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Read Before Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

Updated on April 9, 2017

3 of the Many Health Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar

Benefit
Why It Works
Other Notes
Weight control
Helps regulate blood sugar and control cravings
Not a quick fix but could help make a weight-loss program more effective
Constipation relief
Aids in digestion
 
Improves heart health
Contains malic acid which clears clogged arteries, lymph nodes, and organ tissues
 

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

There has been some research about how ACV can help you lose 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.

Apple cider vinegar has a number of other health benefits: it treats heartburn, improves sleep quality, is a home remedy for insomnia, improves energy levels, helps with digestion, and strengthens the immune system.

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Ingredients

  • 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. I also drink it in the morning on an empty stomach and at night before dinner. Others have found routines that work better for them.
  3. 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. It’s also not a bad idea to brush your teeth immediately before and after your drink.
  4. 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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Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss (and Other Health Benefits)

FAQ
 
Tips
How do I drink it?
Mix 2 tsp with 8 oz of water.
Drink it with a straw to protect your tooth enamel.
When do I drink it?
Drink it before or after meals.
Some don't like drinking ACV on an empty stomach, and others say it helps control cravings if they drink it after eating.
How often do I drink it?
2 - 3 times a day
You can increase the amount of ACV as your body gets used to it
Do I need to add honey?
No. It's just to improve the flavor.
If you're avoiding sugar, use Stevia instead.
Which brand should I buy?
Any unpasteurized, unfiltered brand is fine
Bragg is a well-known organic brand of ACV. Organic is best, if possible.
Can I drink unpasteurized ACV raw?
Yes. The acidity level is high enough to kill bacteria like e. coli
Just be sure to dilute it.
How much is too much?
It's recommended to drink no more than 2 tablespoons a day.
If you experience any burning or nausea, either reduce the amount of ACV or try drinking it at a different time.

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.

I do, however, strongly recommend that you buy the organic version.

2. Organic or Non-Organic?

Organic apple cider vinegar (also known as unpasteurized or raw) contains the "mother of vinegar,” a substance filled with living nutrients and bacteria, which are responsible for many of the health benefits.

The organic kind will also be unfiltered, unheated, and unpasteurized. You will notice some strand-like sediment at the bottom of the bottle, so you’ll want to make sure you shake it before using. By contrast, the non-organic kind will be clear in colour.

3. 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!

4. 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

5. 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.

6. How Often Should I Drink it?

I would recommend taking it twice a day, though you can drink it three to four times a day.

However, 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.

7. 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 and ease. Taking pills can also address your concern about damaging your teeth. However, there isn't much research about the pills' effectiveness.

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 take strong medications.

* If you are pregnant.

* If you are breastfeeding.

8. Does ACV Interfere With Medications?

Apple cider vinegar is derived from apples and as such it is safe to drink apple cider vinegar while on medication. However, 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. However, if you are prescribed strong medicines, it is advisable to consult your physician before getting on cider vinegar diet.

Similarly, pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers should speak to their physician about apple cider vinegar and its effect on women's bodies. 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 so as to reduce the risk of ingesting any bacteria that could potentially harm your child. That would mean that pregnant women would not be able to drink the organic vinegar, which is the kind that has all the health benefits.

If you have an existing medical condition, please talk to your doctor about ACV.

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. I will try to respond as soon as possible – usually within 24 hours.

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

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      Marco 10 hours ago

      Hi. My wife tried this and had to stop cause it was to hard on her stomach. My question is; is it normal for her to feel without energy and at times nauseas? She started feeling this way about a week after she stopped.

      Thank you

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      josie 2 days ago

      really works but need time and patient for best result as well as clean diet

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      Beatrice 2 days ago

      hi, I have a stomach ulcer, can I drink apple cider vinegar?

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      Peggy Russell 4 days ago

      I am trying to wean off omeprazole. Will drinking acv on empty stomach cause me problems?

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      Linda 7 days ago

      How do I use the non- organic ACV?

