Homemade Vitamin C Gummy Bears


If you have kids then you know how much they love their snacks and gummies, or fruit snacks, are some of the most popular kid snacks around. But often they can include harmful ingredients we don’t really want to be giving our kids, such as artificial dyes and additives.

Discover below:

How to make healthy gummy bears your kids will love!

  Benefits of taking a vitamin C gummy

  Top signs of being vitamin C deficient

Other ways to maintain a healthy level of vitamin C

That is why we wanted to bring you a homemade, all natural gummies that your kids will absolutely love! Plus it has a nice shot of vitamin C so you can give them to your kids, knowing they are good for them and can help to keep them healthy.

This is the perfect snack that your kids will absolutely adore! They’re so good and so healthy that you may want to grab a few for yourself as well!

We know you want your kids to be able to enjoy fun snacks



  • ½ cup hot (not boiling) water
  • 1 cup cold 100% fruit juice of your choice
  • ¼ cup raw unfiltered honey (warmed to dissolve the graininess)
  • ¼ cup organic unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tbsp pure vitamin c powder (optional)


  1. Whisk together the fruit juice and the raw honey until combined well.
  2. Put half of the juice and honey mixture into a separate bowl and quickly combine the mixture with the gelatin.
  3. Immediately add all of the hot water and the rest of the juice. Whisk together until everything until it is fully dissolved.
  4. Using a silicone mold, fill the molds until they are full. Place in the refrigerator for 40 minutes and gently remove the gummies from the gold and serve.


  • Boost Immunity – We all hate being sick and even more, we had when our kids are sick. Luckily, vitamin C may help. The intake of vitamin C may boost you and your kid’s immune systems. There has been much debate and speculation about its ability to prevent the common cold. Although this is not supported by research, studies do show that consuming an adequate amount of vitamin C can help reduce the severity and length of the common cold in adults and children who were active [1].
  • Oral Health – Vitamin C is essential to oral health and a deficiency in it can lead to bleeding gums and gum disease such as gingivitis [2]. 
  • Asthma – Study shows that when administered vitamin C before exercising, those with asthma saw up to a 52% improvement in their breathing [3]. This can help reduce the effects of asthma in kids who are active.
  • Blood Pressure – While blood pressure may not be the number one concern of your child, as it is something we associate with adults, but high blood pressure can happen at any age. Some research suggests that it can have a positive influence in maintaining healthy blood pressure [4, 5].


Although it is rare to be deficient in vitamin C these days, as it is also found in plenty of foods, it does happen and exists in about 10-14% of the population, including adults and children. This deficiency is usually attributed to the lack of a nutrient-rich diet [6]. There are several signs of vitamin C deficiency, including dry hair, dry skin, gingivitis, nosebleeds, easy bruising, and the inability to ward off infection. An extreme deficiency in vitamin C can lead to the development of scurvy [7].

See the chart below to see how much vitamin C you and your children need every day.

Overconsumption of vitamin C is not dangerous and effect of overconsumption are mild, resulting in a headache, nausea, or diarrhea. Megadoses of vitamin C can also result in kidney stones, insomnia, and vomiting. For these symptoms, you would have to consume around 2,900 mg a day. Overall, vitamin C has a low toxicity and so most of the excess is flushed out of the body [8].


Getting enough vitamin C into your diet is pretty easy if you are consuming a diet full of whole foods, such as seen on your Custom Meal Plan. Your diet should include a healthy level of fruits and vegetables, otherwise, further supplementation can be taken in the form of pills or chewables, such as the gummies provided here.

These gummies are a great way to also make sure your kids are getting enough vitamin C into their diet and gaining all the health benefits.