Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation of random things that we've actually spent our own money on. These are the things we buy regularly or really like, things we'd actually tell our friends about. And now we're telling you.
A new report by ABC News claims that there's a "fad" going around that involves "Exhausted Americans" going to get vitamin IV drips on their lunch breaks. Yum!
According to the story:
Stars such as Madonna, Simon Cowell and Cindy Crawford reportedly are on the liquid vitamin bandwagon, and a photo Rihanna tweeted of herself with an IV needle in her arm last year fueled speculation that she, too, enjoys the so-called “party girl drip” treatment.
The treatment is not just for stars. Christina Andrews recently had an infusion of vitamins B5 and B12.
“I’m on my feet 12 hours, so I need a lot of energy,” Andrews said. “I recommend it to all my friends.”
If your kneejerk reaction is For the love of Zeus people are stupid, allow me to tell you a story. Friends, a few months ago I was diagnosed with a B12 deficiency, and I got a B12 shot right there, on the spot. I had another one last week as well, and lemme tell ya, like this lady Christina Andrews, I HIGHLY recommend it. I would describe the pace of my walk as I headed to the doctor's office as "trudging." When I left the office, I was strutting. Bouncing. Here is some paparaazi footage. It was not psychological. I felt energized.
I'm not suggesting you just go get shot up if you don't need to. And though 5-hour energy has 8333% percent of your daily requirements of Vitamin B12, it might have a little side effect called death. But if you're tired all the time, get your doctor on the horn. Ask if your B12 levels can be tested. And if you're low, and she's like, oh, there are supplements… Ask for the shot. It was covered by my insurance (I had a co-pay for the office visit) but I looked at the billing and it costs $25. At some drugstores, you can get it through the pharmacy for $21 if you have a prescription. IT FEELS SO GOOD. Not quite Ken Cosgrove on speed, but close. I'm on a monthly regimen for now, but if I could, I would get that sweet love injection once a week. Worth it.
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