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      Blab 8 days ago

      Whoever wrote this: do not brush your teeth after consuming acid, the acid softens the enamel and you don't want to be brushing that away. Just swish vigorously with fresh water and brush a half hour later if you feel a need to

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      Hali kennedy 8 days ago

      I'm gonna try it I want a flat stomach even though mines not fat I just wanna look good for the boy's

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      Tina 8 days ago

      Can I take avc while on coumadin and Metformin

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      Jared DDS 9 days ago

      Agree with Laura. Do not brush your teeth immediately after, you should wait 30-60 minutes after drinking. Think of it as the acid weakening the enamel and if you brush right after you can literally brush the weakened enamel away. Thanks for the info though

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      Laura 10 days ago

      It IS a bad idea to brush teeth immediately after! You should wait at least 30 min. Like you said, acidic foods can be hard on your enamel. They temporarily soften your enamel, so brushing right after is a bad idea. Please don't encourage people to do this. Please edit your post!

      I appreciate the other information you shared.

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      Dorothea 11 days ago

      Is it best to drink the mixture of vinegar and water warm or cold or does it really matter?

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      kewy 11 days ago

      I'm using American Garden for two weeks and i didn't get any results so can i go continue

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      Taylor 12 days ago

      If it is very acidic, you should not brush your teeth immediately after!! Brushing teeth immediately after exposing them to acidic substances will actually cause your enamel to chip off!

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      Debby 13 days ago

      Is it better to mix Apple cider viniger with cold water or warm

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      Micki 13 days ago

      I want to start taking ACV. You mentioned that prolong use may deplete iodine in the body. What does it do to the iodine? I had my thyroid zapped, due to hyperthyroid. So, what does it do to the iodine. Also, does it damage the liver at all?

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      Humphrey chinaza 13 days ago

      Please am using apple cinder vinegar (heinz). How could I mix it to be more effective.

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      101Ways2Life 2 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Danny, ACV is safe to drink at any age, unless the person is on medication, in which case doctor's advice is important. Of course, you wouldn't want to give ACV to infants.

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      Danny Myles 2 weeks ago

      Is there a specific age to drink this?

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      Peter 2 weeks ago

      Can ACV make my fingernails grow?

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      Ashwini kadam 2 weeks ago

      I have hypothyroidism can I use acv

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      LOTTIE STURDIVANT 2 weeks ago

      hi I just start taking this organic apple cider vinegar they say I can take it with Garcinia Cambogia is that ok and how many time a dy should it drink this vinegar?

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      Desirae 2 weeks ago

      Can you drink it right before bed and once again in the morning.

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      Denise 2 weeks ago

      Will drinking this lower your potassium? Or give you body cramps?

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      Cheryl 2 weeks ago

      I find it easier for me to take the vinegar straight filled by an 8 or 10 ounce bottle of water. Will this be too harsh on my system over time.

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      Aileen 2 weeks ago

      Will the live cultures in ACV remain beneficial if mixed in a heated mug of water? Water hot enough to make tea.

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      Linda 2 weeks ago

      Can I drink ACV with COLD lemon water?

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      Dietgirl 2 weeks ago

      Are you suppose to drink this "strand-like sediment?

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      Lisa 2 weeks ago

      I have hypokalemia , are you saying ACV isn't suggested for me ?

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      Emy 2 weeks ago

      Can I drink the applecider when I have a menstrual period?

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      vivian 2 weeks ago

      Can one take ACV while on Livolin for fatty liver?.

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      Wendy 2 weeks ago

      How long after you drink ACV with water and honey should you wait to eat?

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      Kerri 3 weeks ago

      Is it ok to mix 3 tablespoons ACV with the juice from half a lemon with 16oz of water and drink right before bed

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      Janey 3 weeks ago

      Hi... thanks for the info. Question for you! Coconut oil is all the rage along with turmeric and ACV! Would it hurt to take them all together as a little "shot"?

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      Mel 3 weeks ago

      Will this mess with ms and thyroid meds

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      drew 3 weeks ago

      I drink it straight. a shot in the morning and a shot at night. Anything wrong with that?

