Maintaining good digestive health (and a travel wellness kit!)

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I don’t know about you, but good digestive health is something I’m serious about as it’s been forefront in my life the past four months.

I do many things to help keep myself “regular,” including taking Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics Adult Gummies, which are an easy-to-digest way to get “good” bacteria into your digestive system. These probiotics exist naturally in cultured or fermented foods like yogurt and certain cheeses and are essential for good gut flora.† If your diet doesn’t contain these foods, Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics Adult Gummies are a great way to introduce them gently into your system!

I’ve been taking the yummy-tasting gummies for more than four months with great results so far. They are easy on my sensitive stomach as there’s not pill to dissolve and have helped ease some of my digestive discomforts considerably. This means I’ve had to rely less on other harsher medications like simethicone and laxatives, which is great! I’ve been purchasing my gummies in the pharmacy section of my local Walmart, where I know I’m getting their trusted every day low price!

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Why probiotics should be for you

If you’re not taking a probiotic, I strongly encourage you to try Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics Adult Gummies. They are Dual Action Probiotics Plus Energyǂ† B12, which supports cellular energy production.†  Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics Adult Gummies contain 4 billion live probiotic CFUs per serving if stored as directed (store in a cool, dry place below 75 degrees). They come in natural fruit flavors, are made to the highest quality standards to ensure purity and safety and are satisfaction guaranteed – if for any reason you’re not satisfied with the Nature Made Digestive Probiotics Adult Gummies, just send them back for a full refund!

Some tips for taking probiotics:

  • Take them with a meal (Having food in your stomach helps neutralize stomach acids that can be harmful to probiotics.)
  • Take them daily (Probiotics work by adhering to your intestinal lining—which is sloughed off every day. So, consistency is key. And it may take up to 14 days to see full benefits as your body adjusts.)
  • Feed your probiotics: Probiotics flourish with fiber, so eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables give them their strength.
  • Store them properly: At room temperature in a cool, dry place (at or below 75°F) —no refrigeration required.
  • Stress less: Digestive imbalance is just one of the health issues tied to physical stress. Do yourself (and your probiotics) a favor by managing your daily physical stress levels.

Creating a Travel Wellness Kit

Now that I’m finally starting feeling better, I’ve been able to travel on short trips to see my parents overnight. I’m sure to pack a wellness bag, full of everything and anything I might need while I’m gone. I store all of it in this adorable quilted zipper pouch I whipped up a few years ago:

My wellness travel kit contains:

  • Nature Made® Digestive Probiotics Adult Gummies
  • Ibuprofen for muscle aches/abdominal pain
  • Simethicone for gas/bloating discomfort
  • Bisocodyl tablets (laxative)
  • Loperamide (anti-diarrheal)
  • Anti-nausea medication (prescription strength)
  • Adhesive bandages and antibiotic ointment
  • Set of replacement contact lenses
  • Lip moisturizer

I also toss in all my prescription bottles of medication as well (not pictured). I just pop this bag in my overnight bag and I have the peace of mind of knowing that I’m all set for whatever I might need while I’m away from the comfort of my own home. Click here for a printable list to create your own travel wellness kit!

(I may be a nurse and this is what has worked for me, however, that being said, you should check with your doctor prior to taking any medications to make sure they’re right for you!)

Well, there you have it – my overnight wellness bag essentials! Leave me a comment and let me know what’s a must for you to pack on an overnight trip – I love connecting with all of you!

ǂVitamin B12 supports cellular energy production.†

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.









  • Dani Adams

    I need to make one of these for each car and every trip. I cannot tell you how many times I have went on a road trip and forgot to pack these essentials.

    • Jen

      I know, right? It’s like everything you could need under any circumstance … lots of peace of mind there! 😉

  • Belle

    Such a very informative post! We love probiotics! Especially since my daughter has been withholding her poop and probiotics help her go regularly!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Jen

      Probiotics are the best at helping you stay regular … I wasn’t a believer before, but I am now!

  • Carolyn

    Love the idea of a travel wellness kit. We also just started taking probiotics in our family.

    • Jen

      That’s awesome – adding them was one of the best things I’ve done to help my digestive health!

  • Dwan Perrin

    I love hearing how useful these probiotics have been. Health struggles can be stressful. Sending positive thoughts your way! #client

    • Jen

      Thank you so much – it has been a struggle, but I’m approaching every day with a smile on my face! I’m happy to find anything that helps, and this is something I can really stand behind because it works for me. Hope you found it informative!