12 Things That Will Happen If You Drink Apple Cider Vinegar Daily

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Diluted raw Apple Cider Vinegar is a drink with many potential benefits and it has been used throughout history to treat a long list of health problems.

Here is 12 reasons why it’s worth drinking apple cider vinegar, also commonly known as ACV, daily for more energy, a better body and improving your health in general.

12 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

1. Improved Digestion

Drinking apple cider vinegar in water can help to naturally improve your digestion. Take a tablespoon of ACV in a big glass of water around 15 minutes before a meal to stimulate digestive juices for better breakdown of your food.

It’s important to use raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the mother for this and all of the other health benefits listed below.

The mother is the cloudy strings of naturally occurring pectin and proteins that form during fermentation. Filtered and pasteurized vinegars will not have this and lack the enzymes and other nutritional properties in raw ACV that have such a positive effect on the digestive process.

Real apple cider vinegar, like this organic version I use, contains valuable minerals and trace elements, LDL cholesterol-lowering pectin, fat burning acetic acid, anti-viral malic acid, live enzymes, amino acids and many other beneficial nutrients.

When you drink apple cider vinegar regularly, ideally before each main meal, you digestion improves and you naturally begin assimilating more from your food. This can also reduce hunger and help with losing weight. More on this ahead.

2. Heartburn, Intestinal Problems and Constipation

Regular apple cider vinegar in water is believed to help correct low stomach acid conditions that leads to heartburn. Importantly, straight ACV is very strong and likely to be too powerful for heartburn sufferers, and especially those with ulcers, so make sure you dilute it well.

Apple pectin fiber, found in the mother of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar, soothes the entire gastrointestinal tract, helping to prevent stomach cramps, bloating and gas.

Apple cider vinegar can also be useful as a mild laxative to stimulate peristalsis in cases of occasional constipation. It should not have this effect if your bowel movements are already regular.

3. Prevent Candida and Normalize Intestinal Bacteria

ACV is full of beneficial acids which are believed to help improve the make up of your intestinal flora.

These include acetic acid and malic acid, which have antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties and can help control the spread of the candida fungus in your intestines, a common and debilitating problem with many people’s high sugar diets.

4. Strengthen Your Immune System

Your intestinal flora are a big part of your body’s immune system. It makes sense then that improving the conditions for the growth of friendly bacteria with apple cider vinegar can help improve your overall immunity.

The malic acid in ACV is also a strong antiviral, perhaps one of the reasons people often say they experience fewer colds when they take apple cider vinegar in water daily.

Additionally, raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar is said to benefit your lymphatic system by helping to cleanse lymph nodes and break up mucus in the body. Over time this can relieve sinus congestion, reduce colds and alleviate allergies.

5. Regulate Blood Sugar and Aid in Diabetes

Apple cider vinegar is full of acetic acid which appears to slow down the digestion of simple carbohydrates, thus regulating blood sugar levels from the brief highs and longer lows of a high carb diet.

The anti-glycemic effect of ACV has been proven in several studies, including this one that concluded, “vinegar can significantly improve post-prandial insulin and sensitivity in insulin resistant subjects…thus, vinegar may possess physiological effects similar to acarbose or metformin (anti-diabetic drugs).

Further investigations to examine the efficacy of vinegar as an antidiabetic therapy are warranted.”

6. High Blood Pressure

Some animal studies have shown that apple cider vinegar may lower high blood pressure and there are many reports in online forums of using it for this purpose.

It’s possible that ACV increases nitric oxide production that helps relax blood vessels, or it may just have a generally beneficial effect on your cardiovascular system that, over time, naturally results in a lowering of high blood pressure.

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7. Detoxification

Apple cider vinegar is a popular ingredient in detoxification protocols with good reason. Aside from all the other body cleansing benefits already listed, drinking diluted raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar is believed to help detoxify and cleanse your liver.

One tablespoon of ACV in a large glass of water before each meal is often recommended as an effective dosage for daily detoxification. Some detoxifying methods may use larger doses, though it’s best to build up to these over time.

8. Weight Loss

Apple cider vinegar’s acetic acid has been shown in studies to suppress the accumulation of body fat and liver lipids. Its pectin content is also thought to slightly reduce your body’s ability to absorb fat.

When you have an apple cider vinegar drink before a meal, as well as improving digestion, it will usually reduce your hunger levels as well, which can only be beneficial for losing weight. Once again, 1 tablespoon in a large glass of water before each meal is the recommended dosage.

Raw ACV may well aid weight loss, but it would be better thought of as part of a larger body fat reduction plan. In all I’ve read on the subject, I believe the most effective first step is to reduce grain-based carbohydrates and eat more, not less, of the right type of foods.

9. Bad Breath

The natural acids in real apple cider vinegar, like acetic and malic acid, can reduce the bacteria in your mouth that cause bad breath.

Using apple cider vinegar for halitosis, you would make it a bit stronger than when drinking it. Add one tablespoon to a third of a cup of water and gargle it for around 20 seconds to minimize bad breath.

10. Skin Benefits

The page on apple cider vinegar as a skin treatment covered using ACV externally in detail, but drinking it regularly can have a very beneficial effect on your skin from the inside.