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      jennifer 3 weeks ago

      i tried it for 13 days n lost ten pounds

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      Randy 3 weeks ago

      Will ACV effect or dilute pain medication. I've been on methadone which I take 5am . When should I take ACV?

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      101Ways2Life 4 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Julie, I am not too sure what you mean by CLA.

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      101Ways2Life 4 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Weng, heat will reduce the efficacy of organic apple cider vinegar. You may use it as a salad dressing.

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      101Ways2Life 4 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi ATrout, I am not too sure about probiotics in the mother of ACV. However, the mother contains bacteria, and since it is good for health, I am assuming these are good bacteria - that is - probiotic.

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      Supriya 4 weeks ago

      It's not working for me. Already 1 month and normal diet but zero result..

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      ATrout 4 weeks ago

      Is it true that there are probiotics in the "mother" part within the ACV? I was told this.

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      Weng 4 weeks ago

      Can I use ACV in cooking? I mean I will use it as my ingredients.

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      Irene quinto 4 weeks ago

      Is it good to mix acv with lemon juice?

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      Julie Franklin 4 weeks ago

      how does CLA with ACV work?

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      101Ways2Life 4 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hy Lym, leave a gap of about half hour.

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      101Ways2Life 4 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Maryann, yes, that will work too. Good luck.

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      101Ways2Life 4 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Kathy, it is best to keep some time-lag between ACV and any other drink you plan to have.

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      Maude Collins 4 weeks ago

      I was wondering I have some thyroid issues and would like to know if that is a concern?

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      Phil 4 weeks ago

      I'm beginning tonight on a regime of ACV and Garcinia Cambogia. I'm taking 1 tsp of ACV in 250ml room temp water and 1 capsule first up in the morning and 30 minutes before dinner. I'll comment occasionally as I go and let you know the results.

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      Kathy watkins 4 weeks ago

      Hi! I am going to try this every morning before breakfast but I love to have my morning coffee too! Can I drink coffee after I have taken the ACV/water?

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      maryann 4 weeks ago

      I cant do a glass mixed with anything . Its to much for me to swallow . What I do is a tablespoon in a shot glass w/water ( Tall shot glass) . Hold nose and gulp...Then I follow with a glass of water .

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      Mary Ann 4 weeks ago

      Thank you for the info

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      L.y.m 4 weeks ago

      How soon after drinking the Acv can I eat?

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      Kathie Gehringer 4 weeks ago

      I take synthroid for hypo will this interfere in any way?

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      D'Ann 5 weeks ago

      With in minutes after drinking 2 Tbls. of ACV and 1 Tbls. of honey my face, neck chest and arms began burning (severely) and turned a bright red. It lasted maybe ten minutes. During and after that time my stomach was very painful.

      The next day, I noticed my face, though no longer red or hot, had broken out.

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      Emma 5 weeks ago

      Have hypothyroidism and on medication for this daily! You mention that iodine levels could be low with continued use! Your thoughts please?

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      Mary McHaney 5 weeks ago

      Instead of water and honey, can it be mixed with pickle "juice." I think I would prefer this.

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      Casey 5 weeks ago

      Hi there, how long in advance can this mixture be made up and stored? Ie. Can I make it up and take it with me to work etc or must it made and consumed straight away? Thanks.

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      Sharon 5 weeks ago

      I have a bad cold, nostrils don't know what they want to do, stay clogged or run, sneezing, and coughing. My mother suggested my drinking ACV, I have acil reflux and with ACV being strong I've been drinking it with tea in mug, with sugar. Are there really any benefits in doing this for what I'm going through? Thanking you in advance

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      Leo 5 weeks ago

      Can apple cider vinegar and mothers lower sugar levels in the blood, please?

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      Tanya Lundy-Freeman 5 weeks ago

      Thank you for the detailed information.

      I only have 1 question - can you make the drink in advance such as in a pitcher and refrigerate it? My schedule is very hectic and being able to just pour a glass and run would be great.

