A few years ago I was traveling in Ghana, West Africa, where there were no water purification systems. I was advised to drink only bottled water, which I did. However, at lunch one afternoon, I ate a fresh vegetable salad. I did not realize that the vegetables had been washed and rinsed in tap water. After a while, I became very ill with stomach cramps, headache and diarrhea. This went on for a few hours, until I realized that I had brought some Pura Cleanse along on the trip. I took one heaping tablespoon in a glass of water, and within one hour, all of my symptoms were gone, my appetite had returned, and I was feeling great. Pura Cleanse now goes with me whenever I travel.