You’ve been planning this trip for months. You arrive at your destination, check into your hotel, take a small tour, and sample the local food and drink. Everything is off to a good start. Later in your hotel, you have a queasy feeling in your stomach. You try to ignore it- after all, there is so much exploring to do. Soon enough, the queasy feeling makes itself impossible to ignore, and you are stuck inside, dealing with your upset gut and wracking your brain to figure out what culprit made you so sick.
This is no way to live.
There are endless things that could have contributed to this scenario. Food poisoning is an obvious one. The stress of adapting to a new time zone and climate is another- disrupting your circadian rhythm, rupturing the daily habit your body is used to. And then there are the airports, full of international germs, and the new food that may be so foreign to your digestive system. Traveler’s diarrhea is not nearly as simple as the name it has been given.
Your microbiome is unique. Have you thought about how your microbiome might change when you are exposed to new food in different places of the world? Evidence shows that there are variations in the abundance of specific bacteria between populations- in other words, when traveling, you can experience a shift in your microbiome with sudden diet and other environmental changes. This shift may be accompanied by symptoms of GI distress- gas, bloating, diarrhea, and/or nausea.
Each of these symptoms can impact the quality of your trip abroad. At Sun Genomics, we care about stabilizing your microbiome so that you can embrace new cultures and immerse yourself in incredible cuisines throughout the world without worrying about the consequences.
The Floré precision probiotics we offer protect your digestive system by lying on top of the mucous lining of your intestines, creating a barrier that stops pathogenic bacteria from invading. These probiotics also interact beneficially with your immune cells. For example, flying for extended periods is known to cause dehydration, and this could compromise your immune system. Floré can boost your immune system and therefore decrease your chances of feeling fatigue and general malaise after flying. Another pro of Floré is that they do not need to be constantly refrigerated: they are travel-friendly and will remain viable throughout your trip.
In planning your next trip abroad, ensure your optimal health by ordering Floré precision probiotics. You can enjoy your time with peace of mind knowing your gut is protected.