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Supplements for travel first aid

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 26, 2012 at 12:17 AM

What would be in your travel bag both as a regular supplement and as a safety/first aid for any infection, etc.

I will be traveling this July for 3 weeks in Singapore, Malaysia, and India. I will be climbing a mountain in Malaysia and will be in rural parts of southern India.

My thoughts are to bring theralac (probiotic) and fish oil for daily use. I will bring mega doses of vitamin D (50,000 iu pills) and vitamin A (10,000 iu as retinyl palmitate) to function as an antibitoic in case of any infections, etc.

Any other ideas?

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on June 27, 2012
at 07:10 AM

good idea, thanks

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on June 27, 2012
at 07:10 AM

thanks, I will get some charcoal

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on June 26, 2012
at 03:01 PM

Oil of oregano is not something I'd recommend that anyone ingest. It is extremely potent, and thus irritating to mucus membranes - not to mention it contains thujone.

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This is the perfect medium between efficacy and natural preferences. I think it important that we keep the scope of potentialities in mind when trying to follow a more organic route in a situation like this. Being ill in Singapore with nothing but some silver drops and grapefruit seed extract would suck. A lot.

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on June 26, 2012
at 05:33 AM

Silver is ineffective: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/silver-scam - and oil of oregano is a fairly bad idea as well due to the extreme potency and thujone content.

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on June 26, 2012
at 12:48 AM

Charcoal is cheap and great if you eat something sketchy. Enteric coated peppermint oil for stomach cramps. Gravol just in case, can save you a trip to the emergency or having to stop and turn back on a trail in a foreign country. Tumeric pills for an analgesic. Some kind of re hydration salt mixture in case you experience nausea and vomiting (whether it be altitude or food poisoning). Probiotics. Tea tree oil for an all-purpose anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial (12-14 drops per ounce of jojoba).

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on June 27, 2012
at 07:10 AM

thanks, I will get some charcoal

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on June 26, 2012
at 05:38 AM

This is the perfect medium between efficacy and natural preferences. I think it important that we keep the scope of potentialities in mind when trying to follow a more organic route in a situation like this. Being ill in Singapore with nothing but some silver drops and grapefruit seed extract would suck. A lot.

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on June 26, 2012
at 08:24 PM

Having traveled in SE Asia (i.e. land of the questionable food), I would highly recommend grapefruit seed extract for any food/digestive issues. Take a bit every morning as a general preventative, and again if you eat something funky. It tastes like death, but it works like a charm.

Vitamin C is just a generally good thing to have on a trip, what with being exposed to a bunch of people on planes, etc.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on June 27, 2012
at 07:10 AM

good idea, thanks

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on June 26, 2012
at 05:28 AM

I would take oil of oregano for severe infections and colloidal silver gel for skin infections

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on June 26, 2012
at 05:33 AM

Silver is ineffective: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/silver-scam - and oil of oregano is a fairly bad idea as well due to the extreme potency and thujone content.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on June 26, 2012
at 03:01 PM

Oil of oregano is not something I'd recommend that anyone ingest. It is extremely potent, and thus irritating to mucus membranes - not to mention it contains thujone.

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on June 26, 2012
at 03:21 PM

Ginger for motion sickness, tea tree oil for skin infections etc as referenced above, melatonin for adjusting circadian rhythm, Natural Calm for helping with sleep (would not take out of country because powder form might lead to really long delay and misery in customs).

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on June 26, 2012
at 02:45 PM

Para-Gard by Integrative Therapeutics is anti-parasitic, -fungal, among other things.

This web site has a good description of everything it does, although I've ordered elsewhere: http://www.evitalhealth.com/Para_Gard.html

I would take this and my favourite probiotics, Primal Defense Ultra by Garden of Life. It's shelf-stable so it's perfect for travel, and it has Boulardii as suggested above. I think bringing your D is also a great idea.

Sounds like a fascinating trip, I'm envious!!!! Have fun and be safe.

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on June 26, 2012
at 07:12 AM

Saccharomyces Boulardii

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on June 26, 2012
at 07:12 AM

I'd take vitamin A, vitamin D, pure vitamin C and aspirin.

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on June 26, 2012
at 06:20 AM

I personally would bring some melatonin (extended release form) as I don't sleep well when Im not home or when adjusting to various time changes.

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