Traveling with Supplements
Vacations and traveling don’t have to set you back from your fitness goals! Learn how to carry your supps and stay on track while being on the road!
Protein or any other powder can easily be transferred into a quart or gallon sized zip-lock bag. You can calculate the number of days traveling and how many scoops you will need. Throw in the scooper to your luggage as well to measure a serving size accurately for your make your meals. Security may have to test your powder, but as long as it's actually supplements you will pass!
Whether its fish oil, multivitamins, or creatine, pills can be a critical supplement to carry along with you on your journey. Pills are one of the easiest options to travel with you, since they can easily be kept in the container, thrown in a bag or organized in a daily pill holder. U.S. border protection and services says:
Non-prescription medicines (also known as over-the-counter or OTC medicines), vitamins, herbs, and supplement products fall under the jurisdiction of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In general FDA will not object to the personal importation of those products, as long as:
– The traveler is carrying the products in their possession (or in their luggage)
– The amount being carried is an amount reasonably considered for personal use.
3) Sample packs
Samples are a great way to easily bring your supplements with you, while also getting the correct serving sizes. If you have ordered from CP before, you know that samples come in every order whether its pre-workout or BCAAs. Sample packets for proteins are a great way to avoid questioning for shady powder in a ziplock bag.
Throw some protein bars and cookies in your bag to carry a healthy snack on the go. You will save yourself from spending over-priced food at the airport and will have an easy protein source at the tip of your fingers. Make sure if you are traveling in a car not to put snacks somewhere that they can get crushed and melt.
Bring your shaker cup along for creating protein shakes or any of your favorite supplement mixtures. Make sure the shaker is empty before going through security, or you will just get asked to throw it out. After you get past security you can easily mix together a scoop and water for a meal on the go.
I found this article to be very timely as I am currently planning a trip in about a month. I found myself questioning how I was going to take my supplements with me. I don’t know why I hadn’t considered these methods. Thanks for the tips! You just made my life easier.
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