      I was thinking that if possible it would have to be made weekly.

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      Richárd 5 weeks ago

      Can you take ACV with a fat burner supplement

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      Franky 5 weeks ago

      I am on thyroid medication for under active thyroid. I take my meds in the morning and drink the apple cider before dinner. I've been reading a lot regarding this product and it does say that I shouldn't take it 4 hrs prior to my meds. I am just worried about the iodine in my body. Anybody taking this and have a thyroid problem I would like to know if I'm ok taking this.

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      mary 5 weeks ago

      Any major or minor known side effects from the use of apple cider vinegar

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      Alina 6 weeks ago

      What do I have to put Inside it?

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      Yon 6 weeks ago

      This was very helpful I know it say organic, but I wanted to know does the regular Apple cider works just as well?

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      Quinn 6 weeks ago

      Thank you,

      Well written and verified what my MD recommendations where .She said she uses it since medical school and prescribe I use one table spoon with large glass water in evening's. Do appreciate the added info from you and perhaps I will use twice a day. I suffer from several bowl problems and one month in and I see a improvement. Best Regards Q

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      Carol/ Salem OR 6 weeks ago

      I take potassium pills along with blood pressure pills, do you think this will have some effect on these?

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      Helene 6 weeks ago

      The apple cider vinegar is very strong hard to swallow

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      Brenda Allen 6 weeks ago

      Can a person with kidney disease stage 4 take ACV?

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      Ellen Kushi 6 weeks ago

      Do you drink all 8oz at one time? Seems like too much.

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      emil baluyot 6 weeks ago

      can i take acv before bed time

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      101Ways2Life 6 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Judith, begin with 2 times a day, and then you can increase it to 3 times, depending on how you feel.

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      Tammi 7 weeks ago

      Will it lower blood pressure?

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      Katrina 7 weeks ago

      I was having doubts on this but after reading the artical I'm going to try this.

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      Aires 7 weeks ago

      HI all. I'm a male 63 years old and was wondering how long about would it take me to lose 20 to 25 lbs with Bragg Apple cider vinegar ? I my daughter is getting married in September and she wants me too look good in the Photos .Thank you

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      Ana Rodrigues 7 weeks ago

      Hi there,

      Does the water for the mixture have to be warm?

      Thanks!

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      ACV user 7 weeks ago

      Hi, I am a current Apple Cider Vinegar user and I was just wondering would it have the same effect if I made it the night before because I don't have time to every morning and I can't bring the ingredients to school with me. Any advice?

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      101Ways2Life 7 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Pepper Potts, yes it is OK to have ACV if you have hyperacidity. ACV contains acetic acid, but it becomes alkaline once it mixes with our stomach juices.

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      101Ways2Life 7 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Ana, try it for a couple of times more. Make sure you are drinking it by diluting 1-3 tsp in a cup of water. To start with, put only 1 tsp in a cup of water and drink. After trying it for a couple of days, you may increase the dosage to 2 tsp. and then 3 tsp after a few days.

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      101Ways2Life 7 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Carol, if you are on thyroid-related medication, please consult your doctor.

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      101Ways2Life 7 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Glenn, yes, it should be OK.

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      Glenn 7 weeks ago

      Is it okay to drink acv at morning and milk at night? :)

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      Pepper Potts 7 weeks ago

      I have hyperacidity, is it okay to consume ACV?

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      Ana Arnold 7 weeks ago

      hi, I tried ACV for the first time today. I have been hearing about how beneficial it is for weight control but was not too crazy abut the taste. The taste lived up to it's name (ugh!). What I didn't expect, and what I am experiencing, is an acid taste in my mouth (going on 3 hours since I tried it), a sensation of wanting to burp all the time (regurgitation), a burning sensation in my stomach, and a faint feeling of dizziness. Do these symptoms get lesser? I'm not sure I can handle this every day.

