Make your own Homemade Real Non-GMO Vitamin C Gummies, and stay away from artificial ingredients. Vitamin C is necessary to support a strong immune system and maintain good cardiovascular health. It promotes eye health and helps prevent colds, and it is also a great flu-fighter. These Vitamin C Gummies are made from fruits that contain lots of naturally-occurring vitamin C.
Real Non-GMO Vitamin C Gummies
Did you know that most supplements are made synthetically from GMO corn? Think about vitamin C for example. How do they make it? They use corn syrup to synthesize ascorbic acid. If you have a multivitamin at home check it out. Look at the labels. Most vitamins are not made from real food sources. Pretty disappointing isn’t it? They also contain lots of preservatives, added sugars, and in many cases artificial sweeteners.
I like to research everything. My husband thinks I am a little paranoid, but I can’t help it. There is always something new to learn and improve when it comes to our diets. Lately, I have been thinking a lot about vitamins. Even if you eat healthy, supplementation is essential in a world where industrial agriculture have depleted soils. Studies reveal that the nutritional values in food have declined significantly over the past 70 years.
The Best Vitamin C Supplements
The only multivitamins I have found in the market that are non-gmo and made from whole foods are Garden of Life Vitamins. This brand is a great alternative if you cannot make your own. They are also available for women and men. The problem with the kids multivitamins? they come in chewable teddy bears and not gummies. They are pretty expensive too. My 5 year old is not really excited about them but if you offer her gummies, oh then it is a different story. Kids love gummies! Please see Homemade Healthy Gummies for more ideas on how to make your own natural vitamins.
Choose A High Quality Gelatin
A good gelatin is really important, this is why I recommend Perfect Supplements Bovine Gelatin . 100% beef gelatin (Collagen Protein) sourced EXCLUSIVELY from pasture raised (Grass Fed) cows. The collagen in this type of gelatin, along with the many amino acids help regulate our metabolisms, have anti-inflammatory properties, strengthens hair and nails, and regulates hormones.
Natural Vitamin C Gummies
I made these delicious gummies juicing organic clementines and oranges. I used my cold press juicer. Because they don’t produce as much heat, cold press juicers keep more of the fresh ingredients’ nutrients intact. You can just juice one fruit or a combination, it is up to you. A clementine has about 36.1 mg of vitamin c and an orange 51.1 mg. I also added raw honey .
The molds I used for this recipe are the Freshware Super Star Gummy Mold and Freshware Toy, Car, Block and Bear Gummy Mold. Aren’t they adorable? They are made of good quality silicone and are so easy to use and clean. You don’t even need to oil the molds, the gummies will come right out! Add a little vanilla extract for more flavor if you would like, it is totally optional and based on your personal taste.
Why Is Vitamin C Important For Fighting Colds?
There are many studies confirming the benefits of taking vitamin C regularly for fighting colds. Vitamin C boosts the immune system and it is a great antioxidant. Even Dr. Fauci recommends it (SOURCE).
A very encouraging study showed that taking at least 200 mg of vitamin C per day did appear to reduce the duration of cold symptoms by an average of 8% in adults and 14% in children, which translated to about one less day of illness. “That could be important for some people, since the common cold causes 23 million lost days of work each year,” says Dr. Bistrian.
If you want the benefits of vitamin C, you’ll need to consume it every day, and not just at the start of cold symptoms. And it goes without saying that consuming it from natural sources is way better (SOURCE).
If you need to add more vitamin C to this recipe, like for example if you are fighting a cold, I recommend adding Organic Vitamin C Powder. Each tablespoon has 500mg of vitamin C and it comes from organic whole fruits. Just as a reference, most multivitamins that need to be taken daily contain 60mg of vitamin C.Print
These Homemade Real Non-GMO Vitamin C Gummies are made from fruits that contain lots of naturally-occurring vitamin C.
- 1 1/2 cups juiced oranges and clementines. (You can just use one fruit or both, a cup is usually 4–5 medium oranges)
- 4 tablespoons plain gelatin
- 2–4 tablespoons raw honey (use 4 if you like them extra sweet)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract *optional
- 1 tablespoon Vitamin C powder *optional if you want extra vitamin c
- Pour juice into a small saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and let sit for a couple of minutes. Let the gelatin “bloom” (it will get wrinkly looking on the surface ). When all the gelatin is absorbed, whisk to combine.
- Place the saucepan over medium heat on the stove. Let the liquid warm, but not boil. Let all the gelatin dissolve. It takes about 3-5 minutes to make the liquid really smooth and thin.
- Add the honey and if using, the vanilla extract and vitamin c powder. Mix well.
- Pour into your molds or loaf pan and refrigerate for about 2-3 hours.
- Remove from molds. If you used the loaf pan, cut your gelatin into small squares.
- Store in the refrigerator- they will last 2-3 weeks.
This recipes will make about 45 gummies using my molds.
If you are fighting a cold and need extra vitamin c, add Organic Vitamin C Powder. Each tablespoon has 500mg of vitamin C . Check the amount you need based on your age and weight. You can find a great guide for kid and adult dosages HERE.
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