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Best Supplements to Take Before Traveling

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Traveling exposes your body (and mind) to new environments, new food and new routines. Before you go, prepare yourself by taking extra supplements to ensure a healthy, happy vacation.

 

No one wants to catch a cold on vacation. While there is no proven way to ward off a cold, immunity-boosting supplements such as echinacea or vitamin C can’t hurt. Look for all-natural supplements with the least amount of fillers or additives.

 

Travel can also upset your digestive balance; supplement with a probiotic one to two weeks before your scheduled departure date. These supplements are full of beneficial, gut-friendly bacteria but can take a little getting used to; mild side-effects include gas and bloating.

 

Consult a travel doctor if your trip takes you abroad to a new country or for an extended period of time. Travel specialists will ensure you’re up-to-date with your vaccines and can recommend medicines and supplements specific to your destination.

 

As with any supplement plan, it’s best to consult a physician before making drastic changes to your diet — this is especially true if you take prescription medications or have underlying health conditions. Safe and healthy travels!

 

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