New study shows Travelan® fights Bali Belly in US soldiers

Travellers can now feel even more confident to travel with new research from the US Department of Defence reinforcing that Travelan® is very effective in fending off travellers’ diarrhoea – also known as the dreaded Bali Belly.

US Defence Force personnel are posted on assignments all around the globe, including developing countries where the risk of food and water contamination is high. One bout of traveller’s diarrhoea can result in several days of discomfort or sometimes even weeks and weeks of severe illness. This can have a major impact on the assignment on hand, so a natural and simple treatment to reduce travellers’ diarrhoea is a high priority objective.

The US Department of Defence (DoD) study was performed at an overseas laboratory located in Bangkok, Thailand and the results demonstrated that Travelan® was able to bind and was reactive to all 180 strains of bacteria tested.

Clinical trials show Travelan confers protection of up to 90% against infection with the major strain of E.coli that causes Travellers’ Diarrhoea. These trials also showed a significant reduction in abdominal cramps and stomach pain compared to those who did not receive Travelan®.  

This latest study from the US Department of Defence has demonstrated that Travelan may also be effective against Campylobacter, Shigella, and other pathogenic bacteria that may cause travellers’ diarrhoea.

Shigella in particular is estimated to cause 80 –165 million cases of disease worldwide and is prevalent in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

The latest DoD research provides extra confidence to business travellers and holiday makers who are seeking a simple way to reduce the chance of travellers’ diarrhoea disrupting their travel experience.

Travelan®’s active ingredient is Hyperimmune Bovine Colostrum Powder, a rich source of antibodies that bind to a nasty strain of E.coli called Enterotoxigenic E. coli (or ETEC) in the gastrointestinal tract, preventing them from attaching to the intestinal wall and reducing their ability to cause Travellers’ Diarrhoea and its associated symptoms.

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