Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, it is always an added stress. The extra UV and radiation exposure on flight, the re-circulating air, and forget about trying to stay on a diet…traveling can wreak havoc on your skin, your immune system and your digestive system. There are select supplements the Practice Vitality team agrees that are important to have and carry- they help to boost your immune system, stay healthy and ward off the next cold/flu.
- Probiotic– Keeping a health gut flora is not only important to prevent bloating/constipation, they are essential for maintaining a healthy and strong immune system. Most of your immune cells resides in your gut, which can be aggravated from different food irritants (such as gluten or dairy), travel, stress, and medications (e.g. antibiotics). Probiotic helps to maintain your healthy gut flora to support your immune system- which is also critical for alleviating allergies (more on natural allergy deterrent). I like to take them on
- Turmeric– a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, turmeric has been used in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine for many ailments. It is also a good
source of Iron. Generally, 500 mg twice daily is the standard recommendation. We like to use it for joint pains, allergies, and other digestive complaints, like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Studies have also shown turmeric can help reduce the risks of various cancers, including colon and prostate cancer.
- Vitamin D– most of us (unless you are an athlete and is always outdoors), have Vitamin D deficiency parts of the year. Those who are 50 years or older , or have gut problems are at a even higher risk due to the body’s decreased ability to absorb Vitamin D. Its important to go to your physician to get your D level checked. Proper Vitamin D is critical to elevate your mood, fight off infections, and of course, keeping your bones strong and healthy. See our past post on which Vitamin D supplements are best.
- Elderberry Syrup– we love Elderberry syrup. As soon as you get a sign of cold, take it 3x per day and guaranteed it will help you recover faster or even help to ward off the cold.-NZ