This is a review for a homeopathic jet lag product that has been formulated as a spray. Jet lag arises when the body’s circadian rhythms are short-circuited due to travelling over different time zones. It gets worse with age, and is especially bad when travelling from west to east, as the body seems to find shortening days more confusing than lengthening them. Circadian rhythms regulate sleep-wake patterns.
Homeopathic remedies do not treat symptoms from the outside, but stimulates the body into rectifying malfunctions itself. It does this by exposing the body to more of the symptoms causing aggravation to induce self-healing. Homeopathy has its detractors and it does not work for everyone.
Most people know that after a long flight you may be unable to sleep. But an often overlooked issue with time zone change syndrome is what happens during the day. You may feel extremely tired, anxious, moody or groggy and also have general pain, such as headaches.
- Cocculus Indicus
- Colchicum Autumnale
- Gelsemium Sempervirens
- Juniperus Communis
- Kali Phosphoricum
- Kali Carbonicum
- Nux Vomica
- Phosphoricum Acidum
- Passiflora Incarnata
Cocculus Indicus fights nausea and fatigue. Colchicum Autumnale is used to treat inflammation, although there are some safety concerns around its use. The headache component of jet lag is treated with Gelsemium Sempervirens. Juniperus Communis, on the other hand, is used as a calming agent. Furthermore, optimal oxidation to the brain is facilitated by Kali Phosphoricum. Kali Carbonicum is a well-known homeopathic agent which aids with good health and a number of diverse ailments. Passiflora Incarnata induces feelings of calm.
It is hard to see how these ingredients would be a great synthesis for fighting jet lag in our researched opinion. The formulation appears to be somewhat haphazard. Other homeopathic formulations are more targeted to fight insomnia and daytime grogginess.
Adults should use 3 sprays a day and children should use two. Spray directly into the mouth. As some ingredients are considered toxic in some forms and the safety of others has not been completely established, we would advise medical clearance before using this product for all individuals.
A 2 oz spray pump costs $73.03. This is exorbitant as compared to almost all other jet lag products. It is also not clear how long the spray bottle is meant to last.
You can return the product for a full refund within 30 days.
Dr King’s by KingBio Jet Lag & Shift Change – Conclusion
Although the product comes with a solid guarantee, we find the formulation somewhat strange, eclectic and non-substantial. No doubt it may work for some, but it is baffling to think of a spray for jet lag as a remedy. For how long can you use it? When should you start using it? In addition, you could ask: Why opt for a spray and not a chew tablet? These are all questions the manufacturer does not seem to adequately address.
The product is hyper expensive and it is dubious as to whether it alleviates day time fogginess. It does seem to address the issue of insomnia, pain and headaches to some degree. On the other hand, a big concern is the complete lack of consumer reviews anywhere for this product. It is likely consumers are as hesitant to try a vaguely formulated, seriously expensive spray for jet lag. The price is probably the biggest deterrent as it costs about double any other similar remedy.