You’ll Need Vitamin Variety in a Survival Situation

More than four out of five Americans take vitamins or supplements. That’s according to a recent online survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association.

In a perfect world, this might not be necessary. Ideally, we’d all eat nutritious foods and shun the ones that are bad for us.

And in that same perfect world, every food would contain the same percentage of vitamins and nutrients it did prior to water contaminations, ground erosion and pollution.

But we don’t live in a perfect world. Taking vitamins and supplements is one of the ways people acquire the vital nutrients they need in their daily lives. Those same nutrients will be even more important in a survival situation.

Your essential vitamin list

The circumstances that will place us in survival mode – extreme weather, power outages, attacks from enemies, etc. – will undoubtedly result in becoming cut off from our normal, diverse food supply.

Even if you have enough food to keep your energy levels up in a crisis situation, the lack of variety could mean key ingredients going missing in your diet. 

If you find yourself suffering from malnutrition caused by those missing ingredients, surviving an emergency will become 10 times more difficult.

It’s obvious we’ll need plenty of vitamins during what will prove to be a very challenging time after disaster strikes. Here are some of the essential vitamins you’ll want to take.

Vitamin A – It helps maintain strong bones, skin and teeth. Foods containing Vitamin A include dark green leafy vegetables, dark-colored fruits, fish, beef, liver and egg yolks.

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – This vitamin converts carbohydrates into energy. It also helps regulate heart function. Foods containing Vitamin B1 include lean meats, organ meats, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes.

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – In addition to promoting the production of red blood cells, it aids the proper function of other B vitamins. Foods containing Vitamin B2 include green vegetables, eggs, milk, whole grains and organ meats.

Vitamin B3 (niacin) – This vitamin helps maintain healthy nerve and skin cells. It can also contribute to lowering cholesterol levels. Foods containing Vitamin B3 include poultry, potatoes, avocado, whole grains, legumes, fish and eggs.

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) – It helps the body produce needed cholesterol and hormones. Foods that contain Vitamin B5 include kale, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, poultry, milk, avocado, legumes and organ meats.

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) – Like riboflavin, it helps promote red blood cell production. Vitamin B6 also helps maintain brain function and protein synthesis. Foods containing this vitamin include bananas, whole grains, avocado, legumes, nuts, meats and poultry.

Vitamin B7 (biotin) – It helps break down protein and carbohydrates while aiding hormone production. Foods containing Vitamin B7 include pork, cereals, yeast, chocolate, egg yolks, nuts and legumes.

Vitamin B12 – Another vitamin that helps with red blood cell production, it is essential for metabolism. It can also lower damaging homocysteine levels. Foods containing Vitamin B12 include seafood, fortified foods, organ meats, eggs and milk.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) – This antioxidant promotes healthy teeth and gums, and can contribute to wound healing. Foods containing Vitamin C include citrus fruits, spinach, broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes and berries.

Vitamin D – Benefiting the absorption of calcium, it is acquired naturally through sun exposure of at least 15 minutes. Foods containing Vitamin D include fish liver, fatty fish and cereals.

Vitamin E – This vitamin helps the body use Vitamin K effectively and aids in the production of red blood cells. Foods containing Vitamin E include papaya, mango, wheat, leafy vegetables, avocado, nuts and seeds.

Vitamin K – It helps promote blood clotting and bone health. Foods containing Vitamin K include beef, liver, fish, eggs and green leafy vegetables.                

Folate – It works with Vitamin B12 in red blood cell production, and is required for the production of DNA. Foods containing folate include peanut butter, brewer’s yeast, wheat, green leafy vegetables, beans and citrus fruits.

Sur-Vital Tabs

Most people have a first-aid kit in their survival supplies. But I’m afraid that too few have vitamins. Maybe because they figure those vitamins will expire before they get a chance to use them.

Well, that’s not something you have to worry about with the 4Patriots Sur-Vital Tabs Survival Food Supplement.

These chewable vitamins have a 25-year shelf life when stored under proper conditions. Each bottle contains a 15-day supply of tablets containing key vitamins and minerals you’ll need to perform your best in an emergency.

Each serving contains 100% or more of your daily recommended Vitamin A, C, D, B6, B12 and more. In a delicious, lemon cream flavor.

Here's how to get yours…

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