The late Dr. John Myers is generally credited with the creation of the Myers’ Cocktail, an intravenous multivitamin and mineral formula used to treat a wide variety of clinical conditions.
What the original preparation contained is not precisely known, as no published material was made available during or after the passing of Dr. Myers in 1984. But what is clear is that it contained specific concentrations of magnesium, calcium, multiple B vitamins, and vitamin C.
The basic tenet of intravenous nutrient therapy is to supply higher levels of nutrients than might otherwise be possible, in order to gain the therapeutic benefits associated with those higher nutrient levels. Direct intravenous supply was likely chosen because it can achieve higher blood serum levels than with oral or even intra-muscular injections.
Over the past 20 years, a number of modified Myers’ Cocktails have been used by doctors to effectively treat a number of acute conditions including: asthma and various respiratory conditions and infections, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, and a number of other disorders.
With hundreds physicians within North America today administering the Myers and a growing body of thousands of anecdotal reports, some showing remarkable successes, there is a growing need for published research to support this rather simple treatment, in order that it may achieve wider usage.
The Myers’ Cocktail has shown to be surprisingly free from adverse reactions when administered using appropriate caution. After many tens of thousands of treatments, there have been no reports of serious adverse reactions and only a few slightly negative reactions, soon corrected with modifications to the formula used.