If you’re about to travel and afraid jet lag may hamper your ability to enjoy your vacation or work fulfilments when you land, chances are you may be looking for a product to help you counter desynchronosis or time zone change syndrome, as it is also known. One such product that purports to counteract jet lag is JetFighter Sleep, so it is the product under the microscope in this review.
Jet lag affects your body’s ability to perform according to its normal sleep-wake cycles when you travel through different time zones. No one is completely immune to jet lag, because of the body has internal circadian rhythms which roughly complete in a 24-cycle. Your body intuitively interprets sunlight as the time you should be awake, and darkness as when you should fall asleep.
When these natural cycles are interrupted, you may feel tired, irritable, depressed, unable to sleep, disorientated or generally lethargic. It is worse to travel from west to east. According to science, the exact reasons for this are not known but it is thought that the body copes better with a day that is suddenly longer, than with one that is suddenly shorter. Jet lag affects you more with age.
- Magnesium (oxide/citrate) 100 mg
- L-Theanine 200 mg
- GABA 50 mg
- Phellodendron Root (herb power) 50 mg
- Mucuna Pruriens Extract (15% L-Dopa) 50 mg
- 5-HTP 25 mg
- Melatonin 1 mg.
The first ingredient we expect to see in any desynchronosis aid is melatonin. It is synthetic when contained in medical form, but a sleep hormone produced naturally in the body. The dosage included is light, so it is not surprising to find other ingredients here as well.
L-Theanine is an amino acid that reduces stress and promotes relaxation. Like L-Theanine, GABA calms the nervous system. It is a neurotransmitter. 5-HTP is a naturally found amino acid that helps with the release of serotonin, the feel-good and calming brain chemical. Phellodendron Root is a Chinese herb that treats pain and inflammation, which could occur after long hours in a cramped plain or due to dehydration from travelling. The bean Mucuna Pruriens Extract aids with the release of dopamine, another mood enhancer. On the other hand, magnesium keeps heart rhythms strong and even, and steadies blood pressure.
As this formula does not rely on melatonin alone, it addresses the whole cluster or symptoms one could expect as a result of time zone change syndrome. It should be an effective aid to reorienting the body and keeping things ‘normal’ at night.
Take 1 capsule once or twice before bedtime, with a full glass of water. If you have other ailments, especially depression, you should not take this product without consulting a medical professional. Children, pregnant women and nursing women should not take this supplement. It also should not be taken if you are about to drive or do any activity that requires alertness, such as operating heavy machinery. Do not exceed the maximum dosage.
The product may come into contact with shellfish, nuts, wheat and soy so stay clear if you have related allergies.
On Amazon, you can buy a bottle of 30 capsules for $24,99. This is either a month or two week’s supply, depending on how much you need.
Our research did not uncover any evidence of a returns policy.
JetFighter Sleep Review – Conclusion
JetFighter Sleep is a well-rounded synthesis of sleep, calming and anti-irritability ingredients. As a result, it should work well to induce restful sleep at night in the new location.
However, not only is it rather expensive but in the cost increases if you need to supplement it with the separate day-time formula. The day aspects of jet lag are addressed in a completely different product, and there seem to be no real incentives for bundling your purchase together. Although the product gets good reviews, it only addresses the sleep aspect of desynchronosis. Consumers admit to having to buy either the JetFighter or other remedy to be mentally awake and fit during the day. As a result, we would rather recommend a product with a guarantee, that provides a day and night formula as part of the same product, so the ingredients synthesize well. Look for one that does so and is also more cost effective, especially if the stakes are high such as travelling for work, or going on that once-in-a-lifetime vacation.