Jet Lag & Shift Change
Jet Lag & Shift Change is a spray which can be used against symptoms of jet lag or shift change. It’s sold by KingBio, a company from Asheville, North Carolina. It was founded in 1989 by a Dr. Frank King, who “cultivated an interest in developing pure water-based homeopathic medicines.” They say their mission is, among other things, “to offer affordable natural medicines that help people overcome common health challenges.” Their products are created in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), which almost always correlates with safety and purity.
Jet Lag & Shift Change contains the following ingredients: Cocculus Indicus, Colchicum Autumnale, Gelsemium Sempervirens, Juniperus Communis, Kali Phosphoricum, Kali Carbonicum, Nux Vomica, Phosphoricum Acidum, Phosphorus, Passiflora Incarnata. Each ingredient is in equal volumes of 10x, 30x, and LM1 potencies in a pure water base.
Because this is a homeopathic product, it’s primarily water. KingBio says they ensure their water is purified through filters and reverse osmosis. The remaining ingredients aren’t present in significant amounts. This includes Juniperus communis, Kali carbonicum, Kali phosphoricum, and Nux vomica. Nux vomica refers to an evergreen tree native to China, India, Thailand, and Australia. The seeds are nicknamed “poison nut” because of their toxicity. When processed and treated, the nuts are used in supplements to treat various ailments, although there isn’t any evidence yet of their effectiveness. Because Nux vomica contains strychnine and other deadly chemicals, usage needs to be done in moderation. Strychnine builds up over time, and can cause death if you’ve taken too much.
Juniperus communis is the common juniper tree, and can be found in many regions of the world. KingBio doesn’t say which part they use. It’s likely the juniper berry, a known ingredient in Native American traditional medicine. It’s used in some types of herbal tea along with Berberis root bark. There aren’t reliable scientific sources with information on Kali carbonicum or Kali phosphoricum. Some homeopathic products use them for pain relief, stress reduction, and other issues (no one can seem to agree on what it’s best at). Both “Kali’s appear to be alternative names for Potassium carbonate, which is a white salt that has no known medical applications. Sometimes it’s used in foods, but it’s also used in the making of soap and glass, and doesn’t appear as an active ingredient in medicines.
- This product is approximately 99.9 percent purified water, so it’s likely safe to use for everyone.
- No reports of unusual odors or tastes.
- Fairly inexpensive and comes with a 90 day money back guarantee.
- No evidence that homeopathic medicine is effective in any way, other than potentially providing a placebo effect.
- No reviews or testimonials on the company page to discuss product effectiveness or safety.
Jet Lag & Shift Change is meant to reduce fatigue, sleeplessness, irritability, nervous tension, spasmodic yawning, and/or drowsiness. It’s not clear if it will achieve these purposes, and there aren’t any reviews or testimonials on the company website. Homeopathic solution generally don’t work well for most people, but sometimes they do have an effect. They are, however, some of the safest products you can find. They can often be used by people of all ages.