Apple cider vinegar balances your skin’s pH levels and has long been recommended as a skin tonic. It can also help treat dermatological conditions like acne, especially when used both internally and externally regularly.

11. Leg Cramps and Restless Leg Syndrome

Sipping on an apple cider vinegar drink can increase low potassium levels in your body, a suspect in nighttime leg cramps and restless leg syndrome.

Many people in health forums report positive results with regularly drinking ACV in water right before bed to prevent leg cramps and reduce restless leg syndrome.

12. Stamina and Energy

Improved stamina and energy are harder to measure subjectively, but raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar has long been considered a general health tonic and more energy and greater stamina are commonly reported when drinking it.

This may be a combination of all the other health benefits of ACV already listed. Or it could be due to the powerful alkalizing effect it has on your body when you drink apple cider vinegar daily.

Despite been acidic outside the body, ACV, like lemon water, is recognized as a premier alkalizing drink, which reduces acidosis in the body and has been reported to aid in recovering from a wide range of health conditions and diseases.

Here’s a short video explaining the benefits of ACV and how to use it.

Drinking ACV to Improve Your Health

Drink apple cider vinegar like this daily for best results, ideally 15 minutes before each meal.

The starting dosage is 1 tablespoon in a big glass of water and you can slowly increase the dosage, a teaspoon at a time over several weeks, to 2 or even 3 tablespoons, if you find the increased dosage beneficial to your health.

Yes it does taste a little sour, but that’s a good thing. It’s important to train your taste buds to not expect everything to be sweet.

If you really can’t handle it at the start, then try it with a drop of natural stevia sweetener, but using sugar or commercial honey to sweeten it will only feed the intestinal problems that ACV is used to treat.

Have you tried having a daily apple cider vinegar drink for better health? Do you have other health conditions you’ve found ACV beneficial for? Let everyone know in the comments below and spread the word about just how good for you apple cider vinegar is.

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  1. ACV sure helped with my acid reflux during both of my pregnancies, with none of the dangers of introducing chemicals into my system. I am wondering though, where can I find references for these other statements?

    • Hi Karis,

      I personally think interesting human studies, on the rare occasions when they are done on natural products, are worth listing. Unfortunately there’s little incentive to prove a low cost natural product can be used instead of prescription drugs so these are rare.

      Some people are of the opinion that natural products have no health properties unless proven in, to be honest, very easily manipulated studies. I tend to think very commonly reported benefits have some validity as well, even if they are not proof in the purely scientific sense of the word.

      Actually, when you read about how pharmaceutical companies obtain their scientific references it makes you wonder at their validity – http://www.pfimr.org/how-drug-companies-manipulate-clinical-research/

      All the best

  2. Another important ACV remedy is for hot flashes. I discovered in a blog earlier this year that a little bit of ACV in your water during the day will cut back on the hot flashes. My hot flashes had returned with a vengeance after keeping them at bay for almost 2 years with supplements. Within 12 hours of using the ACV my episodes and intensity had diminished by 90%. If you dislike the taste there are ACV pills in health food stores.

    • Hi Shelly and thanks for your comments. There really are a lot of health benefits of taking ACV in water.

      ACV capsules are available but I must admit I’m a bit worried how many people out there are afraid of health treatments like apple cider vinegar and lemon water just because they aren’t sweet. We’re even adding loads of sugar to medications these days.

      Needing everything we eat to be sweet leads to a lot of the wrong foods being eaten. I tend to think unfiltered ACV with the mother is superior and I actually like the slightly tart taste.

      All the best.

  3. I recently starting using Apple Cider Vinegar for chronic urinary tract infections, so far, with good results. After having had four courses of antibiotics this year (one for 6weeks), I started taking Apple Cider Vinegar 2 months ago and haven’t looked back.
    It is early days but it is feeling good.

  4. I first started using ACV on my 8 year old son. He had problems with his ears. The first two years from the ages of 6 to 8 he was always prescribed antibiotics.` His ears would flare up twice a year. All that the doctor could do was prescribe antibiotics,. Unfortunately he wouldn`t prescribe these until my son`s ears were very painful and with infection. I searched the web for a home remedy and found ACV. It`s taking me a further 5 years to work out all its other benefits. How stupid of me!. I no longer have fungal on my toe nails. I needed heavy duty nail clippers to cut my nails, and now they look great since I applied undiluted ACV with a cotton bud directly to each nail. My doctors comment was to pick up and antibacterial cream. These do not solve the problem. I now take ACV on a daily basis. I no longer wake up with cramps in my legs. I also had a low platelet count in my blood for the last 5 years. I used to bleed under the skin quite regular. I always know the bruising, it`s a funny color compared with a bruise you get when you knock yourself. The doctors said it would eventually correct itself, my blood that is, but it never did. I have not had one bruise since I started taken ACV 1 month ago. Its such a relief as they are so embarrassing when they are on my arms. I live in a hot country and its a pain having to tell people what causes my bruises. I want to tell everybody about ACV, but of course most people think that you are crazy drinking vinegar. I know think its their loss. I write to you today because I would like to give it to my son on a regular basis. He will be 13 years of age in January 2014. My problem is his Pappa. Have you any suggestions as to how I can convince him that it`s okay to take on a daily basis. I really believe it would help my sons PH balance. He suffers from extremely sweaty feet from an early age, but extremely sweaty all over. He gets very upset by his hair. He washes and its greasy the very next day. I have given it to him this week as he has a sore throat. He suffers from respiratory problems if I don`t treat his sore throat straight away. Fingers crossed xx. I wanted to ask if it is okay to give ACV in orange juice instead of water on a regular basis?. My son also suffers from Allergies which start when they cut the grass at school. I am hoping to convince his Pappa when this times comes around as I believe ACV is good for allergies.

