Intravenous Nutrient Therapy:
the "Myers' Cocktail"
Administering nutrients intravenously (IV) results in higher blood nutrient concentrations as compared to nutrients given orally and even intramuscularly (1). Nutrients such as vitamin C and Magnesium exert pharmacological effects that are depended on its concentration in the body. For example, vitamin C has been shown to be anti-viral only at concentrations achievable via IV administration (2, 3). Pioneered by Dr. John Myers, Dr. Heather employs a formula consisting of Magnesium, Selenium, Calcium, Pyridoxine (vitamin B6), Pantethine (Vitamin B5), Vitamin B Complex, and Vitamin C. This formula is indicated for many disorders with research supporting its use in:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
- Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
- Chronic Urticaria
- Athletic Performance
- Narcotic Withdrawal
- Muscle Spasm
- Tension Headaches
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Gaby, Alan. Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: the "Myers' Cocktail." Alternative Medicine Review. Volume 7, Number 5. 2002.
- Harakeh S, Jariwalla RJ, Pauling L. Suppression of human immunodeficiency virus replication by ascorbate in chronically and acutely infected cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1990;87:7245-7249.