The Meyer’s cocktail is named after the late John Meyers, MD and has been popularized by the nutritional medicine expert Alan Gaby, MD. Meyer’s cocktails contain vitamin C, magnesium, minerals and B vitamins. The cocktail can be helpful for combating chronic fatigue, asthma, arrhythmias and other conditions.
Why give nutrients intravenously?
Intravenous nutrients can achieve serum concentrations not obtainable with other routes of administration. Various nutrients have been shown to expert pharmacological effects, which can only be achieved with IV administration. For example, an antiviral effect of vitamin C has been demonstrated at a level achievable only with IV administration.
The power of magnesium: Magnesium is a key ingredient in the Meyer’s cocktail and promotes relaxation of both blood vessels and skeletal muscle and reduces muscle spasm. In addition to having direct pharmacological effects, IV nutrient therapy is more effective for correcting intracellular nutrient deficits because some nutrients are present at much higher concentrations in the cells than in the serum and the high blood levels achieved with IV drive the nutrients into the cell.
For example, the average magnesium concentration in the heart cells is 10 times higher than the concentration outside the cells. In certain disease states, the capacity of membrane pumps to maintain normal concentration gradients may be compromised.
Magnesium chloride hexahydrate 20% (magnesium) 2-5 mL
Calcium gluconate 10% (calcium) 1-3 mL
Hydroxocobalamin 1,000 mcg/mL (B12) 1 mL
Pyridoxine hydrochloride 100mg/mL (B6) 1 mL
Dexpanthenol 250 mg/mL (B5) 1 mL
B complex 100 (Bcomplex) 1 mL
Vitamin C 222 mg/mL (C) 4-20 mL