Is there a vacation in your future? A business trip, perhaps? You may want to ask your doctor or trusted medical practitioner about taking these great travel supplements along with you.
Nobody wants to get sick, especially when they are away from home. As my grandmother (and maybe yours too) always said, it’s better to be safe than sorry!
By the way, I’m an ambassador for NOW® Foods, and you’ll find links below to their supplements, which can be purchased for your next trip. (I do NOT make commission off the sale of those items.) I work with NOW® Foods because I have been to their facilities, seen their immense attention to detail in terms of quality and purity, and trust their products my own wellbeing. In fact, what prompted me to write this travel supplements post is that I recently stocked up on these items for a family trip!
Be Prepared for Your Next Trip with These Travel Supplements
Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic yeast that survives stomach acid and colonizes the intestinal tract.* What does that really mean? Well, it promotes a healthy intestinal tract and helps to keep the gut healthy.*
It has also been shown to support proper gastrointestinal function during temporary disruptions to the normal balance of gut bacteria.*
With that said, Saccharomyces Boulardii could be one to have on hand if you happen to be heading to a location where, shall we say, the food or water might be questionable.
A well-known antioxidant nutrient, vitamin C supports the immune system.* Because vitamin C is acidic you’ll often find vitamin C supplements that include mineral salts of ascorbic acid that are buffered and therefore, less acidic.
NOW Effer-C® Effervescent Drink Mix packets are loaded with the essential vitamins and minerals necessary to support optimal wellness, including 1,000 mg of vitamin C per serving plus additional vitamins and minerals, such as electrolytes.* (My kids sometimes add them to their water bottles during long days of sporting activities.)
They are conveniently packaged in single serving sizes, so you can put them in a beach bag or a briefcase. They are great for helping to maintain your health while on the go.* I personally like them for hot yet active beach days that can be quite draining. Just add one packet to 4 to 6 ounces of water and you’re all set. They come in cranberry pomegranate, acai berry, elderberry, lemon lime, and orange. The elderberry flavor is sugar free, sweetened with a blend of xylitol and stevia.
Sometimes it’s difficult to sleep in an unfamiliar environment, so I prefer to have travel supplements such as melatonin at the ready.* Melatonin is involved in many of the body, brain and glandular biological functions including regulation of normal sleep cycles.*
By the way, it also is known to support regulation of the immune system and maintenance of a healthy gastrointestinal lining.*
If you prefer botanical extracts, NOW® Sleep is a combination of ingredients formulated to help you ease your mind and relax your body.* It contains Valerian and Hops, two herbs that have been traditionally used to promote a calm relaxed state and support rejuvenating sleep.*
NOW® Sleep works to help relax the nervous system, helping you to enjoy a tranquil night and wake up feeling refreshed.*
You can also ask your medical practitioner about L-Tryptophan. An essential amino acid, L-Tryptophan is not synthesized by the body so it must be obtained from the diet. L-Tryptophan is critical for the production of serotonin and melatonin, which help to support a positive mood, healthy sleep patterns, and proper immune system function.*
My grandmother is a smart lady, so I’m going to follow her advice. Now you can be prepared for your next trip too by asking your doctor about these travel supplements.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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