Myers Cocktail IV Drip

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The Myers Cocktail is a type of intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy that was developed by Dr. John Myers. It is a popular treatment that offers a combination of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Many health conditions and symptoms can be attributed to nutrient deficiencies or imbalances in the body, which the Myers Cocktail can help to combat. The therapy is administered by delivering the nutrient mixture directly into the bloodstream through an IV drip. By bypassing the digestive system, more intact nutrients are readily available to the body, so that deficiencies are immediately resolved, and overall health is improved.

Dr. Nazanin Firooz runs the Comprehensive Rheumatology Center with the belief that we should get the most out of life and make each moment count. The Myers Cocktail is one of several treatment approaches that support the well-being of her patients. Our team of board-certified rheumatologists and other experienced medical professionals recognize the potential benefits of IV nutrient therapy in managing conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and other autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. To learn how this treatment can help you, call (818) 598-0000 for our Woodland Hills, CA, location, or fill out an online form to get started.

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What Goes Into the Myers Cocktail?

Myers Cocktail IV Drip

Dr. Myers selected the Myers Cocktail nutrients based on their roles in energy production, immune function, and overall cellular health. Vitamins such as vitamin C and various B vitamins support immune function and cellular metabolism.

Unlike the cocktail you might find at your local bar, the Myers Cocktail will leave you feeling better! The exact composition of your cocktail may vary based on our recommendations and your specific needs, however, a typical Myers Cocktail includes a mixture of the following:


A deficiency in magnesium can have significant implications for the body’s functioning and overall health. [1] Magnesium plays a crucial role in numerous physiological processes, and its absence can lead to various negative effects.

  • Magnesium disruption may impact muscular and neuronal excitability, potentially leading to muscle cramps, tremors, and an increased risk of seizures.
  • When magnesium levels are low, calcium activity may go unchecked, leading to excessive calcium influx. This imbalance can disturb normal cellular signaling, potentially contributing to symptoms such as irritability, mood changes, and impaired cognitive function.
  • A deficiency can affect glucose uptake and utilization, leading to poor blood sugar control and potentially increasing the risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
  • A lack of magnesium can impair immune response and decrease the body’s ability to fight infections and diseases effectively.


One of the primary functions of calcium is to support the strength and structure of bones and teeth. Calcium deficiency can compromise bone health, leading to conditions such as osteoporosis or osteopenia. [2] It weakens the bones, making them more prone to fractures and increasing the risk of developing dental problems.

In addition, calcium is involved in various cellular signaling pathways, including hormone secretion, enzyme activation, and neurotransmitter release. [3] Calcium deficiency can disrupt these processes, potentially affecting hormone balance, enzyme activity, and neurotransmitter function, leading to various symptoms and imbalances in the body.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is well-known for its role in supporting the immune system. It plays a vital role in the production and function of white blood cells, which are essential for fighting off infections. [4] A deficiency in vitamin C can weaken the immune response, making individuals more susceptible to illnesses, and infections, and delaying wound healing.

Collagen synthesis is another critical function of vitamin C. Collagen is a structural protein that provides strength and elasticity to connective tissues, such as skin, tendons, and blood vessels. Inadequate vitamin C levels can lead to weakened connective tissues, resulting in symptoms such as easy bruising, poor wound healing, and fragile blood vessels. Unlike some other nutrients, there is minimal storage of vitamin C in the body. As a result, the concentration of vitamin C in the plasma is mainly influenced by recent intake.

B Vitamins

B vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins that, unlike fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E, and K, which can be stored in the body’s fat tissues, are not stored in large quantities. Consequently, their availability and concentration in the body are, like Vitamin C, primarily influenced by recent intake.

Each B vitamin has specific functions and is involved in different metabolic pathways. For example:

  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is necessary for energy production and nerve function.
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) plays a role in energy metabolism and antioxidant activity.
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin) is involved in energy production and the maintenance of healthy skin.
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is essential for synthesizing and metabolizing fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
  • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is important for amino acid metabolism and the production of neurotransmitters.
  • Vitamin B7 (biotin) is necessary for the metabolism of macronutrients and the health of hair, skin, and nails.
  • Vitamin B9 (folate) is vital for DNA synthesis and cell division, particularly crucial during periods of rapid growth and development.
  • Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is also crucial for DNA synthesis, as well as the formation of red blood cells.

B Complex

Some formulations of the Myers Cocktail may contain a combination of B vitamins, often referred to as a B complex, to provide a comprehensive range of B vitamins.

What are the Benefits of the Myers Cocktail IV Drip?

Here are some potential benefits associated with the Myers Cocktail IV drip:

  • The combination of vitamins and minerals in the Myers Cocktail, such as B vitamins and magnesium, may help support energy production and combat fatigue.
  • The high dose of vitamin C in the Myers Cocktail is thought to boost immune system function, potentially helping to fight off infections and reduce the severity of colds, flu, and other illnesses.
  • The intravenous delivery of fluids in the Myers Cocktail can help enhance hydration levels, especially in individuals who have difficulty drinking enough fluids orally.
  • Some individuals have reported experiencing relief from symptoms associated with conditions like migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, and respiratory infections after receiving the Myers Cocktail IV drip.

