How Glutathione Helps Detoxify Your Body, Boosts Energy

Lack of glutathione will result in your body being drained of its energy.

The Basics Behind This Powerful Antioxidant

Glutathione is an antioxidant that is naturally produced in the liver. An antioxidant is a chemical that counteracts the oxidization and deterioration of stored food products. In the case of glutathione, this compound also neutralizes free radicals in the blood, boosts your immune system, and detoxifies the body.

This particular antioxidants’ levels can fluctuate based on environment, stress, and a variety of other factors. It is essential to human health that the body maintains a certain level of glutathione. A decrease in the overall glutathione levels in the body have a very negative impact on the total energy your body is able to output.

The U.S National Library of Medicine states that a Glutathione Sythetase Deficiency is “a disorder that prevents the production of an important molecule called glutathione. Glutathione helps prevent damage to cells by neutralizing harmful molecules generated during energy production.

 


You can find glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, in foods like asparagus

A Rich, Natural Resource For Athletic Performance

For athletes who are trying to live at peak performance, a lack of glutathione will result in your body being drained of its energy and will be unable to fight off viruses or free radicals.

Here at ReSquared Medical, our team of doctors and health experts have designed a custom IV therapy solution that incorporates an oral glutathione supplement to help correct the bodies back to its natural function.

Based on an article from immunehealthscience.com

“The amount of dietary glutathione is very small compared to the amount of glutathione found in live tissues. Daily glutathione intake from glutathione foods averages 100-150 mg. A healthy adult has about 10g of glutathione circulating in the body tissues. Thus, dietary intake comprises only 1-1.5% of circulating GSH. The rest of glutathione is produced by cells using glutathione precursors – amino-acids glutamate, glycine and cysteine, the latter being the limiting factor of how much glutathione your cells are able to produce. Although oral or dietary glutathione has low impact on glutathione levels, glutathione foods are still an integral part of a glutathione boosting protocol”

 


Only uncooked raw vegetables, fruit, raw eggs, raw unpasteurized milk and dairy, raw or rare meats are rich in glutathione

Where Can You Find Glutathione?

It is also essential to remember that glutathione can be found naturally in a variety of vegetables! Some of these veggies include asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, and beets to name a few. As stated above, dietary intake will only make up around 1.5% of the total glutathione ingested, but that is still a critical part to a healthy diet.

One things to consider when preparing foods with glutathione in them is that cooking reduces glutathione content in foods, so do the length and conditions of storage and farming practices.

Only uncooked raw vegetables, fruit, raw eggs, raw unpasteurized milk and dairy, raw or rare meats are rich in glutathione. Cooked, pasteurized and processed foods contain far less glutathione or none at all. When trying to build a diet around healthy eating and ingesting glutathione try to eat as much uncooked and unprocessed vegetables as possible. If certain recipes call for cooking, of the vegetables, try lightly steaming to remove the least amount of nutritional benefits.

For example, one study discusses what happens when you freeze glutathione:

“showed 73-80.6% reduction in glutathione content of human breast milk after mere 2 hours of being frozen (80.6%), refrigerated (79.1%) or kept at room temperature (73%) for later use as food for infants. This is a significant drop compared to fresh unstored breast milk, taking into account the fact that breast milk is the only source of glutathione for newborns and babies as they do not yet produce much on their own”

 


Glutathione, in conjunction with the IV treatment, have been shown to decrease blotchiness or discoloration of skin

Additional Health Benefits

Oral supplements of glutathione, in conjunction with the IV treatment, have been shown to decrease blotchiness or discoloration of skin in people with Asian, olive, and dark skin. The way this works is that melanin acts as the pigment that gives our skin its color, produced by the activation of the enzyme Tyrosinase. GSH binds to Tyrosinase and helps prevent the enzymatic pathways from producing melanin. The second is a much more important role. GSH helps to prevent the activation of Tyrosinase by reducing free radicals in the body that can activate it and cause an increase in melanin production.

This research can be backed up by a publication in the Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan by Yakugaku Zasshi. This publication provides a more scientific background to the evidence presented above. This primary source of success within this process is that the Melanin, which provides the skin its color, will be inhibited from carrying the pigments to the skin. When the melanin fails to reach the skin for a long period of time it will become void of color, and will start to return to a whiter state. For most patients looking for successfully skin whitening, they are trying to bring all of their skin to one matching tone well reducing blotchiness or patching.

Additionally, research demonstrates that food high in glutathione reduced the risk of getting mouth cancer.

