What's in a Myers' Cocktail and How Can It Help Me?

The Myers’ cocktail is the original IV infusion, the first formula delivered intravenously to treat patients’ wellness concerns. Developed by Dr. John Myers, a physician in Baltimore, Maryland, it was designed to treat a variety of illnesses and conditions, including fatigue, depression, chest pain, and heart palpitations.

Here at BodyWorks Medical Center in Carol Stream, Illinois, our team is ready to meet your health care needs. That’s why we’re proud to offer IV nutrition treatments, including Myers’ cocktails, to our patients.

What is a Myers’ cocktail?

A Myers’ cocktail is an IV infusion of vitamins and minerals that includes magnesium, calcium, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and vitamin C. The cocktail is delivered using an IV drip inserted into a vein in your arm.

And because it enters the body via an IV infusion, the Myers’ cocktail bypasses the digestive system and delivers these key nutrients right to your bloodstream.

An IV infusion can help you in a number of ways, including:

Keeping you focused

The blend of vitamins and minerals keeps you alert, focused, and energized. 

Relieving your pain

If you’re suffering from the pain and inflammation associated with certain conditions like arthritis, Crohn’s disease, or fibromyalgia, then you could benefit from pain relief through an IV infusion. The vitamins and minerals found in a Myers’ cocktail offer incredible restorative benefits for your body.


Keeping your body functioning

The nutrients in the Myers’ cocktail help to manage your body’s overall functions. They help with your muscles, nerves, bones, and blood sugar. They also help to regulate your cells and your metabolism. If you’re having trouble with your diet, this IV infusion can help your metabolism function more optimally.

Why an IV infusion?

You may be wondering why you can’t just take all of these vitamins and minerals orally. While that’s certainly an option, there’s evidence that many nutrients taken orally never leave the digestive system and don’t reach the bloodstream. An IV fusion is more efficient and the effects are more immediate.

An IV infusion session at BodyWorks Medical Center takes only about 30-45 minutes, and patients are generally able to sit back and relax during the treatment — you can read a book or even take a nap! You might need weekly infusions until you start to see improvement in your condition, and then occasionally after that.

To learn more about how a Myers’ cocktail, or any of our other IV infusions, can help you, call our office or use our online booking tool to make an appointment today.

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