Preventing Traveler’s Diarrhea with Colostrum-LD

Preventing Traveler's Diarrhea with Colostrum-LD

With Colostrum-LD™, an individual may be better equipped than ever before to protect the gastrointestinal (GI) system against traveler’s diarrhea (TD), a stomach and intestinal infection commonly associated with E. coli bacteria.

Colostrum-LD™ offers a safe, effective bovine colostrum supplement that has been shown to help eliminate the risk of diarrhea from infectious causes. As such, Colostrum-LD™ may prove to be exceedingly valuable for individuals who want a fast, effective treatment to manage Traveler’s Diarrhea and other GI issues.

What Is Travelers Diarrhea?

Traveler’s Diarrhea often affects travelers in developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

The infection may occur if an individual consumes contaminated food or water and frequently is associated with the unsanitary handling of food.  For example, if a restaurant employee does not wash his or her hands after using the bathroom, this individual can transmit harmful bacteria to customers via contaminated food.

TD can result in a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Bloating
  • Cramps
  • Fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

TD symptoms may last for three to seven days; infections are rarely life-threatening but they can cause severe dehydration. If nothing else, a bout of TD can ruin your entire vacation.

How Is Traveler’s Diarrhea Treated? 

Antacid/anti-diarrhea medications such as Pepto-Bismol commonly are used to treat TD.

In many cases, travelers will receive antibiotics for TD as part of a pre-travel consultation with a medical professional. However, improper use of antibiotics may promote drug resistance in the bacteria that can cause TD.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes the Shingella sonnei bacteria are resistant to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, which is often the top choice to treat adults dealing with the shigellosis intestinal infection. In a recent CDC study, 90 percent of tested adult shigellosis cases were resistant to ciprofloxacin.

For parents, it is important to consult a doctor immediately if a child or infant displays TD symptoms. WebMD points out many TD treatments are not recommended for children, and dehydration poses severe health risks to children who suffer TD.

How Can Bovine Colostrum Help an Individual Combat Traveler’s Diarrhea? 

Bovine colostrum has been shown to provide beneficial outcomes as a daily prophylaxis agent for adults and children with TD. Various peer review studies indicate colostrum can eliminate and prevent all types of infections.

Colostrum-LD™ is clinically proven to heal and prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) and contains significant amounts of immunoglobulins and lactoferrin to inhibit bacteria and virus activity within the body.

Also, Colostrum-LD™ includes proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs), powerful immune modulators that control the immune response to invading gut-based pathogens.

PRPs consist of short chains of amino acids – the building blocks of the human body. They work as hormones that regulate the thymus gland and help modulate the immune system, making PRPs the most important contributors to the effectiveness of bovine colostrum.   

When it comes to travel, it is always better to err on the side of caution. Overseas travelers should carefully select foods and boil water in areas of poor sanitation to minimize the risk of TD.

In addition, consistent use of Colostrum-LD™ may help a traveler eliminate harmful pathogens, fight off infection, and protect the GI and stomach lining, further reducing the dangers associated with Traveler’s Diarrhea. And, of course, be sure to take Colostrum-LD™ with bottled water.