Travel and Jetlag IV
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Travel and Jetlag IV
About This IV
Whether you’ve recently returned from that once in a lifetime trip around the world, you’re a jet-setting executive or flight attendant who constantly travels for work, or even a night shift worker whose sleep schedule is out of whack from crazy hours; this IV will help you get back to your normal routine and feel better practically overnight.
We administer 1 liter of 0.9% normal saline which quickly rehydrates your body. Dehydration is a major factor during travel especially in dry un-humidified airplane cabins.
We also include L-tryptophan to help with sleep and natural melatonin production from your pineal gland. Then we throw in Zinc, B-complex, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D3 to strengthen your immune system, meaning this IV infusion can be useful before and after long trips to help protect you against those inevitable colds that creep around in airplane cabins.
An anti-inflammatory pain medication can administered as necessary at no additional cost.
Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, and, like serotonin, is manufactured from the amino-acid L-Tryptophan. Serotonin is produced during the day. Melatonin is activated during the night from serotonin when darkness stimulates the brain to produce it.
Melatonin has many functions in the body: It regulates the sleep/ wake cycle (circadian rhythm) (1), it is a potent antioxidant (2) and free-radical scavenger even in small doses and may modulate the immune system, reducing inflammation.
Taken orally in small doses (0.3-3 mg) melatonin causes sedation and can help regulate and advance the sleep cycle. This IV is designed to support your natural melatonin production by providing its precursor L-trytophan. L-tryptophan gets converted to serotonin and then melatonin at night.
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- Airplane Travel
- Long Flights
- Travel Inside Enclosed Spaces like Trains, cars, busses
- International Travel
- Night-Shift Workers