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Myers' cocktail

John Myers, a physician from Baltimore, Maryland, treated many patients with an intravenous nutrient cocktail therapy during over 25 years. At his death, in 1984, his regular patients sought medical assistance. Doctor Alan R. Gaby designed a cocktail inspired on Myers', which he termed the "Myers' cocktail" in honour of his originator. As of 2002, between 800 and 1,000 different patients had received this cocktail from Dr. Gaby.[1]


The Myers' cocktail is composed of nutrients that are recognized to be deficient or involved in a variety of pathologies.[2]

Ingredient Dose Nutrient
Magnesium chloride hexahydrate 20% 2-5 mL Magnesium
Calcium gluconate 10% 1-3 mL Calcium
Hydroxocobalamin 1,000 mcg/mL 1 mL Vitamin B12
Pyridoxine hydrochloride 100 mg/mL 1 mL Vitamin B6
Dexpanthenol 250 mg/mL 1 mL Vitamin B5
B complex 100 1 mL Vitamin B complex
Vitamin C 222 mg/mL 4-20 mL Vitamin C

Therapeutic uses

Asthma, migraine, fatigue, fibromyalgia, clinical depression, cardiovascular disease, upper respiratory tract infections, narcotic withdrawal, seasonal allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria, hyperthyroidism are amongst the conditions which have responded to the Myers cocktail, according to Dr Gaby.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Gaby A (2002). "Intravenous nutrient therapy: the "Myers' cocktail"". Altern Med Rev 7 (5): 389-403. PMID 12410623.
  2. ^ Shrader W. "Short and long term treatment of asthma with intravenous nutrients". Nutr J 3: 6. PMID 15144562.
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