When Adele performed eight nights at L.A.’s Staples Center last summer, she wasn’t running on stamina alone. She was getting an energy boost from IV vitamin infusions administered by Drip Doctors, the year-and-a-half-old Downtown go-to for stars including Chris Brown, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. The $220 drip is called Limitless, the “celebrity favorite,” says founder Dr. Jamila Sozahdah, full of antioxidants that are good for singers, especially, preventing bacteria and polyps from building up or developing on the vocal cords.
Dr. Sozahdah says while IV drips do help tremendously with a hangover, the majority of her DTLA clientele are there for wellness purposes, a vast difference from the mobile unit her team takes to Coachella: “I used to work at a trauma center in Palm Springs and all the celebrities would come in there because they’re all dehydrated or have heat stroke. But [this] will give you energy, mental clarity, immune support, it balances you inside out,” adding that regular clients come two times a month for an IV drip or IV push (a less hydrating vitamin-packed 60cc syringe that infuses in 6-10 minutes as opposed to an hour), sometimes before Pilates or Speedplay, or before traveling so they don’t get sick from the plane’s recycled air. Prices range from $89 for a strictly hydrating drip, to $220 for the Limitless. Booster shots ($25 to $50) are also a quick option, which still boast a 95 percent absorption rate to the 20 percent when you take vitamins orally.