I travel to Latin America more than other continents partly because it’s a lot easier to hit the ground running both going and coming. Flying from the U.S. or Canada, you seldom have to move more than a couple time zones, so the dreaded jet lag won’t knock you out.
Crossing the Atlantic or Pacific is a different story, however, and almost any pre-flight ritual or remedy you hear about has as many downsides as upsides. Apart from just getting on the local time as soon as possible and getting lots of sleep on the local clock time, there’s no simple cure.
I’ve got to say these No Jet Lag pills work surprisingly well though in shortening the time it takes to recover. My big test was when I flew from the East Coast of the U.S. to Bangkok via London. I took these all natural pills as directed and so did my wife and daughter. We were all dragging through the day as expected at first after arriving in Thailand at dawn. On the second day though, we were rocking the sightseeing and feeling good despite the blanket of heat.
On the way back, I flew Hanoi-Singapore-Frankfurt (2 hours)-New York. That would normally kick me in the butt hard, but I took No Jet Lag again on that trip and was back at the desk the next day and reasonably functional after sleeping all night. My wife came back a different route and took a sleeping pill over the Pacific. It definitely took her longer to get back on local time.
Was there a placebo effect in action? That may be some of it, but I’ve lived through jet lag enough times to know I felt better than usual when I go that far. The ingredients are no secret though: No Jet Lag contains Arnica Montana (Leopard’s Bane), Bellis Perennis (Daisy), Chamomilla (Wild Chamomile), Ipecacuanha (Ipecac), and Lycopodium.
You have to take these every two hours more or less, unless you’re asleep for a while of course, but there are 32 pills in a package so they’ll last a few trips.