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      Carol 7 weeks ago

      You said in your article that over time, ACV could deplete the iodine in your body, I have hypo thyroid issues so could taken ACV effect my thyroid before the 3-4 month break from ACV?

      Thank you

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      Christy 7 weeks ago

      Can a breastfeeding mothers take ACV?

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      Bianca 7 weeks ago

      How long does it take to see results after drinking the apple cider?

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      Ann 7 weeks ago

      I have Barrett's esophagus, is the acidity of ACV dangerous for me?

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      Ann 7 weeks ago

      Can I mix ACV and water in bulk and store it in the refrigerator?

      Is it better to drink it at room temperature?

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      Dave 7 weeks ago

      I've recently had my gallbladder removed! Can I still drink apple cider vinegar safely ?

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      Rose 8 weeks ago

      I started acv for

      a month three times a day. I saw no results. Yes watching what I eat. It's not helping me. Should I continue or stop

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      Sherie 8 weeks ago

      I had someone tell me to eat 2 apples a day when using the vinegar. Is this true?

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      linda sue 8 weeks ago

      I am on seizure medications and antidepressent medications will drinking the ACV solution effect these.Add Your Comment...

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      RK 8 weeks ago

      If I take a thrice a day is it harmful to me

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      101Ways2Life 8 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Marie, please use warm water, not boiling water.

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      101Ways2Life 8 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Siddharth, please consult your doctor before taking ACV if you are on any medication.

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      Marie Malone hansen 8 weeks ago

      Do u use boiling water or warm water with acv plz

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      Siddharth Singh 8 weeks ago

      I am on medication, taking stereoids. Can i use acv ??

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      Norris Gilmore 2 months ago

      To help with the taste I add a little bit of apple juice.

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      Cheryl Simonds 2 months ago from Connecticut

      Great article. I have been wondering about using apple cider vinegar and this helped me out a great deal. Thanks!

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      Ladyre 2 months ago

      How long do you drink it before you can get results?

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      Mary 2 months ago

      Iis it better to take ACV with hot water or warm water?

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      Lorraine 2 months ago

      This is my first time trying acv. Im anemic and my doctor currently has on iron. Do you think it's safe for me to take my iron pills and acv or I should ask my Dr? I also been suffering from insomnia so I'm excited to see if acv will help my insomnia.

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      Katie 2 months ago

      Is 4oz (shot cup size) a day too much? I notice everyone have it been taking 1-2 tablespoon for an 8 oz water.

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      duane fenon 2 months ago

      I was using lemon water and honey 1/2 hour before breakfast 2 time a week. Will this interfere with ACR.

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      Mirna Hernandez Quick 2 months ago

      Can I just swallow a tablespoon of the apple cider vinegar and follow it down with 8 ozs of water instead?

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      Carol Davidson 2 months ago

      If apple cider vinegar helps with digestion, then should I be taking a probiotic also? Thank you.

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      Debi 2 months ago

      I read to mix it with either grapefruit juice, orange juice or pineapple juice is that correct

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      indy 2 months ago

      Do you use hot or cold water with ACV?

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      Rosa 2 months ago

      It's been 3weeks now how long should I keep drinking this until I start seeing results

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      Rosanne Kramer 2 months ago

      Concerned about tooth enamel and drug interaction

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      faithgreen 2 months ago

      I hear its not good for your health

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      shemi 2 months ago

      Can ACV help in fertility problem,hormonal imbalance,PID and so on and also Can pregnant woman take apple cider vinegar?

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      mary 2 months ago

      I have been using AVC for some days now and I haven't been able to use the toilet...Am having bloated tummy...please I need an answer.

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      Shubhra 2 months ago

      Can I add Salt to ACV for taste ?

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      Marie lee pay 2 months ago

      I am taking omega 3 and one a day womwn 50+ can i still take acv?

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      renee in cleveland 2 months ago

      i take synthroid for my thyroid. am i to stop taking it since i am doing the vinegar? if this trick is working than i would think the pill is unnecessary.

