Easy DIY Vitamin Gummies Recipe for Cold Season

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As with any recommendations, please check with your own healthcare team to see if these vitamins could work for you and your family.

If you’re like me, you’ve had a stuffy toddler for a while now!

That’s a good reason to add these vitamins to the daily routine in hopes of getting back to good health- one family member at a time.

I love Dr. Green Mom products, but they are probably one of the pricier options. Instead, I went with Mary Ruth’s Organics. I trust Mary Ruth’s products for all of the essential nutrients because I know they are refined sugar free, free of dyes, and are overall great products. They had a Black Friday sale, so that also helped! These vitamins are expensive to put together, but so is a sick visit at the pediatrician’s office. Here’s hoping these products help keep us illness free for the remainder of the winter!

What to Add

Vitamin c products I like are Mary Ruth’s Organics. Vitamin C is a great additive for the winter months. I am a full advocate of getting most nutrients from food, but in the winter months, extra vitamins can help fight off colds and can support the immune system.

Mary Ruth’s Mulitvitamin or Mama Bird Multivitamin. I am a fan of either of these. I love the natural ingredients. If you are in need of a cheaper option, that would be fine too!

Elderberry Syrup is a great additive to help support the immune system as well!

I would also add zinc, but my zinc came in a day late so I will be adding it next time!

Manuka Honey- I recently became interested in Manuka because I read an article that it can be helpful with chemotherapy side effects. As I started researching more, I think there are many reasons to like Manuka Honey. The higher MGO the better and most studies suggested at least 850 MGO for benefits. Again, an expensive ingredient but I am hopeful it will make an impact on illness in our house this winter!

This beef gelatin is a great option for a natural thickening agent and came in a large pouch. It should last a while!

DIY Vitamin Gummies

Prep Time20 minutes
Keyword: DIY, Kid, Toddler Snack, Vitamin

Equipment

  • 1 Saucepan
  • gummy molds silicone

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Vitamin C supplement liquid
  • 1 oz Multivitamin liquid
  • 2 mL Elderberry liquid
  • 6 Tablespoons Beef Gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Manuka Honey optional

Instructions

  • Mix 6 Tablespoons Beef Gelatin and water together in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the pomegranate juice until warm but not bubbling.
  • Combine other ingredients in a small bowl- whatever liquid vitamins you are using and the manuka honey.
  • Add Beef Gelatin/water mixture into the small saucepan of warm pomegranate juice and stir until well combined. Let cool until it's warm, not hot.
  • Add all other ingredients to the saucepan and stir.
  • Use a dropper to put the warm liquid into each mold. If you are not using a mold, just pour it into a baking dish like you would gelatin. You can cut it into small squares for kids and large squares for adults as needed.
  • Cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm. Once firm, pop out of mold and into an airtight container. Store for up to 3 months.

Molds to Use

I got these molds that are for 1 mL fluid. Mainly because they are for my toddler and I wanted to be sure a small amount was an option without having to break the bears in half. I also wanted to keep the vitamin content appropriate for her age. For adults, I recommend larger bears or even just using a flat dish and cutting squares into sizes you like.

I hope this helps keep your family well this winter season! The original recipe can be tweaked however you want. Get creative and add what you think your family will like.

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