Vitamins for Summer Travel

There are 13 different vitamins that your body needs and a ton of other supplements out there that help with your health, but only a few are essential for travel.

When you travel you miss out on things like getting enough sunlight and enough whole-food options plus your immune system is constantly fighting off all the germs that can be on the plane. Some of the best vitamins to bring with you can help you give your body the boost it needs. 

1. Vitamin D

This vitamin is crucial to bring with you during your travels because it supports bone, blood, and immune system health. Vitamin D allows your body to absorb calcium to build strong bones. It also helps maintain phosphorus levels in the blood and helps your immune system fight off disease. 

2. Vitamin C

Planes and airports are a hub for all kinds of germs. Even if you bring as much hand sanitizer as the TSA will allow, you need to be sure your immune system is up to the challenge when you fly. 

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that helps your immune system by giving your white blood cells the boost they need to fight off disease. It’s also important for maintaining your blood pressure, which could increase with the stress that comes from traveling.  

Vitamin C supplements come in many forms but the most popular is a powdered drink mix or tablet.  

3. Melatonin

Abrupt changes to your time zone and sleep schedule are sometimes unavoidable when you travel.Getting adjusted to a new schedule and getting over the effects of jet lag can sometimes take your body days to catch up on sleep. Instead of suffering, you can take melatonin, a hormone produced in the brain that promotes natural sleep functions. 

Melatonin is a natural alternative to other sleep aids that can help you get some sleep when you find yourself tossing and turning away from home. 

4. Magnesium 

Sitting in a middle seat for a long haul flight with no hope of stretching your legs can put a lot of stress on your muscles up until it’s time to land. Magnesium is a great supplement to help when you’re crammed onto a tiny plane and need to help your muscles relieve tension and aid with overall soreness 

Falling asleep on the plane is also tricky sometimes, but magnesium naturally relaxes your body so it can help you avoid issues when you’re trying to fall asleep on the plane. Getting enough sleep and protecting your muscles from any extra strain is crucial to keep you feeling rested and ready for the challenges you might face on your next trip. 

5. Vitamin B12 

Take care of your blood flow instead of stressing about traffic flow when you’re traveling by bringing Vitamin B12 with you on your next trip. This vitamin is essential for the health of both your blood and nervous systems so having it with you will help support healthy blood circulation. 

Vitamin B12 can also help you sharpen your focus when you feel like you’re in a fog because it supports healthy brain function. That’s super important when you’re feeling rundown at the terminal but still need to read the signs to find your gate.

As an added bonus, Vitamin B12 can even help improve your mood when the stress of traveling is putting a damper on your travel day. 

You can also get a Vitamin B12, Vitamin C & Vitamin D shots before traveling or add to a pre travel IV Drip for maximum benefit!

Call us at 615-553-2202 or walk in today to prepare for your next trip!

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