    Thanks a million,

    • Hi Nora and thanks for your comments.

      These issues do sound like fungal problems so obviously antibacterial creams and the like aren’t going to help. While antibiotics may temporarily seem to help, long term they can destroy the balance of good intestinal flora in your body to favor the harmful. This site has a lot of good info on this – http://bodyecology.com/articles/antibiotics_threaten_long_term_health.php#.UqiIhfRDv4I

      Unfortunately commercial orange juice is full of simple sugars and would only be feeding the harmful intestinal flora so it would best to minimize that if possible. Ideally ACV should be taken in water but if he won’t take it due to taste there are capsules available (though I do think normal ACV is better).

      Most importantly it sounds like he would benefit from cutting right back on sources of sugar in his diet like fruit juice, white bread, soda and sweets and having some good probiotics to improve his intestinal balance which may well be causing these problems. A good holistic health practitioner would have far more insight into this and the damage antibiotics can do so I’d suggest seeing them if his condition continues this way.

      Hope this helps.

  5. Hi Jim,
    Just recently I found this information on apple cider vinegar. I have a vague memory of my grandmother using it to treat measles on my skin as a young child but thats about all ever had to do with it.
    I am interested in the weight loss, energy providing aspect, as well as treating reflux, not to mention restless leg syndrome to name a few. I am however breastfeeding an eight month old and want to make sure that this is an all around good thing. Although I cant see how bubs can be adversely effected I would like to make sure that it is okay.

    • Hi Rachael,

      There’s nothing in ACV that would get into breast milk. You could consult your doctor if you’re unsure but I’ve never read of any negatives concerning ACV and breastfeeding.

      I hope it can be beneficial for you.

  6. I have grown to love drinking my version of hot apple cider at night. About 6 ounces of hot water with a tablespoon of ACV and 1 teaspoon of raw honey. I try and drink this throughout the school year and believe it helps keep me healthy by boosting my immune system and clearing out mucus.

  7. Hi Jim I’ve been told to try ACV to give me a boost for energy, I am 70 years of age is it only for short term use or is it possible to use it long term, and is it safe for me, I am on no medication only Inhalers for Asthma, I would appreciate a reply by E Mail if you can. Thanks Roy….

    • Hi Roy,

      Thanks for your question. I’ve removed your last name and your email is not visible so I hope you don’t mind if I answer all questions on here as it may help others.

      ACV can have many beneficial effects on your health and improving your energy as it works at many different levels. I would think it would be better to take it longer term if you can. Start at a lower dose of a tablespoon in a big glass of water and if this is well tolerated you can increase it to 2 or 3 over the coming weeks. First thing in the morning is a great time to have it and mid afternoon can also be a good time for boosting your energy.

      Hope this helps.

  8. I have been drinking apple cider vinegar for a couple of weeks and I noticed the difference immediately in my overall health. I think smokers should be very interested in drinking it as it breaks up the mucous in the throat from smoking. My sister has many apple trees on her farm and we will be making our own ACV this year. Hope it turns out.

  9. Hello,
    I have heard you should drink ACV about 15 minutes before you eat. I was wondering if you can drink it anytime or with meals I don’t have time to drink and wait 15 minutes especially at work. thank you!

    • Hi Racine,

      Generally you don’t want to have too much liquid with meals. ACV stimulates digestion so it would be one of the better things to have. Just before is probably a bit better though.

      Hope this helps.

      • do you take apple cider vinegar before lunch and dinner? how can i do that in office? i am not sure if i want to take it there? furthermore can you take it 30 minutes before in a warm cup of water? about tea spoon? ayurveda says not to drink water too close before a meal. Lastly where do you store this acv?

    • Questions, my husband is on arthritis and cholesterol medicine, would he be able to take acv? Also I do the lemon water every morning, should I stop that and just take the acv with water or could I do both?

      • You can actually just put a lemon in the ACV drink.
        I usually have: 2 cups of water, 2 tbsp of ACV, 2 tbsp maple syrup, and 1 lemon.

  10. Hi, ACV is the only thing that works for my pregnancy heartburn. But in pregnancy I also suffer from low blood platelets and I read somewhere that ACV can lower blood platelets further. Is that correct? I would hate to make them decrease even more.

    • Hi Debra,

      I’d think this unlikely with normal use and I can’t find any evidence of ACV lowering blood platelets too far. That said, please consult your doctor on this.

      All the best.

    • Hi Debra, I read your post about your taking ACV for pregnancy heartburn. I was wondering if someone can also continue to take ACV while breastfeeding. Would you happen to know or have experience with this?

