Aside from sunscreen, there are a few basic vitamins that would help you live pretty well if stranded on that tropical island. These vitamins would help your skin and hair, bones and eyes remain in excellent working order while you wait for that rescue!
Even though there won’t be too many people from which to catch a cold or flu on this remote tropical island, Vitamin C will still keep your immune system up. Plus, a little known thing about this safest of vitamins, is the fact that it is essential for anyone who is fighting disease.Not to mention it will keep you from getting scurvy when there is a scarcity of nutritious rich fruits and veggies on this island.
Vitamin C also helps build collagen and promotes eye health. In this way Vitamin C will keep your eyes in top visual health for that big daily food hunt. And as a plus when they do rescue you, you will look terrific as your skin will be firm and healthy!
One of the newest studies on Vitamin C indicate how great it is for cardiovascular health as it helps keep the arteries flowing and free of plaque.
All this indicates that Vitamin C is the number one Vitamin to have on that tropical island and is a smart thing to take with your breakfast of clams and baby crabs.
Each Vitamin B has a unique benefit. But, as a team they are necessary for the proper functioning of the nerves and muscles. And you’re going to need that when you’re trying to build your escape raft or boat to get off the island. Plus you’re going to need co-ordination skills to build those small fires to cook all that fish.
Vitamin B’s also help to produce energy and maintain red blood cells. Every B Vitamin from 1-9 and 12 has a specific function that aids in a healthy body. They may even benefit as an aid to help prevent certain cancers. Actually, the entire B-Complex is important in order to treat and prevent many, even serious, health conditions.
Many also take B Vitamins to combat stress, anxiety and depression and you certainly would have a little extra stress running up and down that beach, waiting to be rescued!
Vitamin A is a fat-soluble Vitamin, responsible for good eyesight and night vision- A must at night, whenever you hear those animal noises on the island. Plus, Vitamin A helps produce white Blood cells that fight any infection- just in case you cut yourself on that nasty coral or even rocks and stones.
However, being deficient in Vitamin A is fairly rare as our diet usually contains enough of it to suffice. And of course you will be getting a sufficient amount in all that seafood and fish, not to mention Omega 3s, provided, of course, if you are successful at fishing.
This one you really won’t have to worry about, as Vitamin D is manufactured in our bodies when we are exposed to sunshine. And up to 90% of our requirements of Vitamin D are obtained during sun exposure. So, obviously on that sunny island this will never be a problem. In fact your real worry will be about getting too much sun!
You may start finding it necessary to start doing what some island natives would do and mix a little sea water with earth to make a mud to spread on the parts of your body that are getting burned.
But, on a good day- aside from being highly responsible for the prevention of disease and cancers, Vitamin D has a long list of benefits. It can help reduce high cholesterol, high blood pressure and muscle weakness. It also plays a part in assisting with certain skin conditions, asthma, bronchitis and arthritis conditions and building strong bones and gums.
Rest assured, many possible disorders and problems will be covered just by being out there in that daily sunshine.
Wondering about your veggies? Well, have no fear- there will be a bounty of seaweed, that will provide all the minerals and goodness you need as a tasty side to all that seafood. Drying it and shaking the salt out of it and/or roasting it may just be the thing to make it palatable. Your thyroid will be happy and your menu will be complete!
So it seems, aside from taking these vitamins, survival will mainly depend on you catching some seafood and fish and maybe starting a few warming, and cooling fires. And aside from the essential mascara- if you’re a woman, and your tooth brush, you may be able to last very well until that joyful rescue.
With all those enhancing life vitamins, you will actually look pretty good for someone who has been stranded on a tropical island for all that time! The only problem now is what to do about that hair!