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      Tara Haynes 2 months ago

      Does anyone use it to help with chrons disease

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      donna 2 months ago

      If I use 17grams of Miralax daily, can I use it while taking the 2-3 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar twice a day?

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      ALISON 2 months ago

      I recently started taking in ACV. I can sufficiently tolerate 2 tablespoons with 8 oz of grapefruit juice so no need to add honey. Is this OK? My assumption is that the recommendation to add honey is to assist with tolerating the taste

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      Donna Heckert 2 months ago

      The Braag vinegar can be found at most Walmarts and grocery stores. Walmart is about $1 less.

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      patrice batiste 2 months ago

      Do you have to be on a diet r eat healthy for the apple cider vinegar to work

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      Nicole 2 months ago

      How long does it take to see results from the apple cider vinegar

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      R MAHAJAN 2 months ago

      some one suggested to take ACV diluted with water for ACID REFLUX IS IT OKAY

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      Linda Neal 2 months ago

      I take Zoloft, Abilify, cholesterol,water, acid reflux, vitamin D, and multiple vitamin pills. Will I be able to take ACV and still take my pills? Will there be any effects? I live in Painesville Ohio where would I go to find it?

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      Ed 2 months ago

      How does alcohol interact with ACV?

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      Hayley 2 months ago

      I have a tablespoon on its own with lemon water and cayenne pepper to follow twice a day because I can't stomach drinking it in water. Does it have the same benefits?

      I started 5 weeks ago!!

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      Michael Hausmann 2 months ago

      let's give this a try

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      Samm 2 months ago

      Does it have the same benefits if you just drink the table spoon of vinegar without mixing it with anything

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      El Capillar 2 months ago

      Can I drink ACV and taking Garcinia pills at the same time?

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      Beatriz 2 months ago

      Can I drink this while breastfeeding?

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      Fred 2 months ago

      I have been using ACV for a few years. I have found that 3 or 4 eye drops ( about 1/2 tsp) of Sea Salt water removes most of the tartness of the ACV with glass of water. Works very effectively for tolerating the tartness and goes down easy with no after effects.

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      Georgetta 2 months ago

      So will it work if you take the pill form if you can not take the taste .

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      Joe 2 months ago

      Does the apple cider vinegar lose its Effectiveness if you mix it with a fruit juice?

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      Jocelyn 2 months ago

      I just want to ask if who are those people that are not allowed to drink acv?

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      Laura poole 2 months ago

      is this ok to take if u are over 65

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      DOTCAR1 2 months ago

      I HAVE PURCHASED A BOTTLE ABOUT A YEAR AGO, BUT DIDN'T START THE PROCESS. I'VE RECENTLY PURCHASED ANOTHER BOTTLE AND AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE, I AM EAGER TO START THE BOTTLE. I'VE ACUTALLY STARTED MY FIRST 8 OZ, I'LL CHECK BACK AFTER 1 MONTH WITH STATUS.

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      Kiran 2 months ago

      Can I take ACV? I am on antihypertensive,hypothyroidism drugs n diuretics

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      Lorena 2 months ago

      Is it safe to drink ginger tea with access?

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      RAHUL DUTTA 2 months ago

      I AM USEING AMERICAN APPLE CIDER VENIGAR. THIS IS GOOD OR BAD.

      OR QUESTION BENEFITS URIC ACID, THYROID, TRIGLYCERIDES.

      I AM WAITING YOUR ANSWER.

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      Crystal Sparks 2 months ago

      I have been using ACV for almost 4 weeks. My belly is flatter and less bloated.

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      Dee Ward 2 months ago

      Is it safe to take the vinegar with Garcinia cambogia pills

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      April 2 months ago

      Can I drink vinager straight I'm in desparte need of loosing 59lbs please help

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      Julito 2 months ago

      Hello good afternoon. ACV is good for diabetic person?

