Travel Tummy Worried that an upset stomach could spoil your holiday? Prepare yourself! As we look forward to our summer holidays or Autumn sunshine breaks, a new study reveals that more than half of us have fallen ill while on holiday, which has made us a nation of cautious travellers. Although succumbing to an upset stomach whilst abroad is often referred to as ‘Delhi Belly’ - it is actually often the destinations closer to home where we get caught out. According to research commissioned by Bimuno, a staggering 32 per cent of Brits have fallen ill while visiting Spain, on top of a list of the usual destinations where people are suspicious of street foods and tap water. In fact, a third of us avoid certain countries all together for fear of being ill. Of those who have suffered from an upset stomach whilst away, 60 per cent say they’d avoid returning to that country!
Fortunately for those of us who might be missing out, Bimuno TRAVELAID has been clinically proven to help prevent travellers’ diarrhoea. This could be a welcome relief for the four in ten brits who have suffered from it whilst abroad – more than any other holiday illness, including sunburn (37%), mosquito bites (20%) and heat stroke (14%) For those unfortunate enough to get caught out with TD, 30 per cent have suffered for two days, and 15 per cent for three days or more – destroying a large chunk of valuable holiday time, and causing immense discomfort for the traveller in question, not to mention the potential inconvenience for the family or friends they’re on holiday with. With the threat of illness wrecking a precious family holiday or business
trip, almost three quarters of Brits would be happy to take a medication ahead of travel to help them prevent suffering from travel diarrhoea. Now at last there is an effective way to prevent you from contracting travel diarrhoea when abroad. Bimuno TRAVELAID is new patented second generation prebiotic (a selective food for ‘good gut’ bacteria) for travellers which has been proven in scientiﬁc studies to help prevent the dreaded ‘Delhi Belly’. Its unique dual-action signiﬁcantly increases the ‘good’ immunity-boosting bacteria in your gut and also provides a natural protective barrier against ‘bad’ diarrhoea-causing bacteria including E.coli and Salmonella, OCEAN VIEW 47
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