No-Jet-Lag: technical specifications

No-Jet-Lag is available in a 32-tablet strip packet. Each 340mg tablet contains a formulation of five homeopathic remedies to counter the effects of jet-lag, and each packet contains sufficient tablets for an average round-the-world itinerary (over 50 hours of flying).

No-Jet-Lag is manufactured according to the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) and is listed with the FDA for over-the-counter sale in the United States. Its National Drug Code is 059672-0130-4 and barcode 750980001329.

No-Jet-Lag is packaged in premises inspected by a regulatory authority to ensure the premises meet the standard grade of hygiene, class one.

Indications

Jet-lag is a complex condition which occurs when flying long distances. There are several causes but the main one is crossing time zones, which causes circadian dysrhythmia. Other factors are dehydration, lack of fresh air, lack of exercise, loss of quality sleep, and problems arising from cabin pressure (equivalent to 8,000 feet).

Dosage

One tablet of No-Jet-Lag should be taken at the time of each take-off, another every two hours in flight, and another after each landing (including at intermediate stops). During long flights, the two-hour intervals may be extended if the user is sleeping.

Warnings and precautions

No-Jet-Lag can be used by travellers of all ages. If a user suffers from a major medical problem, normal caution should be exercised in flying on long journeys. No-Jet-Lag does not counter the effects of existing medical disorders or of alcohol or general exhaustion.

Interactions

No-Jet-Lag may be taken with any other medication. Like other homeopathic remedies, No-Jet-Lag is most effective when taken separately from food and drink, but has been specially formulated so that it may if necessary be taken in association with food and/or drink, e.g. coffee.

Flying while pregnant

Preferably, flying while pregnant should be avoided. Changes in the body during pregnancy can cause discomfort of various kinds on long flights, and No-Jet-Lag does not counter these. Because of the very small concentration of ingredients in No-Jet-Lag it is safe to use while pregnant.

Dosage for children

Children under three years usually do not suffer much from jet-lag, but it is recommended that they also take No-Jet-Lag on long flights. They often display irritability which is one of the leading symptoms of jet-lag. They also need plenty of fluid frequently to reduce dehydration. For children aged 4-12 years the recommended dose is one tablet every four hours (compared with the adult dose of one tablet every two hours).

Adverse effects

Owing to the minute doses involved, there is little possibility of adverse effects. There has never been any recorded adverse effect from homeopathic remedies above 12C. All remedies used in No-Jet-Lag are 30C, well above the 12C limit.

Overdosage

Should a user take more No-Jet-Lag than recommended, no harmful side effects should be expected, owing to the minute dilutions of active ingredients employed in homeopathic preparations.

X-rays, coffee, mint and homeopathic products

Some homeopathic products are harmed by exposure to x-rays, coffee or aromatic products such as mint. No-Jet-Lag is not affected in this way. It has been robustly manufactured to ensure it remains effective after exposure to such factors, and a trial involving long-haul passengers has proved it to be resistant to such treatment.

Active Ingredients

The five homeopathic remedies listed below are the active ingredients in No-Jet-Lag.

Arnica, extracted from Arnica Montana (leopard's bane).
Widely used to alleviate injuries, strains, tension, over-exertion, mental stress and shock, sleeplessness and restlessness when over-tired.


Proper name: Arnica Montana (Asteraceae/Compositae)
Common names: leopard's bane, wolf's bane, mountain tobacco and sneezewort.
Source: Grows in the mountains of Europe and Siberia.
Parts used: Whole plant when in flower.

Bellis Perennis, extracted from the common daisy.
Used to alleviate muscular soreness, venous congestion due to mechanical causes (e.g. sitting without exercise), problems from waking mid-sleep and sleep interruptions.

Proper name: Bellis Perennis.
Common names: European daisy, bruisewort.
Source: Grows throughout Europe and in eastern parts of the US.
Parts used: Fresh plant in flower.

Chamomilla, extracted from German chamomile.
Used to alleviate emotional and mental stress, sleeplessness, impatience, intolerance and disorientation.

Proper name: Matricaria Recutita (Asteraceae/Compositae)
Common names: German or Hungarian chamomile, rauschert.
Source: Grows in Europe and the US.
Parts used: Juice expressed from the whole fresh plant in flower.

Ipecacuanha, extracted from the root of ipecac (a South American shrub).
Used to alleviate dehydration, irritability in chest and stomach, nausea.

Proper name: Cephaelis Ipecacuanha
Common name: Ipecacuanha.
Source: Grows in the tropical rain forest of South and Central America.
Parts used: Dried root.

Lycopodium, extracted from club moss.
Used to alleviate anxiety, anticipatory fears, apprehension, over-sensitivity, inability to adapt to new surroundings.

Proper name: Lycopodium Clavatum
Common names: Wolfsclaw, club moss, running pine, stag's horn moss.
Source: Native to mountains and forests in the northern hemisphere.
Parts used: Spores and pollen dust.

Inactive ingredients

The three substances listed below are the inactive ingredients in No-Jet-Lag.

Sorbitol, a tabletting agent.
GRAS (generally recognised as safe). Used in every day items like biscuits and jams and especially diabetic jams. Tastes like sugar.

Magnesium stearate, E470b, a separating agent.
GRAS (generally recognised as safe). Used frequently in tablets. No distinctive taste. The source is vegetable, not animal.

Sterilized talc, E553b, a lubricating agent.
GRAS (generally recognised as safe). Used frequently in tablets. No distinctive taste.

No-Jet-Lag does not contain any of the following substances

Yeasts
Sucrose
Starch
Lactose
Salt
Wheat
Gluten
Milk
Egg
Crustacean Shellfish
Tree Nuts
Peanuts
Soybeans
Artificial colourings
Artificial flavourings
Preservatives
Dairy products
Animal products
Fish or fish by-products
Any ingredient known to cause allergies
Melatonin or any other hormone