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Myer’s Cocktail

This IV nutritional drip can be customized but typically includes magnesium, zinc, other trace minerals, B vitamins, vitamin C, and bicarbonate. It is useful for patients that do not absorb nutrients well and it has been used successfully for a wide range of symptoms and assisting with the common cold or other viruses.

Myer’s Cocktail

Cost is $105

What is a Myer's Cocktail?

An intravenous vitamin infusion containing Magnesium, multiple B vitamins, and Vitamin C used to enhance the immune system, improve fatigue, migraines, and reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia, allergies and asthma.

Myers Cocktail is named for the late John Myers, M.D., a Maryland physician who used intravenous injections of nutrients to treat his patients. The nutrient cocktail has been popularized by Alan Gaby, M.D., president of the American Holistic Medical Association and a physician who writes a lot about nutritional factors in medicine.

The Myers cocktail works by increasing the concentration of several essential vitamins and minerals in the blood bypassing the poor absorption of the gastrointestinal tract.

 

What are symptoms that can improve with a Myer's Cocktail?

  • Fatigue

  • Migraines

  • Fatigue/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Muscle spasms

  • Colds

  • Viral illnesses

  • Chronic sinusitis

  • Depression/anxiety

  • Hang-over

  • Athletes - before or after a race/training

Dosage/Frequency

  • Once for cold or immediate immune support during a viral illness.  
  • Energy 1-2x/week for 4 weeks, then space out to q 2 weeks or monthly as needed as symptoms come back.  

What are side effects of a Myer's Cocktail?

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 the 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. 

For more information please read this abstract review from Dr. Alan R. Gaby, M.D.  

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