  11. First I want to say that I am a non Diabetic and had a fasting blood glucose of 105 my Dr. wants me to do ogtt, I have been reading that drinking acv and taking cinnamon will help lower my blood glucose levels. Does anyone know how long that take to start working? and how much I should take?

  12. I was actually referred to start using a table spoon of vinegar in room temperature purified water when it was brought to my attention that the prescribtion I had for acid reflux has a terrible side effect on bones for women. So figuring I had nothing to lose, I started taking the store shelf non organic vinegar and it actually worked pretty good, then I found your website and started with the ACV you recommended and noted even better results. When I first started this I was very doubtful, glad to say for a month now I have had not problem with Acid reflux…this works.

    • Hi Terri and thanks for your comments. Unfiltered ACV is far superior to regular vinegar for this purpose, though the later does make a great non-toxic house cleaner.

      All the best.

  13. Hey Jim,

    So, I haven’t tried drinking the lemon water in the morning just yet, and I want to try both the lemon water and ACV. Would it be safe to do both? Lemon water in the morning, and ACV before meals? Maybe it’s too much or switch off? Or even, drink ACV everyday and whenever I have lemons, have lemon water? Which is better or which do you recommend? What do you usually do?


  14. My daughter and I started taking acv this week one tablespoon in a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. We both are having some harsh symptoms. The first 2 days I was extremely bloated, she was okay but on the third day came down with the worst migraine she has had ever. She vomited quite a bit as well. Today the 4th day I’m not bloated but experiencing burning sensation ( I’m prone to peptic ulcers) any thoughts?

  15. Hi Jim
    I am in forties and started to have dark spots on my face. It has gotten bigger and darker since last year. Any suggestion that I can do with the apple cider vinegar?

    • You can dilute it with a bit of water and use a cotton ball to rub in on your face. It may take a couple months or so but it should lighten them a little.

  16. Hi, I have made some wonderfully powerful ‘fire cider’ which I drink a couple of sloshes of every evening, diluted. It really boosts the anti-viral/anti bacterial/cleansing properties of the cider vinegar and seems to be keeping any colds/flu at bay. I wanted to share the recipe as I’ve found it very effective. The receipe I use is

    apple cider vinegar with mother (one litre)
    10 cloves garlic chopped

    3 lemons (unwaxed, chop up and throw it all in including the skin)
    3 chillis, chopped
    1 large fresh horseradish root (this gives it a real wooozer factor, just chop it up and throw it in, don’t bother peeling)
    1 or 2 large ginger roots (again chop up and throw in, don’t bother peeling)

    20-30 peppercorns, just toss them in

    I large clump rosemary, thyme, sage
    half a pot of local honey

    You can add a green pepper if you like but I’m not keen on the taste.

    Put all the ingredients into a large GLASS (not plastic, not metal, glass only) container (leave a few inches from the top to give room to mix it up), place some greaseproof/baking paper over the top and then put a lid on (airtight as possible) and leave it to work its magic. Keep it in a dark cupboard. Every other day give it a shake……One month later, strain the liquid out, bottle it up in glass bottles. Drink a slosh or two diluted…..but not right before bedtime as you really should brush your teeth after drinking cider vinegar even diluted else you’ll corrode your teeth. If you like, save it for the winter time to boost your immune system.

    • Great recipe, thanks! I am used to taking ACV first thing in the morning yet you recommend it at night – what do you think about doing both? Also the garlic in my mix went blue!

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  17. Hi I’m 60yrs of age on know medication just have swollen fingers and sore joints is apple cider vinegar good to use if you have arthritis

  18. i was taking 2 metformin diabetic pills morning & night with the apple cider vinegar with mother 3 times a day . i dont have to take it anymore my sugar is great.

  19. I discovered weeks ago from having food poisoning that acv helped relieve symptoms. the powerful enzymes in acv killed the pathogens of the bad bacteria I digested. I really do believe it sped up my recovery time. thanks to my smart girlfriend for looking up home remedies.i now am treating my gerd with acv and honestly for the past three days my symptoms haven’t been as bad. I think by balancing my ph levels im controlling my stomach acidity with the acv. fermented things like acv which is a prebiotic along with a great probiotic I believe have improved my stomach health and overall well being. I recommend a great probiotic drink like kefir which is loaded with 12 or more live active cultures of healthy bacteria. its the live active culture in yogurt or probiotic drinks you must be drinking. although your typical dannon or store bought yogurts are yummy they are loaded with sugars and not the live active cultures your gut flora really needs

  20. honey along with acv is has great astringent like qualities for raw honey releases hydrogen peroxide when digested and the acv is great in alkalizing your ph levels its a win win situation you need a great raw unpasteurized honey a great raw unpasteurized acv,and like I said a great probiotic.. I recommend Kefir””. iam not kidding this is a great way to get great bacteria back in your stomach. don’t wait any longer. do this. I swear by it. you can find most of these helpful life saving items at your local store. go now. watch your food proportions when you eat as well and keep a journal of what things don’t agree with your stomach I know life can be busy but its worth your digestive health,strart paying attention to the harsher greased foods and sugar intake trust me im still having trouble with being more aware of what I eat but I believe now im getting healthier

  21. Mr. Dillan,

    Thank you for the information! I have had many bowel issues for over 20 years and couldn’t find anything for relief. I could go over a week without being relieved. I would finally take exlax or ducolax to find the relief needed. I’ve always been very bloated. I have been drinking ACV every morning for the past month and must say…HALLELUJAH!!!!
    I’m regular now and the bloating is gone! I’m still waiting for it to kick in to help with my allergies but I’m thinking I need to up the dose.



