My Travel Stack: How to Avoid Getting Sick and Maintain Energy

Travel Stack

I like to travel with as little as possible. Since most of my work can be done via phone (mini supercomputer), I am able to travel lightly.

I use this stack to keep my gut happy and regulate my circadian rhythm when I'm on the go.

Digestion

 
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Glutenease

Glutenease (DPPIV) is pretty unique because it helps me break down gluten from cross-contamination. Supplementation DPPIV enables detoxification of moderate amounts of gluten in the presence of excess casein and gluten. R

I'll take 1 with a meal when eating out.

Turmeric

I use turmeric (curcumin) as a last resort as it calms down my stomach. It is a potent anti-inflammatory. R

I use turmeric because it helps with mast cell regulation. R

I'll take 1-3 as needed after a meal.

DAO

DAO is needed to break down histamine in foods. R

DAO also helps with digestion. R

I'll take 1-3 during a meal, if it's high in histamine.

Wake and Sleep

 
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L-Theanine

L-theanine helps me sleep at night and helps me stay alert during the day. R R

I'll take up to 1g of L-theanine separated throughout the day on an empty stomach. 

Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium is hard to get in a traveler's diet, so I like to supplement it. Magnesium helps me relax before bed. R 

Glycine improves the quality of sleep. R

I'll take 200-600mg,

Zinc

I'll take Optizinc to help me sleep. R 

Zinc also helps with immunity. R

Before bed, I will take half of one on an empty stomach. I will open up the capsule and pour half out, so I do not take more than 30mg. Over 30mg/day of zinc has shown to possibly overexcite the hippocampus in rats. R

Melatonin

If I am traveling to a different time zone, I will use melatonin to help reset my circadian rhythm as it helps with jet-lag. R

150-300mcg of melatonin 15-20min before bed.