The most common travel-related illness afflicting from 20 to 50% of travelers CAN BE AVOIDED.

Approximately 66 million U.S. residents
travel abroad each year.

As a result, millions of travelers can miss important business meetings and find getting through the day extremely difficult. While executives can lose financial opportunities, dream vacations can often turn into long days in a hotel room suffering from Travelers Diarrhea. 

Travelan® provides peace of mind when traveling away from home. 

Why You Need Travelan Before Your Next Trip

What is Travelers diarrhea?

Up to 50% of people who travel suffer from Travelers diarrhea, according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

  • Travelers diarrhea is characterized by fever, belly cramps and profuse watery diarrhea that can last for several days and lead to severe dehydration.
  • Travelers diarrhea develops as a result of ingesting contaminated food and/or water and is common amongst travelers when visiting countries where they have no naturally developed immunity.
  • Infection with Enterotoxigenic E. coli is the most common cause of Travelers’ diarrhea.

Travelers diarrhea can really ruin the enjoyment of your holiday or the effectiveness of a business trip. The devastating loss of your valuable time, money and memories can be disastrous.

Travelers diarrhea is also often referred to as: Bali Belly, Montezuma’s Revenge, Delhi Belly, and Tourist Trot.

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What Clinicians and Travelers Are Saying About Travelan:

“Thank you Travelan…10 days in India with Travelan and not the slightest problem and, while I wasn’t exactly roughing it, normally just a change in water is enough to give me some upset.”
Associate Prof David Anderson, Deputy Director
“Thank you Travelan”

Travelan – Maintained digestive health for tourists in Mexico
…Travelan proved its worth yet again, in Mexico. Not that the food was at all bad – in fact it was generally of very high quality and thoroughly delicious – but one must expect that one’s flora will find travel a little, um, stressful. We took Travelan faithfully and enjoyed our interactions with the hotel’s facilities…

2 x Healthy Travelers
“Thank you Travelan”

Travelan – Maintained digestive health for fitness experts in Egypt
In January, 2005 we traveled to Cairo and took Travelan daily – we ate at local food markets and cruised the Nile without any hint of typical traveler’s troubles. On the cruise most of our traveling companions reported that they were suffering from upset tummies and a number found themselves confined to the cabin. We were in Egypt for a total of 12 days and all of them were made additionally enjoyable with the knowledge that we had taken Travelan. I have recommended Travelan to every person that mentions overseas travel to me!

Jenny McKay, National Sales Manager Aussie Bodies Pty Ltd
“Thank you Travelan”
Travelan – Recommended as an ideal supplement to maintain digestive health for newly weds
“As a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (class 94-96). I lived in Ghana, West Africa for 2 years and wish this product was available at that time. Since my peace corps days I have traveled to many destinations with questionable food and water. Using Travelan during my recent travels has provided me the peace of mind my trip will not be interrupted with travelers diarrhea. When I go on vacation now, time and money are of the essence. Paying for a trip and spending my trip in the bathroom can be easily prevented now by taking Travelan. I am happy this product is available for all my future travels.”
Passport Health nurse, Melanie Kohr-French
“I do recommend Travelan for every client. This product has amazing reviews and as a preventative option for TD I do highly recommend it to all clients and it’s a natural product supplement to help reducing the risk of TD.”
Passport Health nurse, Faina Pravin
“I found Travelan to be very effective throughout our 2 week trip to India, Cambodia, and Thailand. Our group of 4 (including one pregnant), did not experience any GI discomfort. Travelan was safe for my pregnant friend to take and easy for all. I’m also a healthcare professional, and would recommend this to anyone else who is paranoid about travelers diarrhea when traveling abroad.”
Heather Bauer, MNA, CRNA
“The product was amazing ..I went to Mexico for the first time and didn’t get ill….I was at the point where I was never going back there until I tried your product ..Mexico should pay you guys millions!!!!”
Ken Kuczwaj, Aliso Viejo, CA.
A recent tour group on a trip to Cuba said:
“No problems – I took the pill each day!”
“I woke up with an upset stomach and took one of the pills -I felt better.”
“A few pills a day – keeps the diarrhea away!”
“The food was great in Cuba and I didn’t want to miss any meals. Travelan keep my stomach feeling fine!”
“It worked!”
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What is Travelan?

Digestive Health when Traveling 

Digestive health issues when traveling are common. Many people suffer from gastrointestinal and digestive health issues.
The most common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Bloating
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas

Why is Travelers diarrhea more common in developing countries?

  • Contaminated local water supplies
  • Poor plumbing and poor sewage in some areas, resulting in higher levels of stool contamination in the environment
  • Inadequate electrical capacity leading to frequent blackouts or poorly functioning refrigeration, resulting in unsafe food storage
  • Inadequate water supplies and or the absence of sinks for hand washing by restaurant staff and direct contamination of food
  • Poor training in handling and preparation of food may lead to cross-contamination
  • Storage of cooked products at ambient temperatures for extended time
  • Use of human fecal material for fertilization of crops
  • Lack of pasteurization of milk and dairy products

Travelers Diarrhea World RISK Map According to the CDC

How does Travelan work?