  22. Hi-
    Would drinking ACV (2 tablespoons+ 8oz of water) be beneficial for my skin or do I still have to apply it topically? Thanks

  23. Hii,

    If we drink apple cider vinegar for weight loss or for any other purpose does it affect on tooth i have heard that vinegar will damage the teeth?

  24. Hi there
    Been off PPI’s for 1 year after going on a low carb / gluten free diet. However I have had really bad reflux for 3 weeks . Reading so much about the great results people have had with ACV decided to try it . I just started today. Have had it 2 x in 6 oz water.
    I have had mild relief . Some heartburn returned in 1 hour. Is it too pre mature to decide wether it’s working or not? How long does it typically take to get prolonged relief?
    I would greatly appreciate an answer.

  25. Hello, great review and posts, I have one thing to add, look into a product called NingXia Red, this is extremely beneficial. It contains something like 50 broc, hundreds of berries and much for per 1oz shot, if you really care about your health look into this, i drink that and ACV daily. it has wolfbaries in it which is the most powerful superfood.

  26. Hello. I am interested in taking ACV to lower Blood pressure. I am currently breastfeeding and dont want it to effect my lil one. I do not want to take the blood pressure pills. So I am hoping I can use this instead. Thank you so much for your site!

  27. Can this vinegar work against my acid reflux meds? My pill does not seem to be working since I started the vinegar on Sunday. Am I doing something wrong? Thankyou

  28. I have noticed, and it seems, that I sweat more, and have an odor that is very sour smelling under my arms. I have tried a couple of different deodorants, and some DO NOT mask the odor! I would like to hear from someone else on this. Thanks!

  29. when I started taking acv, I thought I have managed to reverse my diabetes with diet and weight lose but soon realized that it is acv that has being lowering my sugar when taken before meal it really works and I am glade I found it. only concern if it has a long term health concern.

  30. so to start out, is something like a cap-ful in a glass of water is a good start? and what if you’re @ work and can’t take it before each meal? if you drink it every night [or every morning] before you go to bed, is that also healthy and recommended? so it wouldn’t matter when you drink it? i’m also gonna try it, i heard it’s great for arthritis, cancer, etc. if so, i’ll be drinking this every single day 😉

  31. I know this may be a bit gross to most people but ACV completely rid me of HPV. I had tons of warts and I found a homeopathic treatment that involves putting a small piece of cotton soaked in acv on the wart with a band-aid over night for about a week. Basically the wart turns black and disappears. no scar, no nothing. This also worked on a wart i had on my foot that was the size of a quarter! I had it froze off numerous times to no avail. Warts suck and lets face it, going to the doctor to get them burned off of your genitals sucks even more. Try ACV!

  32. Is it ok to take it pure not dilluted to anything. I just started today (1 tablespoon of ACV) pure table spoon i dont have any peoblem but is it ok to take it pure? How many spoons in a day? Anyone? Please.

    • Hi i just read ur post about gaking acv pure. I recently purchased my first bottle Braggs Unfiltered Unpasteurised Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and I am enjoying the sour taste so much that I cant seem to stop taking it in… straight, with water diluted, in my green smoothies, as salad dressing, as condiment with my rice and lentils and even diluted on my skin as a toner. I think I consume ACV daily about 100 ml that is 3 to 4 ounces and I feel great. The moment I feel light headache coming up I realize I have to drink more water, because I read that headache is the most common symptom people get from detoxing. When you support your body through a cleanse, those cells have the opportunity to release more stored toxins, pathogens and waste thus causing a headache. It can also be the result of the die off of sugar, yeast or caffeine. I would like to communicate with anyone who enjoys and benefits using raw unfiltered unpasteurized ACV in these high amounts.

  33. hi i have just been told by my doctor to try ACV as she is thinking i have low stomach acid due to being on PPI’S and ranitidine/zantac for a few years and i am suffering terribly …how much should i take daily ive just had 1 drink with a tablespoon of vinegar in water how many times a day should i drink this 🙂

  34. So i have been drinking vinegar now only for a week. I have noticed a few positive changes. I actually dont dilute it at all. Will this cause health problems in the future bc of its acidic nature should i dilute it??

  35. Hi, I’m getting ready to live a healthier lifestyle. I have a couple of things going on, but I think the most important is to detoxify myself. I have taken acv about 20 years ago with the intent to clear my body of impurities. I didn’t want to drink that gallon jug from GNC, so I thought vinegar would do it. It did. Soon after, I realized that I was losing weight, mind you I drank about 4 oz s a day for about a 2 weeks, I always followed with a tall glass of water. It killed my stomach for about 10 minutes and then I was fine. I do not recommend this for anyone over 30 y/o. I was in my late 30’s. Bottom line, after 4 kids and poor eating I was getting back to the weight I was when I had my first child. I know I stumbled upon something, sorry I didn’t stick to it . I hope that it works as well now. I’m really excited about this and I hope it works well for bad knees, diabetes and an overall sluggish feeling . I’ll be back to tell you of my journey.

