I talk about health and fitness quite a bit within my survivalism category here on HD. For good reason: it’s important. And most “survivalist” websites don’t talk about it nearly enough.
It doesn’t matter how good your plan is or what you have stocked up. If you’re fat and can’t run half a mile, you won’t survive a backpacking trip, much less a societal collapse.
We’ve been through quite a few interesting articles already, including:
- How to get shape
- How I lost 40 pounds and got down to 12% bodyfat
- Intermittent fasting
- Weightlifting supplements
- And even protein shake recipes
But one important one I haven’t covered yet is the micros: vitamins.
My friends over at medalerthelp.org made a helpful infographic that I think deserves some extra attention. It is helpful in breaking down each vitamin with the “need to know” information instead of all the extra filler garbage you find in other breakdowns.
And it includes the much needed references, of course.
It goes over the following vitamins:
- Vitamin B
- Vitamin B1 Thiamine
- Vitamin B2 Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3 Niacin
- Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B7 Biotin
- Vitamin B9 Folate
- Vitamin B12 Cobalamin
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
Take a look (click to view online):
The infographic has a lot of valuable information. And it helps demonstrate just how important these vitamins are. They are essential to just about everything we do, and a deficiency can cause significant harm in the long-term.
So survivalists: you need to be getting your vitamins. It helps you build up your body for any type of preparation scenario. And non-survivalists: you still need your vitamins too. You’re not getting out of this either.
If you need some additional help in reaching your targets, a multi vitamin never hurts. You can find plenty of inexpensive options for those. But always focus on trying to get your macros/micros through natural, healthy food sources. You should only be using a multi as a supplementary tool, not the primary one.
The infographic can help you pick which ones to focus on.
On the multi-vitamin recommendation: my personal favorite (and the only one I use) is by NOW. The Ultra Men version. They are a reputable brand and are not at all expensive. Plus, NOW has been around for a while. They’re trustworthy in those labs. The same can’t always be said for newcomers since supplements aren’t FDA regulated.
Anyway, hope you found this article and the infographic helpful. Maybe I’ll have to do an article on those fancy new nootropics soon.