A Sick Boy in Blue Long Sleeves Sitting on the Couch next to his mother while receiving an inhalation for his Asthma.
A Sick Boy in Blue Long Sleeves Sitting on the Couch next to his mother while receiving an inhalation for his Asthma.

Asthma is one of the most prevalent lung conditions in the world today. In the United States alone, more than 26 million people have diagnosed cases of asthma. While treatments have come a long way to help with the associated symptoms, there is currently no cure for asthma. As a result, medical professionals are constantly looking for new ways to combat the condition so that those afflicted can live a regular and healthy life. Myer’s Cocktail IV therapy is one of these many unique ways. 

A Myer’s Cocktail is a type of vitamin IV therapy used by doctors and IV clinics. It’s packed with various vitamins, minerals, and fluids that can help treat asthma. Due to its specialized blend of ingredients, a Myer’s Cocktail can be a supplemental treatment for people with asthma. Let’s take a closer look at how the ingredients in this IV infusion can help.

The Role of Magnesium in Asthma Treatment 

One of the reasons that a Myer’s Cocktail may help treat asthma is because it contains magnesium.

As an upper respiratory condition, asthma attacks your airways and forces them to shrink and narrow. Your airways shrink because asthma causes the muscle walls that line them into constant contraction. As a result, it’s harder for you to inhale deeply to replenish the air in your lungs when experiencing an asthma attack. These difficulties often lead to panic and hyperventilation, further complicating the problem.

Magnesium sulfate acts as a bronchodilator, which helps your airway muscle walls relax. When these muscles loosen, your airways return to average size, restoring normal breathing. Due to the capacity of magnesium sulfate to combat an asthma attack, it is often used in emergency rooms and serious situations.

Magnesium in the Myer’s Cocktail 

Magnesium is one of the primary ingredients in Myer’s Cocktail IV therapy. However, the concentration is lower than at an ER, making it much less potent.

Even so, the magnesium in a Myer’s Cocktail makes it an ideal supplemental treatment option for people with asthma. While the magnesium in a Myer’s Cocktail may not immediately open your lungs amid an asthma attack, it can help the muscles in your airways remain smooth and relaxed, which could prevent attacks from happening in the first place.

Vitamin C’s Role in Asthma Treatment 

Citrus fruits on a table representing vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the most critical vitamins for health and wellness. Often referred to as a super vitamin, vitamin C fulfills many different roles in the human body.

How does Vitamin C Help Treat Asthma?

World-renowned for boosting your immune system and fighting off the common cold, vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant that can help treat asthma. As an antioxidant, vitamin C can help neutralize free radicals linked to several conditions and issues related to oxidation, one of which is asthma.

One of the leading causes of asthma attacks is when you experience oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Because vitamin C is an antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals, it may help prevent asthma attacks.

There’s also hope that vitamin C can reduce airway hypersensitivity. Airway hypersensitivity is when your lungs and airways respond abnormally quickly to external stimuli, such as dust, pollen, and other things, and start to constrict.

What Studies say about Vitamin C for Asthma

While there’s a lot of hype around the idea that vitamin C can help treat asthma, it’s also a very new concept. As such, there’s still a lot of researching and studying that needs to happen to confirm these hopes. However, a recent study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has given much credence to these beliefs.

The study showed that a 1 gram/day dose of vitamin C reduced the chances of a moderate or severe asthma attack1 by 89%. The study examined patients whose asthma resulted from a lung infection and lends hope to the potential of vitamin C as a supplemental asthma treatment.

Myer’s Cocktail: Studies and Evidence

While much research and work is necessary to determine how effective a Myer’s Cocktail is in treating asthma, there’s little doubt that it can help. The high vitamin C and magnesium concentration in a typical Myer’s Cocktail has been found effective at treating acute asthma attacks,2 migraines, and fatigue.

