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How does IV Therapy Help Jetlag

How does IV Therapy Help Jetlag

Traveling across several time zones can interfere and disrupt your circadian rhythm, often leading to a variety of symptoms which may be uncomfortable. Your internal clock is linked to your home timezone. Your circadian rhythm tells your body when to wake and rest so that you can feel rejuvenated and refreshed. Typically, the more timezones you cross, the more likely you are to feel the effects of jetlag.

Typically symptoms of jetlag can make you feel generally unwell, fatigued, suffer from insomnia, or have gastrointestinal problems. Jetlag is typically temporary until your body adjusts to your new timezone and cycle but its effects can seriously impair your vacation or business trip until it resolves. The general rule of thumb is it takes about one day per timezone crossed to recover from the effects of jetlag.

To help recover from the symptoms of jetlag, it is best to help your body adjust as quickly as possible to your new timezone. For the most part, jet lag is harder for those who travel in an eastern direction due to the fact that traveling west because it is much easier to delay your internal clock to stay up longer than it is to force yourself to sleep when you are not tired. Try to sleep when it is dark and wake up when it is light in order to help your body adjust faster to the new cycle.

To help your body better prepare for rest, make sure you have restored any lost fluids or nutrients that may have resulted from a loss due to travel. Magnesium can be highly effective in helping establish a normal circadian rhythm by prompting the body to feel rested and relaxed enough for sleep. Magnesium has been shown to help people fall asleep faster and sleep deeper which allows for individuals to wake up feeling more rested.

IV hydration therapy has helped many jetlag sufferers recover and acclimate much quicker to their new surroundings. One way that IV therapy helps with this is by restoring hydration quickly. The effects of travel on our fluid levels leaves us in a dehydrated state upon arrival. Typically, people consume less fluids while traveling and naturally airplanes are low humid environments which leave your body more dehydrated than if you were in a normal environment. Even if you were to be vigilant about consuming fluids, research has shown that a 10 hr flight will lead to a fluid loss of roughly 1.5-2 liters due to the environment of the airplane. IV hydration therapy will rapidly replenish lost fluids due to travel.

One of the most common complaints of jetlag is the intense feeling of fatigue. After planning and saving money for a big trip, the last thing you want to be feeling is if you can’t enjoy the experience fully due to being out of sorts. IV nutritional therapy can restore lost nutrients that help supply natural forms of energy so that you can enjoy your trip or function at your best during your business meeting. B vitamins are a great addition to any IV therapy session to naturally restore energy.

Visit us at RVA RevIVe, Richmond, VA to get your pre and post travel infusion! Our drips can be tailored to meet your individual needs for more hydration, relaxation, or immune boosting power prior to your much needed summer vacations.

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