Bringing powder on a plane might make you nervous, as you probably expect to receive all kinds of questions from the TSA.
But you can bring creatine on a plane in both your carry on and checked bags, though there are a few things you should know, so the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Table of Contents
- 1 Bringing Creatine in Your Carry on Bag
- 2 Bringing Creatine in Your Checked Bag
- 3 Bringing Other Forms of Creatine
- 4 Bringing Creatine on International Flights
- 5 You Can Drink Creatine on a Plane
- 6 How to Pack Creatine for Flying
- 7 You Can Also Bring Protein Powder
- 8 As Well As SARMs
- 9 And Metamucil
Bringing Creatine in Your Carry on Bag
According to TSA regulations, you can bring creatine on a plane in your carry on bag, but it may require additional screening.
Additional screening is necessary when the creatine is in a container that is greater than 12oz/350ml.
If the creatine you want to bring exceeds this amount, the container may also be opened to be inspected by TSA officers.
Bringing Creatine in Your Checked Bag
You can bring creatine on a plane in your checked bags – and it is actually recommended for your convenience, so you can go through airport security more quickly.
Bringing Other Forms of Creatine
You can bring pre-mixed creatine on a plane, but as it will contain liquid, the 3-1-1 Rule applies.
The 3-1-1 Rule prohibits passengers from bringing any liquids (as well as gels and aerosols) in containers larger than 3.4oz/100ml through airport security.
If you want to bring pre-mixed creatine on a plane, we recommend mixing the powder after you have passed airport security.
Pre-mixed creatine can be packed in your checked bags with no restrictions.
You can bring creatine capsules on a plane in both your carry on and checked bags with no quantity restrictions.
Bringing Creatine on International Flights
You shouldn’t have any problem bringing creatine on international flights.
There is some misinformation online that states Creatine is banned in France, but this isn’t the case.
Just keep in mind that you will be traveling with a white powder, so it would be a good idea to ensure that the creatine is stored in a clearly labeled container.
You Can Drink Creatine on a Plane
You can drink creatine on a plane without running into any issues.
You can mix creatine after you have passed airport security and bring it onto a plane, or wait until you are on the plane and ask the flight attendant for a beverage to mix it with.
How to Pack Creatine for Flying
To make the process of bringing creatine on a plane as simple as possible, we recommend the following.
- If the creatine container is greater than 12oz/350ml, you should pack it in your checked bag for convenience.
- If packed in your carry on, make sure that the creatine container is easily accessible, as you will need to place it in a separate bin for screening.
- If packed in your carry on, you can leave the creatine in its original packaging or place it in a Ziploc bag.
- If packed in a Ziploc bag, make sure to double bag in case the bag tears.
You Can Also Bring Protein Powder
According to TSA regulations, you are allowed to bring protein powder on a plane in both your carry on and checked bags.
Again, if the protein powder you want to bring is greater than 12oz/350ml, it will require additional screening.
The same goes for pre workout.
As Well As SARMs
As SARMs are legal on a federal level, you can pack it in both your carry on and checked bags.
As SARMs is usually sold in liquid form, keep in mind that if packed in your carry on, it must not exceed 3.4oz/100ml.
According to TSA regulations, you can pack Metamucil in both your carry on and checked bags, though the same rules apply when it comes to containers greater than 12oz/350ml.
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