Depending on how much powder you plan to take, this question can become complicated. While it is allowed in both carry-on and checked luggage, there are some restrictions that you should be aware of.
1. Proteins larger than 12 ounces will be examined more thoroughly during security screening.
You'll need to place your container in a separate bin for x-ray inspection, just like with laptops or liquids. However, this is an inexpensive price to pay for getting all of your nutrition needs met.
2. When transporting large amounts of protein, it's best to divide it up into smaller containers rather than trying to fit everything into a zip lock bag.
3. If you plan to bring more than 12 ounces of protein powder, be sure to remove it from your carry-on before passing through TSA screening lines.
4. Before going through TSA screening, you must transfer your protein into a travel-size bottle or place it in your checked luggage and wait until they are scanned.
5. When transporting more than 12 oz of protein powder, it is best to use a separate travel-size bottle with a secure lid.
6. Steer clear of powder that is white in hue.
If you bring a powder that is white in color, it could be mistaken for something else by TSA agents. Therefore, opt for darker-colored protein powders such as chocolate-flavored varieties.
7. Be aware that certain countries prohibit the importation of powdered hemp or plant-based proteins.
8. If you are uncertain of the rules, be sure to contact TSA before embarking on your trip.
9. If you plan to bring more than 12 tablespoons of protein powder, make sure it is stored separately from other items in your bag.
Additionally, packing your protein separately in a travel-size bottle from other items is recommended.
10. If you are transporting more than 12 ml of protein powder, it must be placed in a separate bin for x-ray testing.
11. Once your carry-on bag has been taken away, store it in checked luggage before passing through TSA screening.
12. You may bring more than 12 oz of protein powder in a zip lock bag, but be sure to only pack enough powder for one serving at a time.
13. Your container must be placed in a separate tray when passing through the x-ray scanner, just like you would for laptops.