Case Study 

A Doctor Giving Inhalation Medication to a Girl through a Nebulizer for her asthma.One of the most compelling case studies in favor of using Myer’s Cocktail to treat asthma is the case of a young, 5-year-old boy. The boy arrived at the hospital during an asthma attack for emergency treatment. Rather than the typical treatment, however, he was given an injection of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and B vitamins – the same ingredients used to create Myer’s Cocktail.

The boy recovered from his attack within several minutes and returned to his usual self. In the following years, he experienced more than 60 asthma attacks, with the same blend of ingredients used to treat each one. He also recovered faster than expected when he received Myer’s Cocktail rather than a traditional asthma treatment.

Combining Traditional Therapies with Myer’s Cocktail 

While there’s much reason for optimism and hope that Myer’s Cocktail can help treat asthma, it shouldn’t be used as a standalone remedy. There isn’t enough research or proof to justify using only a Myer’s Cocktail to treat your asthma. Instead, using Myer’s Cocktail with traditional asthma treatments is best.

This guide examines the potential risks of using Myer’s Cocktail as a standalone asthma treatment.

Effectiveness and Variability

The most considerable risk of using Myer’s Cocktail as a standalone asthma treatment is that there’s no guarantee it will work for you. The concentration of magnesium and vitamin C, the two main ingredients that combat asthma, may need to be higher to have the desired effect. Therefore, Myer’s Cocktail might not be potent enough to stop an asthma attack immediately.

The Myer’s Cocktail may Only Help with Certain Asthma Triggers 

An IV bag of a Myer's IV cocktail.Another risk of using Myer’s Cocktail as your only asthma treatment is that it may only be effective against some asthma attacks. The studies that we have available show that the cocktail is most effective at fighting asthma that stems from a seasonal allergy, an upper respiratory infection, or sinusitis. If your asthma attack is linked to another source, there’s no guarantee that a Myer’s Cocktail will help.

Self Medicating can be Harmful

Talking to a healthcare professional before turning to a Myer’s Cocktail IV treatment to treat your asthma is also essential. There’s a chance that your body is resistant to magnesium or vitamin C, which means the treatment could do more harm than good.


As you can see, although it’s a relatively new concept, there’s plenty of reason to believe that Myer’s Cocktail can be used as an asthma treatment. The high concentration of vitamin C acts as an antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals. The magnesium in the cocktail acts as a bronchodilator that relaxes your airway muscles, resulting in wider airways and easier breathing.

Even the calcium and vitamin B in a Myer’s Cocktail can help ease asthma symptoms.

However, we know about Myer’s Cocktail and its ability to treat asthma; you should never use it as your only treatment. Instead, combine it with other, more traditional therapies under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Until we have more research on Myer’s Cocktail and asthma, it is safest when utilized as a supplemental therapy.

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Myers Cocktail IV - Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in a Myers Cocktail IV Treatment?

Our Myers Cocktail IV Treatment contains B-complex vitamins, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and Magnesium. 

What are the Myers Cocktail benefits?

There are many benefits of our Myers Cocktail IV Therapy including:

  • Stronger immunity
  • Increased hydration
  • Better nerve and bone health
  • Improved blood health and circulation
  • Boosted energy levels
  • Enhanced mood and vitality
  • Sharper memory
  • Better sleep
  • Fewer and less severe migraines
  • Reduced jetlag
  • Quicker recovery from hangovers

Which Vitamin B are included?

The B-complex vitamins included in our Myers Cocktail IV Therapy are:

  • Thiamine
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Pyridoxine
  • Biotin
  • Folic acid
  • Cobalamin

How does Myers Cocktail help with Jet Lag?

Nutrients such as vitamins B and C, magnesium and calcium can help to support healthy sleep and improve overall health and well-being, which may help to alleviate the symptoms of jet lag.

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[2] Gaby AR. - Intravenous nutrient therapy: the Myers' cocktail. Altern Med Rev. 2002 Oct;7(5):389-403. PMID: 12410623;