The Pros and Cons of Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

Updated on February 28, 2018
Reviewed By
Claire Martin, Registered Dietician, Being Healthfull

Expert Advice About Losing Weight With Apple Cider Vinegar

"I do not think that ACV can lead to weight loss without making important changes to your eating habits and lifestyle," says Claire Martin, a registered dietician in Oakland, California. "Expecting that only drinking ACV would lead to weight loss without making diet or lifestyle changes is expecting magic from an otherwise useful tool.
However, if you make the appropriate life and food changes, ACV is an effective supplementary food that aids digestion and metabolism."

How to Lose Weight With ACV

  1. Dilute 2 teaspoons with 8 ounces of water.
  2. Use a straw to sip in order to protect your teeth, mouth, and throat.
  3. Rinse your mouth afterward, or brush your teeth with baking soda.
  4. Drink twice a day, before breakfast and after dinner.
  5. If you have trouble digesting acidic foods like tomatoes and citrus fruit, avoid ACV as it will likely upset your stomach.

What Are the Cons of Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss?

  1. In large amounts, apple cider vinegar can decrease the body's potassium levels, particularly when combined with certain medications. Very low potassium levels can weaken the bones.
  2. If you take the heart medication digoxin, decreased potassium levels can increase the medication's side effects, including dizziness, confusion, and nausea.
  3. Drinking large amounts of apple cider vinegar while taking insulin can decrease potassium levels in the body. Avoid taking ACV if you take insulin.
  4. Diuretic medication, or "water pills," can decrease potassium levels on their own. Avoid using ACV if you take this medication.
  5. Apple cider vinegar might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Be sure to monitor your blood sugar levels closely if you are diabetic and use ACV. You may also need to adjust your dose of diabetes medication.
  6. Studies into how ACV effects people with diabetes show that the vinegar delays gastric emptying—a benefit for most people, but this can lead to gastroparesis in people with diabetes.
  7. Use caution when taking ACV in tablet form. If the highly acidic tablet gets stuck in your throat you may have pain and difficulty swallowing long after the tablet has been removed.
  8. ACV can damage your teeth enamel and esophagus. Always use a straw when drinking apple cider vinegar, even if it's diluted.

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is an age-old ingredient for healthy living. Drinking it can bring a number of health benefits:

  • Apple cider vinegar is loaded with 17 amino acids, vitamins like potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus and minerals like B1, B6, and B12," says dietician Claire Martin.
  • Research shows that ACV is a useful aid in losing weight. In 2009, The Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry journal published a study finding that drinking it for just three months caused significant declines in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference, and triglycerides.
  • It can also improve heart health. The vinegar contains malic acid which clears clogged arteries, lymph nodes, and organ tissues.
  • When applied to the skin, it can help eliminate acne, warts, and many other skin blemishes and discolorations. A lot of people add a touch of ACV to their bathwater in order to improve the health of their skin.
  • "You could also use ACV as a hair conditioner or a facial toner because it is acidic and can help normalize your pH after using alkaline cleansers or shampoos," says Martin. "But I would be careful to patch test because CV's acetic acid content can be harsh for certain skin or hair types."
  • However, despite all the potential benefits of apple cider vinegar, it’s not a quick fix. If you’re looking to lose weight fast, then ACV is not right for you. Think of it as a marathon, rather than a sprint.

Read the guidelines below to learn how about taking ACV for weight loss.

How to Use ACV to Cleanse or Detox

Our bodies can cleanse and "detox" themselves when we eat a balanced diet with lots of fiber and raw vegetables. But we can give our metabolisms a boost by following these simple steps:

  1. Drink water! In addition to the water you mix with apple cider vinegar, drink another two liters every day. Staying hydrated is key to helping your body eliminate toxins.
  2. Cut sugar and alcohol from your diet. Avoid empty calories, like refined flour foods. You'll notice a real boost in energy!
  3. Boost the protein and fiber. This can mean lean meats, raw vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains. These foods will keep you feeling full.
  4. Keep salt to a minimum. Avoid foods with added sodium to get rid of excess water and reduce that bloated feeling.
  5. Drink apple cider vinegar twice a day! Mix two teaspoons with a glass of water and drink with a straw to protect your teeth.

Always use a straw when drinking apple cider vinegar, even if it's diluted. This will protect your teeth from the acid.

