Whether you are a busy executive or flight attendant who are constantly travelling or you’re embarking on your big holiday of the year, the summer sees an increase in men and women in need of a quick pick-me-up to combat the worst effects of jet lag.

How does jet lag affect the body and brain?

Jet lag, known medically as desynchronosis, is when a body travels rapidly across different time zones and the body’s natural circadian rhythms are disrupted.

Your circadian are your 24-hour sleep-wake cycles, often known as the body clock, and they control the physiological, biochemical and behavioural process of the body. It is an internal time-keeping system but we train it by external factors in terms of regulating our activities from day to night.

Disrupting and resetting our body clock will cause jet lag and common symptoms are irritability, tiredness and lethargy and inability to concentrate effectively. You can also experience insomnia, loss of appetite, dizzy sensations and gastrointestinal disturbances. This only affects when you cross time zones and it tends to be more chronic when travelling from west to east. An airplane’s cabin pressure also means slightly less oxygen reaches the brain when you’re flying and leave you dehydrated which can exacerbate your jet lag symptoms.

How does vitamin drip therapy combat jet lag?

You’ve arrived at your destination but instead of jumping straight into meetings or getting out to see the sights, you’re felled by serious jet lag. An intravenous drip that delivers vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream can help get your circadian rhythm back on track quicker. They can also alleviate all of the symptoms associated with jet lag.

Our Hydration IV Booster is a cocktail of saline and electrolytes that rehydrates, rebalances bodily fluids and flushes out toxins and lactic acid that has built up on our flight.

The first and still the foremost vitamin drip is the Myers Cocktail which contains vitamins C, B-12, B5 and B6 and important minerals such as magnesium, selenium and calcium. Deficiencies in all of these minerals are linked to a poor regulation of your body clock so it makes sense that they can aid in resetting it. Magnesium can also help relax your muscles and so can help you get to sleep quicker.

To find out more about how to beat jet lag this summer, call 020 3095 0002 to book a consultation at IV Boost UK.

Facebook: Top tips on how to beat jet lag this summer

Whether you’ve over-indulged with on-board cocktails or crossed several time zones, read about our simple tips on how to beat jet lag this summer so you can hit your meeting at the top of your game or get out to see those sites straightaway.