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“Please Remove All Liquids, Gels and Bottles of Fish Oil”: A Guide for Traveling with Omega Cure

By
Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD
August 22, 2016

My daughter was flying home from college one year when a TSA employee pulled her aside. There was a problem with her carry-on.

Rummaging through her duffle, the TSA employee quickly found the problem: A full bottle of Omega Cure®. My daughter, not thinking properly after a week of finals, had slipped the bottle in alongside her sweaters and socks.

“Do you want to check this or throw it,” the man asked, trying to keep a stern face as my daughter hemmed and hawed. Looking at the clock and realizing she had no time to check her bag, my daughter started telling him all about her family’s omega-3 business, her parents who would be so disappointed about the bottle going to waste, and the benefits of fish oil.

The man eventually took pity on her.

“I’ll just go run a few tests on this,” he said. Moments later, he brought back the bottle of Omega Cure and told her she could catch her flight.

As my daughter ran for the plane, she heard over the intercom an unusual addition to the TSA spiel:

“Please remove all liquids, gels, aerosols and bottles of omega-3 fish oil from your carry-on.”

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We still laugh about this story.

But if you’ve ever thought about traveling with Omega Cure, you should know there are better alternatives than sweet talking your way through airport security.

Here are my tips for navigating your way through TSA and beyond:

1. Bring Omega Cure Extra Strength or Omega Restore™

We designed the Omega Cure Extra Strength and Omega Restore vials with travel in mind. Since the vials have a 14-day shelf life at room temperature, they are easy to bring along when you don’t have access to a refrigerator. And since TSA lets you carry up to 7 vials in your carry-on, you can bring a week’s worth of oil to cover your needs during shorter trips.

Those traveling across time zones might also consider bringing Omega Restore, which contains added melatonin. Melatonin, among other benefits, can be quite handy for fighting jet lag.

2. Pack Your Vials in a Ziplock Bag

I always recommend packing your fish oil in at least one sealed Ziplock bags. If for some reason the container should leak or get crushed, you want to make sure the oil won’t spill onto the rest of your belongings.

On that same note, don’t pack your vials next to clothes or electronics, if you can help it. If your carry-on luggage has separate compartments, keep your Omega Cure with other liquids items, like lotions and small bottles of shampoo — again, as an extra precaution against leaks.

3. Considerations for Checked Luggage

If you are checking your luggage or traveling by car or train, you can, of course, bring your Omega Cure 8.5 oz bottle (and we have many customers who have done so over the years). For these trips, lovingly wrap your bottle in bubble wrap. And again, don’t forget those sealed Ziplock bags.

4. Refrigerate If You Can

When you get to your final destination, remember to put your bottles or vials in the refrigerator, if one is available to you. As mentioned above, the Omega Cure Extra Strength vials have a 14-day shelf life at room temperature. But, refrigeration does extend the shelf life and keeps the oil fresh for longer. Plus, it tastes better chilled.

Happy travels!

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Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD

Born and raised in the United States, Dr. Chalmers graduated from Brown University and completed her medical training at the University of Oslo in Norway. Dr. Chalmers practiced medicine for many years, serving both at high-tech hospitals and as a community health worker in rural Norway. Together with Dr. Martinsen, she later co-founded Wellpride LLLP dba Omega3 Innovations and is the joint holder of several patents that facilitate the ingestion of multiple medication combinations. Today, she serves as the president of Omega3 Innovations.

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  • Hi,
    Did you examine the effect of long distance flights (e.g. east coast -> Australia/china), of the X ray radiation/cosmic radiation on the potential oxidation of the fish oil?
    I mean, we are talking about 12-15 hours during which the oil is being constantly bombarded with rather strong radiation.
    Thanks
    Ron

    • We haven't seen any research on the effects of radiation exposure on airplanes and how it may impact the oxidation levels of a fish oil. But if we come across some studies, we'll be sure to reply to your comment again with updated information.

  • The main reason I started with the Omega3 fish oil was because for almost 6 weeks out of the blue I started with a mild knee ache that became very painful and was limping and going to sleep in pain.
    Was very concerned. My client and neighbor who suggested Omega3 fish oil at the Saturdays Farmers Market in Sarasota. I took my 9th vial this morning. I believe the combination of the cortisone shot, therapy and the addition of fish oil have helped me in the recovery. Saturday went to the
    25 Anniversary Gala of the Gulf Coast Latin Chamber at the Art Ovation Hotel in town and I even dance, I couldn't resist the Latin music. I couldn't believe it. Pain has not come back so far, I feel great. Two more therapy sessions and hopefully the pain will not come back. I do not want anymore cortisone shots as it has side effects. For now will keep taking the Omega 3 fish oil, that by the way has a mild vanilla taste, nothing fishy about it.

    • Hi Manuel, We're so glad to hear that you are off to a great start with Omega Cure Extra Strength and dancing again! Thank you for sharing. :)

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