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe

  • 1 cup (8 oz.) water
  • 2 tsp. apple juice, organic preferably
  • 2-3 tsp. apple cider vinegar, organic preferably
  • 1 tsp. honey, raw

Instructions

  1. Blend ingredients together.
  2. Add more water or honey to taste.

Tips to Prepare Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

  1. Mix 2-3 tsp vinegar with a minimum of 8 ounces (225 grams, or one cup) of water. You can add more water if the taste is still too strong for you. You can also add honey, which really helps improve the flavor.
  2. The ideal quantity of ACV will vary from person to person. Typically I use 1 tablespoon (15ml) per 8oz water but I have known people who mix 4 to 5 teaspoons (20ml to 25ml) per cup of water.

How to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. I recommend drinking it with a straw. Highly acidic foods can damage the enamel on your teeth and, even diluted, ACV can cause some serious damage.
  2. I drink it in the morning on an empty stomach and at night before dinner. Others have found routines that work better for them.

Protect Your Tooth Enamel With Baking Soda

It’s not a bad idea to brush your teeth immediately before and after you drink ACV. Alternatively, rinse your mouth with a mixture of water and baking soda, which will counteract the acidity in your mouth and protect your teeth.

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: About 8 oz.
Calories 26
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Sugar 7 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 10 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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FAQs

1. Which Brand of ACV Is Best?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question. It should be made from cider or apple juice and should have a pale to medium amber color. Pretty much any brand will do: Bragg and Heinz are two of the better-known ones, but there’s nothing wrong with a store brand or a generic version.

2. Organic or Non-Organic?

I strongly recommend that you buy the organic version. Organic apple cider vinegar is made with organically grown apples. This is the best choice as you won't be exposed to harmful pesticides or herbicides.

3. Is Raw the Same as Unpasterurized?

Yes. Raw apple cider vinegar will be unpasteurized, unfiltered, and unheated. You will notice some strand-like sediment at the bottom of the bottle. This is the "mother," a substance filled with living nutrients and bacteria that are responsible for many of ACV's health benefits.

By contrast, pasteurized ACV will be clear in colour.

Make sure you shake your bottle of ACV before each use, to mix the cobwebby bacteria material into the vinegar.

4. Can I Drink ACV by Itself?

While a 5% acid concentration may not seem like much, that’s actually pretty high for something you eat. As such, I would not recommend drinking the vinegar by itself since the taste can be pretty intense and the acid could damage your teeth and mouth.

5. How Much Should I Drink?

Mix 2 teaspoons of ACV with 8 ounces of water. Don't drink more than 4 teaspoons a day. If you experience any burning or nausea, either reduce the amount of ACV or try drinking it at a different time.

6. Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help Control Blood Pressure?

There are no studies to show whether apple cider vinegar reduces blood pressure in humans. Research using rats, however, does show a reduction in systolic blood pressure when ACV is consumed.

7. Can I Drink It With Tea, Coffee, or Juice?

Many people don't like the taste of ACV and would prefer to mix it with something a bit more appetizing and there is no harm in doing that. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that caffeine may slow down the absorption process, so use herbal or decaf tea if possible.

Also keep in mind that if coffee, tea, and juice are all acidic. So if you are mixing ACV with a fruit juice, you will be increasing the acidity levels of the drink, which is not very good for your teeth.

A number of people have also asked if they can mix the vinegar with carbonated water, soda, or energy drinks. I say, if it helps you get past the taste, do whatever you need to. However, soft drinks and energy drinks are not good for your health: they contain a lot of sugar and other chemicals which are best to avoid if you’re trying to lose weight. And soda is even more acidic than coffee or juice!

For best results, I recommend (as I said above) plain water (with a bit of honey mixed in) at a ratio of about two teaspoons of vinegar to eight ounces of water.

It's not advised to drink ACV with milk, since the vinegar will cause the milk to curdle.

Did You Know?

ACV contains the antioxidant beta-carotene, which helps break down and remove unwanted fat from your body

8. When Is the Best Time to Drink It?

Another common question is, “What’s the best time of day to drink the mixture?”

You can drink it any time of day, but I’d recommend drinking it before meals because it improves digestion. My recommendation is to drink it right after waking up and again right before dinner.

9. How Often Should I Drink It?

I would recommend taking it twice a day. Drinking more won’t help you lose weight faster. Simply upping the frequency or dosage won’t really benefit you. Quick weight loss is not possible with apple cider vinegar. You have to give it time to work.

10. Can I Take ACV in Pill Form?

While many people prefer to take it the old-fashioned way, there's a growing number of people who opt for pills because of their convenience and ease. Taking pills can also address your concern about damaging your teeth. However, there isn't much research about the pills' effectiveness.

