The 3 Essential Supplements You Should Always Travel With
Going away on holiday should always be a fabulous time and enjoyed to the fullest. In an ideal world, the foods we eat would provide us with all the nutrients we need.
Travelling can be a stressful time and the choice of foods available are also limited. Confined spaces and new environments can harbour many hidden bugs or illnesses.
Getting sick while you’re away is the worst, personally, I never travel abroad without these three must have nutritional supplements and you shouldn’t either!
HCI for short, also known simpler as stomach acid. Many of us have a stomach acid deficiency. Hydrochloric acid’s main purpose is to sterilise our foods (extremely important when you eat that questionable kebab gone midnight after a late-night partying) and to break down proteins. Supplementing HCI while your away on holiday can help towards optimal digestion and greater absorption of the vitamins and minerals within the foods you eat.
When you travel we encounter all sorts, making sure our immune system is performing at its best should be a priority. Those long days and late nights out can really take its toll on our bodies.
Dheli Belly, Traveller’s Tummy or Traveller’s Diarrhoea as it is more commonly known as can be extremely uncomfortable and put a complete downer on your holiday. Traveller’s Diarrhoea (TD) is common amongst travellers. Complaints can range from 5% – 50% depending on the destination. Symptoms of TD can last up to four days and in some cases a week or more. Taking probiotic tablets will keep us regular, it can help boost our body’s immune system and fight new microbes our bodies are exposed to. If you don’t take probiotic tablets regularly already, I would start taking 1-2 capsules a day (with food) up to two weeks before your holiday
Travelling and staying in new environments can have an impact on your sleep. Broken or lack of sleep is common to many of us when going on holiday. Your body uses magnesium for energy production, blood glucose management, muscle and nerve function. Magnesium is great post flight supplement as it aids in relieving stiff and sore muscles caused by long flights and restricted mobility. The National Institute of Health published a study in 2012, showing that magnesium can also improve the symptoms of insomnia.
You should consider travelling with a magnesium supplement if you have previously had trouble sleeping when travelling, or if you are wanting to make sure you get a great night’s sleep wherever your travels take you. Drinking alcohol can also greatly deplete the body’s magnesium levels, so this supplement is perfect for those lively holidays with friends.
Regardless of whether you are travelling for work or pleasure, these three recommended travel supplements will keep you feeling your best throughout your trip by protecting your immune system from the bad bacteria, providing optimal digestion of all foods and minerals and to help regulate your sleeping pattern.
So next time you travel be sure to pack these nutritional supplements and see if you notice the difference yourself! It won’t be long until will wonder how you ever travelled without them!