Preparedness and one’s health. It’s important. I’m going to provide you with my opinion on what I consider important survival supplements and vitamins. Curious to hear yours as well.
Lots of factors contribute to being healthy. Just to name a few… The food you eat. Physical fitness. Age. Environment. Your genes. I believe that vitamin supplements can also attribute towards health. I have my own regiment that I take each day. You might call them, ‘survival supplements’ (grin).
Anyway, regarding preparedness, you might consider stocking up on some of these. It can’t hurt, right?
Many people will become vitamin deficient because they won’t be eating right…
In addition to food and preparedness supplies, we should not overlook the value of storing extra vitamins (and medications, be it prescription or over-the-counter) which could become very relevant – especially if a disaster turns into a long-term situation.
None of this should be considered medical advice. Rather, my opinion.
An important consideration during a long term disaster scenario is to stay healthy. During the time period following SHTF, many people will not be eating healthy, and many people will likely suffer from various vitamin deficiencies as a result.
Although eating a proper diet rich in fundamental and beneficial nutrition is the best way to survive, a multivitamin supplement (at a minimum) could prove to be very important to overcome, or at least combat, the issues of vitamin deficiencies.
I believe that a multivitamin is perhaps the most important survival supplement. If you’re only going to get one vitamin, get this one. A multivitamin will (should) have at least the minimum daily requirements. Although perhaps arguably, additional supplements may further augment one’s overall well-being in a number of targeted ways.
Maybe when you notice any of those big bottles of multivitamins going on sale, pick up a few. With that said, I personally choose well recognized brands, tailored separately towards men and women. And, the “over 50” crowd…
Vitamin C is an important and essential supplement too! In addition to a multivitamin, consider specific supplements such as Vitamin C (or ascorbic acid powder, which is how I take it). I usually take 500 mg a day.
Vitamin D (D3), the so called winter vitamin. I take it year-round). It’s very important, especially if you live north of the Mason-Dixon line. Plus, today’s indoor lifestyles radically inhibit natural vitamin D production. In fact, an astounding number of people are presently Vitamin-D deficient, right now! I actually take 5000 IU, twice a day.
More ‘Survival Supplements’
The three listed above are particularly important in my opinion. From there, the sky is the limit, so to speak. However, I also like the following.
Other ‘survival supplements’ like Coenzyme Q10 which apparently may attribute to heart health. I take one a day. If you take a statin (for high cholesterol), you need to be taking this too. I no longer take a statin, however I continue to supplement with this.
Zinc. I supplement 30 mg each day. I dare not mention the apparent potential benefit against a particular ‘thing’ that’s going around right now (big tech may censor it if I say the word). But I think you know what I’m talking about (grin).
[ Read: Foods High in Zinc ]
B Complex. Apparent wide-ranging goodness. I take one a day.
The point is, in consideration for preparedness to offset potential vitamin deficiencies, there may be a need for ‘survival vitamins’ in your preps.
Also do some research and learn which foods, and other natural substances are rich in various vitamins. The pills won’t last forever, and are only secondary compared with eating a good nutritional diet.
Don’t forget to also stock up on your prescription drugs, over-the-counter pain relievers, and other pharmaceuticals which may apply.
If you have regular prescriptions, particularly those that are absolutely essential for your well being, you should try to build up extra (although sometimes difficult to do, given insurance companies, etc.).
Try asking your doctor to prescribe more for the purpose of having some extra on hand. While an insurance company may deny a purchase of ‘extra’, you could potentially pay out of pocket for your own peace of mind.
Pain relievers such as aspirin which reduces fever and relieves pain (do not give to children). Advil (Ibuprofen), Tylenol (Acetaminophen), etc.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Any specific recommendations?