Myers’ Cocktail is a formula of intravenous vitamins and minerals that was pioneered by the late Dr. John Myers, MD. Many of his patients who found relief with these infusions sought continued treatments from Alan R. Gaby, MD, a renowned nutritional medicine expert who became one of the major proponents of this treatment. Working with these patients, Dr. Gaby found that Dr. Myers had been successful in treating a surprisingly large number of clinical conditions with this nutrient infusion. The “Cocktail” includes magnesium, calcium, B-vitamins (including B12), and Vitamin C and is given by a slow IV push or slow infusion to achieve concentrations of nutrients that are not obtainable with oral administration.
For certain patients, this treatment can be seen as a multivitamin administered directly into the bloodstream. If patients have difficulty digesting food or for another reason do not receive full benefit from taking vitamin pills, they may respond well to an IV nutritional regimen. For other patients, this therapy provides a targeted treatment for a variety of medical conditions.