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Are we one step closer to putting an end to jet lag for good?

by , 07 October 2013

If you've ever crossed multiple time zones on a business trip, you'll know just how hard jet lag can be. After all, besides not being able to sleep, jet lag can also lead to anxiety, constipation, diarrhoea, confusion, dehydration, irritability, nausea, and even memory loss. So it's no wonder that jetsetters around the world are excited by the latest news from Japan…

Japanese researchers have discovered why travellers get jet lag!

It all comes down to the hormone vasopressin. And this discovery could eventually lead to a pill to curb those restless nights and afternoon slumps you experience after cross time zones, reports CTV News.

Could a pill really put jet lag behind you for good?

According to scientists, it could.

The Japanese scientists involved in the study tried the theory out on genetically modified mice. After suppressing the compound vasopressin in the mice, they discovered these mice were able to almost instantly adjust to an eight-hour jump. Normal mice, on the other hand, took eight to ten days to adjust, explains IOL.

And they believe the same could be true in humans.

But just because we have wait for these scientists to come up with a human solution, doesn’t mean you have to live with jet lag.

Revealed: An all-natural way to treat jet lag

According to Nutrition & Healing’s Dr Jonathan Wright, treating jet lag naturally is easy: Take a chaste tree supplement.

Research shows this herb can actually increase the body’s own natural production of melatonin. And since melatonin is the hormone that helps regulate our circadian rhythm, taking a dose with each meal is a great way to help your body get back to normal faster, adds beamingwithhealth.com.

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