The Benefits of IV Therapy for Runners and Athletes

How can IV Therapy benefit Athletes and Runners? Introducing nutrients into the body, at the right time, is key!
Elite athletes like runners, bodybuilders, triathlon competitors, and others are constantly monitoring their food intake. Once you get past the work of creating a consistent routine, or you’ve participated in a number of events already, you’ll discover how important it is to emphasize nutrition, and the timing of nutrients in your body to get you to that next performance level. The right foods provide an essential balance of micronutrients that work together to increase endurance, strength, and focus. This balance can also be supported through IV therapy.

 

Timing is Everything to Achieve Performance Goals For Athletes

Performance is based on the body’s ability to use available fuel to power muscles and nerve functions. It’s not only about eating the right things, it’s also about when to eat the right things. The objective is to correctly time food fuel to work during exertion periods. This creates maximum energy for automatic execution of specific physical actions. The problem that some athletes face is not getting that fuel timing exactly correct.

The result of improper nutrition timing is lost potential in how you can perform athletically. Over time, improper micronutrient timing can lead to unwanted weight gain and muscle loss. It can also radically shift recovery periods, which negatively influences personal gains during training.

 


What is at the Heart of Athletic Micronutrient Timing?

The essence of micronutrient timing is making sure that an athlete’s body has enough fuel to exceed plateaus during training, to provide energy during performance and competition, and to maintain a physiological mechanism for quick recovery. Traditionally, all of these claims hinged on the assumption that athletes will always run out of fuel at some point. This is true, if solid food is their only source of nutrition.

The progression of science has led to elite athletes taking advantage of IV therapy to deliver mass amounts of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream. It is proven that with things like a B12 shot, vitamins can be concentrated into the body very quickly. The immediacy of IV vitamin infusion minimizes muscle repair times, conditions the vital body systems to utilize energy better, and ensures that all needed micronutrients are present. Another benefit is eliminating much of the energy expenditure needed to process food waste.

Some athletes even resort to things like synthetic performance enhancers to bridge the gap between training and competition. However, synthetic performance enhancers are the most unhealthy way to boost the body. Athletes do not realize that undiagnosed vitamin and mineral deficiency could be the primary cause of their perceived lack of “an edge.” IVs like the classic Meyer Cocktail, administered at key points in a training schedule, can help an elite athlete achieve their potential.

 


About half of a gram of protein for every 3 grams of carbs is an ideal ratio to follow for a runner's diet.

The Basic Principles of How to Eat and Run

All across our website, we have discussed the ins and outs of staying hydrated, but what do we do when our stomachs start cramping and we just plain run out of energy?

There’s not only the need to eat, but how much food is enough, and what about weight control? How many carbs and what kinds of carbs should you consume in a normal day?

The questions are plenty and the answers are few. But here we put together a few common principles that you can use with your regular training plan to best benefit your body. Just remember to find a plan that works for you and your goals.

Alexandra Miller, R.D.N., L.D.N., corporate dietitian at Medifast, Inc. has some great ideas for marathon training and nutrition.

First, start by finding the carb-protein balance that is right for your body. Miller suggests:

“For healthy marathon runners, aim to consume approximately three grams of carbohydrates and 0.6 to 0.7 grams of protein per pound of body weight for an entire day. Spread the total amounts of carbohydrate and protein evenly throughout the day, being sure to include some of both with each meal and snack.”

Everyone love carbs but it’s important to be careful to not over-eat your carb allotment in just one sitting. When trying to manage carbs, there’s the allure to try filling up on fruit, though yummy, can and will lead to diarrhea. This is a runner’s nightmare! Also be mindful with refined grains like white bread as these can cause constipation that robs your body of the hydration you have been working so hard to maintain! Lastly, be aware of fat loading- fat is slower to digest and is one of the main causes of gastrointestinal distress while running.

Let’s discuss how often and how long before exercise we should eat. The day before the race it is important to build energy stores but also to avoid over-eating as bloating and carb coma can and will consume all available energy. Miller continues, in an interview with The Active Times:

“Learning the right balance and timing of your meals takes practice, which is why it is important to include proper nutrition throughout the training period.”

Online food trackers are a great help for those who don’t have time to prep their meals. Unfortunately, we are often at the local McDonalds looking for the best thing to eat in order to maintain a close resemblance to a healthy meal. My Fitness Pal found on Google Play and iTunes is a great app that will help you manage your caloric intake.

 


 

Getting the Timings Right, and When to Give Yourself a Boost

Try eating a light carb-protein balanced meal 3-4 hours before your workout.

Then, 30 to 60 minutes before you run you should have a small, high-carb snack, approximately 15-30 grams worth. This will help train your body to continue to digest during the sustained exercise and stop the bonk that comes as you settle in to your pace.