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      Ruth Naude 2 months ago

      Would drinking the ACV on my empty stomach affect my stomach ulcers? email: ruth@zotos.co.za

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      David Martin 2 months ago

      If I'm using a.c.v. can I still take my garcinia it's the pure one

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      Tonya 2 months ago

      You say 2 tbsp per 8 oz, then you say 2 tsp per 8 oz. You say drink 2-3 times daily, then you say to drink no more that 2 tbsp daily.

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      Paramjit Singh 2 months ago

      Can I take Apple Cider Vinegar with hot water ?

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      Kim 2 months ago

      Can you put in hot water and drink it warm ?

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      Marian 2 months ago

      Can ACV increase chances of vaginal thrush? I'm 45 and never had it before until now, after 5 day of ACV.

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      Grace Jackson 2 months ago

      Thanks for an excellent article, have made my own, so it's practically free.

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      Riffat143 2 months ago

      If i drink the ACV with little water in a shot glass, is that harmful? The taste doesn't bother me!

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      LUCERO MENDOZA 2 months ago

      THIS IS MY FIRST TIME WANTING TO DRINK ACV AND I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING OTHER WAYS TO DRINKING IT BUT THEY RECOMMEND 2 TSP OF AVC 8OZ WATER 1 TBS LEMON JUICE, CINNAMON AND RAW HONEY. WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND WITH THIS EXTRA INGREDIENTS ?

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      Rebecca 2 months ago

      Does taking ACV effect people differently based on blood types?

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      Olga_lopez1963@yahoo.com 2 months ago

      Am trying the ACV so I can lose my muffin top /waistline hope it works for me cuz am on a daily schedule .

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      Sally 2 months ago

      Add two teaspoons to low sodium V-8 juice. You don't even notice it and you are getting a dose of veggies too! A Perfect 4:00 cocktail.

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      kimberly 2 months ago

      At what age can you start drinking ACV?

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      Linda 2 months ago

      On high Cholesterol meds vit D and fish oil...How far apart when drinking av drink?

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      Faye Berry 2 months ago

      Walmart has Braggs also has it's brand that is organic label reads same as Braggs

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      Randa z 2 months ago

      Thnks for the info ...my question is do we still take the drink if we did not have a meal or if the meal does not include any carbs?

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      Radiant 2 months ago

      Is it best to drink acv with hot, room temp or cold water?

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      Pastelclair 3 months ago

      Question : i take 0.15 mg of synthroid a day for the last 50 years, so could i take apple cider vinegar without any effect on my thyroid?

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      Lori 3 months ago

      I have been drinking ACV with honey and hot water twice a day. I replaced it with my morning coffee and as a result don't miss or crave coffee. I think I've had 1/2 cup of coffee on the last 2 weeks. Honestly it has helped curb my appetite so I eat less at a sitting. I also have more energy.

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      chanchal 3 months ago

      Can a pregnant lady take ACV?

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      Kofi 3 months ago

      Is there any side effect ( bad) of drinking ACV

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      PHIL --philcal1955@hotmail.com 3 months ago

      REALLY DONT LIKE THE TASTE HAVE DONE LEMON HONEY &CINNAMON -CAN I MIX IT WITH PINAPPLE JUICE OR ANY JUICE -NO SUGAR ADDED PHIL

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      Robin 3 months ago

      Can I mix the vinegar with plain tap water or do I have to buy special water

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      101Ways2Life 3 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Moya, no, ACV should not cause headache. Please discontinue for a few days and try it again.

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      Eric 3 months ago

      Great info

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      Lindsey 3 months ago

      I know it may seem crazy but the Kroger where I live has Bragg in their health food section! I love ACV, not only does it help to curve my appetite but it gives me a little energy boost as well!

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      wally 3 months ago

      have been taking one tablespoon with 500ml bottle of water as well as useing the app lose it and i am down 30lbs , ide say its the combo of both .

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      Michelle 3 months ago

      Will drinking ACV make you poop dark?

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      101Ways2Life 3 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Jude, please check with your doctor.

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      Diana 3 months ago

      The one cup of acv do you sip through out the day or do you drink it like you would drink water. And then have another cup before dinner?

