How to Make Your Own Purple Corn Juice

You can make your own purple corn juice drink if you want to. This way you can be assured of a totally chemical-free, all-natural home-made health beverage with lots of anthocyanin goodness. Here are what you need:

  • 8-10 corncobs of purple corn
  • 4 to 6 sticks of cinnamon
  • Several pieces of cloves (aromatic spice from a flower)
  • 4 to 6 chopped fresh apples
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Brown sugar

Place purple corn cobs in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Put in all the fruits and boil for 45 minutes to an hour. Then take out all the fruits and strain the juice into a container. Put in some sugar to taste. Let it cool down before putting into the refrigerator. Serve cold.

Isn’t the boiling process going to kill the anthocyanin and other nutrients in purple corn? Well, experts say anthocyanin is not affected by heat applied during boiling. But the same may not be true with other nutrients, like the Vitamin C in purple corn. Vitamin C is known to quickly evaporate when exposed to heat or when even merely exposed.

And this is one of the reasons why it is often better to buy purple corn juice supplements than make your own purple corn juice–you lose some nutrients in the preparation and heating process, and it’s not everyday that you have time to prepare and cook purple corn juice, especially if you are a busy executive or business owner. The process is further prolonged by the need to cool down the juice after boiling.

With purple corn juice supplements, you have the drink ready anytime you need it. You also benefit from the high-tech process of getting the purple corn nutrition intact even if the product went through the cooking process. Plus, you get the assurance and certification of your local food and drug agency that the beverage you are drinking is clean and safe, passing the government standard for quality.

Why Sublingual is Better than Gulp Intakes

Gulp intakes–or drinking purple corn juice in gulps–is more satisfying because you relish more on the delicious taste of the health beverage. Sublingual is taking in a small amount–about 50 to 60 ml or less–of the juice and let it stay underneath your tongue for 2 to 3 minutes. By the time the 2 minutes are up, the juice had lost some 60 percent of its delicious taste and swallowing it wouldn’t be that satisfying anymore.

But sublingual is definitely more powerful than gulp intake. In fact, medical science often uses it for the quick absorption of vital medicines, especially for cardiovascular remedies. If you want quick absorption and getting more from your health supplement, nothing beats sublingual intake.

When medicine or chemical makes contact with the mucus membrane located right under the tongue, it gets easily absorbed through it. The connective tissue underneath the epithelium is crowded with tiny capillaries which sip or absorb the medicine taken sublingually and is quickly and directly taken to the venous circulation. The same happens with purple corn juice sublingual intake.

Whereas, if you take purple corn juice through the digestive system, it goes through the “first-pass metabolism” via the liver before it gets to the main body circulation.

Thus, sublingual has faster and more efficient effectiveness than oral. Oral intake degrades the health supplement, first because of the saliva enzymes then by stomach bile or acids in the gastrointestinal tract. What more the monoamine oxidase, another tummy enzyme? Moreover, when passing through the liver, supplements are “altered” in the process of filtering and the effectiveness is somewhat affected so that you don’t get the original potency the supplement is supposed to give you.