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Melatonin for long haul

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Melatonin for long haul

Hi everyone.

Has anyone used melatonin to Ray and combat jet lag?

After a few UK-Australia flights, I'm trying to hone the jet lag thing.

I refuse to use narcotics or benzodiazepines (like Valium or Xanax). (They are addictive and induce drowsiness but not restfulness.)

I have heard good things about melatonin, of taken diligently, to try and reset your circadian rhythm. Any advice?

I'm planning a Sydney-Edinburgh flight on jan 26th. (Dep SYD 1700, arr EDI 1010 on 27th).

Thanks all.

Abs :)

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1. Re: Melatonin for long haul

Abs, there's a lot of mentions of melatonin on the New York forum if you do a search. I remember seeing quite a few posts where people said it made a big difference.

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2. Re: Melatonin for long haul

Thanks! I'll look it up.

Abs :)

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3. Re: Melatonin for long haul

Have a look at No Jet Lag, a Kiwi product. I have used it and have absolutely no complaints. All homeopathic ingredients.

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4. Re: Melatonin for long haul

I've used it. Made absolutely no difference. But my friend who put me onto it swears by it. Seems to affect different people in different ways.

I wasn't aware you could buy it in Australia.

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5. Re: Melatonin for long haul

Lots!

http://www.nojetlag.com/auretail.html#act

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6. Re: Melatonin for long haul

I used it for years flying from North America to Europe and to Australia. It is the same as the melantonin your body makes. Worked for me!

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7. Re: Melatonin for long haul

I tried the melatonin, it worked somewhat, but not nearly as well at the No Jetlag which I just tried recently and will use again.

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8. Re: Melatonin for long haul

I hope my comment is not indelicate but melatonin has a side effect that can be awful. I've tried it in a 3 mg dose several times and it never worked for me, ever. Unwisely, I upped my dose to 5 mg. and it did put me to sleep but then I developed major diarrhea. It was horrendous and I do not exaggerate. Googling melatonin confirmed that diarrhea can be a side effect for many people. Had I been traveling it would have been disastrous. Hope this helps.

Edited: 6:03 pm, January 03, 2014
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9. Re: Melatonin for long haul

Used to use this on transatlantic flights but TBH it made no difference.

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10. Re: Melatonin for long haul

>>All homeopathic ingredients<<

Which means that it has no active ingredients and is no better than a placebo.