Traveling is hard on your body! From lost sleep to changes in climate, jet-setting can take its toll. Even short plane trips subject your body to high levels of bacteria and changes in air pressure.
Of course, nobody wants to get sick on vacation, and feeling terrible when you get home isn’t so great either (on top of the jet lag!). That’s why it’s essential to make sure that you are getting all of the vitamins and minerals that you need to be at your best.
Feeling totally clueless about vitamins?
You aren’t alone. There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there, and it’s not easy to figure out what’s right for you. Fortunately, I’ve got a life hack for you.
I just discovered Care/of, a company offering affordable, personalized vitamin packs, and have to say it’s been a game-changer.
Here’s how you can find the best vitamins for your travel routine!
Traveling exposes you to all types of germs. Did you know that the average airplane tray table has more bacteria than the typical public toilet? I’m not much of a germophobe, but that makes me want to douse myself in Purell.
And, while I’d highly recommend using antibacterial wipes to clean the surface around your seat on any plane, it’s really not enough. When you’re traveling, it’s important to be extra cautious.
This means taking vitamins and ensuring that you’re meeting all of your nutritional needs.
To be honest, I’ve always just taken a simple multivitamin or nothing at all. Over the years, I’ve read about the incredible benefits of so many different herbs, supplements, vitamins, and minerals, but I just didn’t know where to begin.
I eat a pretty healthy diet, but I’m sure that there are gaps as well as extra nutrients I’m missing out on that would be good for me and my traveling lifestyle. I’ve always been nervous to just guess which pills are best, especially when there are literally hundreds of vitamins to choose from in the vitamin aisle and I don’t know much about the quality or effectiveness of the brands out there.
All in all, it can get incredibly complicated.
Personalization is really important when it comes to vitamins, but it’s not an easy task. There are just too many variables for the average person to be able to stumble his or her way into the right blend. Of course, men and women have different nutrient needs. People at different ages need different things. You need a special set of nutrients if you’re vegetarian or gluten-free. Athletes need different nutrients than people with office jobs; and the list goes on and on.
Enter Care/of to the rescue!
Care/of is a new company that is promising to revolutionize the world of vitamins, and it has a stellar approach. Everything else can be customized and delivered to your door, so why not vitamins?
I was excited to find Care/of because it takes away all of the guesswork.
Here’s a few of the many questions you’re asked during your registration!
Care/of has a scientific advisory board of doctors, scientists, and nutritionists who create the best vitamin intake for you based on your goals, lifestyle, and current health situation. You don’t have to play internet doctor or wander around the health food store.
Care/of reviews your health data and makes a customized recommendation for you. You can add or remove supplements as you see fit, and Care/of will send you a month’s supply of personalized each time.
Care/of also places a big focus on your lifestyle and goals.
Bacopa, for example, is a great herb for people who need help focusing. Want more energy? Care/of recommends rhodiola. How about an immune system boost? Elderberry could be a great option for your personalized vitamin pack. They even have their own prenatal vitamins for moms-to-be, that just recently launched.
Care/of makes their own line of vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and more, and they’re really serious when it comes to the quality of their ingredients. They source some of them from around the world – for example, their Fish Oil comes from Wild Alaskan salmon and their Turmeric comes from India.