  36. i am drinking APC from last couple of months i got very good results in the start but now its not working well. today after reading your article i come to know that i did a mistake that i never increase the quantity of apc. i started with two spoons and still having the same. now i realize that i should increase it now. i just want to know that how much increase i can do. can i go more then 3 spoons and also i want to tell you that i drink apc in morning and before lunch and in night before one hour from lunch i drink apple, beetroot, carrot juice so tell me is this ok to use these two things at same time. please reply me i am waiting.

      • sorry i typed APC. its ACV apple cider vinegar. please guide me how much i can increase in the quantity of ACV and also i want to tell you that i take Apple beetroot carrot juice in the evening with empty stomach. so is it ok to use both at the same time.

        • Hi Sheraz Sohail, first of all I would like to greet you with the Islamic greeting : May the peace, mercy, and blessings of God the Almighty be with you and secondly I wish you and your family a blessed Ramadan, fasting month that has started and will last till 18th of July 2015 and May. I have started to use ACV and in the beginning I was drinking this like I found a new beverage. I didn’t start with a little teaspoon, I just enjoyed it so much, I started with a glass half water half ACV the raw Braggs version with the mother. 2 months later now and I don’t take it as often. I take it when I feel like it. 3 times per week any time of the day. What I am trying to say that it works differently for everyone. You have to learn to listen to your instinct, your gut feeling if you want to take it and how much of it. In small amounts daily can work for someone very well, but that may change after time. Do you know what ACV does in your body? If not, I suggest you read more about what it does and how it helps in digestion and the micro-flora in your gut and how it can help healing your overall health. The more I learn about how vegetables and fruits and certain proteins and carbohydrates and fermented vegetables and kefir and kombucha tea and himalyan / sea salt and trace minerals are important for overall health … the more variety I bring in my daily diet on a budget. I feel more energized because of this variety of food and my taste buds are exploring new flavours. You are drinking Apple beetroot carrot juice in the evening with empty stomach… what is your goal? health or weightloss or something else? When you don’t drink ACV with it do you sleep well, when you do drink ACV with it do you experience any difference? better digestion or not? better sleep or not? bloating or not? These and other questions should make it clear for you if this works for your system and if you achieve that goal that you want. I hope I didn’t confuse you.. 🙂

  37. I’ve read that you suggest the apple cider vinegar mix with water, Ive been drinking a tablespoon of the Organic apple cider vinegar every morning now for about 3 weeks with cran-berry or cran-apple juice and I love it, I believe, it has help my acid reflux, constipation, and my sinus problems. So would it work better with water? or does it matter? Thank you!

  38. I am a person that follows recipes, so the phrase “a big glass of
    water” bothers me. Why not say 12oz or 16oz or something specific? I
    would feel much more comfortable with a quantified amount. So Jim – how
    much water for a tablespoon of cider?

    • Hi Frank, I think it really depends on just how much pure ACV you can stand as far as taste is concerned. Drinking ACV straight (undiluted) can be harmful to your body and teeth. So diluting it with tea or water should help… I will say that I will use anywhere from 2-3 tablespoons of ACV in 12oz-16oz of water. If I’m dealing with 8oz of water (usually tea) I will typically use 1-1.5 tablespoons of ACV. Hope this helps, but this is what works for me.

  39. I do a 1 oz shot of mothers every morning with maybe 2 oz water…I just drink it down and I get an immediate buzz like feeling…I feel great

  40. Really disappointing that someone would write an article about something that is somewhat important to doses, and then never respond to the questions.. Ahhhhh fuck… Excuse me…

  41. So I have been taking 1 tbs of ACV in 6 oz of water every morning for 1 week. I’ve noticed that I am bloated sometimes, fatigued, and I’m extremely hungry and thirsty all the time. Am I doing something wrong or is this supposed to happen. The effects seem quite the opposite for me. In fact my joints ache and are inflamed/swollen more since I started. Help!

  42. I started take acv about month already .I drink it as soon i wake up in am.Also before my lunch meal for 2 teaspoon.And I have it another 2 teaspoon before bed time.I have prediabetic my blood sugar in am always around 100-104 .I wonder after I drink acv for a months still no result drop in my blood sugar.I ‘m really watch what I eat no carb or sugar..Any idea who I suggest ??

  43. Is there a disadvantage to using regular ACV? It’s hard to drink. Is the organic any better? Thanks for the tip on the stevia.

    I retain water in my feet. Not sure why. I do have high blood pressure. Does ACV also work as a diuretic?

