Can You Bring Preworkout on a Plane?
Being one of the largest retailers on the internet selling Preworkout and other Sports Nutrition Supplements, we're often asked by our customers if they're able to or allowed to bring their preworkout on a plane. So in today's post we're going to be addressing the question, Can you bring your preworkout on the plane when you travel?
As a fitness enthusiast who takes supplements and someone who enjoys traveling I regularly travel with my supplements both in checked luggage as well as in carry on luggage. Being on vacation shouldn't mean you have to skip the gym, nor should it mean you should have to go without your supplements. Current airline and TSA regulations deal with traveling with liquids in carry on baggage, but there's nothing prohibiting you from traveling with powdered supplements like a preworkout.
I regularly travel with supplements like preworkouts, as well as other supplements like protein powder and even fiber. I will say I've noticed my luggage gets examined or checked a lot more frequently, however I've never had any issues and there's nothing prohibiting you from traveling with a preworkout. Oftentimes when I travel to save space I'll empty my fiber, protein powder, or even a preworkout supplement into a ziplock bag and throw it in my luggage. I can see how to a TSA Agent, seeing a bag of mysterious powder in a ziplock bag may seem suspicious or may be worth a second look. I have noticed that when I pack my supplements this way I'll often arrive at my destination to find a slip in my luggage saying it's been examined by TSA, but it's always there when I arrive and I've never had any issues.
The one thing you may want to be careful of when traveling outside of the country, for those of you in the USA like myself, is making sure none of the ingredients in your preworkout are banned where your traveling. For example Canada bans the popular stimulant DMHA so in theory Canadian Customs could take away your preworkout upon arrival if they looked at the ingredient label. Some countries outside the USA also ban ingredients like Higenamine, Hordenine, and even Yohimbine, all popular and common preworkout ingredients. Assuming your traveling domestically within the USA, or you have a preworkout without exotic stimulants, you should be fine traveling with your preworkout supplement.
For those of you who are traveling but tight on space, another great way to travel with preworkout is by packing samples. Next time you place an order with us here at Best Price Nutrition ask for a few preworkout samples. While samples have been harder to come by recently due to supply chain shortages, we typically will have some samples in the warehouse and if possible would be happy to toss some into your next order for you to take on your trip.