Travel supplements must-haves for a guaranteed good time.
For some, traveling can be a real bitch. And one thing that will surely make it worse, is getting sick while you’re traveling. I can’t be the only one who has gotten sick whilst traveling, but ever since that happened, I always take extra precaution to ensure that that won’t happen again. Because trust me, you don’t want to get sick in a place that isn’t your home and the health care system isn’t top notch.
So without further ado, here are some of the travel supplements I always take on my trips to help my body bring its A-game.
One of my all time must-have travel supplements. Listen right here. I have trouble sleeping in general, let alone when I’m in a different environment and jet-lagged AF. Even if I’ve been traveling for the whole day, got exhausted and have serious lack of sleep, I can’t fall asleep easily. One thing I do is always carry Melatonin pills with me. For those of you who don’t know, melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the body when its dark to regulates your sleep cycles (a.k.a. prepares your body for sleep). Up to 3mg of these or a few drops can definitely help improve your sleep, and perhaps get you to sleep faster. Lord knows this has helped me on various occasions.
Traveling around, tasting new cuisines and getting out of your comfort zone in terms of eating habits is a recipe to disrupt your gut and healthy bacteria. This can cause an upset stomach, constipation and in some cases, diarrhoea. Thus, ruining your whole vacation. Packing a healthy probiotic can definitely prevent spending hours in the bathroom and supporting a healthy gut! Consume up to two a day for best results!
I take one of these pills a day!
Jumping on and off from airplanes and changing climates causes your immune system to weaken and thus makes you more susceptible to catching bacteria and viruses. A rocking immune booster is elderberry and echinacea, so I always have Sambucol pills with me! I take these religiously and also prep for a couple of days before my flight. I’ve recently purchased this Pukka Elderberry and Echinacea tea, and I love it! I love making myself one when I wake up before the day starts!
Ok, this is mostly for the my fellow bitches out there, but other than help prevent a UTI, cranberry is a very good immune booster, is packed with antioxidants, fibre and vitamin C. But I mostly take it for the former reason because not all countries provide these at local pharmacies. Cranberry extract help me a lot, personally, when needed. So, if you’re prone to any problems, take one of these supplements a day. You wouldn’t want to suffer whilst on vacation!
Vitamin C is a no brainer. It will keep your energy levels up, as well as boosting your immune system to fight potential illnesses. I’m obsessed with the Berocca performance fizzy melt tablets which are sold everywhere in the UK. Two of these are like one effervescence, so you can take one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The good thing is that they taste amazing, and give you instant energy!
Find Berocca fizzy melts here.
If you’re anything like me, you know how stressful things can get and just… make you feel way out of place and disconnected. That’s anxiety for you. Ashwagandha has a lot of benefits, one of which can reduce stress, anxiety and depression. So when I’ve been traveling for a while, or am going to a land far far away that might cause me to have a full blown existential crisis, I like to prep myself with these to ease the whole “where-the-fuck-am-I-what-the-hell-am-I-doing-with-my-life” sitch from happening while being there. This, of course, is a natural remedy. If you’re having more severe anxiety problems, perhaps having a doctors prescription for something stronger might be more beneficial.
Although expensive, find organic Ashwagandha capsules here.
Thank you for reading this post, and I hope it has helped you with the essential travel supplements to plan your next trip care-free! However, please consult with your doctor before taking these. Just because it works for me, does not guarantee it will work for you too.
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