I’m going away travelling for a few months and was going to take some supplements with me.
Does anyone have any experience of going through international airports with them? Did you get stopped or have them taken from you?
I’m thinking of taking MRPs, protein powder, fish capsules and maybe some ZMA and tribulus.
I know that airports can be fairly anal about stuff like this…[/quote]
I fly around the US regularly and have never had a problem bringing any of my supplements, whether they are pills or powders, carry-ons or not. A couple months ago I also flew to London and back with out any issues, though I do not fly international often.
When carrying them on the plane I’ve had a security guard opened a container and shake it around, but I’ve never even been questioned about the contents. Even with the micronized Creatine, which I imagine would look most suspicious. The most they’ve done is swipe the brim of the container with a cloth and place it in some testing machine (you know, the same swipe they use on your bag if you are selected for the additional screening. I assume it tests for chemical residue, trace explosives, or some such thing).
If you are still worried about the possibility of having to answer any questions, I would just place your supplements in your checked luggage rather than your carry-on. Place them next to some workout clothes and they’ll get the hint. After all even if they don’t work-out themselves, I’m sure they’ve at least walked past a GNC before…