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Optimize Me

Holiday Hangovers Are Here. Time to Schedule an IV Drip?

You could shell out $200 for an IV drip of electrolytes, or you could spend $2 on a Gatorade

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4 min readDec 17, 2019


Optimize Me is an Elemental column exploring (and fact-checking) the weirdest self-improvement trends. It comes out every Tuesday.



Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental