For support against Traveler’s Diarrhea, and other pathogenic maladies that one can be exposed to and catch while traveling, a good garlic supplement, as well as along a potent probiotic can be your best friend.
Therapeutic Food recipes for Healthy Travels:
Organic Garlic: 1 to 2 capsules daily
Supernatant Synbiotic: 1 capsule daily
LactORN: 1 level tsp. twice a week
Garlic is one of the most successful genera in the plant kingdom with 700 different species in the family. One of the major reasons for their success as a genus is that they have developed a very effective means of protecting themselves from pests such as pathogenic bacteria, protozoa, fungus and molds. Their magic bullets are their secondary metabolites—their thiosulphanates of which allicin comprises about 70 to 80 % and is the most potent (Block, 2010).
If we look at the MIC (Minimum Inhibitory Concentration) for allicin it becomes apparent as to why. The MIC is the lowest concentration of an antimicrobial that will inhibit the visible growth of a microorganism. We normally don’t consider a substance as a serious antimicrobial with an MIC of 50 and above. The lower the more potent.
The MIC for allicin with Staph aureus is 27, for E. coli also 27. The list goes on, we love garlic for its protective qualities. It covers so many possible pathogens. In addition to the above these include Salmonella (the leading cause of food poisoning), Klebsiella, Proteus, Clostridium, Pseudomonas, Shigella, Mycobactierum and Helicobacter (Lawson, 1996).
Additionally garlic has proven to be a very effective antifungal (e.g. inhibiting and killing Candida albicans) and antiprotozoal inhibiting and killing Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and Amoeba (Lawson, 1996).
It makes a lot of sense to make garlic your traveling companion.
- Block, Eric. (2010). Garlic and other Alliums: The Lore and the Science. Publisher: The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK.
- Lawson LD & Koch HP. (1996). Garlic: The Science and Therapeutic Application of Allium sativum L. and Related Species. Publisher: Williams and Wilkins.
We have developed our products based on scientific research and/or the practical experience of many healthcare practitioners. There is a growing body of literature on food based nutrition and supplements and their application in support of our health. Please use our products under the advisement of your doctor.
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