Myers' cocktail

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"Myers' cocktail" is the colloquial name for an intravenous nutrient mixture invented by Baltimore physician John Myers containing magnesium, calcium, various B vitamins and vitamin C that is promoted as an alternative treatment for a broad range of conditions. It is included in Quackwatch's index of questionable treatments.[1] Evidence to support its use is largely anecdotal with very few scientific publications supporting its use.[2]


  1. ^ Barrett, S (2011-03-24). "Index of Questionable Treatments". Quackwatch. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  2. ^ Dennis, Tammi (6 July 2009). "Michael Jackson reportedly got a Myers cocktail. So what is that exactly?". Los Angeles Times (Tribune). Retrieved 17 October 2009.