When I was a kid, every car trip was accompanied by my moans of, "Daddy, I'm gonna be sick. Please stop the car!" Which moans were usually met with lots of grumbles from the front seat. I got car sick all.the.time. To this day I can't look at a map or travel in the back seat on long drives. It's frustrating, but I know I'm not alone. At least when I'm the one driving I feel ok!
As so many of us do, my family celebrates Canada Day each year with good food, great friends, and travel. Our tradition involves camping at a friend's cottage, where we take turns cooking, enjoy a big potluck on the day itself, and hopefully enjoy a lot of fun in the sun. There may be some beverages in there as well :)
But all that travel and eating and drinking can result in some not so great tummy troubles. And that plays havoc with enjoying the holiday. So, be prepared and check out this list of trusted, over-the-counter products to address a variety of gastro issues. The best part? These products are all made in Canada! Cool, eh?
Gravol™If you have a family, you should be including Gravol™ as part of your medicine cabinet arsenal. For children who suffer from car sickness (or too many turns on the merry-go-round), try using GRAVOL™ Kids™ Quick Dissolve Chewables. These great tasting cherry-flavoured tablets offer the best in convenience and portability, eliminating the need to take with water and are great for the prevention and treatment of nausea, vomiting and dizziness due to motion sickness. For similar relief in adults, try using Gravol™ Quick Dissolve Chewables in great-tasting zesty orange-flavour.
For adults who prefer organic relief, GRAVOL™ Natural Source™ Ginger Liquid Gel Capsules are a Natural Health Product made with naturally sourced, certified organic Ginger (the only medical ingredient) for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting. GRAVOL™ Natural Source™ Ginger Liquid Gel capsules are taste free, easy to swallow, and non-drowsy.
Ovol™Ovol™ helps to relieve one of the most embarrassing (and painful) stomach problems – gas! Ovol™ Ultra Strength Softgels work quickly to break down trapped gas in the stomach and intestines. It helps gas bubbles fuse together making them easier to get rid of through belching or flatulence.
To relieve a baby’s gassy tummy, Ovol™ Drops provide gentle and fast relief of colic, bloating and gas. The pleasant mint-flavoured drops make them easy for parents to administer.
Diovol™Nothing ruins a great meal more than the discomfort of heartburn, acid indigestion and gas. Diovol™ Liquid Plus Mint and Diovol™ Tablets Plus Tropical Fruit don't stop the body from naturally producing acid – they react to neutralize or buffer existing excess stomach acid.
Will these be in your travel and feasting first aid kit this year?
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