Antibiotics — Dr. Rawls’ Ratings
Efficacy: 3 stars
Safety: 4 stars
Cost: 3 out of 5 dollar signs
Ways to Administer: intravenous (IV) administration of vitamins
Bottom Line: IV vitamin therapy can be a supportive therapy to provide a temporary stockpile of nutrients for your cells, but the benefits are usually temporary.


During intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy, a cocktail of vitamins, including vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, and sometimes glutathione, are delivered to your bloodstream by inserting an IV line into your vein. Your cells require nutrients to operate efficiently. But factors like chronic illness, prolonged stress, and inflammation can deplete your cells of the vital nutrients you need to get well. Patients often report that IV vitamins, sometimes called Myer’s cocktails, help them feel better.

This therapy is becoming increasingly more popular, and it’s available at many IV centers and integrative clinics around the country.


The benefits of IV vitamin therapy are often short-lived. However, I think it’s a reasonable, supportive intervention to consider if you feel like you need to jumpstart your internal battery once in a while.


IV vitamin therapy is relatively safe, but there can be some issues when trying to insert a needle into a vein. Also, repeated use of IV vitamin C may cause scarring of the veins, so it’s an intervention better kept for the times when you’re feeling low.


Typically, insurance doesn’t cover IV vitamin therapy, so you’ll need to pay out of pocket for it. The cost will vary from one clinic to another.

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Dr. Rawls is a physician who overcame Lyme disease through natural herbal therapy. You can learn more about Lyme disease in Dr. Rawls’ new best selling book, Unlocking Lyme.
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