We have likely all been there. Being in a new place where the climate and sanitary practices are different from what you are used to can take its toll on your body. Often, the first to suffer is the digestive system; giving way to the dreaded traveller’s diarrhea.

What exactly is traveller’s diarrhea?

Traveler’s diarrhea is a digestive tract disorder that is caused by eating or drinking contaminated food and water. Travellers are more prone to this disorder because they are exposed to new foods and beverages that their bodies are not familiar with.

It is estimated that 60% of travellers experience traveller’s diarrhea – it is more common than you think. The numbers vary depending on the destination of travel and the time of year. The countries that pose the highest risk include Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico as well as Central and South America.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptoms of traveller’s diarrhea include abdominal cramps and loose, watery stools. Depending on the cause of the condition, these symptoms may also present themselves:

  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Bloating
  • Excessive gas
  • Loss of appetite
  • Urgent need to defecate

How do you prevent it?

Although traveller’s diarrhea typically goes away on its own within a few days, the last thing you want to do during your much-awaited vacation is be holed up in your hotel room, hunched over in pain and running to the toilet every hour. Furthermore, traveller’s diarrhea is often contagious and it can become especially dangerous when it causes dehydration.

DUOLAC Travel is your handy solution to the traveller’s nightmare. Specially made to cater to travellers, this product contains heat-treated Lactobacillus acidophilus, Prolac-TTM which has been proven to be effective in removing and inhibiting diarrhoea-causing pathogens.

DUOLAC is a probiotics supplement with worldwide patented dual coating technology
that helps to maintain a balanced intestinal microflora for a healthy gut. It is developed to survive the acidic digestive environment and to ensure the delivery of good gut bacteria to where it is needed.

Remember that good health starts in the gut and probiotics play an important role in keeping the digestive system in check. Don’t forget to pack your DUOLAC Travel with you the next time you jet off so that you can enjoy a stress-free holiday!