Has anyone tried "No Jet-Lag"?

Old May 17th, 2007, 08:02 AM
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Has anyone tried "No Jet-Lag"?

I was wondering if anyone has tried the product No-Jetlag? I see it mentioned occasionally, but no reports of whether or not it works. Any input?
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:13 AM
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My plan for no jet lag is AMBIEN!
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:21 AM
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I have not personally used it - but a locally owned travel shop carries it and asks every customer who buys it to report back on their results. (no this is not a self-serving survey by a merchant - they are a local institution and practically a community center w/ workshops and such)

They have kept track for over 3 years and so far 65% of the customers say it helped either a lot or somewhat. 8% say they actually had worse jetlag, and the rest (27% ) didn't experience any difference.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:51 AM
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We've used it on our last two trips to Europe and our daughter used it on her trip to China. All of us thought it worked very well.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:57 AM
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I think I will look for some. Thank you.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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Be aware that the product contains no active ingredients, and the company that makes it freely admits it.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 09:08 AM
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I took it... NEVER AGAIN.

If like me, your blood sugar is senstive to highs this may not be a good idea. Just a bad reaction where I was shaking like a leaf followed by a crash that was worse then the jet lag.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 09:23 AM
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It seems to work for me. It is not a sleep aid, but what it does is help minimize the groggy disoriented feeling you get upon arrival.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 09:51 AM
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My SO and I both took it on our recent trip to Rome. As we live on the West coast of Canada it was a particularly long flight. My SO swore it made a big improvement in his jetlag--I'm not so sure. But we'd both use it again if only for the placebo effect.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 10:08 AM
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It does have active ingredients, a bunch of herbs, etc. It's a homeopathic product where they throw in a bunch of different herbs, weeds, plants, whatever, that are all supposed to have very general uses for about anything. A lot of people can have bad effects to things like that, or allergies, and it isn't regulated like drugs for quality control and things like that. I am not a believer in many homeopathic remedies, and think many can be harmful, but I wouldn't ever stick a bunch of different herbs in my body that I didn't even know what they were. I think marijuana would make more sense.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 10:14 AM
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< I think marijuana would make more sense > Probably. But you can't smoke on planes any more.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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I tried it--I found it vaguely nauseating and it did nothing for my jetlag.

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Old May 17th, 2007, 10:47 AM
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I've taken it for the last few trips and had virtually no jetlag. Sometimes I have a little coming back, but mainly I'm just tired. I also don't drink alcohol on the plane, set my watch to the arrival time and stay up the day I get in.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 12:06 PM
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Homeopathic remedies are not harmful; they can't be, because they don't contain anything. You left out a step after "throw in a bunch of herbs". Homeopathic remedies are not herbal remedies; they are extreme-dilution remedies. After they throw in those herbs, they dilute the solution to the point far beyond which there is any possiblility that there is a single atom of any of the active substances remaining.

They believe that the water or alcohol remaining in the solution "remembers" the biological effect of the atoms of substance that used to be there. There's nothing in it. Look it up. Homeopathic remedies contain 0.000000000 % of the stuff that supposedly does the job.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 12:15 PM
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To each his own, but I swear by the product and have used it every time I travel to Europe from NYC.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 12:26 PM
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I've used it a few times with little benefit. My best results are by taking 2-3mg melatonin for 3 nights before I travel. Taking it before I sleep on the plane (supplimented by Ambien, Halcion Benedryl or whatever else I need to get me to sleep) and then taking it for the first 3 nights (1/2 - 1 hour before sleep)at my destination. I also try to get sunlight as soon as possible to help reset my body clock.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 02:17 PM
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I wondered about the "no active ingredients" statement so I went to thier web page.

A few ingedidents
Ipecacuanha is useful as an emetic when it is necessary to unload the stomach in cases where there is great debility or in childhood. As a nauseant, expectorant, and diaphoretic, it is prescribed in bronchitis, etc., and in disorders in which it is desired to increase the actions of the skin
(I don't know, but "unloading" the stomach sounds active to me)

and the one I think cause my problems...

Sorbitol, also known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol the body metabolises slowly. It is obtained by reduction of glucose changing the aldehyde group to an additional hydroxyl group hence the name sugar alcohol.



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Old May 17th, 2007, 02:23 PM
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We used it a few weeks ago for the first time. My husband said he felt a bit better, I did not see any difference.
I take sleeping pills for the first few days - works for me.
 
Old May 17th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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I bought some once, but after reading the directions and ingredients, decided not to take it.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 07:42 PM
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Thank you all for your replies. It seems to be a toss up whether it is effective or not. I guess I'll have to give it a try and see for myself. Thanks again. I appreciate all the input.
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