Now that travel restrictions have eased, most are eager to say bon voyage to last year’s stuck-at-home mandates. But before you embark on that fall foray or family holiday, prepare yourself for safer travel: Amp up immunity and arm your body against stomach bugs, sleepless nights and other ordinary woes that can interrupt your long-awaited vacay. Try these five natural solutions – before and during your travels – to ensure smooth sailing on all your adventures.
BEFORE YOU GO:
BOLSTER YOUR DEFENSES
Even without the threat of a pandemic, you may be exposed to plenty of bugs on a plane – along with unfamiliar pathogens and other unknowns once you reach your destination. Bolster defenses before you go, with a combo formula that blends science-backed ingredients. Choose one with vitamin D, shown in some research to enhance immune response and reduce the risk of respiratory infections, plus zinc, elderberry and echinacea for added support. Look for formulas with Ester-C, a patented form of vitamin C, which appears to be highly bioavailable. It may help prevent coughs and sniffles from ruining your fun. Start taking immune formulas a couple of weeks before you head out, and choosing an extended support formula may be helpful in keeping you healthy when you get where you’re going.
TRY: Nature’s Bounty Immune 24 Hour + with Ester-C, $10 for 50, naturesbounty.com
PROTECT YOUR BELLY
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