Homemade gummy bears with vitamin C

Mari

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Make Your own gummy bears with vitamin C for strong immunity

Translated from:
_http://zdravakrava.24sata.hr/hrana/napravi-sama-gumene-bombone-s-c-vitaminom-za-jak-imunitet-12788


Intro:
Foods that contain vitamin C are at the top of the list for strengthening the immune system, and it is well known that we are weakening the immune system makes it more vulnerable to almost every type of disease. Therefore, we bring you an easy recipe with natural ingredients for the preparation of jelly beans to boost immunity.

Ingredients:
half a cup of grapefruit juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
7 tablespoon of agar powder
1 teaspoon of vitamin C powder or liquid

Preparation:
Put in a pan for cooking grapefruit juice, orange and lemon, and after warm up the juice, add honey.
Gradually add agar powder and mix until the mixture thickens.
When the mixture becomes thick, add vitamin C.
Good stir and poured into molds.
If you do not have molds of small teddy bear, good will be any mold for ice.
Leave to cool and put 10 minutes in the refrigerator.
Remove it from the refrigerator and having to pull the candy from the molds, put them in a glass container with a lid.

;)
 

A Jay

Ambassador
Ambassador
FOTCM Member
It's probably best to avoid making these gummy bears with sugar, including 'natural' sugars like honey or fruit juices:

The Glucose/Vitamin C Competition

In the 1970's, Dr. John Ely discovered the Glucose-Ascorbate-Antagonism (GAA) theory. Glucose and vitamin C (ascorbate) have a very similar chemical makeup. This theory proposes that elevated glucose levels compete and effectively restrict vitamin C from entering cells. Both glucose and vitamin C depend upon the pancreatic hormone insulin and its signaling effects in order to get into cells.

There is an important receptor called the Glut-1 receptor that activates in response to insulin to allow both glucose and vitamin C to enter the cell. However, glucose has a greater affinity for the insulin receptor. This means that the greater the content of circulating blood sugar the less vitamin C will enter the cell.

White Blood Cells Need Vitamin C

White blood cells have more insulin pumps than any other type of cell and may contain 20 times the amount of vitamin C as other cells. They also need 50 times more vitamin C inside the cell than in the blood plasma in order to handle the oxidative stress that occurs when they encounter a pathogenic substance.

When white blood cells encounter pathogenic bacteria and viruses they must ingest or phagocytize these organisms in order to neutralize them. The phagocytic index measures how effective a particular white blood cell is at destroying viruses, bacteria & cancer cells. Elevated blood sugar impairs this phagocytic index. In fact, a blood sugar of 120 reduces the phagocytic index by 75%.
https://www.sott.net/article/255742-Vitamin-C-and-your-immune-system

Using xylitol or glycine as the base sweeteners is a better route as they don't effect the absorption rate of the vitamin C like the fruit juices or honey, though you'll have to tweak the recipe a bit to replace the lost liquid.
 

aurore

The Force is Strong With This One
A Jay said:
It's probably best to avoid making these gummy bears with sugar, including 'natural' sugars like honey or fruit juices:

The Glucose/Vitamin C Competition

In the 1970's, Dr. John Ely discovered the Glucose-Ascorbate-Antagonism (GAA) theory. Glucose and vitamin C (ascorbate) have a very similar chemical makeup. This theory proposes that elevated glucose levels compete and effectively restrict vitamin C from entering cells. Both glucose and vitamin C depend upon the pancreatic hormone insulin and its signaling effects in order to get into cells.

There is an important receptor called the Glut-1 receptor that activates in response to insulin to allow both glucose and vitamin C to enter the cell. However, glucose has a greater affinity for the insulin receptor. This means that the greater the content of circulating blood sugar the less vitamin C will enter the cell.

White Blood Cells Need Vitamin C

White blood cells have more insulin pumps than any other type of cell and may contain 20 times the amount of vitamin C as other cells. They also need 50 times more vitamin C inside the cell than in the blood plasma in order to handle the oxidative stress that occurs when they encounter a pathogenic substance.

When white blood cells encounter pathogenic bacteria and viruses they must ingest or phagocytize these organisms in order to neutralize them. The phagocytic index measures how effective a particular white blood cell is at destroying viruses, bacteria & cancer cells. Elevated blood sugar impairs this phagocytic index. In fact, a blood sugar of 120 reduces the phagocytic index by 75%.
https://www.sott.net/article/255742-Vitamin-C-and-your-immune-system

Using xylitol or glycine as the base sweeteners is a better route as they don't effect the absorption rate of the vitamin C like the fruit juices or honey, though you'll have to tweak the recipe a bit to replace the lost liquid.

And replace agar-agar with grass feed gelatin.
For the taste, you can use orange essential oil or other.
 
Top Bottom