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: 

  • Asthma
  • Migraines
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
  • Chronic Urticaria
  • Athletic Performance
  • Narcotic Withdrawal
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Tension Headaches
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Click here for a link to a scientific review article on the Myers' Cocktail authored by Dr. Alan Gaby.

  1. Gaby, Alan.  Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: the "Myers' Cocktail." Alternative Medicine Review.  Volume 7, Number 5.  2002.
  2. 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. 
  3. Blanchard J, Tozer TN, Rowland M. Pharma- cokinetic perspectives on megadoses of ascorbic acid. Am J Clin Nutr 1997;66:1165- 1171.