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Good To Go is designed to prevent travelers from developing that all-too-common, annoying travel problem: Constipation on a vacation or business trip. And the symptoms that go along with travel constipation: gas, bloating and cramps.
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.
Creating Good To Go
When we began to do the research on how to prevent traveler’s constipation, we knew it was going to be complicated. Nutrients and fibers have long played a role in treating constipation. Yet any gastroenterologist will tell you that avoiding any type of constipation is tricky. Too little nutrition and the problem persists. Too much and diarrhea results. Add to that the challenges your body faces when you travel: Change in diet. Change in schedule. A tendency to dehydrate. New and strange toilets. It’s not a recipe for success.
We created Good To Go’s recipe with all that in mind.
Simply put, laxatives are any agents that relieve constipation. All the fruits, salads and vegetables you eat are laxatives. As are your bran breakfast cereals, whole wheat breads and brown rice. Even coffee has a laxative effect on the GI tract. Natural laxatives of all kinds have been used for centuries to help with the age-old problem of constipation.
Good To Go’s two formulas are purposely blended with low doses of natural ingredients. Why? To minimize the risk of loose stools. Because the last thing anyone needs while traveling are sudden bathroom trips.
How does Good To Go really work?
Different types of laxatives work in a variety of ways. And individuals respond differently to them. So we custom blended bulk, stimulant and osmotic laxatives to optimize efficacy specifically for people who are on the go. Two different formulas target multiple components of action as part of a simple, four-day regimen.
Bulk Laxatives bulk up stool by drawing water into the intestinal tract. Fiber is a good example. Normally our diets are full of fiber– brown breads, oatmeal, salads, fruits, beans, and vegetables. Yet when we travel it’s often difficult to maintain our usual diets. Which end up low in fiber. Less fiber in our diets, less water in our stool. That makes for harder stool, which is more difficult to pass. Fiber supplements are the most commonly used bulk laxatives since they are natural, very gentle and very well tolerated.
Good to Go utilizes several different types of natural laxatives.
Chia Seeds are a “whole grain” food, are usually grown organically, are non-GMO and naturally free of gluten. Bottom Line: Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and various micronutrients.
Psyllium is a bulk-forming laxative. This means it soaks up water in your gut and
makes bowel movements much easier. It also helps promote regularity without increasing gas or bloat. It can be used as a one-off to ease constipation, or it can be added to your diet to help promote regularity and overall digestive health.
Prunes (or shall we call them dried plums?) have been sold as a popular digestive remedy for decades mainly because of these three components: fibre, sorbitol (a sugar alcohol that can loosen the stool) and a natural laxative compound called diphenyl isatin.
Apricots are rich in fiber and are therefore good for smooth bowel movements. It is often recommended to patients who regularly suffer from constipation due to its laxative properties. Fiber is a way to bulk up the stool. In this way, it becomes easier to transport through the bowels to its eventual excretion from the body. Fiber stimulates the gastric and digestive juices that help absorb the nutrients and break down the food for easier processing. Furthermore, fiber also activates the peristaltic motion of the digestive tract, and those smooth muscles movements are what keep your bowel movements regulated.
Senna relieves constipation by stimulating the muscles of the colon to push your stool through more quickly. It may also help your colon absorb water to soften stool. You may expect a bowel movement within six to 10 hours of taking senna, according to the National Cancer Society. Active compounds in the senna plant, called sennosides, are responsible for its laxative effect.
The use of Aloe as a laxative is well-researched; the anthraquinones present create a potent laxative that increases intestinal water content, stimulates mucus secretion and increases intestinal peristalsis, which are contractions that break down food and mix the chyme. Because of its anti-inflammatory and laxative components, another aloe vera benefit is its ability to help with digestion. Aloe vera helps digestion, normalizes acid/alkaline and pH balance, lessens yeast formation, encourages digestive bacteria and regularizes bowel processing.
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 as described above.
Put all this together and you have softer, bulkier stools, which are easier to pass. Making your time away from home easier to enjoy.
Proven ingredients. All natural. Prevent travel constipation with Good To Go.
What to do for constipation when you travel? Ask an expert whose patients travel.
I’ve been a gastroenterologist in private practice in Connecticut for 20 years. One question my patients often ask is “What can I do about feeling bloated and uncomfortable when I travel?” I make the usual suggestions: Increase your fiber intake. Drink lots of fluids. Try to stay on schedule.
Now let’s face it, how many of us go on trips or vacation and do things exactly like at home? If that were the case, it wouldn’t be vacation. Taking natural supplements during your day while on the go can help your body adjust to different foods, fluctuating meal times, increased dehydration due to less water breaks and increased activity, and the ever so present higher stress levels.
Then my wife (also a physician) and I had an idea: If a solution tailored for preventing traveler’s constipation didn’t exist, why not create one?
Good, practical experience. Good, careful research. Good To Go.
We set out to develop a unique, simple regimen of gentle laxatives and fiber. We wanted it to be all natural. We wanted it to be gentle. And we wanted it to work.
So with years of experience treating constipation, combined with our extensive research into natural laxatives, we created Good To Go.
Now instead of “Doctor, what can I do?” I hear “Ed, I’ve known you 20 years. Why didn’t you come up with this sooner?”
Safe and smooth travel! Enjoy your trip. Now with one less hassle.
—Ed and Wendy Levine