Travelers diarrhea is caused by the consumption of food or water infected with bacteria, these bacteria attack the intestines releasing diarrhea causing toxins into the blood stream.  

Travelan binds to E.coli in the gastrointestinal track preventing them from attaching to the intestinal wall and thereby neutralizing their ability to cause diarrhea and it’s associated symptoms.

Proven Success

90% Effective with the Major Strain of E.coli

Travelan has been clinically tested in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials.

Clinical trials show Travelan confers protection of up to 90% against infection with the major strain of E.coli that causes Travellers’ Diarrhoea. In addition these trials showed a significant reduction in abdominal cramps and stomach pain compared to those who did not receive Travelan.  There were no reported treatment-related side effects.

FAQ’s – TRAVELAN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Travelan is a natural product, derived from bovine colostrum enriched with anti-ETEC (see below) antibodies, and that reduces the risk of Travellers’ Diarrhea by 90%.
Travelan is an orally-ingested caplet that contains 200mg of bovine colostrum powder enriched with anti-ETEC antibodies.
Travelan is different from other travelers’ diarrhea products, all of which are post-infection treatments. Travelan prevents the infection and its resulting symptoms from occurring in the first place.

Yes. Travelan has undergone independent double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trials in Europe. Volunteers where given high doses of E- Coli bacteria and those taking Travelan showed protection of 90%.
The trials also showed a significant reduction in abdominal cramps and stomach pain compared to patients who did not receive Travelan.
There were no reported drug related adverse events in the clinical trials.

Travelan contains antibodies that bind to ETEC bacteria, blocking them from attaching to the epithelial cells in the gastrointestinal tract and thereby neutralising their ability to cause Travellers’ Diarrhea and its associated symptoms. The antibodies bind to all of the ETEC serotypes and are not absorbed into the blood. The polyclonal antibodies contained within Travelan are reactive to ETEC cell-surface antigens, and other gram negative bacteria which are implicated in Travellers’ Diarrhea including multi strains of Shigella and Salmonella.
Our data demonstrates that Travelan has a very broad range of reactivity, not only with different ETEC strains, in fact, with gram-negative bacteria generally. Clinical data demonstrates that the antibodies in Travelan’s active ingredient have high binding activity against both the O- polysaccharide and the core preserved (R antigen) region of LPS of gram-negative bacteria.
Different from antibiotics, Travelan does not drive selection to resistance.

Yes. Travelan contains bovine colostrum, a dairy product. The bovine colostrum in Travelan is harvested from Australian or New Zealand dairy cows, which are certified to be free from BSE. Each batch is pasteurised and tested to be free of antibiotics and microorganisms.
Over 200,000 packs have now been sold worldwide with no cases of drug related side effects reported either in the clinical trials or from consumers. Travelan is very safe to use.

Travelan contains the natural ingredient bovine colostrum powder, harvested from Australian dairy cows, and that are subject to a proprietary immunisation regime with a proprietary vaccine to produce high levels of antibodies against the common strains of Enterotoxigenic E coli (ETEC) bacteria, the most common cause of Travellers’ diarrhea.

Travelan is approved in Australia as a listed medicine and in Canada as a Natural Health Product. It has been sold over-the-counter in Australian pharmacies since September 2004. In the United States, Travelan has Self-Affirmed GRAS (generally regarded as safe) status.
In Australia and Canada the approved indications for Travelan are:
1. Reduces the risk of Travellers’ Diarrhea.
2. Reduces the symptoms of minor gastrointestinal disorders
3. Antimicrobial
Travelan is expected to be approved in a number of other countries imminently.

Travellers’ Diarrhea is the most common illness affecting international travelers. Travellers’ diarrhea is defined as three or more unformed stools in 24 hours. Travellers’ diarrhea is characterised by fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, and bloating, vomiting and profuse diarrhea lasting for several days that often leads to dehydration.
It is commonly caused by a bacteria called Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) and follows ingestion of contaminated food such as raw foods including salads, unpeeled fruits as well as water.
It is known by many colourful names including Bali Belly, Montezuma’s Revenge, Delhi Belly, and Tourist Trot. Travellers’ diarrhea can seriously affect a business trip or the enjoyment of a holiday. The classic case of Travellers’ diarrhea occurs within days of going to a new area. In almost a third of Travellers’ diarrhea victims, the symptoms will be severe enough to confine them to bed.

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Studies show that 35-50% of people who travel to developing countries will suffer from TD. TD is also a residential issue that affects many local residents as it does travelers.
The most common cause is ETEC – up to 70% of all cases. Figure 1 represents the incidence of TD graphically.1

• Washing your hands before eating
• Avoiding eating from street kiosks
• Use only bottled water for drinking and brushing teeth
• Avoid salads and other uncooked food
• Take Travelan

Escherichia coli (E.coli) is a bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm- blooded organisms.

Certain strains of E.coli can produce toxins. ETEC strains are non-invasive and attach to the lining of the bowel to release their toxins into the cells.