Then, 15 to 60 minutes after your work out you need to eat a snack or meal depending on your calorie count for the day. This snack should have balanced carb-protein as this will help with your “nutrition recovery.” Eating gels or high carbs during your workout can often help make up for lack of proper diet, or just to give you the little extra boost when needed. Remember to take extra water for the gels as they will rob your precious stores to work.

This last piece is crucial, and can be the difference in how you perform or break that wall. Don’t be afraid to receive additional help from a few extra vitamins or vitamin concentrates. B12 IM injections, like our our ReFocus Shot, will help when you have not been eating food high in B12. Similarly, our ReEnergize IM Shot contains vitamin B12, B-complex and vitamin C which will help with giving you energy and keeping you from getting sick after your workouts.


Conclusion

In the end, find a meal plan that fits your schedule. A meal plan that looks good on paper must also be a plan that you will follow in real life!

For us at ReSquared, we have found that 80/20 rule works well. Try spending 80 percent of your time following the rules and the plan that you set for myself, and 20 percent of the time is when you can do what you want!

Don’t forget that life and training was meant to be fun!

How To Stay Safe and Healthy During EDC

Summer means music festival season for Las Vegas

This hugely popular event draws the best that electronic dance music has to offer. The 2017 lineup includes big music names like DJ Khaled, Major Lazer, Zedd, and many more.

One of the most noteworthy of the many festivals in town each summer is the Electric Daisy Carnival or EDC as it’s come to be known.
This hugely popular event draws the best that electronic dance music has to offer. The 2017 lineup includes big music names like DJ Khaled, Major Lazer, Zedd, and many more.

With 3 full nights of performances, this is the perfect place to be to get your music fix. Nearly 400,000 other people think so too – that’s how many tickets are sold to the three-day event, meaning daily attendance is almost 150,000 people!

Even more than the music, people come to EDC for the experience. The EDC site advertises a “deep passion for music, art, and discovery.” And EDC delivers. EDC is divided into experience areas, with a merging of technology and nature is designed to inspire your senses.

With 9 different stage setups, each boasting a unique theme, lights, featured performers, and more, EDC is sensory overload.  Outside of the music portion, attendees are treated to thrill rides, costumed performers, and carnival square.  Throughout all of this, EDC attendees consume alcohol from numerous vendors, subject themselves to scorching desert temperatures for many hours, and are surrounded by overwhelming experiences.

 


 

With so much access to temptation in the Sin City, attendees expect to see alcohol, drugs, and more on display at EDC.

With so much access to temptation in the Sin City, attendees expect to see alcohol, drugs, and more on display at EDC.

But with a once-in-a-lifetime experience like this one, tourists and locals alike are always looking for tips on how to stay safe and healthy during EDC. With the ticket prices over $300 for the festival, no one wants to miss out from being hungover.

 

Before EDC

  • Pre-hydrate: Make ReSquared Medical your friend before you attend Electric Daisy Carnival. The ReHydrate IV infusion is the perfect solution to get you super hydrated before you enter the festival. This blend of fluids and electrolytes will optimize your hydration.
  • Boost your immune system: EDC has literally thousands of people. That atmosphere is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. When you’re partying, nobody is thinking about getting sick, and you shouldn’t either. Let the ReCharge IV infusion take care of it for you. By supercharging your immune system with high doses of Vitamin C, you’ll be more likely to keep from getting sick.

 

During EDC

  • Drink water:  This suggestion is a no brainer. With the high desert temperatures in Vegas, consuming water is a must. Dehydration is the number one issue reported at EDC’s medical tents. Don’t let it happen to you! EDC offers water refill stations throughout the festival where you can refill a water bottle for free.
  • Pace yourself: Nobody likes to be ‘that friend’ who is already incoherent at 11am. Rather than downing every alcoholic drink you see at the first vendor booth, take it slow so you can party all day. A good formula to follow is to drink one water for every alcoholic beverage you drink too. This will be easier on your festival budget too.
  • Snacks: There are tons of awesome food vendors slated to be at EDC ready to stock you up on goodies to delight your Instagram followers. It may be tempting to skip food in favor of alcohol, but it’ll leave you feeling exhausted and unable to catch the headlining performers later in the day. Best part of a music festival: all the dancing, walking, and constant movement means burning off tons of festival calories.

 

After EDC

  • Keep the party at EDC: Realize that your body has limits. It may be tempting to extend your time at EDC into a week-long party fest, but that will take a definite toll on your body. By giving your body time to recover, you’ll be able to rebound faster.
  • Beat your hangover: The ReCover IV infusion is a hangover’s best friend. This magic potion will help you get over a hangover’s big 3 symptoms: nausea, upset stomach, and headache. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas – and your hangover can too.

 


 

EDC is the ultimate summer kick-off.