    • Hi Yvonne, I have also started to retain water, not in feet, but in ankles and above it since a kidneystone was trying to get out with a lot a lot of pain and me ending up in emergency at midnight. I have lost a lot of weight and gained a better health due to a year of on and off green smoothie fasting, juice fasting and changing my lifestye. After this hospital visit and the chemicals they put in me to ease the pain and making x-ray I have been experiencing swelling that goes down to completely gone in the morning. I have noticed that it increases when I consume any food that is made with table salt. I use now pink salt / himalayan salt and herbs that make meals taste tasty salty, but there is no salt added. Swelling stays away when I stay away from food that is made by others. I have started to take ACV braggs raw version and I feel the detox effects and I see the swelling going down even more. When did you start to retain water in your feet?

    • Hi Astha, I just read that ACV can delay periods. It has happened to me and I am looking more into this. All i can find is that ACV increases your good bacteria and they clean house inside of the body. Periods are also a form of cleaning house. I am not sure but it make sense to me that intake of ACV already cleanses and that feels like delay of periods.

          • Hi! Sorry I’m just responding to this…i would say take 2-3tablespoons of acv in 8-10oz of water or tea. I take it once before bed but I probably should take it upon rising and before bed.

          • I read that it dissolves the cysts in the ovary…. Is this true in ur case???
            I started having it for a month bt till now not seeing any positive results… Is dis help in controlling hairfall??

  44. Hi everyone, I recently purchased my first bottle Braggs Unfiltered Unpasteurised Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and I am enjoying the sour taste so much that I cant seem to stop taking it in… straight, with water diluted, in my green smoothies, as salad dressing, as condiment with my rice and lentils and even diluted on my skin as a toner. I think I consume ACV daily about 100 ml that is 3 to 4 ounces and I feel great. The moment I feel light headache coming up I realize I have to drink more water, because I read that headache is the most common symptom people get from detoxing. When you support your body through a cleanse, those cells have the opportunity to release more stored toxins, pathogens and waste thus causing a headache. It can also be the result of the die off of sugar, yeast or caffeine. I would like to communicate with anyone who enjoys and benefits using raw unfiltered unpasteurized ACV in these high amounts.

  45. I had a really nasty case of excama on my ring finger for around 4 weeks. I decided to apply organic ACV to the area over a course of about 5 days. It hurt like hell for the first two days – I only did it once a day. To start with it looked like it was causing the finger to blister but by the 3rd day the redness started to look like it was healing underneath. By the 5th day it had healed. Brilliant! The concern I have with ACV is that Apples are a trigger food for me so I’ve stopped drinking ATM to see if nasty chilblain infected fingers decrease – so far they’re just getting worse. I’d really like to continue drinking it but don’t know if this is a wise idea. Can you please advise?

    • Hi Meg, I’ve dealt with Eczema for most of my adult life (20 years)…used steroid creams and such. And so far, only one thing gets rid of it…organic ACV w/the mother. I use Braggs and i drink it with water before bed. When I drink the ACV I do not have flare ups of Eczema on my hands. When i stop drinking it, the eczema returns in about 3 days of no longer taking ACV. I’ve tried this “trial” for about 2-3 months to see if the ACV is really getting rid of my eczema…and it does. It’s like clockwork…when I stop taking it my flareups start about 3 days after I stop ingesting it. And yes, you can apply the ACV to the eczema (I’ve done it many times to aid healing). Yes, it will burn, especially if the eczema has made my skin crack from dryness, but the next day it begins to rapidly heal (wound will start to close). Also, If i get a hold of some fragrance lotion or soap and it starts to bother my skin…I will wash my hands with soap and then apply the organic ACV to my hands and in between my fingers. It does the trick. I’ve been drinking ACV for about 9 months now and I can tell a huge difference when i stop drinking it. I will say that as long as ACV doesn’t conflict with any medication you are taking, continue to apply it to your eczema or drink it. Either way it will start to heal your eczema. I no longer use any topical creams of any kind for my eczema…I will apply ACV for instant relief of any itching and then just drink it until my affected areas disappear. It’s the only thing that works for me. Sorry for the novel, but I hope this helps!

  46. I carry with me everywhere I go a 24 oz water bottle with two tablespoon of ACV and I try to drink 8 of these every day! I feel great , have more energy and it keeps my skin clear of acne which I have had lots of problems with. I only use Organic raw unfiltered acv with “the mother”!

  47. hi everybody i have one issue when i was single i weighed about 50kg but after marriage i raidly increased in weight which is 80kg can anyone help me we are typical Indian family we consume roti rice and curry that is all indian dishes somebody can help me to cut down weight please

  48. i drink it daily. i make a 8oz glass of warm green tea- 2 tblsp ACV, 2 tblsp raw honey, mix with tea and i put a dash of cinnamon in mine, but you can also use lemon. doctor it up to your taste. ive been drinking it so long i love the taste and i crave it. i look forward to my cup everynight warm.

  49. Hello, I am adding 1 teaspoon of ACV in 1 fresh squeed orange before meal… Is it the right way!!! As i tired drinking in water, i couldn’t manage.. Looking for your suggestion!! Thanks

  50. I’ve found it to be difficult to finish off an entire glass of water with ACV in it. However, I can drink a straight cap full of it followed by a ton of water. Is it okay to drink it in tiny portions undiluted and immediately drink a cup of water with it? (I’m using Bragg’s)

  51. hey i make my acv drinks all at one time for one week.. i make it using bottled water and store in the fridge and drink one per day… question? does making the drink ahead dilute the benefits of the acv… been doing this for 4 days

  52. Hi! Well, I’ve been suffering with horrendous hemorrhoid issues. I just about gave in to see a dr but read somewhere taking 2 tsp ACV 3/day can really help internal hemorrhoids and applying it topically after the bathroom help external ones. I started this morning and it IS making a HUGE difference!! I have hope of healing!!

