We all know that Travelan® is a great travelling companion when you’re venturing overseas to high risk destinations for Travellers’ Diarrhoea. Travellers’ Diarrhoea (AKA Bali Belly) is a digestive tract disorder that is commonly caused by pathogenic bacteria and the toxins they produce in endemic areas such as South East Asia, Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East and India.
What you may not know is that Travelan® helps to support a healthy digestive system by supporting the gut’s immune defences, whether you are travelling or at home. The human gastrointestinal (GI) tract is home to an enormous and complex community of commensal bacteria. This gut microbial community (microbiota) provides many essential health benefits including digestion, the production of essential nutrients, detoxification, protection against pathogens and regulation of the immune system.
In this unprecedented time of global and local travel restrictions and forced isolation our daily routine has been dramatically altered. More and more people in isolation who are not used to home food preparation are now forced to do so. We are also witnessing a boom in pre-prepared meals, takeaway or home delivery of meals.
Diarrhoea and digestive upsets can occur for a variety of reasons, including:
- Increased stress levels.
- Change in routine, including sleep, dietary intake and/or exercise habits.
- Eating poorly prepared or stored food.
- Takeaway foods or pre-prepared meals transported in uncontrolled temperatures.
- Weakened immunity due to an illness
Food contamination with pathogenic bacteria which attack the intestines and release diarrhoea-causing toxins can occur when food has been poorly prepared or stored. It can also occur from consuming takeaway or pre-prepared meals that have been transported in uncontrolled temperatures.
Travelan® is designed to target and neutralize pathogenic bacteria and the toxins they produce in your gastrointestinal tract maintaining the delicate balance of the gut microbiota in times of stress or weakened immunity by eliminating the invading pathogens before they can make you sick.