From The Desk of Josh Gitalis

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When I go on vacation I want to be able to enjoy my time to its fullest. This means taking some simple precautions to make sure jet lag is minimal, my energy is abundant, I don’t catch any foreign bugs, and I return home in better health than when I left.

It is estimated that about 30-70% of travellers get some form of travellers diarrhea.1 And people who are careful not to consume fresh fruits or vegetables, and who make sure everything is cooked and peeled, can also get sick.

In today’s video I discuss the six supplements I never leave home without when travelling to foreign countries.

 

The 6 Essential Supplements for Travel:

(Note: consult a qualified health care practitioner to determine the right supplements and dosage for your unique biochemistry.)

1. Adaptogens

2. Melatonin

  • Between 1-3mg of melatonin. Choose a brand that delivers melatonin as a tablet that dissolves under the tongue.

3. Probiotics

4. Anti-microbials

5. Activated Charcoal

6. Indole-3-Carbinol

I have given these recommendations to many people and I have had feedback ranging from “The activated charcoal saved my life” to “Everyone got sick but me”.

Remember, an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure.

Safe travels!

– Josh

  1. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2014/chapter-2-the-pre-travel-consultation/travelers-diarrhea