Be careful, however, and use a lot of water when swallowing the tablet. If one gets stuck in your throat, it can cause pain and difficulty swallowing long after the pill has been removed.

Personally, I prefer the liquid form. I like seeing the strand of the "mother" at the bottom of the bottle and knowing that the probiotics will soon be helping me.

Consult Your Doctor Before Using ACV

• If you are diabetic.

* If you take heart or diuretic medications.

* If you are pregnant.

* If you are breastfeeding.

11. Does ACV Interfere With Medications?

Some studies report that, when combined with some medications, ACV can lower potassium levels and may interfere with the absorption of some medicines as well. These medications include some heart medicine, diuretic medications, and insulin.

If you are taking prescription medicines or have an existing medical condition, consult your physician before going on cider vinegar diet.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should speak to their physician about apple cider vinegar and its effects. While there’s no research indicating that there should be any danger, there’s no research guaranteeing its safety either.

Many doctors recommend that pregnant women not consume any unpasteurized foods to reduce the risk of ingesting bacteria. This would eliminate organic vinegar, which is the kind that has all the health benefits.

12. What About Using Garcinia Cambogia to Lose Weight?

Garcinia cambogia, also called garcinia gummi-gutta and Malabar tamarind, is a tropical fruit that resembles a small, pale-green pumpkin. Promoted by Dr. Oz as a weight-loss aid, the supplement is sold in pill form. Some people claim that combining apple cider vinegar with garcinia cambogia accelerates weight loss. Studies don't back this up, however. In fact, anyone taking medication to control cholesterol or blood sugar levels should avoid this supplement altogether.

13. What Is Acetic Acid?

Acetic acid gives vinegar its taste and smell. By itself, acetic acid may help regulate blood pressure and blood sugar, but it is the complete vinegar—with all of its enzymes, minerals, and vitamins—that make apple cider vinegar beneficial for health and weight loss.

How to drink apple cider vinegar

Take a Break for Best Results

For best results, take a week off of using ACV once you are in a routine of using it every day for three or four months.

One final word: I recommend taking a break every now and then to give your body a rest. You don’t want your body to get used to it and have the effects diminish over time. I try to take a week or two off after every 3 to 4 months.

Also, some research shows that prolonged use of cider vinegar may deplete the body of iodine. So, taking a break from cider vinegar may also help your body recover.

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Any Questions?

If you have any questions about cider vinegar, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.

Don't forget to read all the existing comments, as you may find the answer to your question there.

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        santa 

        4 days ago

        will it help to cure fatty liver?

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        Wanda 

        4 weeks ago

        I have just started with the apple cider vinegar hope to see good results on me

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        Pia 

        7 weeks ago

        I've been taking this diet for months now. It normally takes 1-2 months to get results and you need to be consistent and patient on it. Lost 6kg in total up to date now. Tips on the link helped me too, really really useful https://bit.ly/2xBvpRb

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        Hanna 

        2 months ago

        How long until I may see results?

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        Rumpa Roy 

        2 months ago

        I have one question. I ask any side effect for this ACV. Because i have one problem, polytheistic ovary that's why i asking you.

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        Josephine Higgins 

        2 months ago

        I have acne rosacea so i have been told this meams i have low stomach acid and that i should take apple cider vinegar.Is this true.? If it is then when would be best time to conume apple cider vinegar and how much of it should i conume.?

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        Shrija 

        3 months ago

        Take with warm water or cold or noraml

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        Eapinoza 

        3 months ago

        I started taking acv for about 2-3 weeks. I really didn’t notice to much of a difference so I stopped taking it.

        Now I feel & look like I gained more weight after I stopped taking it than I had stayed with. :( feeling disappointed didn’t work for me.

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        exequiel j. varela jr 

        3 months ago

        i lost 5 kgs of one month drinking apple cider vinegar and diet. jun .

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        Aileen Pearl 

        4 months ago

        Hello , Can i ask a question , Is it good to take a dietary supplement while drinking apple cider vinegar ?

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        elizabeth ridenou 

        4 months ago

        has anyone with thyroid and hoshimoto disease taken the acv two times a day and it worked

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        narmeen 

        4 months ago

        insulin level high 27 point how much use apple cider vinegar in day ?

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        Alana Niall 

        4 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Osel, thank you for sharing your experience. You have pretty much summed up everything one should do with ACV. Wishing you a healthy body and mind.

