There’s nothing worse than a dreaded red-eye flight (followed by an even redder-eyed morning), or a 12-hour jaunt across the globe only to find yourself sleeping during the middle of another country’s day. Jet lag is the worst, and definitely affects your business trip or vacation in terms of quality and overall enjoyment.
But not anymore.
That’s because there’s a brand new drink in town — one that promises to combat jet lag with just one simple bottle or tablet. And while it’s in the early stages of market, 1Above will be available in Canada this month, beginning with Pearson Airport in Toronto. In the U.S., it’s hitting shelves in the Newark and Minneapolis airports.
The drink is sold as a concentrated tablet or in a ready-to-drink bottle, with varying strengths depending on how long of a flight you’ve just had. 1Above is being touted as an affective anti-jet lag drink thanks to Pycnogenol — a natural pine bark (no, really) which fights the severity and length of those groggy, flu- and cold-like symptoms associated with jet leg.
With stale, in-cabin air recirculating while flying, airplanes are natural breeding grounds for airborne illnesses. According to CTV News, studies have shown that passengers are five times more likely to catch the flu on a flight than during the course of their normal day.
Are you concerned about another common flight condition, deep vein thrombosis? Some studies have shown that taking solutions with Pycnogenol could also potentially help prevent DVT on flights if taken two-to-three hours before, six hours into the flight and again the next day.
Have a long flight coming up, but not heading to any of the airports where 1Above is currently available? Be sure to stock up on the stuff in advance, online. A 100 mL bottle of concentrate 1Above will run you $8.33 CAD, while the effervescent tablets (perfect for going through security checkpoints) come in at $16.66 for a pack of two.
Happy Happier travels!