Planning the annual getaway is usually where the excitement begins. But for many holidaymakers, the anticipation of a week or two's break from the norm - not to mention the change of diet and climate on arrival - can trigger or exacerbate stomach complaints such as IBS, bloating, cramping, constipation and diarrhoea.
A simple way to help overcome tummy troubles is to pack ActiMint (rrp £5.95 for 60 tablets -a month's supply - from The Nutri Centre, Holland & Barrett, John Bell & Croyden and online at actimint.com).
Chewing two fresh-tasting ActiMint probiotic tablets after each meal releases an abundance of the same friendly bacteria found in live yoghurt that reduces gastro-intestinal discomfort and improves overall gut health and wellbeing. A new improved coating and increased prebiotic content create a scientifically proven synergistic effect that ensures higher levels of beneficial microflora reach the gut.
Shona Wilkinson RDip CNHC MBANT, Head Nutritionist at The Nutri Centre says: "Probiotics can be helpful for a wide range of stomach conditions as well as recurrent yeast infections. I often recommend ActiMint which contains millions of live probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilusunits. These help maintain a balance of friendly bacteria in the digestive tract supporting good digestive function.
"Numerous studies on the Lactobacillus Acidophilus strain used in ActiMint demonstrate the benefits of using probiotics to treat a variety of intestinal disorders.