Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that our body cannot produce on its own so we need to consume it from food or supplements. The best source of vitamin C is food rich in it but as we all know nowadays everything is GMO so we’re never sure what we really eat and how nutritious the fruits and veggies really are so we’re not sure if we’re getting the daily required amount.
If you’re worried that you’ve deficient in this important vitamin you should start making your own vitamin C supplements at home and consume them regularly.
Homemade supplements are better than store bought because they’re 100% natural and high quality. Consuming homemade vitamin C allows for 100% absorption and sufficient levels of liver enzymes. The only thing you need to make these supplements at home is citrus peel.
Citrus fruits are abundant in a number of flavonoids which have antioxidant properties, including naringin, one of the most powerful antioxidant agents which can be commonly found in mandarin, grapefruit and lemon peel. Numerous studies show that this flavonoid is so powerful that it can reduce radiation caused cellular damage. Aside from naringin, citrus fruits also contain hesperidin which can mostly be found in the inner white layer of limes, lemons, grapefruits and oranges. According to studies, this flavonoid can prevent cancer cells proliferation, cause programmed cell death and treat hypoglycemia successfully.
How to make vitamin supplements at home?
The most important thing is to buy organic citrus fruits. You can eat the fruit and preserve its peels which you’ll use to make the citrus powder. The preparation is super easy.
Toss the peels over a dehydrator tray and start dehydrating them for 24 hours at 100F. Check them every now and then and you’ll know they’re ready once they’re crispy and dry. Next you should toss the dried peels in a food processor or a blender and pulse until powdered. Transfer the powder in a container and store it in the fridge.
The citrus peels contain much more minerals and vitamins than the actual fruit, just one tablespoon of these peels contain 2 times more vitamin C and 3 times more fibers than a wedge of citrus peels.
Consume the remedy 1tsp every day. You can consume it on its own, add it to your smoothies, shakes or soups, sprinkle over salad, the choice is yours. You can consume it as often as you want.