Around 10 million people a year experience digestive distress while on vacation that can include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping, bloating, and even fever. According to the CDC, it is the most common illness travelers suffer and can ruin a well-earned vacation.

Fred Pescatore, M.D., recommends packing a high-quality probiotic like Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics with live cultures as part of your vacation preparation.  

“We spend so much time coordinating the details of our vacations that we often overlook planning for the prevention of any illness,” Pescatore said. “And you can do this by taking a high-quality probiotic a week before you leave and continuing to take them throughout your trip.”

Research has shown that probiotics can help boost your immunity, prevent traveler’s diarrhea, and food poisoning caused by foodborne bacteria while also minimizing the symptoms of other digestive issues.

“Travelers do not realize that 80 percent of gastrointestinal illnesses are caused by a bacterial infection and can often be avoided with proper supplements,” said Pescatore. “Environmental stress and traveler’s bugs can lower the number of friendly bacteria, disrupting the balance and causing digestive distress. Because Dr. Ohhira’s are live, viable and contain POSTbiotics, they can go to work immediately.”

And due to the natural fermentation process, they never have to be refrigerated so you can throw them in your suitcase, purse, or even a shirt pocket so you can travel without worrying.

Find Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics in the Wellness Department at your local Earth Fare!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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