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The importance of good nutrition during hard times cannot be stressed enough. Vitamins can bridge the gaps left in a survival diet.
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Plenty Of Preppers Are Putting Back Food During Good Times But Not Enough Vitamins
Inexpensive survival foods are often lacking a nutritional profile that allows for good health over a time period. Beans, rice, and flour are great but living on them without anything else is asking for some trouble down the road.
On the other hand, no matter how well you plan out your preps to create a balanced diet for you and your family, some extra vitamins can help boost immune system responses.
Survivaguard is a new vitamin on the market specifically formulated to help you sustain energy levels and stay healthy during survival situations. It seems to be a good quality vitamin for adults that offers more than just the basic vitamin profile that a lot of basic vitamins have.
I like that it includes Omega-3 fatty acids and plenty of antioxidants. If I could suggest one additional ingredient it would be to add probiotics to the blend for digestive support.
Made in the USA in a GMP Certified Facility
Formulated in Consultation with Scott W. Tunis MD FACS, a Multi-Patent Holding Physician and Surgeon, a Nationally Recognized and Actively Practicing Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Marathon Runner, a Supporter of the NRA, and an Avid and Prudent Preparer.
|Serving Size (2) Capsules||Servings Per Container 30|
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||90 mg||100|
|Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)||20 ug||100|
|Vitamin E (from alpha tocopherol)||15 mg||100|
|Vitamin B1 (thiamin)||5 mg||417|
|Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)||5 mg||385|
|Vitamin B3 (niacin)||16 mg||100|
|Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid)||5 mg||100|
|Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)||2 mg||118|
|B12 (cyanocobalamin)||5 ug||208|
|Fish Oil Powder (11%EPA 7.9%DHA)||100mg||ᵻ|
|Ginkgo Biloba||25 mg||ᵻ|
|Green Tea Leaf Extract||25 mg||ᵻ|
|Trans Reversatrol||2 mg||ᵻ|
|Co Q 10||25 mg||ᵻ|
|Grapeseed Extract||15 mg||ᵻ|
|NutriPrep Proprietary Blend||210mg||ᵻ|
|Gamma Amino Butyric Acid|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid|
Contains Herbal Supplements
While this is designed to be a complete multi vitamin for adults, it also includes a blend of herbs called “the Survivaguard Formula” and “Nutri Prep” Blend. Lets explore what the ingredients in the Nutriprep Blend are supposed to offer you.
Enhances alertness and mental clarity while offering protection from compounds in the environment that can damage nerves.
Helps you to concentrate and focus under stressful circumstances and can help balance out mood by relieving anxiety and depression.
Gamma Amino Butyric Acid
Improves focus and helps encourage better rest and recovery time.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Enhances immune system and takes on oxidative stress. Helps protect heart and brain cells.
Other Ingredients Of Note
- Fish Oil
- Provides valuable Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Green Tea Leaf Extract
- Helps sustain energy levels and offers antioxidant protection.
- Trans Reversatrol
- This is a powerful antioxidant most commonly found in red grapes and wine. Some claim that it has a remarkable anticarcinogenic effect. This is one of the ingredients in red wine that led many doctors to recommend the occasional glass.
Available in 3 Container Sizes
Offers a prepackaged option for a week-long excursion. This is ideal for those that want to hit the open road or that are flying and want a sealed bottle to travel with. This is a unique approach that I think you will see other vitamin companies doing in the future.
If you want to try out SurvivaGuard before committing to a larger bottle, this is a good way for you or you and your significant other to try them out for a few days and see how well you tolerate taking this blend.
This is the most popular size and a good way to try out Survivaguard for a month before putting back a lot for hard times. For two people, this would provide a 2 week trial period. All the bottles have a shelf life of 3 years for guaranteed potency.
The 360 capsules in a sealed #10 can are guaranteed potent for up to 10 years. These cans are easy to store and make it simple to calculate how many vitamins you have on hand and rotate them out over the years. 4 cans are enough for a couple to take a standard dose for a year.
Side Note About Cotton In Bottle
Survivaguard puts a lot of cotton in their vitamin bottles to keep capsules from rattling around and getting damaged. This means that you have some extra cotton to use when traveling.
If you are out on the woods or bugging out, cotton wadding can be used for fire tinder, first aid, or cleaning. Consider the big wad of cotton they choose to use a bonus for your survival kit.
Total Cost For A Year’s Supply
The cost comes out to $200 per year per adult if you buy the tins and $180 per year if you buy the 60 pill bottles.
Cost Compared To Rainbow Light
Comparing this cost to my typical Rainbow Light Vitamins are considerably less and have more information and testing available. Also being a woman of childbearing age, I need a different vitamin for regular use. My typical vitamin does not have the shelf life that Survivaguard has when bought in a sealed #10 can.
Potential Allergens & Special Diets
Survivaguard Vitamins contain anchovies ( the source of the fish oil), Tree Nuts (Gingko Nut), and Soy. These vitamins are thus not vegan or even vegetarian technically.
Not for pregnant women or nursing mothers
Survivaguard also states that these vitamins are not to be taken by pregnant or nursing women.
If you are or have women of childbearing age in your household, you should make sure to put back some different vitamins in case of someone experiences pregnancy during a long emergency or survival situation.
The Bottom Line
- 100% of 13 Essential Vitamins
- 100% of 8 Essential Minerals and Trace Elements
- 11 Super-Antioxidants
- NutriPrep Proprietary Blend with 4 Micronutrients
- Omega 3 Fish Oil Powder
- Formulated by a practicing doctor to provide support in survival situations
- Manufactured in the USA
- Easy to understand nutritional info with no fillers
- 2 capsules per day dosage rather than the 4-6 capsules required with some other vitamins
- Storage life of 3 years for regular bottles and 10 years for sealed cans.
Check with doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned about interactions with your current medications.
If you are taking prescription drugs or have health concerns, make sure to ask your pharmacist or doctor before starting a new vitamin, especially one that has other ingredients beyond just basic vitamins.
I am a big fan of vitamins that offer some homeopathic ingredients but I know that some herbs and plants may cause interactions with some medications so it is best to double check if you have doubts about any ingredient.
Start your vitamin stockpile today!
A stash of vitamins can be put back over time. Remember to check dates and rotate out your oldest vitamins first to assure your supply is kept at top potency.
Sure, you can take vitamins past the expiration but there is no guarantee how much of the nutritional benefits are going to be left. The further past their best by date, the less benefit is left.
In a survival situation, anything you can do to keep you and your family healthy is worth a lot. Extra vitamins are also an excellent barter item during hard times and even a large stash of them doesn’t take up that much space.
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