GUIDE TO TRAVELING WITH NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
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Traveling can disrupt your daily routine, and taking supplements is something you can often forget. But if you stick to your routine and travel with nutritional supplements, it can do wonders for your health and energy. After all, the last thing you want is to get sick and have to postpone your trip or come home early. In fact, you'll need even more energy and mental toughness to endure the journey.
Sometimes traveling with nutritional supplements can be difficult. With all the confusing travel requirements, you may be wondering, "Can I take herbal supplements with me on the plane?" or "Will customs control confiscate my dietary supplements?".
We've put together this supplement travel guide to answer these questions and more. We will give you tips on how to pack them and which ones to choose for your trip without worrying about problems with the authorities.
Can you travel with herbal supplements?
The short answer is yes. You can carry powder and capsule supplements on the plane in your checked or carry-on luggage. Most vitamins and herbal supplements are allowed if they pass the airport customs screening process. You can store your nutritional supplements in their original packaging or use pill containers. Either way, they don't require special treatment from customs agents when going through security.
However, food supplements in liquid form are subject to customs control restrictions at airports in relation to liquid substances. Passengers may include in their carry-on bag a liquid container with a capacity of no more than 100 ml. Anything more than that must be placed in checked baggage. To avoid these restrictions, you can use the "travel packs" of some of the Vimergy® products, which include both 60 ml and 30 ml liquid nutritional supplements. You can see all Vimergy® travel packs here !
There are countries that restrict certain dietary supplements, so if you are traveling abroad it is important to check with the country you are traveling to. As long as your supplements are legal to possess in the country you are visiting, you should have no problem traveling with them. You can check the website of the airport you will be flying from if you are unsure about your specific dietary supplements. Remember that if a customs control agent considers your supplements suspicious, they may ask you to step aside so they can open and inspect them.
Can you travel with tea?
If you're a tea lover, you'll be happy to know that you don't have to leave your favorite tea bags at home. You can take them with you. Before you get too excited about your favorite in-flight beverage, let's talk about how to make sure your tea leaves make it safely onto the plane.
If you usually keep your bagged or loose tea in a box, consider transferring it to a resealable bag. It will be less bulky and more convenient to carry. Plus, there's nothing more pathetic than having to scoop your loose tea leaves out of the bottom of your carry-on!
Sometimes airport customs agents may ask you to remove items from carry-on luggage for a closer look, especially if your tea interferes with the X-ray machine's images. Place your tea in an easy-to-grab, well-sealed bag to make this process easier.
Traveling with nutritional supplements: how to pack?
Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, it's reassuring to know that your nutritional supplements are with you wherever you are in the world. If you've ever missed a few days of your digestive or cognitive support supplements and then felt sick and out of balance, you know the importance of consistency.
But what's the best way to pack your travel supplements? We have three suggestions for you to make packing easy and almost effortless.
PACK THE SUPPLEMENTS IN A SECURE BAG OR CONTAINER
The last thing you want is to find your capsules floating at the bottom of your backpack. And can you imagine the mess a powdered supplement would make if it spilled? Make sure you have a bag or container that closes tightly. If your pill dispenser has a mind of its own and pops open without warning, it's time to replace it with a new one.
Vimergy® travel packs are easy to carry, secure to close and will give you peace of mind so you don't have to look for other options to carry them.
PACK EXTRA DOSES
Not only do you need to make sure you pack enough nutritional supplements for the duration of your trip, but it's also a good idea to pack a few extra doses, just in case. Have you ever dropped a capsule on the floor? The five-second rule might be fine when you're at home, but what if you're at a coffee shop or walking down a busy sidewalk? A few extra doses will keep you calm and healthy during your journey.
PACK YOUR SUPPLEMENTS FOR EASY ACCESS
Whether you're traveling for a few days or weeks, easy access to your daily nutritional supplements is essential. You never know when you'll need an immune boost when eating unfamiliar foods, or something to calm you down after a particularly stressful day of travel. It may be helpful to take some of your nutritional supplements with you on your daily outings.
Traveling with medication
When traveling, customs control does not require medications to be in clearly labeled prescription bottles. However, it is best practice to keep all medications in their original packaging, clearly labeled with your name and dosage.
If you plan to travel abroad, bring copies of your prescriptions with you. You are not allowed to travel to carry other people's medicines or medical equipment abroad. Some drugs that are legal in Bulgaria, but not legal in other countries and cannot legally enter the country, will be confiscated.
Traveling with supplements: which herbs to take with you?
If you regularly take various herbal nutritional supplements and vitamins, packing everything you need can seem difficult. You may be tempted to lighten your load by leaving some of your everyday products at home because their packaging is large.
But what if you had a solution to pack all your herbal helpers? Instead of wondering which of the products you use to leave just because its packaging is large, we recommend the new convenient and easy-to-use Vimergy® travel packs . You do not need to change or interrupt your daily regimen with nutritional supplements.
A few recommendations from us for before, during and after your trip:
BEFORE THE TRIP
Planning and organizing a trip and packing everything you need can be stressful. It is essential to take care of your physical and mental health during this stressful period. Too much stress can weaken your immune system, so it's important to take time to rest, meditate, and boost your immunity with high-quality nutritional supplements .
Stress-relieving herbs such as ashwagandha , lemon balm , and reishi promote a healthy response to energetic and physical stress. Try ending your day with a soothing tea or rely on magnesium glycinate capsules to promote sleep and support immunity in the days leading up to your trip.
The last thing you want is a pesky cold to sneak up and derail your plans. For this purpose, we recommend that you take prophylactic liquid zinc sulfate and the new Mikro-C Immune Power powder from Vimergy®. Thanks to Vimergy®'s new travel packs, both products come in travel-friendly sizes that you can take with you. We also advise you to read "Cold and Flu Guide" by Anthony William , which you can download for free from our site.
DURING THE JOURNEY
When you travel, whether for business or pleasure, your digestive system can be put under a lot of stress from new foods. While exploring the local cuisine, it's a good idea to support your digestive system with nutritional supplements such as Celeryforce® , Licorice or Hydrastis.
Relieving stress during the trip itself is another important point to consider. Even the lightest of travelers can have moments of tension and anxiety. The dynamic itinerary of the trip or the unfamiliarity of the new environment can depress or stress you out. Taking a moment to stop, normalize your breathing, and focus can do wonders for calming your nervous system, but sometimes more is needed. Anthony William recommends Celeryforce® for just such moments of anxiety, nausea, vertigo and brain fog. It clears the brain and relieves the tension caused by traveling by plane, train, bus, ship or car. For such moments of stress, he also recommends Vimergy® organic lemon balm and organic ashwagandha liquid extracts . You can hear more about their calming effect from him personally in the video: "How to use lemon balm and ashwagandha for stress - Anthony William speaks" .
For a good mood during your trip, we recommend plant-based 5-HTF . 5-HTP is a precursor in neurotransmitter pathways and directly influences the production of mood-related compounds such as serotonin.
Adding these nutritional supplements to your travel regimen will help you enjoy the new sights and sounds of each destination while feeling calm and relaxed.
AFTER THE TRIP
Returning to everyday life after a weekend trip or extended vacation can be a little uncomfortable. On the one hand, you may be happy to be at home in familiar surroundings, but on the other hand, you may find it difficult to focus.
5-MTHF for cognitive support is a great choice for travelers who want to get back to their daily routine quickly, and the combination of Adapto B-complex with organic ashwagandha liquid extract will help you get back to your normal routine more easily. by supporting cognitive clarity, mood and memory.
Knowing that you have the support of these nutritional supplements when you get home makes it easier to de-stress and calm your mind.
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