With three nights of endless music, alcohol, and more in the Vegas heat, it’s easy for Electric Daisy Carnival to take its toll on your body.

By incorporating some simple tricks, and partnering with ReSquared Medical, this EDC can be your best one yet!

Everything you want to know about the Myers’ Cocktail

What is a Myers Cocktail? How can it improve your overall health? Read more at the Re2 Medical blog at resquaredmedical.comWe’ve all heard the story of that magic potion—the one able to extend life and work miracles. Since ancient times, brave adventurers and alchemists alike have searched for a fabled elixir by many different names: Amrita, the Philosopher’s stone, “the Water of Life”, liquid gold.

But what if this liquid cure-all isn’t a legend, after all?

Enter the Myers’ Cocktail: it’s not shaken, stirred, or even served in a glass. But it is a liquid some might compare to those fabled elixirs. A mixture said to cure illness, reverse aging, and much more.

Here’s everything you want to know about the Myers’ Cocktail.

 


What is a Myers’ Cocktail?

 

DEFINITION #1 – in layman’s terms

A Myers’ Cocktail is a popular blend of vitamins given through intravenous (IV) therapy.

DEFINITION #2 – in detail

A Myers’ Cocktail is a scientifically-formulated mixture of medical-grade nutrients administered through injections or an IV regimen, pioneered more than fifty years ago by the late Dr. John Myers.

Society’s increased dependency on processed foods has equated a lack of necessary nutrients in the everyday modern diet:

“Two-thirds of all meals are eaten outside the home, and nearly half of them are in fast food joints. You can’t expect this to provide all the necessary nutrients, and many studies show that it does not. A large number of people admitted to hospitals are found to have deficiencies, and the problems worsen in the hospital.”

Michael Janson, M.D. in Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

Further, an increase of digestive complications among the public means the nutrients that are ingested in our diets are no longer getting 100% absorption.

But the use of an intravenous drip allows vitamins to bypass the digestive system and enter directly into the bloodstream and organs, ensuring full absorption at the cellular level. Intravenous vitamin treatments are recommended by many researchers, as evidenced in many scientific publications, including Annals of Internal Medicine and PLOS ONE.

“Nutrition and nutrient therapies are safer, cheaper and more effective than most other medical treatment. … Patients need adequate nutrition, not drugs, to recover from any illness, and sometimes they need that really fast.”

Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) via his website

 


What’s in a Myers’ Cocktail?

What’s in a Myers’ Cocktail? Ingredients vary depending on the treatment center, however commonly-used vitamins include...read more at resquaredmedical.com/blog

Ingredients vary depending on the treatment center. Commonly-used vitamins include:

  • Magnesium chloride – prevents inflammation and supports a healthy immune system. Also good for treating asthma, migraines, and high blood pressure
  • Calcium gluconate – treats low blood calcium and builds strong bones
  • B complex – promotes healthy hair and skin, prevents memory loss, and acts as anti-stress
  • Vitamin C – fights cancer and acts as an antioxidant

 


History of the Myers Cocktail

At Johns Hopkins Hospital in the heart of Baltimore, internist Dr. John Myers felt restraints of his own—in the traditional reactive medicine practiced in near-exclusivity at that time...read more at resquaredmedical.com/blog

It was the 1960s, a decade of counterculture and revolution in every shape and form imaginable. At Johns Hopkins Hospital in the heart of Baltimore, internist Dr. John Myers felt restraints of his own—in the traditional reactive medicine practiced in near-exclusivity at that time.

Even in that decade, it was already clear that diet and nutrition needed greater study. One pioneering physician founded one of the nation’s first community health centers in an impoverished area, causing the medical community to ponder the idea of treating the cause of sicknesses, rather than the illnesses themselves. (Also known as preventative health care.)

Dr. Myers, too, realized medical treatment needed its own revolution.

In his work, he realized minimal amounts of nutrients were being absorbed into the bloodstream. Inspiration struck when he decided to mix key vitamins and minerals into a “cocktail” of sorts. The treatment would be given intravenously and would boost his patients’ health directly through their bloodstream. Myers first tested the treatment on animals, later on himself, and finally on others to great success.

When Myers died in 1984, no one knew the exact recipe for his infamous IV “cocktail”. Enter Dr. Alan Gaby, a medical sleuth (and author) who, vitamin by vitamin, uncovered a formula to match the late Dr. Myers’ miracle blend. He dubbed the treatment the “Myers’ Cocktail” to honor his late colleague’s work. Dr. Gaby gave more than 15,000 treatments over the course of a decade and began spreading the word about the positive effects of the Myers’ Cocktail. He presented his findings at medical conferences and published an oft-quoted review in the Alternative Medicine Review in 2002.

