When you travel, do you suffer changes in your intestinal transit?
It is super normal that traveling effect us more to go to the bathroom or we can suffer episodes of diarrhea or, on the contrary, of constipation. This is due to many factors, from psychological (we are not accustomed to the environment) to the most obvious, such as changes in diet, water, temperature, routine etc.
The good news is that this has a solution, or at least prevention. The answer to all these discomforts is called probiotics.
What are probiotics exactly?
The term probiotic was introduced for the first time in 1965 by Lily and Stillwell. Unlike antibiotics, the probiotic was defined as the factor of microbiological origin that stimulates the growth of other organisms.
The definition offered by the World Health Organization is that they are living microorganisms that, when administered in adequate quantities, confer a health benefit of the person who takes them.
And then there are the so-called prebiotics, which are food substances that nourish a select group of microorganisms populating the intestine. They favor the multiplication of beneficial bacteria more than the harmful ones. Normally used as ingredient, for example, in cookies, cereals, chocolate, spreads and dairy products, among others.
How can they improve your bowel movement?
Probiotics can be useful in the prevention of traveler’s diarrhea, by avoiding intestinal colonization through pathogenic bacteria.
Or in the opposite case, constipation, use of probiotics increases the water retention capacity of faeces and stimulates the growth of bifidobacteria, increasing the average bowel movement and decreasing the consistency.
Our range of probiotics
At Vitae we know the importance of probiotics for health, that’s why we have 3 different varieties depending on the person and the situation.
- Vitadigest with digestive enzymes is made up of 3 bacterial strains present in the human intestine (Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum) with four digestive enzymes (lipase, lactase, protease and amylase), which help to promote digestion and regenerate the beneficial intestinal flora. It is recommended in case of bad digestion, acidity, bloating, flatulence, intestinal reflux etc.
- Vitadigest one per day is an exclusive combination of three bacterial strains present in the human intestine (Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum), which contribute to regenerate the beneficial intestinal flora. It is recommended for treatment of episodes of diarrhea or constipation, to supplement the antibiotic and to regulate intestinal transit during travel.
- Vitadigest Kids is our option for the little ones, with a delicious vanilla flavor.
- IntestVita Transit: a natural formula helps to promote digestion, facilitate intestinal transit, the normal functioning of the intestine and regenerate the beneficial intestinal flora.
Finally, we would also recommend that whenever you have doubts, consult a specialist to advise you on what the best treatment is for you.