Oh how I long for the days when I could take just a single multi-vitamin and be done. Now I’ve got to manage my body’s internal workings with probiotics, B-12, calcium, Vitamin C, iron, glucosamine…as the mechanism gets older, the needs become greater and that’s just life. When travelling, though, having to sort out and keep track of all these pills is just a pain, so when I discovered 9-a-day+, which took care of almost all my supplement needs in one, I was ecstatic.
I love adventure travel – some would say I’m a thrill-seeker – so when I’m on the road, it’s especially important that I properly fuel my body so it can endure the punishment I throw its way. But recently, in preparation for an extended trip, I found myself counting out 29 iron pills, 29 probiotics, 29 Vitamin C lozenges, etc. It was tedious, took up a lot of room in my suitcase, and was driving me crazy! 9-a-day+ to the rescue: I tossed a month’s supply in my bag, along with my few prescription meds, and voila – problem solved.
EASY ON THE BODY, EASY ON THE MIND
One of the other pluses I really like about 9-a-day+ is that because it’s food-based, it’s easily absorbed by the body. It’s organic and GMO-free, too, which eliminates a lot of concerns about how the supplements are manufactured and where they come from.
EATING WELL WHEN THERE’S NOTHING TO EAT
When I’m on a long distance hike or out somewhere in the middle of nowhere, food fuel often consists of a power bar or some trail mix. With 9-a-day+, I know I’m getting the micronutrients of nine servings of fruits and vegetables in addition to whatever meager rations I’m eating. And though it doesn’t qualify as a meal, just knowing that I’m not shortchanging my body of its nutritional requirements is really comforting.
A NEW SOLUTION
9-a-day+ is my new supplement solution when I travel, even if I’m just going out of town for an extended weekend. It’s easy, uncomplicated, and fast – just dump the capsules in a baggie, pack your necessary meds and you’re done. I wrote a book for National Geographic called “Only Pack What You Can Carry“ and 9-a-day+ fits right into that philosophy!
Janice Holly Booth is a former non-profit CEO turned full-time writer and full-on Adventurista. Her book, Only Pack What You Can Carry, an inspirational travel memoir about how to create the life you want, was published by National Geographic. Between crazy adventures, Janice tries to live a normal life near Charlotte, NC, where she currently writes for national magazines and online publications.