In the nearly fifteen years since, the Myers’ Cocktail has grown in popularity. In addition to its use to treat and prevent medical conditions, it has also become known for its use as a hangover cure in party cities and among celebrities.

 


What Conditions Can IV Therapy Help With?

IV Vitamin Therapy is used to treat a number of conditions. We’ve included a list of conditions and products we offer that can help treat those conditions:

ReCharge IV Infusion / ReEnergize IM Shot
IV Vitamin Therapy is used to treat a number of conditions, including: Chronic fatigue, Asthma, Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)....read more at resquaredmedical.com

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic depression
  • Lyme disease
  • Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Flu / cold
  • Immune boosting
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Food poisoning

ReJuvenate IV Infusion / ReNew IM Shot

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Antioxidant benefits
  • Anti-aging
  • Muscle fatigue

ReCover IV Infusion

  • Narcotic withdrawal
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Migraines

But IV nutrient therapy is not just for sick—many use the treatment in a preventative sense. Children are getting injections to ready themselves for their germ-filled classrooms.

Some frequent travelers use vitamin injections before long flights in cold and flu seasons.

Athletes may even use iv hydration therapy to legally enhance their athletic performance.

And, of course, there are those who seek the Myers’ Cocktail remedy for their pesky hangovers.

 

What to Expect When Receiving IV Treatment

After arriving at the clinic for an appointment, a staff member will guide you through a brief medical assessment. The “cocktail” will be mixed right there at the clinic. The nutrient-rich mixture will be administered via syringe or IV (usually into your forearm) over a period of time ranging from 5 to 30 minutes. Treatment rooms oftentimes are relaxing spaces, with dim lights and comforting music.

Don’t be surprised to feel a “flush” that starts in your chest and moves through your body. Some report a warm sensation in the pelvic region; others, a metallic taste in your mouth. Patients have also experienced heightened visual activity.

Be sure to drink plenty of water and eat beforehand—otherwise you may feel faint or dizzy.

Those who’ve received Myers’ Cocktail treatments report feeling re-energized, perky, and pain-free. Some have noticed tighter facial skin and a healthy all-around glow. You might even call the Myers’ Cocktail a “vacation-in-a-bag”, as many describe feeling as rested and happy as after a week-long vacation.

Typically patients are recommended for Myers’ Cocktail treatments once a week for 4 weeks, and then once or twice a month afterward. Frequency may vary based on the medical professional, patient, and symptoms.

 

Real-life Clinical Examples of Myers’ Cocktail Use

[As presented as case studies in Dr. Alan R. Gaby’s “Myers’ Cocktail” Review in the Alternative Medicine Review, Volume 7, Number 5 (2002)] 

 

Example 1: After battling chronic sinusitis for more than a year, a woman in her early 30s was given Myers’ Cocktail injections two days in a row. Her symptoms improved quickly and did not reoccur for more than six months’ time.

 

Example 2: A middle-aged woman suffering from migraines began Myers’ Cocktail therapy after a number of failed treatments. She received about 70 sessions over the course of 6 years and after most treatments she had considerable headache relief in mere minutes.

 

Example 3: Just days before an important tournament, a college wrestler came down with the flu. After a Myers’ Cocktail injection, his symptoms diminished and he felt re-energized. He performed better he ever had before in the wrestling tournament.

 


Myers’ Cocktail vs. Alternative IV Therapies

Myers’ Cocktail is a powerful blend of vitamins, whereas other IV therapy options generally use fewer ingredients. Other IV therapies include:
Myers’ Cocktail vs. other IV therapies - Myers’ Cocktail is a powerful blend of vitamins, whereas other IV therapy options generally use fewer ingredients. Other IV therapies include...read more at resquaredmedical.com/blog

B12 COMPLEX – a quick energy boost and great for hair, skin, and nails;

HIGH DOSE VITAMIN C – prevents stress and fatigue, supports immune health, and brightens skin;

GLUTATHIONE – anti-oxidant that treats fatigue, depression, and other chronic symptoms;

MULTIVITAMIN MINERAL IV – a wide variety of vitamins ranging from A to Zinc used to replenish vitamin deficiencies;

MSM – an amino acid used for pain relief;

SODIUM BICARBONATE – also known as baking soda. Improves detoxification, decreases inflammation, and decreases symptoms of acid reflux;

ALPHA-LIPOIC ACIC (ALA) – a powerful antioxidant of vitamins like C and E, used to treat cancer and other diseases;

While each of these IV therapies focuses on an important area of health or nutrition, the Myers’ Cocktail is the most comprehensive IV therapy available today.

 


Who’s Talking About IV Therapy?

