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Are you about to set off on holiday
but your stomach does not like long journeys?

Paleness, digestive troubles, sweating, dizziness, are things you may experience during long journeys.
By car, train or aeroplane or even by boat, digestive discomfort is very common, particularly among children.
But what are the causes? And what secret does ginger hold as a remedy?

The causes

To find its bearings our body relies on different incoming signals from, for instance, the eyes (visual perception in relation to the horizon) and the inner ear (perception of balance). The brain compares and analyses these various signals in order to situate the body in space. When travelling these signals may sometimes seem muddled and contradictory: your eyes see that you are moving, but your body says you are not. So, the body is unable to judge which signal is right, and this makes your stomach react, triggering your digestive troubles.

Other factors, such as anxiety, certain smells, confined spaces, loud noises and heat may intensify the stomach problems.

Effective but not sleep-inducing

The effectiveness and safety of ginger have been confirmed in numerous studies. Its effectiveness has also been recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Comparative tests have even shown that ginger is just as effective as the chemical molecules currently used to help maintain a healthy digestion. Also, unlike the molecules in question, ginger does not cause drowsiness or any adverse effects.

Are you planning a journey? By road or rail? By sea or air? Remember to take Antimetil® to keep the stomach light throughout. It will also help you keep your stomach settled during the course of your day-to-day comings and goings.

Why ginger in these situations ?
Why ginger in these situations ?

Besides its culinary interest as a spice ginger has long been used to keep the stomach untroubled in all circumstances (overindulgence, travelling, pregnancy, …). Gingerol, the active principle of ginger, acts at different levels in the body: in the inner ear, reducing the perception of imbalance and, thus, the feeling of digestive discomfort and, as for the stomach, by accelerating the bowel movement.

How you can avoid making your journey unpleasant ?

Sit in the front of the vehicle
Sit in the front of the vehicle
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Sit in the front of the vehicle (car, bus…).
Sit facing forwards, the direction of travel
Sit facing forwards, the direction of travel
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Sit facing forwards, the direction of travel.
Look towards some point on the horizon
Look towards some point on the horizon
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Look towards some point on the horizon.
Avoid reading
Avoid reading
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Avoid reading or focusing on objects (for example: mobile phones, games consoles,…).
Stretch yourself
Stretch yourself
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Stretch yourself out and reduce as far as possible the movements causing your feeling of sickness (sharp, sudden movements of the head).
Avoid rich, heavy meals
Avoid rich, heavy meals
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Avoid rich, heavy meals before travelling but do not leave on an empty stomach.
Avoid confined atmospheres
Avoid confined atmospheres
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Avoid confined atmospheres, for example, by opening the windows, but be careful not to feel the cold.
Talk with the other passengers
Talk with the other passengers
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Talk with the other passengers to take your mind off your condition.

Forgotten anything?

Apart from the clothes to pack in your bag you will need to remember all kinds of small details before you can set off on your holiday.
To help you through the task you can download your ultra-complete holiday checklist below!

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