Boost Your Health with a DIY Myers Cocktail at Home - 2023 Guide

The Core of IV Therapy: Myers Cocktail

Without one man, IV therapy would be vastly different than it is today. In the 1940s, Dr. John Myers, a physician in Maryland, used nutrient injections to treat chronic conditions. His work became popularized by Dr. Alan Gaby, who named a cocktail of vitamins after the late Dr. Myers.

Dr. Myers did not publicize the exact doses he administered to his patients, nor did he leave written records on the treatment itself. Dr. Gaby found that Dr. Myers used a 10-mL syringe and administered a slow IV push. Dr. Gaby believes the concentrate consisted of magnesium chloride, calcium gluconate, thiamine, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and diluted hydrochloric acid.

The Myers Cocktail, in its present form, contains several essential vitamins and minerals. At IV Revival, it has vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin B complex and B-12.

With over 20 years of research, Dr. Gaby found that the cocktail successfully treated patients with acute asthma attacks, migraines, fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, acute muscle spasms, upper respiratory tract infections, chronic sinusitis, seasonal allergies, and cardiovascular disease.

It works because vitamins introduced to your bloodstream can be absorbed more than when ingested.

Beyond being more potent, IV therapy is the fastest way to administer fluids, electrolytes, supplements and vitamins. It allows the body to absorb more of the nutrients too, before they’re flushed out of your system. An average sessions allows patients to absorb close to 100% of what is being administered, compared to the 10-90% that can be absorbed through food intake.

Breaking Down The Myers Cocktail

The ingredients in the Myers Cocktail vary slightly depending on where you get it administered, but the base ingredients always stay the same.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is essential to support your immune system. While it doesn’t prevent colds or flus in the average person, it can shorten upper respiratory infections by up to a day. However, a study conducted by the Harvard Medical School suggests that taking 200mg of vitamin C can reduce athletes’ chances of getting a cold by half.

It is a strong antioxidant that can increase your blood’s antioxidant levels by up to 30%. It can help battle high blood pressure, fights heart disease, reduce blood uric acid levels, and can help prevent gout.

Because it is water-soluble, vitamin C needs to be taken daily to see the full benefits of it.

B complex and B-12

One of the benefits of the Myers cocktail is its ability to fight fatigue. This is due to the high concentration of B vitamins. B vitamins are essential in helping you feel energized and alert. They also promote a healthy metabolism and can reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes.

Vitamin B-12 helps make your body’s DNA and helps prevent megaloblastic anemia.

Studies have shown that B vitamins play a key role in reducing stress too.


Magnesium promotes physical health, treats migraines, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, and more. It is the core nutrient of the Myers Cocktail due to its healing effects.

Magnesium is your body’s building block for energy creation, protein formation, gene maintenance, muscle movements, and nervous system regulation.

But how does it do all of this?

For those with chronic migraines, magnesium is believed to prevent cortical spreading depression that causes auras with migraines. It also improves platelet function and decreases the release of pain transmitting chemicals. It is thought to prevent blood vessels from narrowing as well. Due to all of this, the American Migraine Foundation suggest taking 400mg of magnesium oxide daily to prevent migraines.

For muscle health, magnesium acts as a natural calcium blocker. By doing this, magnesium allows muscles to relax as the binding of calcium to proteins causes muscle contractions. The key benefit of this is treating cramps and spasms.

How Dr. John Myers Changed IV Therapy

Since 2018, Dr. Gaby administered over 15,000 Myers injections in his office. His method uses a syringe that typically takes less than one ounce of fluid.

The medical community has been using IV therapy of years to treat all kinds of conditions. Dr. Myers and Dr. Gaby normalized it and made the cocktail recipe available to the general public. IV therapy businesses began pairing the vitamins with fluids to hydrate their patients too.

It has since become one of the most widely administered cocktails in the IV therapy industry. Outside of treating chronic illness, those who receive it tend to feel a boost of lasting energy and often report being in better health. Those that feel the results often report the effects lasting for several days.

It exploded in the IV therapy community, causing a steady rise in new clinics. The new businesses created jobs for hundreds of nurses. Some, such as IV Revival, even offer mobile services to bring wellness right to your home.

See how the Myers Cocktail can benefit you. Request an appointment with IV Revival. One of their nurses will come right to your door to administer the treatment. Treatments typically last 40-60 minutes and are painless. Optimize your health today!

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