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        Osel 

        4 months ago

        I drink one in a morning empty stomach then I take a break for 30 mins then I eat somthing. 2nd I drink before I go to bed. Actually I do excercise twice a day for 15 mins then I drink . It’s very effective and yes i drink with a straw. I been drinking ACV for over 1 years now.

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        Alana Niall 

        4 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Thanks Brad for the tip. :)

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        Brad 

        5 months ago

        If you take a shot of ACV a day you'll not have chigger bites. Ticks will be few and far between too.

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        Alana Niall 

        6 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        HI MarlonKelley, as I said in my article, ACV should be ideally had on an empty stomach.

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        Melissa 

        6 months ago

        Why does the top of the artical say to drink it after dinner and the bottom of the article it says to drink it before dinner. I'm confused

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        Bill Fash 

        7 months ago

        Hi, Just a word of caution when driving ACV. Do not brush your teeth before drinking. Wait until after. This will remove any residue from the ACV. If you brush before, you will expose your teeth to the acid in the ACV.

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        Sarah Spradlin 

        7 months ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

        I've been meaning to start drinking ACV but I'm so scared lol. I need to woman up!

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        Mimious 

        7 months ago

        Hello.i ve cyst at my left ovary and also feel dizzy. my doctor told me my blood level is low, can i still drink ACV.

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        odirile 

        7 months ago

        yes i agree

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        Alana Niall 

        7 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Yes Arun, you may stop at any stage.

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        Senora Pyles 

        7 months ago

        I've used this diet drink and I found that if you eat an unsalted cracker it helps with the taste. I exercise and diet. No one can lose 10 lbs in one week doing this. They cannot be eating and will erode their stomach lining. You have to be careful and drink 32 oz of water a day and that includes your acv cocktail.

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        ARUN-GOWDA 

        7 months ago

        Hi, thanks for the valuable information. I have a question..can we stop this permanently once i feel i have lost weight.. maybe after 3-4 months and never continue again.

        As this might have health benefits, but i understand there is side affects as well. I just started today.

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        Alana Niall 

        7 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Evyenia, there's no definite evidence that I have seen in either case. Usually, it is recommended to use warm water in colder climates.

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        Evyenia 

        7 months ago

        Is drinking apple cider vinegar with cold water more effective? or drinking it with hot water more effective? Please reply, I really need to know ):

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        Alma 

        8 months ago

        Hi,

        Can I drink it with a half lemon instead of honey ?

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        Alana Niall 

        8 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Tamara, yes you can.

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        Tamara 

        8 months ago

        Hi,

        Can I drink ACV with already made fruit drink that contains sugar/sucrose in it?

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        vh1jyatyqvg7@opayq.com 

        8 months ago

        what about just using it on vegs and salads as part of a daily diet. I like it with a little good olive oil on my salad. Does that work/

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        hubby 

        8 months ago

        Can I just drink 1 tbsp, no water mixing?thanks

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        Alana Niall 

        8 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Holly, you should start with 1 to 2 teaspoons, and then increase it to 3 teaspoons once you are comfortable. There is no set rule, but this quantity seems to work for most people. Yes, drink ACV about 30 minutes before your breakfast or lunch.

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        Holly 

        8 months ago

        Is it 2 tables spoons or 2 teaspoons? Also how long before meals should i take this i seen something that said 30 mins before but is that 30 minutes before u eat?

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        Hew 

        8 months ago

        Can I use orange cider vinegar instead of Apple cider vinegar?

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        Alana Niall 

        8 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Shar, ACV is not known to cause such symptoms or any symptoms. Of course, limited research exists in this area. Since you have stopped drinking ACV for 2 weeks already and the symptoms persist, it is difficult to say whether your symptoms were caused by ACV. Please consult a doctor.

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        Alana Niall 

        8 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Kath, please consult your doctor.

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        Shar 

        8 months ago

        Hi, my sister and I were advised to take 3 tablespoons or apple cider vinegar twice a day. We managed it for 3 weeks and have become unwell, with various symptoms headaches, dizziness, nausea, sore mouth, dry eyes, upset stomach I could go on and on... we stopped 12 days ago and still feel symptoms. Could anyone please advise what we can do? Also how long will this hell last? Many thanks

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        Kath 

        8 months ago

        I am taking thyrozine for my under active thyroid am I ok to drink acv ?

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        Alana Niall 

        8 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Raina, you can take ACV for as long as you want. There are no known side effects. I suggest that you should take a one-month break after every 3-4 months of drinking ACV, so that your body doesn't get too used to it and dependent - but that's my personal opinion. However, if you are on any medication, please consult your doctor.

