Melatonin for jet lag

I am flying to Africa and heard there was an herb you can take to combat jet lag. Is that true?

I don’t know of an herb for jet lag, but melatonin has proved a very popular and effective treatment for jet lag. Melatonin is a hormone that is recognized as an anti-oxidant, an immune system booster and an anti-cancer tool. Check packaging for dosages or ask your naturopathic doctor.

In addition to this treatment, always drink lots of water on the trip, eat good nutritious food and get enough rest before you leave.

The following melatonin regimens have been recommended for airline travel across time zones:

1-6 zones 7-9 zones 10+ zones
Going east to west: on awakening on awakening on awakening
Going west to east: about 3 p.m. about 3 p.m. on awakening

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