This problem seems to be increasingly common. It’s probably a result of a combination of factors – extremely unhealthy cabin air in addition to a weakened immune system. Prolonged exposure to the air in aircraft is becoming one of our most significant health risk factors. Fortunately, all flights are now smoke-free, but the air is still filled with the viruses and bacteria of our fellow travelers, and very low – nearly devoid – of negative ions. When you combine this factor with extreme dryness, which is an irritant to the mucous membrane, it’s easy to see why prolonged exposure to the infections of the other travelers poses a challenge to our defense systems. The lining of the mucous membrane is our chief protection against upper respiratory infections – colds and sinus infections. Secondarily we are protected by the immune system. However, the stress of travel, often coupled by the lack of sleep, can significantly weaken your resistance to infection.
The following Sinus Survival products will help you avoid sinus problems when traveling:
Vitamin C 1000 mg – To strengthen your immune system, take 1,000 mg a few hours before traveling and 500 mg each day when you travel.
Herbal Nasal Spray – Spray one or two sprays per nostril daily to moisturizes dry nasal passages and guard against environmental insults. Can be used every 2-3 hours if necessary.
Pro Biotic – This high-potency probiotic formula contains Saccharomyces boulardii for GI support and optimal immune function. Take 1 capsule daily.
Allimax – Maintain a healthy defense system with this high-quality garlic extract. Take 1 capsule daily with food. Increase up to 12 capsules daily if you feel you are getting sick.
Remember to take care of yourself before, during and after air travel by:
- Drinking lots of water to stay hydrated
- Nourishing your body with healthy foods and avoiding processed foods
- Being as active as possible
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Resting when possible to help your body recharge
- Washing your hands often