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        Raina 

        8 months ago

        For how long should I take this? 1 month, 2? Do I stop or can I take it everyday for as long as I want?

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        Fred 

        8 months ago

        Is it OK to mix ACV with several bottles of water ahead of time and keep chilled for convenience?

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        Alana Niall 

        8 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Chay, breastfeeding mother should definitely talk to their doctor before beginning any change in their diet, including apple cider vinegar.

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        Chay 

        8 months ago

        Is it safe for breastfeeding mother?

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        Alana Niall 

        8 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Kim, try to keep at least an hour's difference between drinking ACV and then taking the pill, or the other way.

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        Kim 

        9 months ago

        How often ,

        I have to take a pill on an empty stomach and wait 30 minutes them I can eat . So how long would I have to wait after taking the ACV

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        Maria 

        9 months ago

        Hello, how long does it take before before I can start seeing results?

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        Alana Niall 

        9 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Sherrie, no, drinking ACV should not make you irritable. On the contrary, ACV should have a positive effect on how you feel.

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        Sherrie 

        9 months ago

        Drinking the apple cider vinegar with the water can it change your moods and make you very irritable

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        Alana Niall 

        9 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Reena, yes of course. You can drink apple cider with chilled water, as long as your throat is not too sensitive to it.

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        Reena 

        9 months ago

        Can I take apple cider vinegar with chilled water

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        Alana Niall 

        9 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Cheryl Wallace, yes you should definitely shake the ACV bottle. The unfiltered ACV has "mother" of vinegar in it, which settles at the bottom of the bottle. Shaking the bottle will help mix the mother well.

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        monicah 

        9 months ago

        is the American garden ACV brand good to go

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        Alana Niall 

        9 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Merrilyn, while liquor may not conflict with ACV directly, it will impact your healthy-living goals for sure.

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        Merrilyn 

        9 months ago

        Hi, I have a cocktail with my husband every evening. Can I still do this while taking ACV?

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        Alana Niall 

        9 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Debbie, if you are on medication, it is advisable to consult your doctor about ACV.

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        Alana Niall 

        9 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Yes, Suvarna you can. However, I wouldn't expose my teeth to this drink all day long. it is advisable to have it just a couple of times a day, and then rinse thoroughly.

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        Alana Niall 

        9 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Bashi, regular UTI infection can be caused by multiple factors, and you should speak to a doctor about it. Yes, ACV can definitely help in reducing the impact of UTI.

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        Debbie 

        9 months ago

        I have suffered with heart burn for a while. I have a very small hietus hernia . I do not take any prescription drugs. I take Marshmelloe tea three times a day and a small glass of organic carrot juice twice a day which helps. Can I still take ACV while having this. Will it make my heart burn worse .

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        Suvarna 

        9 months ago

        Can we make it all at once for the day ie 4 tablespoon of acv and 32 oz of water ? And slip it all day whenever needed

        Hope you rply asap

        Thankyou❤

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        Dj 

        9 months ago

        Enjoyed this article. Just gotta tell you, though, I LIKE the taste of ACV!!!

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        Alana Niall 

        9 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Ideally, you should not heat it. Just mix it in warm water if you don't wish to mix it in cold water.

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        LeAnne 

        9 months ago

        does it have to be heated up

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        Alana Niall 

        9 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Nitya, weight-loss or weight-gain completely depends on one simple fact - the calories you consume. To lose weight, you should be in caloric deficit - which is eat fewer calories than you burn. To gain weight, you should be in caloric excess. ACV simply helps in digestive process, and helps remove fat from the body.

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        Vrajnish Shah USA 

        9 months ago

        Yes I had started to use the ACV.

        I like its test. I use in black papers,and little bit salt. Lime for test good. Its the good drinks for the health. I am 81 . I enjoy the ACV,

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        glenn roth 

        9 months ago

        Not first time I've heard of the benefits of ACV

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        noel esteron 

        9 months ago

        can i mix aplle cider orange juice

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        Nitya 

        9 months ago

        Will you put weight if we stop taking ACV? I don't want to start taking it before knowing this.

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        Pamela 

        9 months ago

        I take thyroid meds for a under active thyroid. Would ACV deactivate my meds?

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        Hazel 

        10 months ago

        is it safe to drink ACV if you have your menstruation period?

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        Bleonard 

        10 months ago

        I have been using the apple cider vinegar since August, my dr. Told me my blood work was best it had been in 3 months, also I had lost 35lbs from sept, 2016-2017.

