A Traveler’s Guide to Supplements

When you travel often – both into the world of myths and legends, and into the real world of planes, trains, and automobiles – you start to get certain things down pat, including which travel supplements to pack.

 

Hopefully, by now, you haven’t forgotten to bring a cell phone charger in a few years. Among your travel routines, the toiletry case is something you should aspire to perfect.

 

You can basically keep it packed and forget about it, only checking it briefly before a trip to make sure nothing has expired and to replace the razors. 

 

The toothpaste, deodorant, and wipes – those things you should have a good handle on by now. But what about supplements? Here is a list of supplements to add to your travel toiletry case.

 

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Travel Supplements – What Should You Bring With You?

Vitamins as Travel Supplements

 

Most American adults take some kind of daily multivitamin. Some adults even take a chewy, candy-like daily vitamin. But when it’s time to head to the airport, do you remember to drop a supply into your bag?

 

Just because you’re going on vacation doesn’t mean your body is, and you’re probably more likely to eat less healthfully when you’re on the road.

 

So, if you take vitamins regularly, don’t forget to include them in your toiletry bag.

 

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More Vitamins

That’s right – there are more vitamins to bring! When you fly on an airplane you’re in an enclosed space with a lot of other people.

 

Airports also put you into close contact with other people’s germs. For this reason, many people travel with a supply of additional vitamins – often in an effervescent tablet form that can be dropped into water or another beverage.

 

It is thought that these tablets may help enhance the immune system in the fight against all those germs you came into contact with.

 

Melatonin as a Travel Supplement

 

Many travelers swear by this supplement. Melatonin supplements are used to help promote sleep, and one of its key uses is to prevent jet lag.

 

It is recommended to start with a small dose once you’ve arrived at your travel destination and are ready to try to get some sleep, to get into step with the people who live in the place where you’ve arrived.

 

This is assuming you’re traveling east – into the future as it were.

 

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CBD Oil As a Travel Supplement

These days, there are increasingly more places where you can buy CBD oil, including both retail locations and online marketplaces.

 

Often taken for relaxation, CBD oil is also taken to help with stress about traveling. Available in gummies, soft gels, and tinctures.

 

CBD is also available in lotions and balms that can be applied directly on the skin for temporary aches and discomfort while traveling.

 

Headache Pills as Travel Supplements

 

Whatever type of pills you take when you normally have a headache should be included in your travel case. There’s nothing that will make your vacation a bummer like having a headache.

 

Well, there are things – but you get the idea. You’ll also be popular if you travel with a group and you’re the only one who prepared for the possibility that someone’s head might hurt.

 

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Lotion

 

Travel tends to dry out the skin, so sometimes a more intense lotion regimen is needed than when you’re at home. Air travel especially can make your skin dry. Just remember to make sure that your lotion bottle size is within TSA guidelines.

 

Travel, though romantic and adventurous, is sometimes challenging. There are delayed flights, long layovers, or overbooked hotels.

 

You might argue that this is part of the appeal, part of what enriches us when we set out to see the world. But travel exposes you to elements your body is not used to, and it’s always a good idea to give yourself a boost – any way that you can.

 

Remember to always check with your doctor before taking any supplements. And it’s important to note that some supplements may interfere or interact with certain medications. With this in mind, double check your toiletry case and make sure you’ve packed the travel supplements that are right for you.

 


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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