The issue is that modern food is starving us to death as you can read more about here.
We need vitamin supplements for health because we have so depleted the soils and destroyed so many vitamins, minerals and enzymes with modern cooking practices that there is very little goodness left in our foods.
How then, do we address the issue of taking vitamin supplements (because we need to now) when they are synthetic and made with some seriously nasty chemicals?
One way to resolve the issue is to take vitamins that you have made yourself â at home. The benefits of doing this are many; firstly you can rest assured you are getting real food vitamins. Secondly, having the vitamins WITH the food sources they originate from means you are getting all the required enzymes to aid digestion and assimilation into the body. In the case of vitamin C, it has its own natural source of rutin, hesperidin, and bioflavonoids to allow the body to absorb and use more of it than with a synthetic dose.
Ever wondered how Vitamin C was made? Why not make your own!
You will need:
Food dehydrator (or a cooling rack for cakes to use as an air drying rack)
ORGANIC orange, lemon, grapefruit and lime peels
Glass jar with lid
Step 1. The best way to do this is to save the peels and skins from juicing or fruits salads of any type of citrus fruit.
Step 2. Remove as much of the fruit remaining on the peels as possible â you want to see only pith (the white part) and not flesh.
Step 3. When you have enough peels and skins (about 6 â 8 fruits worth) either lay them on your dehydrator trays or spread them onto the cake rack, with space in between. Allow the peels to dry out completely until hard and crispy.
NOTE: DO NOT use heat or sunshine to dry the peels as this will destroy the beneficial enzymes.
Step 4: Take the peels and grind them in a coffee grinder or similar, until they are powdered. Store in a glass jar in a cool, dry place.
Take 1 â 2 teaspoons of this everyday with juice, on your morning smoothies or sprinkled over fruit salads. This will give you plenty of readily absorbable vitamin C without also giving you the runs!
It will keep in a cool dark place for up to a year.
If you want to be even more adventurous you could try making your own liposomal vitamin C which is absorbed up to 93% more than normal vitamin C products. This process is like creating nano-particles of vitamin C which can be absorbed more effectively than larger particles. I havenât tried it but you can read more about this here.
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