Fight Jet Lag with CBD

Posted by Jena on Sep 3rd 2018

Travel can be a stressful experience with delays, cancellations, dehydration, TSA security, sick people and screaming babies. Add jet lag to the mix and you might be cured of your desire to travel for good. I travel frequently between New York, LA and Europe and do not enjoy traveling. So I have the whole thing down to a science. I always have two suitcases packed (one for cold weather and the other for warm weather). And always on the ready, I never travel without the NOT TRIPPIN' Travel Kit, which helps me relax and even get some sleep. The kit includes a powerful sublingual wellness oil that is effective for anxiety, headache, back pain, and stiffness in the neck and shoulders, the cooling rosewater mist helps reduce puffiness and redness, an ultra-moisturizing balm to protect and repair dry cracked skin from the high altitude and dry cabin air and decadent dark chocolate truffles to stimulate my happy hormones.

What is Jet Lag?

It is extreme daytime fatigue, an unwell feeling, difficulty staying alert, moodiness, and gastrointestinal problems after a long flight across several time zones. Your body has its own internal clock, or circadian rhythms that signal your body when to awake and sleep. Jet lag occurs because your body's clock is still synced to your original time zone instead of the local time zone. The more time zones you cross, the more severe the jet lag. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help prevent or minimize jet lag by being prepared.

How To Minimize the Effects of Jet Lag

Avoid alcohol, caffeine refined sugar and drink plenty of water. Try to sleep during the flight if it's nighttime at your destination or stay awake if it's daytime. CBD can help adjust your sleep rhythm without the side effects of sleeping pills, is not addictive and does not make you feel "high".

CBD Helps You Sleep and Stay Awake

One of the symptoms of jet lag is insomnia. CBD can help you fall asleep while improving the quality of sleep by increasing the deep sleep phase and dopamine levels during the sleep cycle which help you feel rested and refreshed. In smaller doses, studies have shown CBD can also help you stay awake as well. By helping you stay awake in the daytime and helping you get deep, restful sleep at night you'll be adjust to the local schedule in no time.

CBD Helps Manage Anxiety

Jet lag can increase anxiety, stress, and irritability. CBD helps reduce the stress hormone cortisol while stimulating several 'feel good' chemicals in the brain such as dopamine and serotonin that promote alertness and a good mood.

CBD Reduces Pain & Inflammation

The symptoms of jet lag are exacerbated even further by aches, pains and stiffness in the muscles and joints caused by a long flight. Our body's endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for regulating pain also naturally produces cannabinoids. This is why the cannabinoid, CBD is so effective for treating inflammation and pain.

CBD Promotes Energy & Mental Clarity

In smaller doses, studies have shown that CBD has been shown to help you remain alert and more energetic by increased dopamine levels that promote mental clarity and a feeling of general well-being. It seems that CBD activates the same receptors as caffeine but without the jitters.

CBD Decreases Nausea & Stomach Irritation

Studies have shown that CBD is effective as an anti-emetic useful for treating nausea and vomiting as well as gastrointestinal problems like constipation, diarrhea and chronic conditions such as inflammatory bowel diseases.

How Does CBD Work?

CBD can help to minimize most of the negative effects of travel because of receptors found in our body's endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate our body's natural balance or homeostasis. Travel disrupts this balance affecting our mood, sleep and energy levels. CBD just helps bring the body back into homeostasis in a natural, non-toxic and non-addictive way.

International Travel

CBD products derived from hemp that contain less of 0.3% of THC are 100% legal in all 50 states and in most countries so you won't have problems carrying them with you when traveling. However, it is not the case in every country. If you are traveling internationally, you should take the time to check and make sure that CBD is legal at every country you fly through to avoid any unforeseen legal matters.