What happens when you combine three of Earth Clinic’s most popular remedies for health? It should be no surprise that the resulting tonic (first created in 2004) benefits many body systems, including the largest organ, the skin. And when the skin and multiple body systems get needed nutrients, improved skin tone and energy result.
The critical ingredients in the Fountain of Youth Tonic are apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses, and baking soda.
Apple cider vinegar is a food that has been used as medicine for hundreds of years. It has micronutrients and enzymes that benefit multiple body systems. Raw apple cider vinegar benefits the digestion and joints. It can fight infection and improve blood pressure. To begin learning about the multitude of benefits of apple cider vinegar read Earth Clinic’s page about apple cider vinegar and the many reader stories about it.
Blackstrap molasses is the result of sugar cane processing. It is highly concentrated with important nutrients. Consuming blackstrap molasses can help to restore proper mineral balance, which can remedy a number of health problems. Commonly used to turn gray hair back to the original color, boost iron levels and improve sleep, blackstrap molasses is an inexpensive multivitamin with a robust flavor.
Common baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, contains essential elements hydrogen, sodium and carbon. It helps to alkalize the body and provide bicarbonates to the system. Baking soda is used as a simple remedy for heartburn, gout and body odor.
Original Earth Clinic Fountain of Youth Formula
- 1 teaspoon Blackstrap Molasses
- 2 teaspoons of organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon of Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
- 8 ounces of hot purified water
This tonic is great taken a couple of hours before bed to promote a restful and deep sleep.
If it suits, try it in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up!
1/2 teaspoon turmeric is especially helpful in the case of boils, acne, infection or any type of inflammation.
A few shakes of cayenne pepper is an excellent remedy for reducing mucous, increasing energy, and lowering blood pressure.
Finally, water is not an unimportant part part of the tonic. Even mild dehydration can cause poor skin tone, constipation, and low energy. Keeping up with water intake will help the skin cells to maintain hydration, lessening the appearance of wrinkles. Water helps to flush out toxins and keep digestion moving along, another critical component of excellent health.
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