The Best Supplements To Take For Health Support During Travel

Traveling is an exciting adventure, but it can also take a toll on your health, especially when you’re constantly on the move. Honestly, that’s something I’ve experienced so much. All I want to do is live my best life and explore a new place. But I’m either feeling exhausted, bloated, lightheaded, or just generally not good. What has helped me with this is stepping up my supplement game, especially while I’m on the go. And even though I’m not saying that you HAVE to take these supplements, these are the ones that have helped me. So, here are (in my humble opinion) the best supplements to take while traveling

Probiotics

It’s no secret that traveling often means experiencing changes in diet, water quality, and exposure to different bacteria and viruses. Some of us will have no problem adapting to these changes. But for others, it can disrupt the delicate balance of bacteria in their gut. This leads to digestive issues like bloating, gas, and diarrhea. That’s where probiotics come into place. They are beneficial bacteria that promote gut health by restoring this balance and strengthening your immune system. Make sure to look for a probiotic supplement with multiple strains, including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, to support overall digestive and immune function.

Melatonin

I am a melatonin lover! And I particularly love it when I’m traveling. Of course, it’s amazing when dealing with jet lag. But it’s also a great way to boost my sleeping schedule when that travel anxiety hits. But in case you’re not too sure what melatonin does, let me give you a quick recap. Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland that regulates sleep-wake cycles and helps synchronize your body’s internal clock with local time. 

Even though the word “hormone” may sound scary and not like something you want to take without supervision, melatonin supplements are some of the most common and best-studied out there. But please, don’t overdo it with the dosage. 1-3 mg will be more than fine. Just take them 30 minutes to an hour before going to bed and enjoy your night of amazing sleep. 

Electrolytes

Traveling can be physically demanding, whether you’re hiking in the mountains, exploring ancient ruins, or simply walking long distances sightseeing. Sweating, especially in hot and humid climates, can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances, causing symptoms like fatigue, muscle cramps, and dizziness. Electrolyte supplements, containing essential minerals like sodium, potassium, and magnesium, can help replenish lost fluids and restore electrolyte balance to keep you hydrated and energized throughout your travels. Look for convenient electrolyte powders or effervescent tablets that you can easily add to water bottles for on-the-go hydration.

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Omega-3 fatty acids

Maintaining optimal levels of omega-3 fatty acids is crucial for supporting cardiovascular health, brain function, and reducing inflammation, all of which are essential for staying healthy while traveling. However, the hectic nature of travel can make it challenging to consume enough omega-3s through diet alone, especially if you’re dining out or eating on the go. And the easiest way to ensure you’re still getting your much-needed Omega 3s is by taking a fish oil or algae oil supplement. They are rich in EPA and DHA which supports your health in so many ways.

Kanita is a wanderlust-fueled traveler with an inclination for unraveling the mysteries of history, the paranormal, and the bizarre world of medicine. As a true crime buff, Kanita's nights are often spent delving into the depths of chilling mysteries. Yet, it's not just the paranormal that captivates her—her background in medicine fuels a fascination with the weird and wonderful world of medical oddities, from twisted historical practices to the myths and legends that shroud the field. From exploring haunted locales to uncovering the strange and morbid tales of medical history, Kanita is your guide to the unconventional, the unexplained, and the downright eerie.

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