Benefits of Myers Cocktail IV

Intravenous (IV) therapy is the administration of a fluid substance (solution) directly into a vein as a therapeutic treatment and the Myers’ Cocktail is one such treatment. It was developed by John Myers, M.D., a Baltimore physician who pioneered the use of intravenous nutrition for the treatment of many conditions. The standard Myers’ Cocktail uses a mixture of the following vitamins and minerals:

  • Magnesium

  • Calcium

  • Vitamin B12

  • Vitamin B6

  • Vitamin B5

  • B complex

  • Vitamin C


Because these nutrients go directly into your bloodstream, your body can take in far more of the nutrients you need than it could via oral supplementation. For instance, Vitamin C given to a patient intravenously has been found to reach blood concentrations more than 50 times greater than what can be achieved from taking oral supplements. This is due to the fact that many illnesses and diseases are associated with digestive disorders that prevent people from absorbing the nutrients that are needed for healing. Giving nutrients intravenously, bypasses the digestive system. In addition to this, a disease state, which is synonymous with inflammation in the body, causes nutrients to be used at a faster rate. As a result, a higher concentration of nutrients is needed for healing. This is what IV therapy excels at doing.

Almost anyone can benefit from a Myers' Cocktail. This includes those who feel healthy overall but may want an additional boost in mood or energy. The Myers’ Cocktail is well documented for therapeutic use for a wide range of conditions. Below you will find some of the benefits:

  • treatment of headaches including migraines

  • alleviation of chronic fatigue syndrome or general body weakness

  • improvement in mood disorders such as depression

  • circulatory issues

  • enhances the immune system

  • helps with seasonal allergies

  • reduces symptoms of fibromyalgia

  • reduces symptoms of chronic disease

  • reduces muscles spasms

  • improves asthma and other types of respiratory disorders

  • improves many types of cardiovascular diseases

  • treatment of colds, flus and infections

  • speeds up athletic recovery

Since everyone has unique conditions and needs, the results of a Myers' Cocktail IV will vary from person to person. This is why at Verde Valley Naturopathic Medicine, we use an individualized, multifaceted approach in treating each patient. Dr. Jessica Hayman, who is our resident IV therapy expert, has years of experience using Myers' Cocktail. In her treatments, she uses a modified Myers' cocktail, with nutrients she has found to improve immune health and thyroid function.

If you feel this therapy could benefit you, please contact Dr. Hayman to schedule an appointment for your own personalized treatment protocol.