Why Get IV Nutrient Therapy vs. Taking a Multivitamin?

IV nutrient and minerals can provide the body with serum concentrations that just aren’t obtainable with oral or even intramuscular injection. By the time the body shows signs of weakness such as illness, dehydration, fatigue, skin issues, sleep problems, or anxiety, it’s probably too late for oral vitamins and minerals. When we don’t feel our best, we frequently turn to medications to bandaid the symptoms when really we just need to give the body what it needs to help it heal itself.

What is in the IV Nutrients Anyway?

At Scottsdale Skin & Holistic Health, we like to keep it simple and focused with fluid hydration, a Myer’s cocktail, Glutathione, and NAD. Let’s break down what each component does for your body.

Myers Cocktail

The IV Nutrient Myers Cocktail was originally developed by the late Dr. John Myers, MD, who pioneered the use of intravenous (IV) vitamins and minerals as part of an overall treatment for various medical issues. Some of the chronic conditions he successfully treated included fatigue, depression, asthma, migraines, fibromyalgia, sinusitis, seasonal allergies, heart palpitations, and more. The “cocktail” includes magnesium, calcium, B complex, and vitamin C.


Adequate availability of glutathione is critical for maintaining health, protecting the body from toxins, and promoting longevity. It is the major antioxidant of the body. It is responsible for detoxification, neutralizing free radicals, cellular metabolism, apoptosis, and much more. Glutathione depletion has been associated with many diseases of aging, while high levels are associated with health and longevity. Direct administration and promotion of production of glutathione have been used effectively in a wide range of diseases, including Parkinson’s, peripheral obstructive arterial disease, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, COPD, preterm infants, autism, contrast-induced nephropathy, chronic otitis media, lead exposure, nail biting, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and exercise-induced fatigue. It plays an important role in immune function and is one of the strongest anti-cancer agents made by the body.


Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is well-known as a cofactor in many biological functions. In addition to its important effect in energy metabolism, NAD also has a critical role in calcium homeostasis, gene expression, signal transduction, and immunological functions. It can delay aging and cell death. NAD+ levels have been reported to decline during aging and age-related diseases. Recent studies have shown that raising intracellular NAD+ levels represents a promising therapeutic strategy for age-associated degenerative diseases in general and to extend lifespan.


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To schedule your IV appointment or to learn more, please call the office at 480-419-6996.

Dr. Stefanie Maass PhD, ENP-C, FNP-C, NREMT, FAARM