One of the more unique, useful, and non-intuitive applications of KAATSU is for jet lag mitigation across multiple time zones and recovery from fatigue due to traveling long distances.
When you do conservative KAATSU Cycle sets before, during and/or after your long-haul travel, natural physiological adaptations occur and your circadian rhythm can be effectively reset.
This has major implications for athletes traveling to international competitions, military personnel being deployed in foreign lands, and business people traveling to international conferences and meetings.
The value is immense when athletes, military personnel, and business people can avoid drowsiness and disruptions to their eating patterns, sleep, mood, and cognition in their new location due to jet lag.
By engorging the limbs in blood and with simple movement or isometric exercises on the arms or legs while traveling, mTOR signaling pathways are stimulated which helps with cognitive functions, and intermittent local hypoxia in the limbs helps with the circadian rhythm misalignment.
Ideally, Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets should be performed within an hour before your intended bed time in your new location. Movement should be very casual and easy; nothing hard or vigorous is recommended. Vigorous use of KAATSU before your bed time will lead to adrenaline rushes. In contrast, Progressive KAATSU Cycle sets should relax you - like a nice warm bath before bed.
The recommended protocols for optimal benefit include: