Stay Healthy While Traveling


Beat Montezuma’s Revenge with Udo’s Choice Probiotic Blends

LYNDEN, Wash. (June 4, 2007) — Traveling leads to excitement, adventure and oftentimes the unfortunate Montezuma’s Revenge. While visiting foreign lands or backcountry camping sites, stay healthy by boosting the immune system before and during that anticipated trip. Udo’s Choice Probiotic Blends offer specially formulated remedies for proper digestion, strong immune function and overall health for travelers of all ages.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection reports that between 20 percent and 50 percent of all international travelers — about 10 million people — develop intestinal problems while on the road.

“Travelers do not realize that 80 percent of gastrointestinal illnesses, known as Montezuma’s Revenge, are caused by a bacterial infection,” says Udo Erasmus, Ph.D, nutrition expert and formulator of the probiotic blends. “These infections can be avoided with proper supplements.”

Learn the bacteria facts:

o Over 400 different species and more than 100 trillion total bacteria live in the human intestinal tract.

o Although the word “bacteria” is usually associated with germs and illness, friendly bacteria, those found in probiotics, help the body to function, maintain health and fight illness and disease.

o Environmental stress and traveler’s bugs can lower the number of friendly bacteria, disrupting the balance and causing digestive distress.

Probiotics provide a myriad of benefits to the body while replenishing the friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. Important to the traveler, they enhance immune function, improve digestion, reduce instances of traveler’s diarrhea and inhibit food poisoning.

Consistent supplementation with Udo’s Choice Super Bifido Plus Probiotic, containing 10 bacterial strains and 70 billion viable cells, can improve intestinal health and help guard against disease. Bifidobacteria, the component in three of the 10 strains, are believed to play a pivotal role.

Additionally, Udo’s Choice offers three age-specific solutions to ensure the intestinal tract is repopulated with the strains most useful to the recipient’s age:

o Advanced Adult’s Blend is perfect for seniors because it contains 12 billion viable/active cells and is formulated to fight abnormal cell division, bacterial infections and cholesterol levels.

o Adult’s Blend includes 8 adult-specific bacterial strains and 6 billion cells, designed to reflect healthy adult microflora.

o Children’s Blend, formulated specially for children ages 5 to 15, can block invading disease-causing bacteria similar to the adult blend but with only 2 billion cells to reflect children’s smaller size.

o Infant’s Blend provides the necessary assistance for babies, whose defenses are not working fully yet. The powder format, which contains 1 billion viable/active cells, can be added to formula, water or another liquid.

Udo’s Choice Probiotics, available in powder, vegetarian capsules or lozenges, can be left unrefrigerated for short periods of time, making them convenient for travel. They are packaged in dark brown light-resistant, recyclable, nonreactive, nitrogen-flushed glass bottles, which prolong stability and product integrity. Udo’s Choice Probiotics are available in health food stores, natural pharmacies and online retailers. Suggested retail price is $39.99 for Super Bifido Plus, $17.49 for Advanced Adult’s Blend, $16.99 for Adult’s Blend, $13.49 for Children’s Blend and $16.49 for Infant’s Blend.

Udo’s Choice products are produced and distributed by Flora Inc. in conjunction with nutrition expert and author Udo Erasmus, Ph.D. For more than a decade, Udo’s Choice has offered premium quality health supplements, including omega-rich oil blends, age- and condition-specific probiotics and enzymes, and more. The company manufactures all products according to strict Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines to ensure quality and purity. Please visit www.florahealth.com, or call (800) 446-2110 for more information.

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