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Conclusion

And now you know: if you’re interested in preventing illness, treating sickness, or just feeling all-around more healthy and energized, the Myers’ Cocktail might be the boost your cells have been looking for!

Travel Healthy On Your Vacation To Las Vegas

Vacation. Sandy Beaches. Frosty drinks with paper umbrellas. Rest. Relaxation. Rejuvenation.

How to stay healthy during your trip to Las Vegas

However, too often, vacation can also mean illness.  How many times have you gotten on a plane feeling totally fine, but gotten off of it with a scratchy throat, runny nose, headache, or worse.

But probably not for the reason you’d think. Many of us would think that illnesses are spread due to the recirculated air flowing through the plane.  On my recent 15-hour flight to Hong Kong, I was immediately wary of those displaying any signs of being sick – nose blowing, sniffles, and coughing of any kind made me worry that my vacation would be over even before it started. The risk of inhaling all those germs continuously for 15 hours made my skin crawl – and we hadn’t even left the ground!

 


 

Airplanes are the perfect place for illnesses to spread.

Airplanes are unfortunately a great place to catch colds and illnesses. Learn how to prevent jet lag and airborne illnesses on your way to Vegas.

I always thought (like many of us) that the air is the problem. But, believe it or not, the recirculated air is not to blame.

In fact, airplane air may even be cleaner than the air at your intended destination (definitely true of my destination). As air around the plane is brought on-board, it is filtered through HEPA filtration systems that remove at least 99.7% of airborne particles, including bacteria and viruses. Due to the high rate of air turnover on the plane – nearly 20 times per hour – it’s unlikely that any airborne germs are at fault.
 

What is it on airplanes that makes us sick?

The culprit turns out to be the same thing that often makes us sick on the ground: unclean surfaces. Unsurprisingly, airplane bathrooms are some of the biggest culprits for on-board bacteria.

As folks use the restroom and may not wash their hands (yuck!), bacteria continues to be spread. Even if you are a diligent hand washer, you may still find yourself getting ill on the plane. That’s because the surfaces surrounding you – your seat itself and tray table – may be germ covered too. And, as airlines rush to get airplanes cleaned for the next flight, surfaces may not be adequately sanitized.

I’m definitely not about to stop flying, though. What then, can be done to make sure you end up at your intended destination ready to enjoy your vacation?

 


 

Follow these steps to stay healthy during your trip

Hydration is a key part of making sure you feel your best in any situation.  Most people tend to drink less while onboard a plane, but you should actually be drinking more due to the dry air.

Sanitize

Even a very healthy person can easily fall victim to the germs found on airplane surfaces. While on a plane, hand sanitizer should be one of your best friends.  As access to running water can sometimes be limited, hand sanitizer serves as a good substitute.  I regularly use it as I find myself touching surfaces, before eating or drinking, and always after using the restroom facilities. You can also pack a carry-on sized package of sanitizing wipes to sterilize surfaces.  Wipe down your seat before sitting down, tray table before using it, and your arm rest.
 

Stay hydrated

Hydration is a key part of making sure you feel your best in any situation.  Most people tend to drink less while onboard a plane, but you should actually be drinking more due to the dry air.  A general guideline I follow is to accept a drink each time one is offered. If drinking (non-alcoholic beverages here peeps!), tends to be a challenge for you, consider incorporating one of ReSquared Medical’s ReHydrate IV infusions before you board the plane.  This hydrating mix of fluids and electrolytes will allow your body to fight dehydration easily.
 

Give your immune system a boost

Maintain a balanced diet leading up to your vacation. If you are generally healthy, keeping the same habits prior to your trip will keep your body in the same condition.  Incorporating a multivitamin that includes vitamin C and zinc may give you a bit of an edge.  However, the best fix to the negative parts about travel, including jet lag, exhaustion, and dehydration is to make ReSquared Medical your first stop in Vegas to take advantage of the ReCharge IV infusion.  This combination of IV fluids, vitamins, and antioxidants will help you start feeling better faster.
 

Fight the symptoms of a hangover before boarding

We’ve all been there: overindulging because it’s our last night in Vegas! But, those late night (or early morning!) drinks set you up to feel your worst getting onto a plane. Wouldn’t it be great to return from your Vegas vacation feeling detoxified? Prior to heading to the airport, stop by ReSquared Medical to allow the ReCover IV infusion to cleanse your body. It includes medications and vitamins that will help cleanse your liver of the byproducts of alcohol, stop your nausea, and settle your stomach.

 


 

Remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Let that be true of your hangover too.

Airplane travel doesn’t have to mean that you are bound to get sick while onboard.

By incorporating simple tips to ReHydrate, ReCharge, and ReCover before your next flight out of Vegas, you can insure that the only things coming back from your vacation are good memories (at least the ones you can remember).

