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TCPA Tips for healthy trip to India
We’ve all heard the stories of Delhi Belly! Prevent the onset of digestive upset and support the immune system with some travel specific probiotics. Probiotics have been extensively studied for their role in maintaining the intestinal barrier that acts as the first line of defense against pathogens and plays an active role in the management of IBS, IBD, travellers’ diarrhea, food intolerances and allergens, immune function and regulation.
We recommend Biomedica Triflora probiotic as it is non-heat sensitive, meaning it does not require refrigeration. This product is practitioner only, requiring a consultation with Kim, Tracey, or Cassandra.
SB Floractive is also a heat stable probiotic, ideal for travelling and can be used for the relief of symptoms of traveller’s diarrhea. It contains Saccharomyces boulardii (SB), which is a probiotic agent that supports the establishment of gut friendly bacteria and discourages the growth of microorganisms.
If you do happen to fall victim to Delhi Belly, having some activated charcoal on hand can help to relive abdominal discomfort, bloating and wind. Containing peppermint oil as well, these tables have a soothing effect on the digestive tract.
Our famous magnesium glycinate is an ideal product to take whilst traveling. Take 2 capsules at night to enhance muscle relaxation, sleep and relieve cramps.
Don’t leave home without a super-multivitamin, which is a perfect addition for nutritional support during times of inadequate diet. Containing amino acids, minerals, multi vitamins and antioxidants, we recommend Vitamin Concepts Super Multivitamin, which is free from gluten, dairy, sugar, artificial flavourings or sweeteners.
The heat in India is relentless and an oral rehydration solution is necessary for those times when water simply isn’t enough to rehydrate. Moreover, if you do unfortunately end up with Delhi belly, rehydration is key to prevent further illness! We recommend carrying a few Endura Sachets, which contain a magnesium rehydration formula. An easy to digest, patented form of magnesium that helps to re-hydrate, relieve muscular aches, prevent cramps and assist in athletic stamina.
We also carry Coco-Lyte Freeze Dried coconut water power, which not only tastes delicious but also contains key electrolytes to help your hydration. The sachets contain freeze dried green coconut water which is very refreshing and very portable in sachets! Perfect for traveling.
We carry a great range of protein snack bars and balls, as well as nuts, which are good to have on hand in times of need. When traveling abroad, finding food is not always easy, which is why we recommend carrying a few snacks with you.