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4-Ingredient Homemade Vitamin D Gummies

Have you heard of homemade vitamin D gummies? If you’ve been following the news and/or recent scientific studies, you know that it’s more important than ever to take vitamin D.

But taking the same old vitamins can get a little dull and sometimes you want something a little more flair! So, I’ve created these sweet Homemade Vitamin D Gummies. And they’re so good, you’ll think you’re eating candy!

Ready in just 15 minutes, you can easily pop one and go. Plus, they’re delicious.

So, what’s in them? For my Homemade Vitamin D Gummies, I use only four ingredients. First, I like to use all-natural unsweetened 100% juice. You can use any flavor you like to adjust the taste to your personal preference.

Then, I incorporate some agave syrup to add a bit of natural sweetness along with some agar agar powder, which is a great vegan alternative to gelatin.

For the vitamin D, I use my Total Health Apothecary Total Vitamin D Liquid and put, on average, one to two drops into each gummy.

My liquid vitamin D offers 1,000 IU per single tiny droplet, so measure very carefully. I also recommend discussing the amount of vitamin D you need with your physician before making these Homemade Vitamin D Gummies or taking any vitamins for that matter.

 

The Benefits of Taking Vitamin D Gummies

So, now that you know how easy these are, let’s take a look at some of the benefits you can expect to get from taking vitamin D.

First, vitamin D contains significant antioxidant impact—improving cellular function and repairing DNA.

In addition, it’s been shown to help prevent the progression of numerous diseases or medical conditions, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, pregnancy complications, dementia, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, certain cancers, and systemic inflammatory diseases.

In fact, low vitamin D levels have been linked to each of the above-mentioned conditions. [1]

But there’s another benefit we need to review: One study found that over 80 percent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had one thing in common: They were deficient in vitamin D! [2]

And a review noted that based on many new studies, vitamin D supplementation could reduce the risk of both flu and COVID-19 infections and even deaths! [3]

Finally, yet another study stated that in patients older than 40 years, researchers observed that those who were vitamin D sufficient were 51.5 percent less likely to die from COVID-19 compared to patients who were deficient. [4]

Given this research, it’s more critical than ever to get your vitamin D levels screened by your physician.

Current recommendations for vitamin D supplementation can range from 400 IU to 5,000 IU daily or weekly to higher doses such as 10,000 IU to 50,000 IU for a certain length of time.

Note that it is possible to take too much vitamin D; therefore, you should always work directly with your doctor to determine the exact dose for you and length of treatment.

Once you do that, consider making these vitamin D gummies, with which you can customize the dosage. So, let’s take a look at the recipe so you’re prepared!

 

4-Ingredient Homemade Vitamin D Gummies

Time: 15 minutes

Makes: about 15 gummies

 

Vitamin d gummies - Dr. Pingel

 

Ingredients

½ cup unsweetened 100% juice

1 tablespoon agave syrup

1 ¼ teaspoons agar agar powder

1 bottle Total Health Apothecary Total Vitamin D Liquid

 

Directions

1. In a small pot over medium heat, combine the juice and agave syrup. Bring to a boil.

2. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the agar agar powder and stir to combine. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until just thickened.

Vitamin d gummies - Dr. Pingel

3. Place a silicone mold on a small baking sheet or plate. Divide the juice mixture between the molds.

4. Place 1-2 drops of Total Vitamin D Liquid in each mold and quickly swirl with a toothpick or small spoon to combine.

Vitamin d gummies - Dr. Pingel

5. Transfer the baking sheet with the molds to the refrigerator. Cool for 10 minutes, or until set.

6. Remove the gummies from silicone molds. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Vitamin d gummies - Dr. Pingel

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