Everything you want to know about the Myers’ Cocktail

What is a Myers Cocktail? How can it improve your overall health? Read more at the Re2 Medical blog at resquaredmedical.comWe’ve all heard the story of that magic potion—the one able to extend life and work miracles. Since ancient times, brave adventurers and alchemists alike have searched for a fabled elixir by many different names: Amrita, the Philosopher’s stone, “the Water of Life”, liquid gold.

But what if this liquid cure-all isn’t a legend, after all?

Enter the Myers’ Cocktail: it’s not shaken, stirred, or even served in a glass. But it is a liquid some might compare to those fabled elixirs. A mixture said to cure illness, reverse aging, and much more.

Here’s everything you want to know about the Myers’ Cocktail.

 


What is a Myers’ Cocktail?

 

DEFINITION #1 – in layman’s terms

A Myers’ Cocktail is a popular blend of vitamins given through intravenous (IV) therapy.

DEFINITION #2 – in detail

A Myers’ Cocktail is a scientifically-formulated mixture of medical-grade nutrients administered through injections or an IV regimen, pioneered more than fifty years ago by the late Dr. John Myers.

Society’s increased dependency on processed foods has equated a lack of necessary nutrients in the everyday modern diet:

“Two-thirds of all meals are eaten outside the home, and nearly half of them are in fast food joints. You can’t expect this to provide all the necessary nutrients, and many studies show that it does not. A large number of people admitted to hospitals are found to have deficiencies, and the problems worsen in the hospital.”

Michael Janson, M.D. in Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

Further, an increase of digestive complications among the public means the nutrients that are ingested in our diets are no longer getting 100% absorption.

But the use of an intravenous drip allows vitamins to bypass the digestive system and enter directly into the bloodstream and organs, ensuring full absorption at the cellular level. Intravenous vitamin treatments are recommended by many researchers, as evidenced in many scientific publications, including Annals of Internal Medicine and PLOS ONE.

“Nutrition and nutrient therapies are safer, cheaper and more effective than most other medical treatment. … Patients need adequate nutrition, not drugs, to recover from any illness, and sometimes they need that really fast.”

Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) via his website

 


What’s in a Myers’ Cocktail?

What’s in a Myers’ Cocktail? Ingredients vary depending on the treatment center, however commonly-used vitamins include...read more at resquaredmedical.com/blog

Ingredients vary depending on the treatment center. Commonly-used vitamins include:

  • Magnesium chloride – prevents inflammation and supports a healthy immune system. Also good for treating asthma, migraines, and high blood pressure
  • Calcium gluconate – treats low blood calcium and builds strong bones
  • B complex – promotes healthy hair and skin, prevents memory loss, and acts as anti-stress
  • Vitamin C – fights cancer and acts as an antioxidant

 


History of the Myers Cocktail

At Johns Hopkins Hospital in the heart of Baltimore, internist Dr. John Myers felt restraints of his own—in the traditional reactive medicine practiced in near-exclusivity at that time...read more at resquaredmedical.com/blog

It was the 1960s, a decade of counterculture and revolution in every shape and form imaginable. At Johns Hopkins Hospital in the heart of Baltimore, internist Dr. John Myers felt restraints of his own—in the traditional reactive medicine practiced in near-exclusivity at that time.

Even in that decade, it was already clear that diet and nutrition needed greater study. One pioneering physician founded one of the nation’s first community health centers in an impoverished area, causing the medical community to ponder the idea of treating the cause of sicknesses, rather than the illnesses themselves. (Also known as preventative health care.)

Dr. Myers, too, realized medical treatment needed its own revolution.

In his work, he realized minimal amounts of nutrients were being absorbed into the bloodstream. Inspiration struck when he decided to mix key vitamins and minerals into a “cocktail” of sorts. The treatment would be given intravenously and would boost his patients’ health directly through their bloodstream. Myers first tested the treatment on animals, later on himself, and finally on others to great success.

When Myers died in 1984, no one knew the exact recipe for his infamous IV “cocktail”. Enter Dr. Alan Gaby, a medical sleuth (and author) who, vitamin by vitamin, uncovered a formula to match the late Dr. Myers’ miracle blend. He dubbed the treatment the “Myers’ Cocktail” to honor his late colleague’s work. Dr. Gaby gave more than 15,000 treatments over the course of a decade and began spreading the word about the positive effects of the Myers’ Cocktail. He presented his findings at medical conferences and published an oft-quoted review in the Alternative Medicine Review in 2002.

In the nearly fifteen years since, the Myers’ Cocktail has grown in popularity. In addition to its use to treat and prevent medical conditions, it has also become known for its use as a hangover cure in party cities and among celebrities.

