Make a health to-do list, pre-travel.
As you’re preparing your visas, flights, accommodation and suitcase, stop to think about your health. When was the last time you got sick? Did you get unwell during your previous trip?
Vitamin D has been proven to help maintain normal immune function, and DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, supports cognitive function – both important for travel health. Pay attention to your diet and look for Mediterranean-style foods, where possible. Avoid that holiday belly-bloat by choosing meals that nourish you.
Pack a box of Xtend or Protect in your suitcase. This will give you the best chance at staying healthy until you return home. If you can, begin the supplements a day or so before you jet off because it takes 48 hours for the immune system to fully ‘wake up.’
Given that the most contaminated parts of an airport are the plastic trays that you glide your carry on through the X-ray scanners with, start your preparations as soon as you leave home. Oh, and wash your hands after going through security!