I wont go into all the details regarding the health benefits of vitamin C but I will tell you that the list of “other ingredient” on the back of my Emergen-C box includes: Fructose, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Tapioca Maltodextrin (easily digestible carbohydrates made from natural corn starch. The starch is cooked, and then acid and/or enzymes are used to break the starch into smaller polymers), Malic Acid, Silica (primary use of the silica is to act as a flow agent, anti-packing agent, and water scavenger), Glycine, Aspartic Acid, Tartaric Acid, and Cysteine Hydrochloride.
I can also tell you that there are a few items in the above list that I don’t want to put in my body or my family’s! How else to get a dose of Good Old Fashion Vitamin C??
Make My Own!!
I simply saved the peels from my lemons and oranges (washed of course, organic is best) and left them out to dry.
Once they were dry and brittle I tossed them into my food processor, a coffee grinder would have worked quicker but I don’t have one.
The finished product smells fabulous!!!
I’ve added a teaspoon full to my tea and smoothies and even dissolved in 6oz of water for a quick boost! What else would you put it in?