How IV Therapy Can Treat Your Jet Lag

How IV Therapy Can Treat Your Jet Lag

Did you know flying across one or more time zones interrupts your body’s internal clock or circadian rhythm? The result is an all-too-familiar condition for anyone who has traveled for business or pleasure: jet lag disorder.

Jet lag throws you off your regular sleep cycle, making sleep a challenge and leaving you tired, dehydrated, and just plain miserable. At Aesthetic Envy and Wellness in Henderson and Las Vegas, Nevada, wellness specialist Kim Nguyen, PA-C, offers intravenous (IV) therapy to combat the unpleasant effects of jet lag. 

Your customized IV therapy comes packed with essential nutrients and vitamins and hydrating fluids to help you get over jet lag faster. Here’s a closer look at how IV therapy helps you avoid the lingering fatigue and other effects of jet lag. 

Why do people get jet lag?

People get jet lag from traveling at high speed across time zones since your body’s internal clock, based on circadian rhythms, can’t change as quickly and stays in tune with your starting time zone.

When you travel in a direction where you “lose” hours, your odds of feeling jet-lagged increase; and the more time zones you cross, the worse off you’re likely to feel. Feeling “off” is only one symptom of jet lag. Other jet lag symptoms include:

On top of your jet lag symptoms, flying exposes you to pressurized air, low humidity, and lower oxygen. This can trigger additional symptoms, such as dehydration, headaches, and nausea, worsening jet lag. 

How does IV therapy treat jet lag?

Jet lag and its symptoms may be temporary, but they can last for days and interrupt your vacation or business trip or your first days of returning home. Fortunately, research shows that IV therapy can help you get over jet lag faster especially when compared to taking oral supplements and drinking water. 

IV therapy is so effective because the nutrients and fluids enter your bloodstream directly, allowing your body to absorb the full dose quickly. There are medications that can ease jet lag headaches, nausea, or sleep disturbances. Still, they may cause unpleasant side effects and need to go through your digestive system before hitting your bloodstream, making them less effective. 

For the best treatment, it’s crucial to get IV therapy before flying. This helps stave off jet lag by ensuring you have the nutrients, vitamins, and fluids needed to function and sleep at your best. At Aesthetic Envy and Wellness, many of our frequent fliers clients make IV therapy infusions a part of their pre-flight routine. 

You can make your IV therapy more effective by not drinking alcohol a few days before and after sleep, staying hydrated, and getting plenty of high-quality sleep. And, of course, you can get a booster session or vitamin injections if needed when you return.

What’s included in my IV therapy?

One of the best things about IV therapy at Aesthetic Envy and Wellness is that Kim customizes the dosage or combination of vitamins and minerals you get to make sure the therapy targets the symptoms bothering you most.

While we personalize every IV drip bag for you, each session contains a high concentration of essential vitamins and nutrients. For example, most of our IV drips for jet lag include:

At Aesthetic Envy and Wellness, our goal is to make sure you receive individualized, patient-centered treatments. Before treatment, talk to Kim if there are any additional symptoms you’d like treated.

Learn more about the benefits of IV therapy for treating jet lag by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone at Aesthetic Envy and Wellness in Henderson or Las Vegas, Nevada.

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