Myers’ Cocktail is a formula of intravenous vitamins and minerals that was pioneered by the late Dr. John Myers, MD. These IV Infusions have been found to treat a surprisingly large number of clinical conditions. Myers’ Cocktail can be clinically effective against colds, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasms, chronic depression/anxiety and other disorders. Included ingredients are magnesium, calcium, B-vitamins (B12), and Vitamin C. These are administered with a slow IV push or slow infusion to achieve concentrations of nutrients that are not obtainable with oral administration.
For certain patients, this treatment can be seen as a multivitamin administered directly into the bloodstream. If patients have difficulty digesting food or for another reason do not receive full benefit from taking vitamin pills, they may respond well to an IV nutritional regimen. For other patients, this therapy provides a targeted treatment for a variety of medical conditions.
Who needs it?
A recent randomized controlled study conducted by Yale investigators evaluated the effect of the Myers’ Cocktail on patients with fibromyalgia. They found that weekly infusions led to clinically significant improvement in tender points, pain, depression, and quality of life directly following treatment, with sustained improvement even after four weeks from the last infusion, but the results did not achieve statistical significance in this study.
Myers’ Cocktail uses vitamins and minerals that have known nutritional benefits and low potential for serious side effects. Patients who receive treatments may experience a sensation of heat, which is likely due to magnesium. Magnesium may also cause lower blood pressure with lightheadedness if administered too rapidly. Some patients, such as those taking digoxin, should avoid treatment and a physician’s evaluation is needed to ensure its safety. All IV infusions share the risks of pain, infection, or inflammation at the injection site.
Myers’ Cocktail is a formula of intravenous vitamins and minerals that was pioneered by the late Dr. John Myers, MD. The “Cocktail” includes magnesium, calcium, B-vitamins (including B12), and Vitamin C and is given by a slow IV push or slow infusion to achieve concentrations of nutrients that are not obtainable with oral administration.
For certain patients, this treatment can be viewed as a multi-vitamin that is given directly into the bloodstream. If a person has difficulty digesting food or for another reason doesn’t receive full benefit from taking vitamin pills, they may respond well with an IV nutritional regimen. For other patients, this therapy provides a targeted treatment for a variety of medical conditions.
Gaby A (2002). “Intravenous nutrient therapy: the “Myers’ Cocktail””. Alternative Medicine Review. 7 (5): 389–403.
Ali, A; Njike, VY, et al. (2009). “Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (Myers’ Cocktail) for Fibromyalgia: A Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study“. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 15 (3): 247–25.
In addition to the above listed infusions we provide other individualized formulas. We also work closely with several practices across the country to provide continuity infusions during patients’ travels. If your physician prescribed a specific nutritional IV formula, we may be able to provide it for you. Please contact us directly at 703-862-4236 if you have questions.