While summer holidays are for relaxing and enjoying yourself, they can bring up all sorts of challenges and temptations for those of us trying to stay fit and keep on top form. Late nights, lazy mornings and the all-inclusive buffet and bar are calling to us after long office hours and a gruelling pre-hols gym routine. It’s time for a few treats.
Unfortunately, scorching sunshine and indulgent dinners can leave your body feeling off-balance. By packing a few holiday-friendly supplements, you can crack on with the cocktails, inhale ice creams, and train like a trooper (or not at all) while still looking like you belong in the hotel brochure. See our suitcase essentials below.
A multivitamin is a great way to guarantee you’re getting enough of your essential nutrients without having to squeeze several different pill packs and powders into your luggage. This powder is perfect for those jetting off to warmer climates as it contains vitamins A and E which can help protect your skin from holiday sun damage – alongside a good sunscreen, of course. A wholesome blend of vitamins C, D3 and A will also give you the immune boost you need to look and feel your best while abroad (no matter how much you’ve drunk the night before).
Vitamin B in the form of thiamine, riboflavin and niacin are also contained in one scoop, which combats fatigue and provides your tissues with energy – ideal for getting the most out of your holiday workouts. Taking a single scoop once a day in your juice or smoothie is the perfect solution to increase your daily intake of vital vitamins – ensuring you can make the most of your summer holiday.
Milk Thistle Supplement
If you’ve overindulged at dinner or eaten some questionable meat at a street market and you’re feeling the effects, you may want to supplement with a milk thistle to settle your stomach. The powers of this popular natural ingredient have been researched all over the world where it’s been proven to be a great relief for upset stomachs and indigestion.
Used for thousands of years for various ailments (some more bizarre than others), milk thistle is also thought to help with liver function. As it’s up to your liver to clear the blood of toxins after a heavy night of drinking, you might want to pop some in your suitcase to help it out a bit the morning after. Put plainly, this handy herb could solve a lot of your overeating and drinking dilemmas while away.
Total Nutri-Green Supplement
It can be easy to let your healthy diet slip in favour of treats that perhaps don’t pack the same nutritional punch when you’re travelling. If you like to indulge on holiday or you’re struggling to get hold of your favourite fruits and vegetables, then this supplement is a simple, but effective way to enhance your vitamin and mineral intake.
While nothing can compensate for a square meal, just one scoop of Total Nutri-Greens will supply you with a whole load of goodness from the most nutritious super-foods out there. Now you can blast out a beach workout, knowing that you’re fuelling your body with the good stuff.
If you’re feeling fatigued from flights, jet lag and early starts, then a caffeine supplement could be the boost you need to make the most of your trip. Stay alert at the airport for that early morning flight, or pop a pill before your workout if you’re feeling a little lethargic from the night before.
Your usual morning coffee isn’t always on offer if you’re travelling off the beaten track, so these little tablets means that you can get your hit without the hassle. One 200mg tablet and a good breakfast will be enough of a kick to climb a mountain or get your snorkel on.
Take Home Message
Whether you’re sweating it out by the seaside or simply want to nourish your skin and hair while in the sun, holiday health has never been easier than with these summer-ready supps that’ll slot into your suitcase without a hitch.