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You can bring creatine on a plane, according to the TSA. They allow you to bring creatine in your carry-on bag or in checked luggage. Powder containers greater than 12 ounces or 350 mL need to be x-ray screened separately before you board the plane. You can carry them on board, but it’s easier to pack them away in your checked luggage.

If you want to take creatine on a plane, keep in mind that the TSA agent may ask you to open the container.

Does creatine go off once opened?

Creatine will not explode when opened. It will last a few days before it loses its effectiveness and doesn’t give you as much energy for a workout. In a sealed container, creatine lasts many years. You don’t need to worry about it expiring. 

Can you store creatine in the fridge?

You can store creatine in the fridge for three to six weeks before it loses its effectiveness. Store creatine in a dry place slightly cooler than room temperature for best results. Before you open creatine, keep it out of the fridge and it will last several years. Once creatine is opened, you can put it in the fridge to make it last longer.

What should you take creatine with?

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You can take creatine with water or sugary drinks. Sugary drinks and creatine help absorb the powder more efficiently, but water works fine as well.

Add about 5g of creatine to your drink. Some people can handle higher doses of up to 10g, but you don’t want to eat more than your body can absorb.

Can I take my supplements on a plane?

You can bring supplements on a plane, according to the TSA. They may ask you to open the container, so have it accessible before you enter airport security. You can also pack supplements in your checked baggage. If you’re bringing a large quantity, this is the most convenient.

Can you bring protein powder on a plane?

You can bring protein powder on a plane. If it is over 12 ounces or 350 mL, the TSA will have to x-ray screen the container separately. If you aren’t going to use the powder on the plane, pack it in your checked luggage. This will save you and the TSA agents time.

Can I take protein powder in my suitcase?

You can take protein powder in your suitcase. This is the most efficient way to get through airport security. Most likely, the TSA agents won’t ask you to remove the powder from your checked bag and open it. But, they reserve the right to do so.

How do you pack protein powder for air travel?

What You’ll Need

  • Plastic bags (or a large freezer bag)
  • Measuring cup/scoop
  • Protein powder
  • Shaker bottle

It’s important to keep your protein powder securely packed while traveling. Cleaning up the protein powder can be a huge mess. You don’t want to have to deal with that! Here’s three easy steps to pack your protein powder while on the go.

Scoop protein powder into individual plastic bags.

Each plastic bag should hold about one day’s worth of protein powder. This will make it easy for you to keep track of how much powder you’re using while traveling. If you use a lot of protein powder, you can pack 2-3 servings in each bag. Just make a mental note of how much powder is in each bag before you leave on your trip.

Remove air from the plastic bags and seal them.

Remove the air in the plastic bags so that you will have more space to store them in your shaker bottle. Also, make sure that none of the bags have holes. Secure the Ziploc seal to keep the powder from spilling.

Set them inside your shaker bottle and secure the lid.

If you’re packing light, take all your Ziploc bags and set them inside your shaker bottle. You’ll have your protein powder neatly portioned out and your shaker bottle all in one place.

If all your protein powder doesn’t fit in the shaker bottle, then pack the individual plastic bags in a larger plastic bag. You can bring several large plastic bags, too. But if you want to carry the powder on a plane, keep in mind that anything over 12 ounces needs to be x-ray screened at a security checkpoint.

Let’s say you wanted to use fewer bags to pack your protein powder. Just put all the powder into a large freezer bag and then bring a scoop or measuring cup with you. Then once you get to your destination you can measure out the protein powder.

To be safe, double bag the powder. This way, if one bag breaks, the powder is less likely to spill everywhere inside your checked baggage.

Thanks for reading our article about bringing creatine, protein powder, and supplements on a plane. Remember, they’re both allowed on board, but if you want to save some time at security, pack them in your carry-on bags.

Since you’re going on a trip,  you might be interested in what else you can take on a plane. Check out some of our other articles below.

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