Travelers often find that change in diet and schedule and a tendency to dehydrate can lead to constipation and symptoms of gas, bloating and cramps. Good To Go's natural blend of bulk, stimulant, and osmotic laxatives is purposely blended with low doses of natural laxative ingredients to provide gentle prevention, not sudden relief. Begin the simple, four-day regimen when you get to your destination.
How Good To Go Works:
When traveling, it can be difficult to maintain a normal diet rich in fiber, so Good To Go contains several different types of fiber supplements (bulk laxatives):
- Chia seeds and psyllium are soluble fibers. Ever take a flax or chia seed or a psyllium husk and drop it into water? The seeds fill up with water and create a gelatinous-like texture. This material mixes with digested food and helps creates a bulky stool that is much easier to pass than the hard stools that result from too little fiber.
- Prunes and apricots are insoluble fibers that act in the same way. Your grandparents weren’t wrong when they insisted on always having prune juice in the refrigerator. Your grandparent’s grandparents were using these fruits to relieve constipation. And your grandchildren will be using them as well. Because they work. In addition to the fiber effect, prune and apricot contain small amounts of the laxatives sorbitol and dihydrophenylisatin, both proven to be effective in relieving constipation.
Long car/plane/train trips, as well as disruption of your usual routine, tend to slow down the
natural action of the muscles of the gastro-intestinal tract, so Good To Go contains natural stimulant laxatives:
- Senna is an herb long used in both its fruit form as well as its leaf form to treat constipation. Senna has several natural chemicals called sennosides, which are irritating to the GI tract.
- Aloe vera is a plant related to a cactus. The layer just under the skin of plant is called aloe latex. Aloe latex contains another group of natural chemicals called anthraquinine glycosides, which are also irritating to the GI tract. The irritation from these chemicals softly stimulates the muscles that make it easier to empty the bowels.
Dehydration is such a common problem when we travel, so Good To Go contains osmotic laxatives increase the amount of water that is absorbed from the cells lining the GI tract:
- Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. Magnesium citrate is magnesium combined with citric acid– a natural weak organic acid– to create its ingestible salt form. It’s essentially a natural electrolyte solution, which increases the concentration inside the gut.
Start using the four-day travel pack when you arrive at your destination. It doesn’t matter if you begin it in the morning or the evening. Simply take the two “AM” capsules in the morning with a full glass of water, and the two “PM” capsules in the evening with another full glass of water. Continue until the pack is completed.