Is Viagra a cure for jet lag?

Viagra for jet lagAccording to a research done on rodents, Viagra from internet pharmacies has helped it to cure jet lag. This is a condition which happens to travelers who fly between in different time zones. The day and night get changed hence your body would struggle to cope up with it. When a person is affected by jet lag, he or she would feel tired, unorganized, unable to sleep, stomach upset and muscle ache and it would take few weeks to get well. For instance, there is 6 hours difference in the time zone between Paris and New York. If the traveler flies from Paris to New York, it would take 6 days to physically adjust with the time zone. This is the same case while traveling back. Fortunately, the researchers found its remedy and it is sildenafil citrate, or popularly known as Viagra.

How does Viagra work for jet lag?

Sildenafil citrate was injected into the rodents and the researchers changed the daylight and night time schedule for few hours. There were other rodents in the research, which were not injected with Viagra. This is to identify how the drug works exactly on jet lag. The running wheel activities by the rodents were carefully monitored. It was found that the rodents were very active when the light is on and stopped running when the light is out. This means that Viagra has helped the rodents to change according to the time zone. Sildenafil citrate is found to work on molecules called as cGMP, which would be present in high levels during a day. This molecule is responsible for adjusting the body clock. By directly affecting it, the rodents were able to be active in different time zones without jet lag. On the other hand, the rodents which were not injected with Viagra were affected with jet lag.

Can humans take Viagra to cure jet lag?

Since only research has been done on Viagra whether it can cure jet lag or not humans should not take this ED pill to treat jet lag. It is very important to wait for various studies and researches to come to the conclusion whether humans can take the medication. This medication on humans has not been tested. The rodents were given a very small quantity of the drug hence it did not create the erection in them. In this case, if people get cheap Viagra online and take the small amount then it would not cause erectile function and might treat jet lag effectively. Current medication for jet lag involves taking melatonin which is a hormone drug, for few days in high doses and it is not effective for all people. But Viagra could be a solution for it in the future. Travelers had to take the only single pill of this medication. Till now the result of the researchers is positive on the rodents. Due to the advancements in the technology, tests on the rodents are happening at a greater speed. Within a few months, they would come to a conclusion and Viagra might be approved for the usage of travelers suffering from jet lag.