Banana Bags are IV drips consisting of thiamine, folate, magnesium sulphate, and multivitamins in a saline solution. It is the combination of these electrolytes and B-complex vitamins which turns the solution yellow.

The term ‘Banana Bag’ was coined in America. At UK clinics, including IV Boost, it’s more commonly called the ‘Myers Cocktail IV ’.

The drip combines valuable nutrients and vitamins in concentrations higher than it is possible to take orally, with patients reporting an all-over rejuvenation of mind, body, and spirit.

Myers Cocktail IV (aka ‘Banana Bag’ in the U.S.) is often called the original IV therapy drip.

What Is a Banana Bag Used For?

Banana Bag is used for boosting energy levels and the immune system. It is the perfect drip for those who feel run down and tired.

Vitamins in the Banana Bag IV work as natural antihistamines and are key to a healthy immune system.

For over thirty years, the Banana Bag IV has been used as a complementary therapy by those undergoing treatment for a wide range of health concerns, as well as those keen to address any nutritional deficiencies that could undermine their general health and well-being.

When your body has the right balance of vitamins and electrolytes—chemicals like sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium, necessary for nerve and muscle performance and hydration—you feel energetic, and your health is optimal.

When your body is out of balance due to a vitamin and electrolyte deficiency, your health will start suffering. The symptoms of this imbalance can include fatigue, heart arrhythmia and muscle weakness.

What Does a Banana Bag Include?

The classic Banana Bag or Myers Cocktail IV drip contains:

  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)
  • Vitamin B5 (D-Panthenol)
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamine-HCL)
  • Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)
  • Vitamin B12 (Hydroxocobalamin)
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine-HCL)
  • Magnesium Chloride
  • Vitamin C
  • Folic Acid

What Are the Benefits of Using a Banana Bag IV?

One of the biggest benefits of a Banana Bag IV is the almost immediate relief and feeling of rejuvenation. This is because the fluids are delivered directly into the bloodstream, so there is no need for your body to digest and absorb vitamins. Meanwhile, your cells are hydrated in double-quick time.

Below are some typical reasons people get this treatment at our clinic:

  • After a day in the sun
  • To reduce the effects of jet lag
  • To boost the immune system
  • For rehydration purposes
  • To relieve the symptoms of a hangover

Banana Bags have many advantages and are frequently more efficient than other rehydrating methods.

IV Boost provides a range of IV therapies, tailored to improve health and wellbeing and address health concerns.  For further information and to discuss your nutrition requirements, please contact our friendly team 02030950002 or email