A form of immunity where a pathogen or toxin is prevented from contacting a site of infection. In the case of Travelan, antibodies in the colostrum prevent ETEC bacteria from attaching to the gastrointestinal gut wall.

Any country different from that in which you normally live could potentially be a threat due to the different varieties of bacteria. Some areas are a higher risk to travelers, such as South and Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Indian sub-continent. Areas with poor sanitation – in particular regarding water supply – are especially high-risk. Sometimes certain areas of developed countries are at risk including after events such as floods and cyclones where water supply can become contaminated.

Take one Travelan caplet prior to every meal.

Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, The Case for Investment in Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Vaccines, viewed on 07Sep11 at http://www.path.org/files/VAC-etec-investment-rpt.pdf

Trials were successful when caplets were taken before infection but could still act in time if taken immediately after a suspect meal. It is also possible that some active antibodies may still be present in the intestine from the previous dose and this may provide some cover.
You may also take it soon after food or drink intake. Additional caplets may be taken when increased cover is required, eg. when snacking between meals or if circumstances suggest an increased risk of infection.
Since Travelan is safe, there is no issue in taking additional caplets.
Travelan is not indicated for use in children under 6 years of age except on professional health advice. The active ingredient has been approved for use in children over the age of 12 months. The whole tablet format (size) may be difficult for children to ingest if they are under 6 years of age. Although not tested in clinical trials parents have reported positive results when breaking the tablet in half or given as a powder for children.
Travelan is not indicated for use by pregnant women since no human safety data was gathered for such patients. However, keep in mind this is a natural dairy product.
Yes. Travelan will significantly decrease the severity of the symptoms of TD, so it is recommended to continue to take if you get diarrhea. Once you are suffering from TD, appropriate treatment should be started. Travelan is not primarily designed to treat TD once the disease has started.
No colourings or flavourings nor coatings. Hence, the tablet tastes milky and is speckled in appearance.
Travelan contains bovine milk proteins, lactose and glucose. The amount of lactose in Travelan has been reduced by membrane filtration to less than 10%, compared to about 50% of dry weight skim milk powder. Lactose intolerance is unlikely to be a major safety issue. The average amount of lactose per tablet is 12mg, which is a daily dose of 36mg. This is well below the level at which clinical signs are usually experienced. However, those who are allergic to milk will likely react to Travelan.
The amount of glucose per caplet is only 50mg, which means a daily dose of approx. 150mg. Travelan is gluten free and does not contain colourings or flavourings or coatings.
Travelan was found in the clinical trials to significantly decrease the severity of the symptoms if someone does get Travellers’ Diarrhea. It is found that Travelan binds to ETEC and blocks their attachment to the gastrointestinal wall and this should help reduce re-colonisation and also reduce the time of infection and speed up recovery. It cannot “cure diarrhea” but it does appear to help recovery and reduce the symptoms.
Enzymes: May assist in digestion but do not target derangements in the microbiome and the inflammation.
Probiotics: While there are anecdotal studies suggesting they may assist in inflammation, lack of scientific evidence prohibited their FDA approval.
Travelan targets the gastrointestinal system by several methods working in parallel to suppress inflammation and improve gastrointestinal health:
The colostrum has antibacterial effects.
Antibodies in Travelan target the major bacteria associated with diarrhea.
Potent immune adjuvants in the colostrum reduce inflammation.
Potent compounds in the colostrum are helpful to restoration of the gastrointestinal immune system.
Potent adjuvants in the colostrum correct the immune inbalance.
While some of the above are yet to be shown for other types of supplements, the preclinical and clinical data using Travelan suggest these potential beneficial effects.

· Travelan is not known to be associated with any drug-drug interactions (DDI).

· As it is a non-absorbable product that acts locally on the gut immune system, it has a very high safety profile.

· However, any question with regard to potential DDI for specific drugs should be discussed with the primary care physician.

Travelan is indicated for prevention.
However, its mechanism of action, by targeting the bacteria associated with most cases of bacteria-mediated diarrhea, and its potential to reduce inflammation, suggests that it may be helpful in alleviating existing disease, and shortening the time to recovery.
Colostrum has some antibacterial and immune modulatory properties.
However, Travelan has in addition to the colostrum-derived compounds also antibodies in a very high concentration.
These antibodies target the major bacteria in the gastrointestinal system, and are also potent immune adjuvants that by themselves were suggested to promote cells that can suppress inflammation.
Preliminary studies suggest a synergistic effect between the antibodies and the colostrum derived products in Travelan, giving it advantages over all other colostrum supplements.
Travelan has a unique synergistic effect between the colostrum- derived products and the high concentration antibodies for suppressing the inflammation and targeting the bacteria in the gastrointestinal system.

 

 What many know as Montezuma’s Revenge doesn’t just happen in Mexico. Whether you are traveling near or far, the risks exist all over the world. Don’t wait for it happen to you. Travelan is the ONLY over-the-counter supplement clinically proven to stop it before it starts.

Simply take one before each meal for optimum protection.

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