  53. I like it with just water only. I use pretty warm, out of the faucet water (like it just shy of hot), and I have to drink all without stopping. I use 8 oz water and 1 tablespoon acv. I’ve never had high cholesterol, but my HDL wasn’t as high as I wanted & I’m seeing an improvement – have no idea if it’s from the acv or not, but I’m crediting it.

  54. Excellent benefits of Apple cider vinegar. I haven’t started this but i am planning to do this. Hope that this will help me along with the other exercises to get healthier.

  55. Hi, I have started taking daily ACV before my meals, but I have also been told that it helps tinnitus by putting a couple of drops a night in, do you know anything about this.

  56. People may want to be careful with the part about gargling it. Reportedly there is concern that the high acid level degrade the enamel on your teeth. Some resources recommend using a straw and brushing your teeth soon after. I plan to just gargle and swish with some plain water after drinking to protect my teeth.

    • Correct, it will soften tooth enamel if your mouth is not rinsed after drinking. However, DO NOT brush immediately after drinking, as brushing will destroy the softened enamel; wait at least a half-hour before brushing.

  57. Apple cider vinegar helps in breaking up unhealthy bio-films in our gut.

    Unhealthy Bio-film is a sticky film created by microscopic bacteria to protect them and ensure survival. If this happens to you it makes it harder for your body to fight infections, especially infection of the gut.

    Unhealthy gut bio-film can be attacked with Proteolytic enzymes, antimicrobial herbs, and apple cider vinegar Once health has been restored to the gut, you can promote a healthy bio-film by eating a diet rich in beneficial bacteria found in fermented foods and beverages.

    I am not sure on when and how much to take on above items, but am going to research and find out how much to take to get rid of unhealthy bio-films.

    A healthy gut is naturally filled with beneficial bacteria that create a thin bio-film that is anti-inflammatory and lubricating to the body. Unhealthy gut bio-film are thicker and tougher and largely prevents absorption of nutrients and make pathogenic bacteria/f resistant to the immune system, and also protects harmful bacteria/antifungals from antibiotics.

    So you can see where this can be a vicious cycle in harmful things that can happen and wreck havoc on our bodies by harboring these harmful bacteria’s and fungus’s in unhealthy bio-films . I am on mission to break down the bad Bio-films in my gut. These bio-films are so strong that they protect all unhealthy bacteria’s and fungi’s that the human bodies are prone to.

    I started this research because I was recently diagnosis with MRSA and I want to give my body remedies from nature, so that it can heal its self. I also inherited psoriasis; and which is a skin condition and a disease of the immune system that does range from mild to severe; also recently I was diagnosed with Black Line bacteria of the mouth. After some research I found that it is a bad bio-flilm and recent new research relates to the bad bio-film in my gut.

    I am also developing painful arthritis in my finger. I am on a fight to build up my immune system, so that I may rid my self of harmful bacteria’s and whatever else may be harbored by these unhealthy bio-films.


  58. I assume since it’s natural that it’s okay to have this every day? Would having it once a day maybe at night be okay? Or do you really to drink it 3x a day to notice results? That seems a bit excessive lol

  59. Regarding the taste, I found that combining ACV with fresh lemon juice in a glass of water works very well. Fresh lemon juice has benefits as well.

  60. I am drinking it daily. I just pour it in that bottle cap and drink, then immediately I will drink 1 glass of water. I feel its better to have one spoon of raw vinegar instead of one glass of water with vinegar. Is it okay? Is it must to mix it with water before drinking?

  61. This stuff really detoxes. The doctor said i had bad ecgzema cuz I had these white things like rice coming out my pores. I’m like no man, i’ve never had this. What is this. Like excessive oil or fungis coming out hard. It’s been almost two years and now my work had offered me Apple Cider Vinegar, because they wanted to burn fat. I’m like ok whatever give me some. I’ve tried no milk, not that sugar… head and shoulders, but it would still come back. Idk what it was but yeah so i did this and 3 days later it is all getting cleaned up but painful.. It’s been a week and now very clear and these rice graines are nearly gone and dandruff on me or dry skin is gone pretty good. I will be cured!!! Detox away!!!!

  62. I’ve recently started and out of all the reasons that made me start it in the first place, I’m finally seeing results everyday. Just today realized I eat less than my normal portions. Also 1st time in years that I didn’t get any flu symptoms. I’m definitely putting my trust in home remedies from now on, definitely cheapest drug ever. 😂 just have one question, can I use acv and baking soda all in the same day? They pretty much have the same benefits though they do each have that one extra that makes me ‘need’ them both.

  63. Question is it safe to drink the ACV if you take blood pressure pills and cholesterol pills or any other meds being type 2 diabetic?

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