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Potential jet lag remedy?

I just came across this item and thought it might be of use to travellers......

http://www.everythingzoomer.com/alert-drops-lemon/?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Zoomer%20Magazine%20Newsletter%20-%20July%2013%202017&utm_content=&spMailingID=11470822&spUserID=MTQzODU4MjgyNjQ1S0&spJobID=1201204712&spReportId=MTIwMTIwNDcxMgS2

I haven't had occasion to try it yet, but it looks promising. In the interests of full disclosure, I have no financial interests in the company making this product.

Posted by
19170 posts

To get "fresh air & exercise", you probably have to be off the plane and in the sunshine, and sunshine (and you have to be exposed to it when it is nighttime back home) is the only remedy for desynchronization or true jet lag, although getting sleep on the plane help with travel fatigue, which exacerbates desynchronization.

Anytime someone sells a remedy for jet lag, I have to be suspicious.

Posted by
5132 posts

Soooo.... can we predict a worldwide run on lemons in the coming year? Time to start playing the commodities market?

Posted by
14254 posts

Interesting! Plus who new Potsie and Dr Heimlich were related!!

Posted by
32266 posts

I've tried the "fresh air & exercise" solution numerous times, and it doesn't work for me. I've also tried the No Jet Lag pills and those are useless. I'm willing to try the lemon approach on my next trip, but I'm really not expecting any miraculous results.

Posted by
1311 posts

Ken, would you need to buy the product? It seems to be basically lemon juice and a preservative.
Maybe just take a little container of fresh squeezed juice and a few Q-tips to dab it on your tongue.
Let us know if it works for you!

Posted by
16903 posts

While they mention jet lag in the caption, they are really talking about travel fatigue. It appears that what it does is wake one up right away when drowsy---something about a direct connection to the brain from the taste receptor for sour tastes. This does nothing to re-set the body clock, which is what you need to do to recover from jet lag.

Posted by
4132 posts

What Lola said. There are things you can do with food to reset your circadian clock, but this isn't one of them.

The article actually doesn't mention jet lag at all, it's just a buzz word in the headline that someone slapped onto it.

Posted by
9363 posts

I find it a little hilarious that Potsie called his uncle "Dr Heimlich".

Posted by
19170 posts

I've tried the "fresh air & exercise" solution numerous times, and it
doesn't work for me.

To repeat, it's not the fresh air and exercise that works, it's just the exposure to sunshine when you body doesn't expect it.

Posted by
32266 posts

"To repeat, it's not the fresh air and exercise that works, it's just the exposure to sunshine when you body doesn't expect it."

OK, to expand on my original statement......

I've tried the "fresh air, exercise and blistering hot sunshine" solution numerous times, and it doesn't work for me. Whether my body expects it or not, it doesn't help in my case. The only solution that seems to help is a short power nap after I get checked into the hotel.