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Myers’ Cocktail—The Elixir Your Body Desires

Myers’ Cocktail—The Elixir Your Body Desires

The “Myers’ Cocktail” is the gold standard of delivering intravenous vitamins and minerals directly to your bloodstream. John D. Myers, MD, pioneered this use of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy (IVNT). The nutrients included in this formula (calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc, Vitamin B and Vitamin C) are balanced perfectly for people new to IVNT and those needing a quick boost.

Take a look at the following ingredients and you’ll see why the Myers’ Cocktail is the perfect elixir.


The most abundant mineral in the body is necessary for strong bones and releasing hormones into the body for intracellular and nerve signaling. People that are more at risk for calcium deficiency include: postmenopausal women and women of childbearing age whose menstrual cycle has stopped (amenorrhea).


This important mineral is involved with neuromuscular activities, nerve conduction and electrolyte balancing. Symptoms of a deficiency include: anxiety, migraines, muscle cramps, insomnia, tics and irregular heart rhythms.


This trace element is required for thyroid gland function, DNA production, reproductive health, free radical protection and fighting infections. Hair loss, fatigue and difficulty concentrating are all indicators of having a selenium deficiency.


Zinc supports the immune system, makes proteins and genetic material and assists in wound healing. It is important to take a daily intake of zinc since there is no storage system. Symptoms indicating you may have a deficiency—weakened immune system, diarrhea, inability to taste food, decreased mental alertness, delayed healing of wounds and impotence.


This is an important vitamin for cellular growth and energy metabolism. Be aware—Furosemide (Lasix), a commonly prescribed medication for hypertension, can deplete thiamin. Weight loss, confusion and short-term memory loss are symptoms of depletion.


This B vitamin is important for energy production, cellular growth, and metabolism of fats, drugs and steroids. Symptoms of a deficiency—sores at the corners of the mouth, swollen cracked lips, hair loss and problems with the reproductive and nervous systems. Higher risk groups for deficiency include pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, vegans and athletes who are vegetarians.


Have you ever felt flushing in your face after taking a B Complex supplement? Niacin is the one responsible.  Research shows it can increase good cholesterol levels, lower triglycerides and improve cardiovascular health. Symptoms of a deficiency—nausea, skin and mouth lesions, anemia, headaches and fatigue.  


Helps release energies from carbohydrates and fats; helps make RBCs and support adrenal function. Symptoms of deficiency—fatigue, depression, stress, irritability, insomnia, numbness and tingling in the feet.



This vitamin is involved in over 100 different metabolic reactions. An important one involves the processing of serotonin and norepinephrine, which are important messengers for the brain. Anemia (microcytic), swollen tongue, cracks at the corners of mouth, depression and confusion are symptoms of deficiency.


Cobalamin aids in the production of DNA and helps makes neurotransmitters in the brain. Metformin—a common prescribed drug for managing Type 2 Diabetes depletes B12. Antacids are a group of medications that can significantly decrease B12 as well. Symptoms of a deficiency—fatigue, constipation, numbness in extremities, balance problems and a painful tongue.


Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, produces collagen for wound healing, helps the body absorb iron and boosts the immune system.  Symptoms of a deficiency—fatigue, poor wound healing, small red spots on the skin and bleeding gums.

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