Intros target ailments of travelers.
NEW YORK -- Two new products promising relief from disorders associated with travel recently began appearing on the shelves at selected mass retailers.
PSI Bands Co. is offering an "acupressure" wrist band that provides relief from car sickness, the company says, citing "double blind randomized studies [that] support the efficacy of wrist acupressure in the relief of nausea due to morning sickness, motion sickness, anesthesia and chemotherapy."
The bands are sold at Target Corp.'s stores and website, the company notes, and at CVS Health's retail outlets. A package of two bands--one for each wrist --costs about $15. PSI Bands says the bands have distinct advantages over other antinausea remedies. They are:
* Drug-free, so users experience neither drowsiness nor dry mouth.
* Adjustable, for a personalized fit that maintains contact with "the nei-kuan acupressure point, the point that is clinically proven to relieve nausea."
* Waterproof, and therefore capable of delivering antinausea benefits to participants in snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving and other water sports.
Welax LLC has unveiled Good to Go, a product that the company says is "the first and only safe and natural solution formulated specifically to help prevent traveler's constipation before it occurs."
The company says it set out to create a chemical-free combination of plant-based laxatives and fiber that can maintain regularity while eliminating side effects such as diarrhea that are linked to laxatives. Good to Go is a four-day regimen containing a blend of proven bulk, stimulant and osmotic ingredients.