May 23, 2020

Should You Include Vitamin Boosters for Emergencies?

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com

Supporting your immune system with vitamins and minerals is a great way to protect yourself from catch colds, flu and the coronavirus.  I also recommend that everyone to continue preparing for emergencies, as natural disasters can still occur even if we are in the middle of a pandemic.

As we have seen in recent months, food and supply shortages can occur when the supply chain gets interrupted. If you have to live off your supplies, will you be getting all the necessary nutrients?

As a form of insurance, I think it’s a good idea to include vitamins and vitamin boosters in your emergency food storage supplies.

Why should you include vitamin boosters in food storage?

  • Nutrition –  Your diet may not include all the food groups. Having vitamin boosters on hand ensures you get adequate vitamins and minerals.
  • Easy to consume – All you need to do is take a vitamin pill or mix the vitamin drink with water.
  • No other ingredients needed – You just need to add water to the vitamin drink or to swallow a multi-vitamin.
  • Shelf life – Check the expiration date to make sure your vitamin booster has at least a couple of years shelf life.
  • Storage – They are easy to store and don’t take up a lot of space.
  • Shortages – As we have seen during the coronavirus pandemic, supplies can be disrupted due to panic buying or decreased production. Your favorite supplements can

What to stock up

Multivitamins are easy to find and don’t take a lot of room.

You can also store vitamin drinks such as Emergency-C or Airborne.

Another good source of vitamins is Nutrient Vitamin Booster+

Vitamin Coffee

I was excited to sample Vitamin Coffee by nutrientfoods.com.  As my readers know, I need my daily cup of coffee (or three).  What a great way to get your caffeine fix, and support your immune system with antioxidants A, C, and E, boost your energy with the full B-complex and help reduce oxidative stress with Vitamin D.

Here’s what it contains:

It’s simple to prepare: Just add hot water, and add cream and sugar if you like.

It tasted good, similar to other instant coffees I’ve tried. The main difference was, I felt I got a lot of energy after drinking a cup of Vitamin Coffee. It had a strong taste, but did not cause any jitters at all.  A normal cup of coffee usually energizes me for a couple of hours, but Vitamin Coffee sustained me for the entire day.

The manufacturer, nutrientfoods.com is based in Reno, Nevada, so everything is made in the U.S. Their products are GMO free, gluten free, 100% sugar free and have nothing artificial added.

If you are a coffee drinker, I highly recommend you give it a try (not affiliated with Vitamin Coffee, I just liked the product when I sampled it). It’s good to have for normal use, as well as to stock up for emergencies.

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About the author:
Bernie Carr is the founder of Apartment Prepper. She has written several books including the best-selling Prepper’s Pocket Guide, Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure, The Penny-Pinching Prepper and How to Prepare for Most Emergencies on a $50 a Month Budget. Her work appears in sites such as the Allstate Blog and Clark.com, as well as print magazines such as Backwoods Survival Guide and Prepper Survival Guide. She has been featured in national publications such as Fox Business and Popular Mechanics. Learn more about Bernie here.

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