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How to Keep Poor Health from Spoiling Your Tropical Vacation

Jetting off to sunnier climes to escape the cold weather? Even for the most seasoned of globetrotters, travellers’ diarrhea can wreak havoc and ruin a good vacation. Be smart and take precautions so you can bask in the sunshine worry-free and get the vacation you deserve.

What Is Travellers’ Diarrhea?

Travellers’ diarrhea is among the most common health issues that affect vacationers. Nearly 50% of people visiting a high-risk destination (developing countries in Central and South America, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia) will contract it. Many different bacteria, parasites, and viruses can cause travellers’ diarrhea, and it can result in a variety of symptoms, the most common of which are diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting, bloating, and abdominal cramping. For people in good health, symptoms usually disappear after a few days; however, traveller’s diarrhea can lead to more serious complications for children, the elderly, and people with chronic diseases or weakened immune systems.

Preventive Probiotics

We now know that preventive ingestion of probiotics before a trip can reduce the risks of contracting travellers’ diarrhea. With 10 billion cells of the probiotic yeast Saccharomyces boulardii which crowd out harmful microbes and neutralize their toxins, formulated with 21 billion live active probiotics sourced from 11 strains (4 human, 2 plant, and 6 dairy), Travelers’ Probiotic from New Roots Herbal is the product you want by your side. It promotes microbial diversity and strengthens your intestinal flora. Start using Travelers’ Probiotics five days before your departure and continue to do so throughout the entire duration of your trip. Now you can travel trouble-free!

Stay Hydrated… and Safe!
It’s important to stay well hydrated at all times so you can avoid heatstroke when visiting a tropical destination. However, you should be very wary of drinking tap water while on holiday, as travellers’ diarrhea is mainly spread through contact with food and water. Instead, take the time to boil and cool tap water before consuming it or using it to brush your teeth, or simply use bottled water. Despite all these precautions, you may still contract travellers’ diarrhea. If you do, take extra care to stay hydrated.

Grapefruit Seed Extract

New Roots Herbal offers this extract in a small size for ease of travel. It will provide you with the essential nutrients you need to remain in perfect health and get the most out of your vacation. Just a few drops in your bottle of water or on your toothbrush, and you’re good to go!

Follow these oh-so-simple tips and start your vacation off with peace of mind. After all, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!