The infusion of vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream allows for better absorption. This may be beneficial for individuals with malabsorption issues or those who have difficulty obtaining adequate nutrients through diet alone.

Treating Fibromyalgia with IV Therapy

For patients suffering from Fibromyalgia, treatment with the Myers cocktail resulted in improvements in [5]

  • Tender points
  • Pain
  • Depression
  • Quality of life

Ideal Candidates

The Myers Cocktail IV drip may be considered for individuals who are looking to boost their nutrient levels, enhance energy, or support their immune system. Potential ideal candidates for this therapy include those with conditions associated with nutrient deficiencies, such as malabsorption issues or gastrointestinal disorders. Additionally, individuals experiencing chronic fatigue, immune system challenges, or seeking a natural approach to support their overall well-being may find the Myers Cocktail IV drip beneficial.

Athletes or patients involved in intense physical activity may benefit from the Myers Cocktail IV drip as it can aid in post-workout recovery, replenishing essential nutrients, and supporting muscle repair.

Personal Consultation

During the consultation appointment, we will discuss the reasons that led you to consider the Myers Cocktail IV drip. We may ask you questions to better understand your health concerns, such as:

  • What symptoms are you experiencing that you hope the Myers Cocktail IV drip can address?
  • Have you been diagnosed with any specific medical conditions or deficiencies?
  • Are you currently taking any medications or supplements?
  • Have you tried other treatments or therapies for your condition?
  • Are there any known allergies or sensitivities to certain substances?
  • What is your overall health history, including any relevant surgeries or procedures?
  • Do you have any pre-existing medical conditions or ongoing health issues?
  • What are your lifestyle habits, such as diet, exercise, and stress management?

These questions help us gather a comprehensive understanding of your health situation and tailor the treatment plan to your specific needs. It is important to provide honest and detailed answers to ensure the most effective and safe use of the Myers Cocktail.


It is important to ensure you are well-hydrated before IV therapy. Drinking sufficient fluids, especially water, in the hours leading up to the treatment can help optimize hydration levels and make the IV insertion process easier.

On the day of your appointment, wear loose and comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your arms, as the IV drip will be administered through a vein in your arm.

The IV Drip Procedure

When you arrive at the Comprehensive Rheumatology Center for your appointment, you will be guided to a comfortable treatment area. Our certified IV technician will select a suitable vein in your arm, and cleanse the area with an antiseptic solution. She may use a tourniquet to make the veins more visible and easier to access.

Once the catheter is properly placed, she will secure it in position and attach it to the IV tubing. The tubing is connected to a bag or bottle containing the Myers Cocktail solution. The flow rate of the IV drip will be adjusted to ensure a controlled and steady administration of the nutrients.

As the Myers Cocktail solution begins to flow through the IV, you are encouraged to relax and make yourself comfortable. The duration of the IV drip can vary depending on the specific protocol and individual needs. It typically takes around 30 minutes to an hour to complete the infusion.

Your Recovery

Allow yourself some time to rest and relax after the procedure. This can help your body recover and maximize the potential benefits of IV therapy. Stay hydrated and contact us if you develop any unexpected or concerning symptoms.

The Results

The results of the Myers Cocktail IV drip can vary depending on individual factors, health conditions, and the specific goals of the treatment. Some individuals may experience immediate benefits and notice improvements in their energy levels, mood, and overall well-being shortly after IV therapy. These effects may be attributed to the quick delivery of essential nutrients directly into the bloodstream.

What is the Cost of the Myers Cocktail IV Drip in Woodland Hills, CA?

To obtain accurate and up-to-date pricing information, contact the Comprehensive Rheumatology Center in Woodland Hills, CA. We will provide you with detailed information about our pricing structure, any package deals or membership options, and answer any specific questions you may have regarding costs. Call (818) 598-0000 today!


  1. Glasdam SM, Glasdam S, Peters GH. Chapter Six – The Importance of Magnesium in the Human Body: A Systematic Literature Review. ScienceDirect. Published January 1, 2016.
  2. Sunyecz JA. The use of calcium and vitamin D in the management of osteoporosis. Therapeutics and clinical risk management. 2008;4(4):827-836.
  3. Cooper D, Dimri M. Biochemistry, Calcium Channels. PubMed. Published 2021.
  4. Carr AC, Maggini S. Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients. 2017 Nov 3;9(11):1211. doi: 10.3390/nu9111211. PMID: 29099763; PMCID: PMC5707683.
  5. 113.Ali A, Njike VY, Northrup V, et al. Intravenous Micronutrient Therapy (Myers’ Cocktail) for Fibromyalgia: A Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2009;15(3):247-257.