When most of us hear the word “IV”, we think of donating blood to the Red Cross, or of people who’ve been in an accident and need extra blood.

We don’t usually think of an IV as a state-of-the-art treatment that can provide our bodies with much-needed vitamins, hydration, detoxification, or other healing properties. But that is exactly what a nutritive IV can do for you.

This spring, we’re offering current medical patients an IV that can boost your immune system, improve energy and concentration, and  help with seasonal allergies. It’s called a Myer’s Cocktail, but unlike a real cocktail, this one won’t leave you hung over. It’s a combination of Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin B. The Myer’s cocktail was named after Dr. John Myers, a Maryland physician who used nutritive IV’s to treat many chronic conditions.

Why choose an IV over swallowing supplements? Substances in an IV bypass the stomach, so if you have any kind of digestive issues, you’ll receive extra nutrients by avoiding the digestive system. You can also receive more effective doses through an IV than you can take orally. For example, if you swallow more than a few thousand of milligrams of Vitamin C, you’ll typically wind up with a stomachache and diarrhea. A Vitamin C IV can safely deliver 25-75 milligrams of Vitamin C, giving your cells a much higher dose of the immune boosting vitamin with no stomach discomfort.

During March and April, Metta Health Care is offering current medical patients a chance to try a Myer’s cocktail at a discounted price.

Normally $129, each Myer’s cocktail IV during March and April will be only $99. Interested in giving this innovative treatment a try? Please call 208 658-5570 for an appointment, as our IV slots fill up quickly, and see what a Myer’s cocktail can do for you!

New Patients: If you are new to our practice, Dr. Huycke is offering you a new patient special — $199 for a limited new patient visit to go over your health history and make sure the IV is compatible for you, and your first Myer’s Cocktail IV. 

Please note: IV’s typically take about forty minutes to an hour, so plan accordingly when you make your appointment.