Health Edition Part 2
In Part 2 of our special health edition of Travel News, Trips & Tips we recommend four more products that will help you stay healthy during your travels, and even if you're staying at home and doing your traveling by armchair.
Nourished Personalized Vitamin Stacks
The brainchild of registered nutritionist Melissa Snover, Nourished is the manufacturer of the world's first personalized gummy vitamin. Snover hit on the idea for Nourished when she spilled her vitamins all over the floor in an airport and figured there must be a better way to make and package vitamins, and what she came up with is stunningly clever. Here's how it works. First the consumer takes a brief online quiz (about a three minute affair) that asks about things like high blood pressure, osteoporosis, migraines, allergies, etc., and your answers will be used to customize your gummies. Now here's the really cool part: Nourished vitamins are often referred to with the stylized moniker "Nourish3d" because the gummies are actually 3D printed! So the 3D printer layers your needed vitamins and nutrients (for example, selenium, folic acid, ginger extract, etc.) one ingredient at a time, creating your personalized seven-layer "stack." What you end up with is a convenient gummy that replaces having to take multiple pills. And, because more than one person in your household may be using Nourished, each of your daily doses comes individually wrapped with your name on the wrapper. Nourished also has some non-personalized stacks that you can choose from if you don't want to take the quiz. Sugar-free and vegan, Nourished Personalized Vitamin Stacks are available by subscription or in one-month lots. More info here
KEEN Face Masks with Jerry Garcia Artwork
Everybody needs to wear them, so why not look cool? You're probably aware of the fabulous line of footwear that KEEN manufactures; now KEEN is offering something new for the times we live in, featuring artwork by the late Grateful Dead front man, Jerry Garcia. Released in August on Jerry's birthday, the KEEN Together x Garcia Mask is a washable non-medical face mask decorated with Garcia's artwork. Made with two layers of 100% cotton, the masks also feature ear loops with an adjustable slide, making for a comfortable and snug fit. The KEEN Together x Garcia Mask comes in your choice of two patterns; one featuring Garcia's "New York at Night" and the other featuring his design called "Banyan Tree." Masks come in two-packs so that you can wear one while you launder the other. These limited edition items are available directly from KEEN only. Order yours here.
At 23VITALS the mantra for their dietary supplement is "Prepare, Defend, Support, Recover." They're talking about your immune system, which you can give a serious leg-up just by drinking water once a day that you've put a scoop of 23VITALS powder into. You've probably figured out that the "23" part of 23VITALS refers to its 23 ingredients, which are ... okay we're just kidding, we're not going to list them all. Suffice it to say 23VITALS contains essential vitamins like Vitamin B12, zinc and selenium along with a VITAL Innate Immuno-Resilience blend, a VITAL Adaptive Immuno-Defend matrix and another matrix to promote organ system, blood flow and cytokine wellness. But all you have to remember is put this ultimate immune solution in your water, smoothie, yogurt, etc. once a day. 23VITALS comes in Strawberry Lemonade and Orange Creamsicle flavors, in jars that hold 30 days-worth of mix. Gluten and soy free and non-GMO, 23VITALS is meant to support cellular health with better sleep, less brain fog, and quicker recovery on a long-term basis. Order here:
Pamela's Whenever Bars
It's no secret; whether you're taking a road trip in your own stomping grounds or traveling to some exotic destination, you're going to need snacks. Now we know you'll take Snickers and Cheetos, but you need to have some healthy options in your overnight case too, and here's where Pamela's Whenever Bars come in. Gluten-free, non-GMO and with no high fructose corn syrup, each Pamela's Whenever Bar contains 8-10 grams of whole grains. And they taste divine! You'll probably want to eventually try each of the flavors, which are Blueberry Lemon, Chocolate Chip Coconut, Cranberry Almond, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Raisin Walnut Spice. Yummy! Thanks Pam! Pamela's Whenever Bars are widely available in grocery stores; there's a "store finder" and more information here.