How Can You Get Enough Protein for Survival?

In a bug out or survival situation, you’ll be under more stress than usual. Food may be scarce. Getting proper nutrition will be difficult if not impossible. Do what you can to make provision for that now.

You’re going to need more protein for survival than you realize. But how do you get it when the usual sources aren’t available?

Let me tell you about a unique solution that came to my attention. It’s designed especially for preppers. It’s…

  • Small and portable
  • Easy to store
  • Light weight
  • Easy to use
  • Works efficiently in your body
  • Stable with a long shelf life

Read on because I believe you’ll want to put this in your bug out bag or family survival kit.

It’s a product called SurvivAMINO. I’ve tried it and will tell you about my experience with it below. But to give you more in depth info, I spoke with Jan (pronounced Yon) Roos of Vitality Sciences. He was my guest on DestinySurvival Radio.

You Could Die Without Protein

Protein is one of the most critical nutrients your body needs. It’s present in the structural parts of your body. And it’s just flat out necessary for your system to function.

When you eat meat, beans, or other sources known for their protein, it gets broken down into 20 amino acids. They’re the building blocks of protein. Eight of those are absolutely essential and must be taken in by what we eat. You need those eight for your body to make the other twelve.

It’s important to strike the right balance of the amount of protein you take in. Too much and your body won’t digest it well. Too little, and your system won’t function properly. Ideally, you and I need to take in protein sources that have the eight essential amino acids and require less work for our bodies to digest and use.

Without even one of those eight essential amino acids, we’re prone to diseases and even organ failure. Each of the eight amino acids has specific purposes that relate to our body’s functions.

Children and the elderly are especially prone to problems when there is inadequate protein. Pellagra is one of the diseases experienced in less developed countries. It’s caused by lack of lysine which is very difficult
to find outside of animal protein.

Absence of proper protein in the diet over time can result in what Jan referred to as the four D’s.

  • depression
  • Dementia
  • Diarrhea
  • Death

You can see the problem, can’t you? In a survival situation, protein sources like meat, eggs, fish and dairy will be hard to get. Not all of us will be able to successfully hunt and kill wild game. Not all of us have livestock and chickens on a homestead.

And, as wonderful as beans are, they won’t give you enough complete protein. Food bars won’t cut it either.

So, how do we get the right protein for survival?

Enter a Unique Survival Solution

Who makes itSurvivAMINO is the creation of Vitality Sciences. To understand this product, it helps to know something about the company. Here’s an overview.

“Vitality Sciences LLC was founded to raise the bar on nutritional supplements. Using research proven formulas and ingredients sourced from the same manufacturers that provide for post-operative care in hospitals around the world, their innovative formulas are designed to tackle the hardest nutritional problems.”

Who is Jan Roos–He’s a company cofounder and a young man who’s been passionate about nutrition and prepping since his early years. Over several years of rigorous testing, he has put the best of research and theory to the test for practical nutrition tips that anyone can use.

Jan is a lifelong student of human nutrition and biochemistry. His work has helped clients accomplish everything from losing 70 pounds in 5 months to improving performance on extreme minimalist diets. He’s written articles which have appeared in various publications as well.

I’ll spare you the rest of his credentials because it’s the product we’re most interested in right now.

What is this stuff?SurvivAMINO contains no fat, soy, yeast, dairy or animal products. In other words, it’s not made from soy or whey, both of which have drawbacks.

It also has no binding agents, no caffeine, and no sugar added. It’s crystallized and pure amino acids with no components that spoil. It includes all 8 essential amino acids necessary for survival which have been sourced from the highest quality manufacturers.

No one else in the mass market is doing quite what Vitality Sciences is doing with SurvivAMINO. It’s a pure source of what you would get from a complete diet. The amino acids are present in many of the protein sources you and I eat on a day to day basis.

The label says SurvivAMINO is “Your tactical protein replacement for survival when protein is limited.” That’s because you’re minimizing weight and volume while maximizing the amount of protein you can store in your bug out bag or survival kit.

How do you use it?–Each bottle contains 100 tablets. Suggested use in a survival situation is to take five tablets three times a day. That means you’ll go through the bottle in a week if you use it for every meal.

Keep in mind, SurvivAMINO is meant for use in a survival scenario where you can’t get regular sources of protein. Or it can be used for hiking and backpacking when you need a light weight protein source. It has the potential to be useful for soldiers in the battlefield as well.

My Experience Was–Well…

In a nutshell, probably different than most people’s.

I’m always interested in learning about nutritional supplements. I’ve tried many. But I’m always skeptical. There are so many unverifiable claims out there.

Plus, I have such a super sensitive system that I have to be careful when trying something new. I get headaches and upset stomach easily. So I always start slow with any product to give my system a while to adjust.

So, naturally, when Jan and I started corresponding, I was unsure about SurvivAMINO. But I love the idea of a product specifically meant for you and me to use in a survival situation. Thus, I was willing to give it a try.

My thanks to Jan for sending me a bottle which arived in late July. It was mid August when I finished it. Because my system is so sensitive, I started out slowly and used it as a protein supplement. I only took one tablet a couple times a day at first and worked my way up to 2-3 at meals.

I tried four tablets one morning with a bowl of cold cereal because there was little or no protein in it. However, I decided that was too much SurvivAMINO for me and backed down to three tablets.

As the days passed, I could tell my digestion was somewhat better, and I had more energy. So if you’re like me and have a sensitive system or troubles with food allergies, don’t be discouraged. You can use SurvivAMINO as a helpful protein supplement. Then when the chips are down, your system won’t rebel if all you have is this product for protein.

One other point. My first thought upon opening the bottle is that I didn’t care for the smell. It’s a bit sour. The tablets have a slightly bitter taste, too. You won’t want to let them dissolve on your tongue.

However, neither the smell nor taste should deter you from using it. Believe me, I’ve taken things far more objectionable and less beneficial.

If you want a review that contrasts with mine, check out Riverwalker’s review here.

SurvivAMINO for Your Family

The price seemed high to me at first. But I think protein supplements are costly in general because I’m not in the habit of buying them. However, as Jan explains it, you’ll pay more for freeze dried meat to get a similar protein content. And in a survival situation, what you pay for SurvivAMINO will be worth every penny.

And there’s more–I’ve shared quite a bit in this post because it’s such an important subject. But as always, there’s more to my conversation with Jan Roos than I can pass along here. Hear it all when you listen to DestinySurvival Radio for September 19, 2013. Jan is passionate about good nutrition, and his knowledge of the subject comes through in our conversation.

Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.