A week after returning from our travels abroad, The Weekly Beet reports that we are still suffering from Jet Lag! We know you know the feeling all too well. At 8PM, it is time for bed and at 4AM, your eyes are wide open, making it virtually impossible to go back to sleep. Oh, the beauty of traveling!! We suffer from disorientation, body aches, lack of motivation, waking in the middle of the night, and utter exhaustion. Unfortunately, Jet Lag doesn't make traveling too glam. What on earth can we do to ease these awful symptoms on our biological tickers??
After our 9 hour flight, we immediately hit the health food store in search of THE remedy for Jet Lag. We came across a few that we felt we absolutely must share with you. The first is a homeopathic remedy called No Jet Lag that you can buy in any health food store. No Jet Lag consists of various natural ingredients such as Arnica, used for fatigue and tension, Daisy, used for muscle soreness, Chamomile, used for sleeplessness, and various others. Click here to see the exact ingredients in the remedy.
The No Jet Lag site tells us how to reduce Jet Lag. We agree with their recommendation that it's necessary to stay hydrated. Go for H2O, instead of coffee or alcohol. Drinking water is one of the most important things to do to ease jet lag!!! It's hard enough getting over Jet Lag! No need to give yourself double trouble with a hangover too. Exercising is another. You can't run laps in the aisles of the aircraft, but you can get up and stretch. We highly recommend stretching periodically to ease Jet Lag. Click here to read more about their recommendations. For the serious traveler, we came across something called The Anti-Jet Lag Diet. We can't say that we have tried it, but we can say that it looks pretty interesting! The diet works to set the body's biological clock by eating certain foods including proteins and carbohydrates. By eating proteins, these help the body produce energy needed to wake up and by eating carbohydrates, these help the body produce the necessary chemicals needed to go to sleep. Click here to see how the diet works. We did our research and think it's a must for the avid traveler!
We also found Boiron's Jet Lag CareKit. Boiron is one of the largest homeopathic companies on the scene today. We are big fans of Boiron and absolutely LOVE the CareKit! We threw it in our bag and kept it with us at all times. It definitely works. The CareKit comes in a really cute plastic container filled with three little cylinder bottles that are meant to treat muscle pains, sleep pattern disturbance, and drowsiness. To be exact the names are Arnica Montana, Cocculus Indicus, and Nux Vomica. The blue bottles are filled with tiny, tasty, round pills that are meant to be placed under the tongue and left to dissolve. Don't confuse them for candy and take too many! Obviously, take as directed. For those of you unfamiliar with homeopathy, it is a natural form of medicine derived from plants, animal materials, and minerals. It is widely used in Europe and is taking flight in America. Homeopathy was established 200 years ago by a German physician named Samuel Hahneman. Homeopathy is recognized by the World Health Organization as the second largest therapeutic system in the world. Now THAT is what we call UNBEETABLE!!!! Next time you're flying across six different time zones, don't forget to grab one of Boiron's Jet Lag CareKits. You'll be happy that you did.
During the wee hours of a Jet Lag moment, we were flipping through the pages of Town & Country and came across a company called T. They have an amazing Tea selection, two of which caught our eye called Jet Lag AM and Jet Lag PM. The Jet Lag AM contains Yerba Mate, Ginkgo Biloba, and Ginseng to give more sustained energy and reset the body clock. There is also Vitamin C to boost the immune system while helping the body cope with the effects of Jet Lag. The Jet Lag PM tea is naturally caffeine-free and helps ease tension and headaches, resulting from flying. This tea contains Passion Flowers and Valerian to soothe the nerves. The teas can be found all over the world in many fancy hotels such as the Ritz. Be on the lookout!
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