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​How To Make Your Own Supplements

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26 August 2016 No comments

Nowadays, it is easy to make your own supplements and vitamins. It may sound complex but actually is quite easy and much more affordable than store brought supplements. To make one’s own supplements, all one needs is an empty capsule made of gelatin or K-capsvegetarian, a capsule machine and the herbs or supplements that one wants to add to the mix.

Some herbs can be bitter and placing them inside capsules can prevent one from tasting the bitterness while still enjoying the full benefits of having them in raw form. What is great about it is that taking the supplements or herbs in their natural state is much more effective and an efficient way of getting all the benefits without the side effects.

For example, if one wants to improve digestion, reduce inflammation, clear up one’s skin condition and/or reduce joint pain, taking an organic turmeric powder can be effective in combating these issues. Turmeric is a native spice of India and Indonesia and has been used for thousands of years. Turmeric has a pungent and a bitter flavor to it, which one might not find palatable at all.

Putting these herbs inside capsules seems like a chore and some might think that it is easier to just visit the local store to buy a supplement. In certain ways, it is; however, these supplements tend to be quite expensive. Making one’s supplement however is cheaper, and at the same time, one would be able to know what the actual content of the capsule as well.

If you are interested in making your own capsules, you might wonder how difficult it can be. The truth of the matter is that it is not really difficult and with a little bit of practice it will become easier. It might end up being a fun activity for you and you would take pride in the fact that you made these for yourself.

DIY Guide

Materials:

  • Gelatin Capsules/K-Caps Vegetarian Capsules
  • Capsule Filler Machine
  • Ingredients

Example of Ingredients

Elderberries. These berries are high in antioxidants, which are said to help protect against cell damage caused by stress, poor eating habits as well as environmental toxins. Elderberries are rich in amino acids, Vitamins A, B, C, carotenoids, calcium, iron, flavonoids and riboflavin.

Bee Pollen. Bee pollens are rich in amino acid, protein and other vitamins and minerals. It is said that the granules can help aid people with asthma, depression and even treat allergies.

Wheatgrass. If you want to boost energy levels, improve your complexion, reduce facial lines and lower blood pressure then wheatgrass is your best friend. It contains essential amino acids as well as being a natural source of protein.

Direction

Before filling, open the entire empty capsule first so it is easy to fill them up later. Pour the liquid or powder to the base of the capsule and then press the top of the capsule while joining it together to lock it.