The Myers Cocktail – A Brief History
Although Vitamin IV Therapy may be a “new” and “innovative” wellness modality to most of the public, it has actually been utilized since the 1970’s. Most notably, Dr. John Myers is known as the pioneer of the treatment and for creating the famous Myers’ Cocktail. This cocktail contains an essential blend of vitamins that includes: Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, B12, B5, B6 and B-Complex. After Dr. Myers’ passing in the 1980’s, his patients sought after the IV Therapy treatments that had immensely improved a variety of conditions including: fibromyalgia, asthma, seasonal allergies, depression and other mood disorders. At the time of Dr. Myers’ passing, he had not publically shared or published his exact dosages so today there are many variations to the renowned Myers’ Cocktail. Essentially, all variations contain the same important ingredients that continue to help the plethora of patients who are struggling with health conditions.
Asthma, Migraines, Pain… Oh My!
There have been many clinical studies proving the efficacy of the Myers’ Cocktail in multiple conditions, especially for patients experiencing exacerbations or “attacks” of said conditions, most notably asthma and migraines. In asthmatic patients experiencing an asthma attack or increase in symptoms, the Myers’ infusion has been shown to reduce and even eradicate symptoms. The Magnesium included in this treatment helps to improve pulmonary function but the other ingredients in this formula have been shown to reduce the recurrence of symptoms altogether (Gaby, 2002).
Another great example is the effect of the Myers’ Cocktail on patients who suffer from migraines most importantly, when they are experiencing an active migraine. In one study, over 80% of patients experienced a significant decrease in their pain level 30 minutes after receiving one infusion (Gaby, 2021). For those that suffer from chronic fatigue, Vitamin B12 has been shown to improve symptoms. Fibromyalgia patients who receive consistent treatments have reported significant improvements in pain, and the list continues. This magic cocktail continues to adjunct current treatment regimens and is still being discovered to help with new conditions, most notably COVID-19.
Myers Cocktail vs. COVID
Although COVID has plagued the lives of people around the world and is seemingly endless, there is research being conducted everyday regarding the effects of the virus and also relief from those who have been directly affected. It has been shown that the Myers’ Cocktail can reduce the total days of symptoms in patients who were not hospitalized due to their COVID infection. There have also been reports of IV Vitamin Therapy significantly reducing symptoms related to the COVID vaccine, especially the second dose in people who have opted for the 2-dose form. The main nutrient thought to be responsible for this is Vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant in combination with other essential vitamins.
As proven through the test of time, the Myers’ Cocktail has shown to be the holy grail of vitamin infusions for a multitude of conditions and has helped to relieve the symptoms for everyone from everyday people who suffer from vitamin deficiencies to patients of chronic conditions. Here at 18TH&MAIN, we’ve seen great success with clients who have instantly felt relief from their symptoms or overall feel more energized and hydrated. Our version of the Myers’ Cocktail includes all of the essential ingredients mentioned above and is designed to Balance & Alleviate our clients to help always feel their best!
Gaby AR. Intravenous nutrient therapy: the “Myers’ cocktail”. Altern Med Rev. 2002 Oct;7(5):389-403. PMID: 12410623.