Vidazorb® Probiotics Offer "Travel Insurance Against Holiday Travel Tummy Troubles

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Quality, Proprietary Probiotic Formulas Are the Perfect Companions This Holiday Season to Ease Common Traveler’s Tummy Woes

Vidazorb® chewable probiotic tablets offer a convenient, on-the-go ally for a variety of stomach ills. Vidazorb® is the ideal travel companion for dealing with traveler’s tummy, that belly-flopping panic that really upsets holiday travel plans. The American Automobile Association estimates that 42.5 million Americans will be traveling over the Thanksgiving period this year, which means many travel plans could be disrupted by any kind of stomach issues1.

Many travelers have experienced the debilitating effects of traveler’s tummy woes on a long awaited dream cruise, at family reunions or on the ski slopes. Traveling to new places, eating different foods and exposure to unfamiliar environs can potentially cause the body serious upset. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traveler’s diarrhea is the most common ailment among international travelers, affecting an estimated 10 million travelers every year2. An episode can leave travelers incapacitated with symptoms such as suffer nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Vidazorb® chewable probiotic supplements are a convenient way to provide desirable bacteria for the gastrointestinal tract. Vidazorb® formulations help contribute to the microflora balance needed to resist the undesirable affects of unwanted bacteria that all too often are experienced during travel. With mounting scientific evidence to support probiotics for digestive issues, tummy upsets and immunity, it makes sense to put Vidazorb® on traveler check lists.

Given that diarrhea is the most disruptive symptom of traveler’s tummy, it helps put the vacationer’s mind at ease to know that the probiotic bacterial strains used in Vidazorb® have been shown to be particularly effective when combating this symptom. Chr. Hansen’s clinically substantiated Probio-Tec® probiotic strains are used exclusively. Studies on L. acidophilus, LA-5® and Bifidobacterium, BB-12® substantiate their effectiveness. In a placebo controlled, double blind study on 107 tourists to Tunisia, the general condition of the probiotic group was found to be statistically better than the placebo group3. And in an earlier study on 195 travelers to Egypt, only 46.8% of the probiotic group, compared to the 73.3% of the placebo group, suffered from traveler’s diarrhea4.

Unfortunately, adults aren’t the only travelers to encounter the holiday belly blues. Children experience traveler's diarrhea more commonly than do adults, often suffering worse effects. Probiotics have been found to be of benefit for children, too. Vidazorb® Belly Boost is specially formulated to help maintain healthy digestion and nutrient absorption in children. These chewable, great-tasting probiotic supplements come in fun Zorbee™ character shapes (he’s a very friendly bug). Vidazorb™ Belly Boost offers a safe and pleasant choice that parents can have confidence in.

There are ways to help prevent the common stomach problems that accompany travel. These include:

  •     Be mindful of minimum temperature guidelines when cooking or ordering foods – particularly meats
  •     Wash your hands frequently, and use hand sanitizer
  •     Be mindful of eating foods you don’t normally eat, as they may lead to stomach upsets
  •     Eat large meals at least two hours before traveling to decrease the risk of motion sickness
  •     Don’t fall into the trap of stopping at fast food drive-throughs while traveling - prepare in advance
  •     Begin a Vidazorb® probiotic regime well in advance of your travels in order to optimize ‘good bugs’ in the belly to help maintain an optimal microflora balance.

Also making it a perfect holiday travel companion, Vidazorb® requires no refrigeration! Pack it in a purse or a suitcase for an extra measure of insurance against any stomach upset that could ruin holiday travels. For more information, visit http://www.vidazorb.com.

About Vidazorb®
Vidazorb® represents the development of superior shelf-stable, chewable probiotic formulations to provide essential support for core health needs. Research and development, together with a commitment to quality and efficacy, defines Vidazorb® as a brand of integrity and excellence. For more information, visit http://www.Vidazorb.com. For engaging, kid-friendly probiotic information, visit http://www.Zorbee.com. To learn more about the importance of, and science supporting, probiotics, visit http://www.YouAreWhatYouAbsorb.com. Vidazorb® can be purchased online at vidazorb.com and drugstore.com

For more information, or to arrange an interview with a company spokesperson, please contact Nick Livermore at ADinfinitum, 212-693-2150 Ext. 315, email nick(at)adinfinitumny(dot)com

1 http://newsroom.aaa.com/2011/11/aaa-projects-42-5-million-americans-will-travel-this-thanksgiving-four-percent-more-than-last-year/

2 http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/travelersdiarrhea_g.htm

3 Black, F.T., Andersen, P.L., Laulund, S. Report from a Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial with HIP Against
Traveller’s Diarrhea with a New Dosage Regimen. 1995. Chr. Hansen Internal Report

4 Black, F.T. Placebo-controlled Double-Blind Trial of 4 Lactobacilli Strains (HIP) Used as Prophylactic Agent
Against Traveller’s Diarrhea (2 trials). 1996. Report by G. Nirnberger, Bioconsult, GmbH, Austria.

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