Myers' Cocktail

A Myers’ cocktail is an intravenous (IV) infusion that contains a combination of vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. It is named after John Myers, an osteopathic physician who developed the formula in the 1970s.

What is in a Myers’ cocktail?

The basic ingredients of a Myers’ cocktail are:

    • Vitamin C: This is an antioxidant that helps to boost the immune system and protect cells from damage.
    • B-Complex vitamins: These vitamins are involved in many important bodily functions, including energy production, brain function, and nerve health.
    • Vitamin B12: Essential for red blood cell formation, nerve function, and DNA synthesis.
    • Magnesium: This mineral is important for muscle and nerve function, as well as bone health.
    • Calcium: This mineral is also important for bone health, as well as muscle function and nerve transmission.

What are the benefits of a Myers’ cocktail?

Proponents of Myers’ cocktails claim that they can help to improve a variety of health conditions, including:

    • Improving Energy Levels: Vitamin C and B vitamins are both important for energy production. Magnesium and calcium can help to improve sleep, which can also reduce fatigue.
    • Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: This therapy may help alleviate symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome and improve overall energy and stamina.
    • Relieving Migraines and Headaches: Vitamin C and B vitamins may help to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines and tension headaches.
    • Supporting Athletic Performance and Recovery: Magnesium is important for muscle function and can help to reduce muscle cramps and aid in post-exercise recovery.
    • Boosting Immune function: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to boost the immune system, making it more effective at fighting off infections and illnesses.
    • Managing Anxiety and Depression: The nutrient blend may provide mood support and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
    • Addressing Nutritional Deficiencies: Myers Cocktail IV can help correct nutrient deficiencies, especially in individuals with malabsorption issues or those following restrictive diets.

Is there scientific evidence to support the benefits of Myers’ cocktails?

The scientific evidence for the benefits of Myers’ cocktails is mixed. Some studies have shown that they may be helpful for certain conditions, while others have found no benefit. More research is needed to determine whether Myers’ cocktails are an effective treatment for any specific condition.

What are the risks of a Myers’ cocktail?

Myers’ cocktails are generally considered safe for most people. However, there are some potential risks associated with IV therapy, including:

    • IV Site Infection: The risk of infection is low, but it is still a possibility.
    • Adverse reactions: Some people may experience adverse reactions to the vitamins or minerals in the cocktail.
    • Dryness: The high doses of vitamin C in a Myers’ cocktail can cause the mouth to become dry.

Who should NOT get a Myers’ cocktail?

People with certain health conditions should not get a Myers’ cocktail. These conditions include:

    • Kidney disease: People with kidney disease may have difficulty excreting the extra vitamins and minerals in a Myers’ cocktail.
    • Pregnancy or breastfeeding: There is not enough information to know whether Myers’ cocktails are safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Due to this, we do require up to date blood work on file, prior to any IV Myers’ Cocktail administration. 

What to Expect During the IV Session

A qualified health care professional will administer the IV Infusion. The procedure usually takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the individual’s needs and the specific protocol used. You may feel a mild warming sensation or a metallic taste during the infusion, which is normal. Some individuals may experience increased urinary frequency, which helps in flushing out toxins.