Myers' Cocktail

Myers' Cocktail IV Drip

One of our most common and widely used nutritional IVs is our Myers’ Cocktail, our Basic Vitamin Infusion (BVI).  It was inspired by the work of the late John Myers MD, a physician at Johns Hopkins University who created the famous “Myers’ Cocktail” in the 1970s, which originally consisted of magnesium, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin C.  Hundreds of practitioners have used this intravenous vitamin and mineral formula as a safe and effective treatment by hundreds of practitioners to treat a wide range of clinical conditions.

The Myer’s Cocktail blend of Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, and Vitamin C can help treat acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue (including chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasm, colds/flu and other upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and many other disorders.

People who feel run down, "stressed out," and fatigued may benefit tremendously from our Myer’s cocktail. IV nutrient therapy is a great way to keep your system strong throughout the cold and flu season. Many patients report feeling rejuvenated after a single treatment, and the results can last from several days to several weeks.

How is it administered?

It is administered intravenously with a small butterfly needle or standard IV over a 20-30 minute period while the patient relaxes comfortably in a recliner chair.  Our Myers’ Cocktail treatments are commonly ordered once a week for four weeks (a “Myers‘ 4 Pack”) but can be administered as often as twice per week or as infrequently as once every 3-4 months, depending on need.

How does the Myers' Cocktail work?

Direct administration of nutrients into the bloodstream bypasses the barrier and limitations of our digestive tract.  Intravenous administration of vitamins and minerals can achieve serum or blood concentrations that are not obtainable with oral or even intramuscular (IM) administration.  When optimal serum concentrations have been achieved, various nutrients have been shown to exert pharmacological effects. 

Some experts believe that IV nutrient therapy may be more effective than oral or IM treatment for correcting intracellular nutrient deficits in addition to having direct pharmacological effects.  This theory is based on the fact that some nutrients are present at much higher concentrations in the cells than in the serum. By “bathing” these cells in high concentrations of nutrients it allows ailing cells to take up nutrients against a smaller concentration gradient.

Are there any Adverse Effects to the Myers' Cocktail?

Thousands of practitioners have given Myer’s Cocktail (BVI) infusions without serious adverse effects.  As with any IV treatment, mild side effects can include discomfort at the infusion site, lightheadedness, or vasovagal reaction (fainting). Intravenous administration of magnesium can function as a vasodilator and muscle relaxer, so some patients experience a warming or “flushing” sensation in the face, chest, or pelvic area and a feeling of relaxation.  Magnesium can also lower blood pressure, so there is always a slight chance of hypotension (low blood pressure) but this is seldom if ever, seen in our office as we are experienced with dosage and rate of infusion.  In many instances, this treatment is more effective and better tolerated than many conventional medical therapies.

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