Jet lag can be a major inconvenience for travellers crossing from one time zone to another, and considering how much it can cost to plan the holiday of your dreams, it’s not surprising that many tourists and the like look for solutions to jet lag. One of the most popular and potentially most effective methods of dealing with the condition is through the use of melatonin, a hormone which is key to our body’s natural rhythms and body clock.
Melatonin has yet to be licensed for jet lag treatment in the UK, however its use has still grown in recent years with many users reporting positive effects. Using melatonin is unfortunately contraindicated in certain cases, particularly for anyone suffering from an autoimmune disease. In this article we look at why this is the case, and why anyone with this kind of illness should avoid melatonin.