by Lynda Robbins, UP4™ Probiotics Education Specialist
Probiotics for Vacation Travel
As we get closer to the summer season, vacation travel plans are on the top of many folks’ priority list. While traveling can be exciting, fun and adventuresome, it can also cause stress from things such as disturbed sleep, unfamiliar food and beverage options, biological clock interruption due to time zone changes and exposure to foreign pathogens.
Take for instance a family road trip. It’s not exactly easy to maintain a healthy diet along the way with giant billboards plastered along America’s highways graphically displaying mouth-watering pictures of juicy burgers and ice cold sodas that get the kids feeling hungry and screaming for food…NOW! To head off the inevitable crankiness from hunger escalating to flared tempers, along with time constraints, it’s so much easier to give in, take the exit and go for the convenience of ordering fast food from the drive thru. 30 or so minutes after the food has been consumed, odorous gaseous explosions from you and the little ones in the back seat have you wishing you didn’t give in. “Who did that”? “Oh gross… it wasn’t me; it was the dog!”
Stressors such as these can tax the immune and digestive systems as the body attempts to maintain homeostasis and healthy levels of good gut microflora can decline. When an imbalance of healthy, good bacteria occurs in the digestive system, varied unwanted symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, inflammation, loss of appetite, fatigue, listlessness and mood swings can ruin a vacation. Who wants to be the one banished from the tent at the campground in the middle of the night to go and sleep with the bears?
Probiotics are the starting point for maintaining or restoring one’s health. Balanced microflora in the gut is a cornerstone of immune health. Our physical and mental health are directly influenced by and are dependent on the bacteria that reside in and on our bodies.
How Probiotics Can Help
UP4™ Probiotics has over 35 years of research and clinical studies backing our products. Our formulas are science based, utilizing the most robust, naturally acid and bile resistant strains of bacteria which are proven to support the digestive and immune systems.
One of the best ways to prevent the stressors from vacation travel from throwing off the delicate balance of healthy levels of microflora in the gut is to travel with and take the recommended daily dose of a Probiotic supplement.
While capsules stored in glass bottles can be cumbersome to travel with, we at UP4™ Probiotics recommend our unique, convenient and deliciously flavored UP4™ Probiotics Adult Cubes for travel convenience. Adult Cubes are formulated in a soft, chewable cube and are packaged in a BPA-free blister pack which protects the bacteria from moisture. As with all UP4™ Probiotics formulas, Adult Cubes are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration (although it is always recommended). With 3 Billion CFUs (colony forming units) per cube and a 50-50 ratio of our trademarked super strain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1 and Bifidobacterium lactis, as well as 20mg of Vitamin C, UP4 Probiotics Adult Cubes provide full gut coverage to maintain a healthy digestive and immune system, and are recommended for ages 3+. Dosage is 1 chewable cube per day. Adult Cubes are sugar free, non-gmo, gluten free and preservative free.
When packing for a vacation, be sure to include UP4™ Adult Cubes as an essential item to bring along on a trip and make it a priority to support your digestive and immune system while traveling with just 1 chewable Adult Cube per day. You’ll be glad you did!
Have a happy and healthy summer vacation with A Happier Inside™!