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How to Prevent Traveler’s Diarrhoea

How to Prevent Traveler’s Diarrhoea by Nutritionist Kay Ali

We’ve all been there. We finally get a solid week off from work to indulge in some much needed rest and relaxation somewhere remote and tropical. Only to end up stuck on the loo, both bottom and head, for what feels like forever. Traveler’s Diarrhoea. It’s the super unfortunate circumstance of loose stools and abdominal cramps, no thanks to the dodgy street food you ate the night before.

Thankfully, Traveler’s Diarrhoea, typically, isn’t serious. But if there’s something we can do to help prevent it so that we can crack on and enjoy our holidays, I’m. All. In. Hand over Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS1 probiotic.

A study examined 70 subjects over three different study periods.[1] Subjects were given Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS1 capsules, at a dose of two billion Colony Forming Units (CFU) per day, for one week prior to travel, and during the entire duration of travel. The subjects visited a collection of countries, wherein the anticipated incidence of

Traveler’s Diarrhoea was estimated at 25-30%. Only two of the 70 subjects (3%) receiving Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS1 reported gastrointestinal disturbances and associated symptoms during their trips. Success.


[1] Senhert KW. Effect of DDS-acidophilus, A case study. 1989.

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