 


What Conditions Can IV Therapy Help With?

IV Vitamin Therapy is used to treat a number of conditions. We’ve included a list of conditions and products we offer that can help treat those conditions:

ReCharge IV Infusion / ReEnergize IM Shot
IV Vitamin Therapy is used to treat a number of conditions, including: Chronic fatigue, Asthma, Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)....read more at resquaredmedical.com

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic depression
  • Lyme disease
  • Cancer
  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Flu / cold
  • Immune boosting
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Food poisoning

ReJuvenate IV Infusion / ReNew IM Shot

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Antioxidant benefits
  • Anti-aging
  • Muscle fatigue

ReCover IV Infusion

  • Narcotic withdrawal
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Migraines

But IV nutrient therapy is not just for sick—many use the treatment in a preventative sense. Children are getting injections to ready themselves for their germ-filled classrooms.

Some frequent travelers use vitamin injections before long flights in cold and flu seasons.

Athletes may even use iv hydration therapy to legally enhance their athletic performance.

And, of course, there are those who seek the Myers’ Cocktail remedy for their pesky hangovers.

 

What to Expect When Receiving IV Treatment

After arriving at the clinic for an appointment, a staff member will guide you through a brief medical assessment. The “cocktail” will be mixed right there at the clinic. The nutrient-rich mixture will be administered via syringe or IV (usually into your forearm) over a period of time ranging from 5 to 30 minutes. Treatment rooms oftentimes are relaxing spaces, with dim lights and comforting music.

Don’t be surprised to feel a “flush” that starts in your chest and moves through your body. Some report a warm sensation in the pelvic region; others, a metallic taste in your mouth. Patients have also experienced heightened visual activity.

Be sure to drink plenty of water and eat beforehand—otherwise you may feel faint or dizzy.

Those who’ve received Myers’ Cocktail treatments report feeling re-energized, perky, and pain-free. Some have noticed tighter facial skin and a healthy all-around glow. You might even call the Myers’ Cocktail a “vacation-in-a-bag”, as many describe feeling as rested and happy as after a week-long vacation.

Typically patients are recommended for Myers’ Cocktail treatments once a week for 4 weeks, and then once or twice a month afterward. Frequency may vary based on the medical professional, patient, and symptoms.

 

Real-life Clinical Examples of Myers’ Cocktail Use

[As presented as case studies in Dr. Alan R. Gaby’s “Myers’ Cocktail” Review in the Alternative Medicine Review, Volume 7, Number 5 (2002)] 

 

Example 1: After battling chronic sinusitis for more than a year, a woman in her early 30s was given Myers’ Cocktail injections two days in a row. Her symptoms improved quickly and did not reoccur for more than six months’ time.

 

Example 2: A middle-aged woman suffering from migraines began Myers’ Cocktail therapy after a number of failed treatments. She received about 70 sessions over the course of 6 years and after most treatments she had considerable headache relief in mere minutes.

 

Example 3: Just days before an important tournament, a college wrestler came down with the flu. After a Myers’ Cocktail injection, his symptoms diminished and he felt re-energized. He performed better he ever had before in the wrestling tournament.

 


Myers’ Cocktail vs. Alternative IV Therapies

Myers’ Cocktail is a powerful blend of vitamins, whereas other IV therapy options generally use fewer ingredients. Other IV therapies include:
Myers’ Cocktail vs. other IV therapies - Myers’ Cocktail is a powerful blend of vitamins, whereas other IV therapy options generally use fewer ingredients. Other IV therapies include...read more at resquaredmedical.com/blog

B12 COMPLEX – a quick energy boost and great for hair, skin, and nails;

HIGH DOSE VITAMIN C – prevents stress and fatigue, supports immune health, and brightens skin;

GLUTATHIONE – anti-oxidant that treats fatigue, depression, and other chronic symptoms;

MULTIVITAMIN MINERAL IV – a wide variety of vitamins ranging from A to Zinc used to replenish vitamin deficiencies;

MSM – an amino acid used for pain relief;

SODIUM BICARBONATE – also known as baking soda. Improves detoxification, decreases inflammation, and decreases symptoms of acid reflux;

ALPHA-LIPOIC ACIC (ALA) – a powerful antioxidant of vitamins like C and E, used to treat cancer and other diseases;

While each of these IV therapies focuses on an important area of health or nutrition, the Myers’ Cocktail is the most comprehensive IV therapy available today.

 


Who’s Talking About IV Therapy?

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Conclusion

And now you know: if you’re interested in preventing illness, treating sickness, or just feeling all-around more healthy and energized, the Myers’ Cocktail might be the boost your cells have been looking for!