Prescription medicines are typically at the top of most people’s packing lists, along with a supply of just-in-case aspirin. And while you don’t need to haul along an entire medicine cabinet with you, there is one other bottle of pills that may be worth bringing along on your trip – a bottle of multivitamins.
For long-term or frequent travelers in particular, multivitamins are great insurance against the potentially nutrient lacking food you might consume on your trip. After all, airport food, not to mention airplane food leaves a lot to be desired, and that’s before you’ve even arrived at your destination. Some countries, certainly, will serve all the foods you’re used to finding back home, but in others, the unfamiliar dishes means the nutritional content of meals can be hard to judge. Moreover, you might find yourself eating a lot less meat or fewer vegetables than you’re used to. Either way, a multivitamin is a great way to make sure you’re getting what you need, and keep your energy level up (since travel is generally a lot more active than the office lifestyle).
Of course, I’m going to disclaimer this by saying that I’m not a doctor and you should be sure to talk with yours before taking any sort of supplement.
What do you think? Are there any other vitamins, other than a multivitamin, that you’ve found useful for the traveling lifestyle?