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Sep 8th, 2014, 12:56 PM
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"No Jet Lag"

Has anyone tried the homeopathic pills you take on your flight every 2-4 hours that supposedly eases jet lag... it's actually called "No Jet Lag"? Thanks for your input.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 01:42 PM
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You do understand what Homeopathic means, don't you? It means there are no active ingredients. The "active" ingredient has been diluted so many times that there is no longer even so much as one molecule of it left in the preparation.

I don't take homeopathic remedies, but if you can convince yourself it might work, then it might.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 01:48 PM
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I tried it once--I wanted it to work (we're on the west coast so we have a major time difference when flying to Europe) but I really didn't see any difference and I haven't used it again (even though I have a package left).
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Sep 8th, 2014, 01:50 PM
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Sorry I should have included this in the post. The question is for a coworker who is making his first trip overseas, not for me.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 02:05 PM
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That's what I always say.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 02:13 PM
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A local travel shop was curious and did a survey when they first started selling the product years ago. They gave every customer a survey form when they bought NoJetLag. The results . . .

About 80% returned the surveys.

and almost exactly 50% came down on each side - "worked for me' and 'totally no effect'.

No definitive answer one way or the other - and the shop still sells the product.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 02:16 PM
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Sep 8th, 2014, 02:17 PM
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Didn't work for me.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 02:37 PM
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FYI
No longer available.....FDA took it off the market.
Did work for us as we continued to take it for 24 hours after so that jet lag did not continue beyond the first day. Maybe it was mind over matter but whatever works.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 02:37 PM
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Funny janisj, before I posted the thread I predicted a 50/50 split on effectiveness, with a few wise-cracks thrown in for good measure.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 02:46 PM
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cornelius01, It's still on the market here (Seattle, WA, USA) he just bought it a couple days ago.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 03:15 PM
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>>No longer available.....FDA took it off the market.<<

That would surprise WholeFoods and REI where I have actually seen it available w/i the last 3 weeks.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 03:47 PM
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We use it; we feel it helps. Maybe it's all psychological. But if that's why, so what? There is lots of data re: Placebo Effect and how people feel better even when taking placebo.

There's nothing harmful in it, so what's to lose?
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Sep 8th, 2014, 04:34 PM
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I'm interested in how much worse jet lag is for me when I fly home from Europe (west) than when I fly to Europe (east). When I first arrive in Europe I generally am tired and out of synch for a day. But when I come home, I'm really wiped out and don't feel at all well for a week or so.

What have your experiences been?
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Sep 8th, 2014, 04:53 PM
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I usually fly to somewhere in Asia, arrive at night, go to sleep (with a melatonin) and get up early. While I'm tired that first evening, after that I'm in the time zone. When we flew to Paris in May, we arrived there early in the morning, and while we did nap a bit in the afternoon, that whole day was pretty much lost to jet lag/fatigue. But we were fine from then on.

I rarely have much trouble returning home. I am usually able to sleep the first night home (sometimes with the help of melatonin) and am fine the next day.
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Sep 8th, 2014, 04:56 PM
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suze, I tried it once years ago and it seemed to work. Now I take Ambien on the flight and Tylenol PM for the first few nights once at my destination. That seems to work just as well if not better.

Peg, I am also far more tired/out of sync when I get home (West Coaster).
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Sep 8th, 2014, 05:28 PM
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Suze - For me it works. It's sold as Jetease in Australia. It might be placebo but who cares. I got to Europe (and we are talking 23+ hours flying/transiting) and felt fine. Started going to sleep at a "normal" time. Although it doesn't help me sleep on the flight but I can generally nap for a few hours anyway.
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Sep 9th, 2014, 07:53 AM
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You are paying money for nothing. Do a little research... going by memory these pills have had the active ingredient (which is probably also useless) diluted to the 32nd power. That means diluted with water by a number with 32 digits! This is the equivalent of a grain of rice being diluted by all the water in the Pacific ocean. Not much potency left then!

Do some Googling and Youtube searching using the terms James Randi and homeopathy for more info. In a nutshell, homeopathy states that the more a substance is diluted the more powerful it becomes. So make yourself a cup of coffee then dilute it to the 32nd power. See if you get a massive caffeine jolt! LOL I guess you'll need more than one cup!
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Sep 9th, 2014, 08:10 AM
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It may be the same as tapwater, but if you go out of your way to find it, get excited about the prospect of not having jet lag, and pay good money for it (the more money you spend, the better it is likely to work - - brain studies show people's pleasure centers lighting up royal when told that a wine costs $100 vs. the very same wine when told it costs $5), and administer it as a form of ritual, chances are it will work much better than the water you inadvertently drink from a fountain before you get on the plane.
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