According to the Centres for Disease Control, between 20% and 50% of international travelers develop diarrhea, which is the most common symptom of travelers’ sickness. It frequently occurs early in a vacation, but can also have a delayed onset upon returning home, an unwelcome souvenir of a vacation abroad. Additional symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps and bloating. Extreme cases can also cause fever, chills and bloody stools.
Travelers’ diarrhea is most often caused by food or water that has been contaminated by human feces. Several pathogenic bacterial strains of Escherichia coli, Salmonella (also found in under-cooked poultry), and Shigella are the most frequent causes of this illness. Those at high risk include young adults and people with compromised immune systems, irritable bowel syndrome, or diabetes.
Fortunately, Travelers’ Probiotic from New Roots Herbal, available in Toronto’s stores, is the perfect solution to help you enjoy your vacation free from the embarrassment of constant washroom visits, or unwelcomed foreign hospital stay.
Pharmaceutical Remedies with Predictable Side Effects
The popular pink serum pharmaceutical containing bismuth subsalicylate has long been the treatment of choice for travelers’ sickness. Aside from the many side effects and possible drug interactions that are related to bismuth subsalicylate, the fact that its primary form of symptomatic relief is inhibiting excess fluids in stools has its own hazards. It’s believed that diarrhea is the body’s defense mechanism to flush toxins from the GI tract.
Slowing down stool transit time can leave the pathogenic microorganisms and their toxins the opportunity to re-infect through intestinal absorption.
Antibiotics were once regarded as a preventive measure against travelers’ sickness; however, the disruptive effect that these drugs have on beneficial bacteria can leave a person even more susceptible. The frequency of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) in North American hospitals is living proof of this risk.
Safe and Natural Protection
Travelers’ Probiotic is a unique formula that populates the intestines with a therapeutic amount of the probiotic yeast Saccharomyces boulardii. S. boulardii works synergistically with scientifically proven probiotic species to retain healthy, beneficial intestinal flora while you’re on vacation.
In addition to crowding out the harmful microorganisms that cause travelers’ diarrhea, S. boulardii benefits your intestinal health in two distinct ways: it neutralizes the effects of bacterial toxins that contribute to symptoms of travelers’ diarrhea; and it exerts positive effects on the mucous membranes within the intestines that regulate selective permeability.
The 12 beneficial probiotic strains in Travelers’ Probiotic include several species belonging to the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria. These probiotic strains are scientifically proven for the maintenance of intestinal health and immune system function.
Travelers’ Probiotic is formulated for the relief of many symptoms of travelers’ sickness, including diarrhea. The transient probiotic yeast S. boulardii crowds out the harmful bacteria that cause travelers’ sickness; this creates favourable conditions for the long term colonization of the intestines by the live probiotic strains in Travelers’ Probiotic, essential for your well-being.