11 supplements that’ll let you take your weirdest wellness habits on the road
TSA, meet MCT oil.
I get asked a lot about my morning routine. It goes something like this: alarm, snooze, snooze again, brush teeth, drink collagen water, burn palo santo, meditate for fifteen minutes (okay, fine, ten), drink a green juice, take my probiotic.
It’s nothing too fancy, but there’s something about the routine that keeps my day in check.
Which, of course, gets thrown off entirely when I’m hitting the road for The Glassy. Sleep schedules, work schedules, eating schedules…it all gets so off-kilter that suddenly a week can go by and I haven’t taken a sip of anything green. (It sounds like no biggie until you realize you can’t remember the last time you went to the bathroom. Not just me, right?)
It’s the same thing that gets us to abandon our resolutions by February 1: not a lack of willpower, but a lack of consistency. Studies have found that the more you do something, the more automatic it becomes, and the more likely you are to keep doing it.
Duh, right? And yet, sometimes we seemingly dare ourselves to hit that reset button when we travel. My tub of collagen powder is too big to pack, my requirements for a green juice (no fruit!) is too stringent, my usual probiotic needs to be refrigerated. And my whole morning routine goes out the (hotel) window.
So I spent this summer coming up with a list of the buzziest healthy habits we’ve been accumulating over the years—from taking adaptogens to going ketogenic—and from there tested out the portable, travel-ready packets and powders that support them.
The end result is a list of on-the-go hacks for every habit. Warning: Don’t read any further if you’d like to have an excuse for ignoring your habits when you travel.
The healthy habit: adaptogens
The travel hack: Moon Juice Moon Dust Sampler Box, $38
What: From ashwagandha to shatavari, you get a pre-blended dose of body-regulating herbs in one cute sachet (plus, the opportunity to say you have something in common with Amanda Chantal Bacon).
The healthy habit: beauty tonic
The travel hack: The Beauty Chef Organic Glow Advanced Inner Beauty Powder, $22
What: Skin-boosting ingredients, no measuring spoons necessary.
The healthy habit: bone broth
The travel hack: Ancient Nutrition Organic Bone Broth Protein Powder, $47.48
What: Hot water—instead of a stove top—is all you need to get yourself a cup of the immunity-boosting beverage. Bonus: Instant bragging rights for being that person sipping on dark chocolate-flavored bone broth mid-air.
The healthy habit: Bulletproof everything
The travel hack: Bulletproof Brain Octane Oil Go Packs, $18.95
Why: What would Dave Asprey do? He’d definitely travel with these portable, energizing packets.
The healthy habit: collagen
The travel hack: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Stick Packs, $34
Why: You can stir it into anything—yes, even your little airplane beverage cart drink.
The healthy habit: green juice
The travel hack: Amazing Grass Green Superfood, $16.14
Why: Because sometimes you can’t fit your Vitamix in you suitcase.
The healthy habit: ketogenic diet
The travel hack: Know Brainer Ketogenic Premium Instant Coffee, $22.50
Why: No matter which airport you’re flying out of, the barista at the terminal Starbucks definitely has no idea what “keto” means. This little packet’s got your back.
The healthy habit: matcha
The travel hack: The Republic of Tea Organic U-Matcha Single Sips, $19.99
Why: For when jet lag is gonna destroy you unless you get some clean, non-spike-and-crash caffeine in you, fast.
The healthy habit: mushrooms
The travel hack: Om Organic Mushroom Nutrition Energy Stickpacks, $18.69
Why: Not only does this blend give you energy (thanks to yerba mate and guarana extract), but it’s also got an immunity-centric lineup of medicinal mushrooms that will have you leaving the Airborne at home. (Boy, bye.)
The healthy habit: probiotics
The travel hack: GoLive Probiotic and Prebiotic Supplement, $23.33
Why: Because we’ve all had to deal with digestive drama while traveling. Luckily this supplement doesn’t need to be refrigerated and can be poured into any liquid.
The healthy habit: protein shake
The travel hack: Vega One Organic All-In-One Shake, $20.96
Why: You’re not sure the next time you’ll be able to sit down and eat, so might as well get an organic, not-gross protein shake in while you can.