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Understanding the Myers Cocktail

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Whether you’re hungover, sick or dehydrated, you want fast relief for your symptoms. Don’t waste your time on home remedies or other supplements when there are better options out there. 

As we age, our bodies absorb nutrients differently, and a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals may be necessary to keep your body in balance. Myer’s cocktail IV therapy has the benefit of bypassing the digestive system allowing your body to make full use of the nutrients provided by the IV therapy. This gives the body a higher, more concentrated dose, available immediately.

The Myers’ cocktail IV is a popular choice for those in search of symptom relief. 

Not sure what it is? Here, let’s learn more about the ingredients and benefits of a Myers’ cocktail.

Understanding the Myers Cocktail

What Is a Myers Cocktail?


The Myers Cocktail is a nutritional IV that addresses many health concerns. This blend of vitamins and minerals was first created by Dr. John Myers to treat fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, fatigue, and other disorders.

Since then, the Myers Cocktail has been used in medicine for decades to supply patients with nutrition. Providers often use a “modified” version of the Myers Cocktail to meet current-day nutritional needs.

Nutrients in a Modified Myers Cocktail include Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, B-complex, calcium, magnesium, and a saline solution.The Myers Cocktail can be administered on its own, or it can be used as a base formula for other IV infusions.

What Ingredients are Included in a Myers’ Cocktail?

The standard Myers’ cocktail includes:


Vitamin C, B-Complex vitamins, Vitamin B12

B Vitamins

B Vitamins offer a wealth of health benefits. They help produce energy, are critical for growth and development, keep the eyes, nervous system, and skin healthy, help with the digestive system, break down fats, and much more. 

The largest benefit of Vitamin-B12 is its important function in brain, tissue, and nervous system health. More specifically, the production of red blood cells, which decreases if your B-12 levels are too low. Vitamin B-12 deficiency can result in anemia, low energy, and neurological difficulties.

Vitamin C

One of the most effective nutrients, Vitamin C protects against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, eye disease, and even improves the appearance of skin.


Calcium aids bone formation and strength. It also can help control irregular heartbeats.


Generally stored in bones, muscles, and soft tissues. It has been found to reduce fatigue, migraines, muscle spasms and may even help those at risk of cardiovascular diseases.


Zinc has been proven to help regulate the immune system. Zinc is not naturally created in the body. Deficiency of zinc can lead to subsequent health issues.


Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that naturally occurs in the body. Glutathione aids the immune system and has been found to help in the prevention of cancer, cystic fibrosis, HIV, and the normal aging process.

Saline Solution

All ingredients for the Myers’ cocktail are combined in an IV bag usually consisting of normal saline.

Other ingredients may also be included, depending on the type of infusion a patient is receiving. Although this cocktail is made with generally safe components, medical providers should consider underlying conditions when treating patients. 

Healthcare providers often increase, decrease, add, or exclude certain vitamins and minerals to create a focused treatment for their patient’s specific goals. A revised formulation of the Myers’ cocktail may include:

  • 1 mL B-Complex
  • 5 mL Vitamin C (500 mg/mL)
  • 5 mL Magnesium Chloride (30%)
  • 3 mL Calcium Gluconate (10%)
  • 1 mL Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (100 mg/mL)
  • 1 mL Dexpanthenol (250 mg/mL)
  • 0.5 mL Hydroxocobalamin (2,000 mcg/mL)

A common booster used to accompany IV infusions is a potent antioxidant, glutathione. Glutathione may aid in disease prevention, immune function and energy levels.

Who Needs a Myers Cocktail?

When asked who should consider a Myers’ cocktail infusion, there is no single answer. Because of the high dose of antioxidants, nutrients, and other immune-boosting factors, individuals who have weakened immune systems or diseases that negatively impact immune resilience may benefit from receiving a Myers’ cocktail IV treatment.

Studies have found the Myers’ cocktail may be benefit patients who:

  • Suffer from low energy
  • Perform athletic exercises
  • Suffer from chronic fatigue
  • Require intravenous hydration
  • Seek relief from hangover or withdrawal symptoms2
  • Suffer from depression or anxiety

Additionally, it can also be used to treat the following conditions:

  • Angina
  • Chronic stress
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Impaired immune system function
  • Muscle spasms
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Upper respiratory tract infections

According to Myers’ cocktail studies and reviews, since the cocktails are made of vitamins and minerals, they tend to be well tolerated by many patients. 

Since treatment is administered intravenously vs. passing the digestive system, higher concentrations of the vitamins are more easily absorbed and thus bioavailable to the body.

Who should not use a Myers Cocktail IV?

Keep in mind that Myers Cocktail IVs are not recommended for everyone. You should avoid getting a Myers Cocktail IV if any of the following applies to you:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have kidney disease
  • You have high blood pressure
  • You have a heart condition

Talk with your doctor before receiving Myers Cocktal IV to see if it is a good option for you. Your doctor can consider your health history and any medical condition you ar currently taking to determine if this is a safe option for you.

Should You Get a Myers Cocktail Infusion?

Maybe you’ve read about the celebrity trend of receiving a Myers Cocktail Infusion and wondered if it’s right for you?

After all, many of them are touting the benefits of the treatment, such as an improved overall feeling of wellness and quality of life.

But, as is the case with any medical procedure, it’s important that you equip yourself with as much information as possible before undergoing any kind of treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

IV Therapy involves the intravenous administration of fluids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to support health and well-being.

IV Therapy can provide a quick and effective way to address dehydration, boost energy levels, support the immune system, and improve overall wellness.

Yes, when administered by trained professionals following strict protocols, IV Therapy is generally considered safe with minimal side effects.

A small catheter is placed into a vein, usually in the arm, by a trained Health Tech. Most people find the procedure relatively painless.

Some effects may be noticeable during the session, but the full benefits of IV therapy may take some time to become apparent.

IV Therapy can assist with hydration, fatigue, hangovers, vitamin deficiencies, immune support, and more. Consult with a Health Tech to discuss your specific needs.

The duration varies depending on the type of therapy and individual factors, but it typically takes 30 minutes to an hour.

Most people experience minimal discomfort during IV insertion, similar to a small pinch. The procedure is generally well-tolerated.

Side effects are rare but can include minor bruising, soreness at the injection site, or a metallic taste during the session.

Yes, you can resume your daily activities immediately after the session. Some people even feel more energized.

The frequency of sessions depends on your specific health goals and the recommendation of your Health Tech. They can provide guidance.

While it is generally safe for most people, it’s essential to discuss your medical history with a Health Tech to ensure it’s appropriate for you.

Stay hydrated, have a light meal, and arrive well-rested. Inform your Health Tech about any medical conditions or medications.

You can bring a light snack or beverage if you wish, but it’s not necessary. Most people relax and enjoy the session.

Consult with a Health Tech who can assess your needs and recommend the most suitable IV therapy tailored to your goals and preferences.