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        Sabrina 

        10 months ago

        Hi I'm just curious to know if I'm able to take my ACV PILL before bed or is it different then the liquid?? When is a good time to take it & will it make me go to the restroom? lol Please help & thanks for your feed back in advance.

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        Ciani 

        10 months ago

        Can you drink it with a smoothie??

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        angela morrison 

        10 months ago

        i have been drinking it with ginger lemon and honey is that ok

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        Rinku 

        10 months ago

        Can I take avc after thyroid medicine pls let me know thanks

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        cath 

        10 months ago

        Can you take acv while taking diet or slimming pills?

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        Alana Niall 

        10 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Michelle, I am a regular drinker of ACV, as well as of whey protein powder and coffee. I make sure that ACV is consumed much before or much after protein drink or coffee.

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        Barbara 

        10 months ago

        Can you drink it hot for the same effect. I like it in my tea

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        Michelle N 

        10 months ago

        I'd like to know how long do you have to wait after having protein powder mixed with water before using Apple Cider Vinegar? I know that it's out of your system after 1and a half hours. Also, would drinking coffee with a small amount of half and half and four equal packets interfere with the effectiveness of ACV if the coffee and other ingredients are consumed before the 30-60 minute waiting period for ACV to do it's job?

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        Weeble 

        10 months ago

        I think it may be bad advice to brush your teeth after drinking the vinegar.

        With soda pop we are advised to not brush after drinking for st least 30 min. It softens enamel then it gets brushed off.

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        Maritza ortiz 

        10 months ago

        When do peolpe actually start seeing results

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        Bill 

        10 months ago

        I took it for 3 months with no change in belly Fat and no reduction in Weight!

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        Alana Niall 

        10 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        HI Wendy, if you are on blood pressure lowering medication, please consult your doctor.

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        Alana Niall 

        10 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Patricia, I try to answer as many questions as possible. I am not aware of any research or personal experiences of mixing ACV with garcinia cambogia. However, since garcinia cambogia is fruit-derived, as is ACV, it should be OK to mix the two.

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        Shay 

        10 months ago

        Im in my late 40s i had 8 kids and no stomache mucles left. My main problem is the stomache. I stared the apple cider diet today how long b 4 i c resaults?

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        Petrina 

        10 months ago

        Can I use acv with blood pressure pills??

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        Patricia LaChance 

        10 months ago

        So few of these questions are answered. I found this very un-informative. If mixing ACV with garcinia cambogia doesn't take weight off, i don't want to try this. This question was asked 4 months ago and never got an answer. The question was asked by Mary S, and she was also upset by not getting a response to the question.

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        Wendy 

        10 months ago

        Will it interference with my 2 blood pressure meds

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        nasiim 

        11 months ago

        Am overweight so how long it gonna take it to work in my body?

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        Arunav 

        11 months ago

        Can I prepare a litre of the drink for the entire day and carry it with me to have it the 3 times recommended or do I have to prepare it every time ?

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        Kodi 

        11 months ago

        Do you have to use unpasteurized ACV for it to help and give you all the benefits. Can you use just regular ACV?

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        Leema 

        11 months ago

        I have been drinking this apple cider vinegar for the past 3 months now i have reduce a lot. Seriously its working. And i regularly do exercise at home for 1hr.

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        Debbie 

        11 months ago

        Can i drink applecider if im on high blood medication?

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        big o 

        11 months ago

        Can i just do the two tablespoons before each meal without putting it in any drink

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        Alana Niall 

        12 months ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Hi Galvin, take it 2 to 3 times a day - which is a total of 4 to 6 tablespoons in a day.

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        Suvarna 

        12 months ago

        In mc (periods) acv are drinking or not

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        Sanndeep 

        12 months ago

        How long should one take acv?

        I had stopped taking it since last 3 months but my belly fat is returning back and weight is increased by 2 kgs .

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        Alexa Rain 

        12 months ago from egypt

        Great hub, really i want to start diet and don't know from where should i begin, you give me a big push now.

        thank you this is very helpful.

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        Royston pinto 

        12 months ago

        Hi ,

        Awesome article ....made things soo much clear to me about the use and how to's of ACV.

        But i have a question....

        Does ACV have negative effects with alcohol? Not a mixture....in sense if i drink a glass of ACV and after 3 hours i go out drinking ...are there negative efeects ?

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        Lisa Boge 

        12 months ago

        Is there any info on hyperactivity ,or increased insomnia while on this program

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