The human gastrointestinal tract is home to an enormous and complex community of commensal bacteria2. 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 system2.
Stress, poor dietary choices, pathogenic bacteria and virus infections can alter these gut microbial communities and in some cases may cause immune dysregulation and disease3. Travelan® may assist in maintaining the delicate balance of the gut microbiota in times of stress or weakened immunity by eliminating invading pathogens.
Travelan® is a purified preparation of highly specific antibodies which target pathogenic bacteria and the toxins they produce. It does not react with or alter the normal microbial community of a healthy gastrointestinal tract, unlike antibiotics and will not lead to antibiotic resistance, an increasing concern world-wide4.