Maintaining Optimal Gut Health While Traveling

Maintaining Optimal Gut Health While Traveling

by biocharged staff
With the summer season inevitably comes travel. Whether you're headed to a tropical destination or exploring a new city, it's important to take care of your health while you're away.

One common issue that travelers may experience is unfortunately gut imbalance and parasites. New foods, water sources, and environments you’re exposed to while traveling can disrupt the delicate balance of bacteria and other microorganisms in your gut which can lead to digestive issues and potentially parasitic infections. No one wants to feel uncomfortable during their vacation so today we’re sharing some ways you can get ahead of or help alleviate these issues.

Parasites & Travel
Parasites are more common than you might think, especially in adults who have traveled outside of the US. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 14% of the US population has been infected with a parasitic infection at some point in their lives. These infections can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild digestive discomfort to more serious health issues. Symptoms of a parasitic infection or gut issue can vary, but may include diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and fatigue. 

What Are Ways to Prevent Getting a Parasite?
There are several steps you can take to prevent getting a parasite while traveling, including:
  • Drink only bottled water or water that has been boiled or treated with iodine or chlorine
  • Avoid eating raw or undercooked meat, fish, or shellfish
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially before eating or preparing food
  • Use insect repellent and wear protective clothing to avoid insect bites
  • Avoid swimming in freshwater sources that may be contaminated

Support your GUT! 
In addition to taking steps to prevent parasites, there are also ways to support optimal gut health while traveling. Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fiber-rich foods can help keep your digestion regular. Probiotics, either in supplement form or through fermented foods like yogurt and kefir, can help support a healthy balance of gut bacteria. And, supplements like ozonated oil capsules can be a helpful addition to your travel toolkit.

Tip - Don’t forget to pack Resistor Ozonated Oil Capsules! 
Ozonated oil capsules are made by bubbling ozone through oil, essentially ‘locking in’ the benefits of ozone therapy without leaving any ozone gas in the final product. When taken orally, these capsules can help create an environment in the gut that isn’t friendly to things like harmful bacteria and parasites. Biocharged Resistor is made with ozonated organic sunflower oil, which means it has one of the highest strengths for retaining ozonides according to the POI index. This powerful capsule is a convenient and effective way to support detoxing the gut from any irregularities picked up during travel - including parasites!

Gut issues, parasites, digestive discomfort are all common issues that travelers may experience. By taking steps to prevent getting a parasite and supporting optimal gut health while traveling, you can help keep your digestive system in good shape. And, by bringing along ozonated oil capsules, you can have an extra tool in your travel toolkit to support your gut health. Safe travels!
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