You are on the holiday of a lifetime in an exotic location, such as Bali. You have planned and saved money for this moment for months. Sadly, you forgot to plan ahead and research the measures to take to help prevent Bali Belly. Then the unthinkable happens.

Travellers’ Diarrhoea, aka Bali Belly, Delhi Belly, Montezuma’s Revenge or whichever nickname you want to give it. Nothing puts a dampener on travel experiences like stomach cramps and diarrhoea.

What is Travellers’ Diarrhoea or Bali Belly?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Travellers’ Diarrhoea is a disease typically caused by pathogenic bacteria contamination of ingested food and water2. It occurs during or shortly after travel, most commonly affecting people travelling from an area of more highly developed hygiene and sanitation infrastructure to a less developed one.

How can I reduce the risk of getting Bali Belly?

The good news is you can reduce the risk of Travellers’ Diarrhoea with Travelan® – available over the counter and online from pharmacies across Australia.

Many travellers seek out a combination of hygiene measures and medicine to prevent Bali Belly or Travellers’ Diarrhoea, when overseas. Travelan® is clinically proven to help reduce the risk of getting Travellers’ Diarrhoea by up to 90%. Use Travelan® along with sensible hygiene measures when travelling, to help ensure your holiday is memorable for the right reasons.

Stop Bali Belly and Stop Diarrhoea - Many travellers search for the best hygiene measures and medicine to prevent Bali Belly. Travelan is clinically proven to help reduce the risk of getting Travellers’ Diarrhoea also known as Bali Belly.
Many travellers search for the best medicine and techniques to prevent Bali Belly or travellers’ diarrhoea. Travelan is a listed medicine to reduce the risk of Travellers’ Diarrhoea.

How does Travelan® work?

Travelan® neutralises Travellers’ Diarrhoea causing bacteria, rather than having to treat the symptoms AFTER the condition has begun.

Travellers’ Diarrhoea continues to be the most frequent health problem in travellers1 and the most common causes include the bacterium Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) 2. Travellers’ Diarrhoea causing bacteria may be found in drinks and iceblocks, on the outside of fruit and vegetables, on the surface of eating utensils and anywhere contaminated water or poor hygiene has been used: from a street side stall to the finest of restaurants.

When you take one or two caplets of Travelan® before a meal, the anti-ETEC antibodies in the product lay in wait in the gastrointestinal tract. If you consume food or drinks that are contaminated with ETEC, the specific antibodies in Travelan® are designed to bind to the bacteria, neutralising them and inhibiting their attachment to the intestinal wall. Travelan® works to target and neutralise bacteria before they can make you sick and rob you of your precious holiday travel time.

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How does Travelan® work?

Travelan® neutralises Travellers’ Diarrhoea-causing bacteria, rather than having to treat the symptoms AFTER the condition has begun.

Travellers’ Diarrhoea continues to be the most frequent health problem in travellers1 and the most common causes include the bacterium Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) 2.

Travellers’ Diarrhoea causing bacteria may be found:

  • In drinks and iceblocks
  • On the outside of fruit and vegetables
  • On the surface of eating utensils and
  • Anywhere contaminated water or poor hygiene has been used: from a street side stall to the finest of restaurant

When you take one or two caplets of Travelan® before a meal, the anti-ETEC antibodies in the product lays in wait in the gastrointestinal tract. If you consume food or drinks that are contaminated with ETEC, the specific antibodies in Travelan® are designed to bind to the bacteria, neutralising them and inhibiting their attachment to the intestinal wall. Travelan® works to target and neutralise bacteria before they can make you sick and rob you of your precious holiday travel time.

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Scientific Evidence – up to 90% protection

Travelan® has been shown in clinical trials to significantly decrease the risk of Travellers’ Diarrhoea (TD) and to decrease the symptoms of minor gastrointestinal disorders. Travelan® underwent Controlled Human Infection Model (CHIM) studies  which were  double-blind, placebo-controlled medical trials in Europe and the USA. The trials showed protection of up to 90% against infection with E.coli (ETEC) 3and the development of Travellers’ Diarrhoea. The clinical trials showed that people affected by E.coli who received Travelan® had significantly less discomfort and diarrhoea, compared to those who did not receive Travelan®.

In addition recent studies by the US Defense Force show that Travelan® is cross-reactive to other pathogenic bacteria such as Campylobacter, Enterotoxigenic E.coli and Shigella – all potential causes of Travellers’ Diarrhoea4.

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Travellers’ Diarrhoea-causing bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract

Travellers’ Diarrhoea is caused by the consumption of food or water infected with bacteria. These bacteria attack the intestines releasing diarrhoea-causing toxins. Travelan® binds to E.coli in the gastrointestinal tract, preventing them from attaching to the intestinal wall and thereby neutralising their ability to cause diarrhoea and its associated symptoms.

Travelan®’s active ingredient is bovine colostrum enriched with anti-E.coli antibodies – these special antibodies are what set it apart from other colostrum supplements. Travelan® is antimicrobial and not an antibiotic, therefore it will not cause antibiotic resistance.

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Travelan® Reviews

“I would never discourage being adventurous with your food when travelling – after all, food is culture. Popping a packet of Travelan in your bag means you can try new foods with more peace of mind.”

Josh Bender, Travel with Bender

“Any country with lower health standards than your home country would be a good destination for the use of Travelan, however Traveler’s Diarrhea can happen at any time so practice caution and use Travelan.”

Emma Lomas, Luxury Backpacking

“Travelan is something I’ll definitely be packing next time I jet overseas to somewhere that has a high risk of contracting Bali belly.”

“I cannot recommend Travelan enough! It is my favorite travel product by far. I love to eat the local cuisine when traveling and taking Travelan allows me to eat adventurously and enjoy my trip to the fullest. It is my (not-so) secret weapon against fending off traveler’s diarrhea and I refuse to travel without it!”

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How to prevent Bali Belly or Travellers’ Diarrhoea?

To assist with the prevention of Travellers Diarrhoea, particularly when travelling to Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Fiji, South America and other high-risk locations, we suggest the following:

  • Start taking Travelan 2 to 3 days before you travel and during your trip
  • Don’t eat, under cooked or uncooked food.
  • Only eat fruit that you can peel.
  • Don’t drink tap water. Drink Bottled water
  • Clean your teeth with bottled water.
  • Don’t have ice in your drinks.
  • Wash your hands in soap regularly.

What is the best medicine to stop diarrhoea?

Many travellers travelling to high-risk destinations for Travellers Diarrhoea will pack medicine to treat diarrhoea, rather than explore medicines and techniques to help prevent diarrhoea. The savvy traveller won’t just ask “what medicine can I pack to stop diarrhoea”? They will also ask “what medicine can I pack to help reduce the risk of getting travellers’ diarrhoea in the first place?”.

Travelan is clinically proven to help reduce the risk of getting Travellers’ Diarrhoea (or Bali Belly) by up to 90%.  Learn more here