cost can range from $175-$225; higher reaching in some cases of cancer-specific treatments with very high doses of vitamin C.

To schedule your consultation and appointment, email us at or call 205-319-0056.

For your reward, please mention this code “Blog50” to receive $50 off your IV therapy session

References: Intravenous Nutrient therapy: the “Myers’ Cocktail” by Alan R. Gaby, MD
Intravenous micronutrient Therapy (Myers’ cocktail) for fibromyalgia: a placebo-controlled pilot study by Ather Ali, ND MPH
Short and long-term treatment of asthma with intravenous nutrients by Welman A Shrader Jr
Vitamin C: Intravenous Use by Complementary & Alternative Medicine Practitioners and Adverse Effects by Sebastian J. Padayatty
Vitamin C in Cancer Treatment

The statements in this document have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. None of the products or services contained herein are intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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