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      Kim 3 months ago

      Can I prepare a large container of this for a week supply?

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      Claudia Ponce 3 months ago

      Love the apple cider vinegar's taste really. But I also need my one cup of coffee in the morning. Tea is not an option for me since I never like tea. Is it ok if I have the ACV and 30min. later have my coffee with a sandwich to lower the acid?

      Ofcourse brimushing my teeth would be done right away.

      Thanks for the article very informative (:

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      Tasha 3 months ago

      I feel a lot better very informative. I will stop at gnc to pick up the organic ACV. I deal with consitpation a lot . And I've been having insomnia real bad. But all my questions have been answer bye reading this blog about ACV . Thank you

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      Missy 3 months ago

      Can I drink it straight or does it have to be diluted

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      Marie 3 months ago

      What food do you eat I only have toast in the morning is that ok and a sandwich at lunch time is it still ok to drink the acv how does it help

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      mika 3 months ago

      can apple vinegar cause alsurs

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      Moya Reid 3 months ago

      is my head suppose to hurt while taking the apple cider vinger.... Cause am on it for two weeks now and I am detecting a head ace pattern...

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      mlethiot@hotmail.com 3 months ago

      Sounds like a plan that I can use.

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      jude 3 months ago

      I take thyroxine tablets first thing in the morning can I take the vinegar before after or with the tablet?.

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      Joanne Leverty 3 months ago

      I have a partial bottle of acv without the mother would it do any good to add it to the bottle with the mother?

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      Terry 3 months ago

      Will reg apple cider work or do you need unpasteurized?

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      chintan 3 months ago

      we are now having family planning so can my wife have ACV before getting pregnant

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      Vesna 3 months ago

      Can I add just a little apple juice? I know you mentioned juices, but I like to drink a little apple juice with 12 oz. of hot water in the morning. Just thought if I could combine both.

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      Stacy 3 months ago

      Can ACV be stored outside of the refrigerator?

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      Patrick Cullen 3 months ago

      I started yesterday. I drank about 5 oz with honey. The next morning I woke up with a gout attack. My right toe. Did I drink too much and should I stop taking the vinegar.

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      Sher 3 months ago

      Hi I am using Melrose Organic ACV containing the mother not filtered or pasteurised is this ok to shed a couple of extra kg

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      Sara 3 months ago

      I accidentally have had half a glass of aaple cider without diluting it. How can I nutralize it's effect?

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      Becky 3 months ago

      I've been drinking it with a little pinapple juice and it goes down much easier.

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      Paola 3 months ago

      So how does it work on drinking that and how many ounce you so post drink each day and how many spones do we put in the glass of water?

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      Maxene king 3 months ago

      I drink 1/4 tsp of turmeric in 8ozs of water every morning. Can I take the apple cider vinegar with the turmeric?

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      Ariel 3 months ago

      There are a lot of repetitive comments. I wonder if anyone is really reading the article because all of the questions are answered in the article. I'm sure the author must be ready to bang her head against the wall due to the redundant ignorance. I enjoyed the article. Thank you for sharing your knowledge

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      LYDIA 3 months ago

      Hi just want to know can you fall pregnant while drinking apple cider vinegar?

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      Unbelievable 3 months ago

      I thought I had thrush in September and started rinsing my mouthusband with a tsp. or so and swallowing it every day mixed with a little water. I continued each morning when I brush my teeth. Since then I have lost 26 lbs and gone down 2 sizes in my jeans. My sister has also started taking it and lost 20 lbs. I feel better when I take it and until I read your article did not understand why? Now , I know . I was significantly overweight and am in no hurry. It works. I will share this article.

      Thank You

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      Diane Mentzer 3 months ago

      Do I have to mix it with liquid or can I take by the tablespoon full I like the taste

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      Erica 3 months ago

      What is the pill people are taking with it and do you have to take it to get the effect

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      Bodyrock5 3 months ago

      Can you take ACV with a supplement such as BCAA,,(Branched Chain Amino Acids)

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      akosua sika 3 months ago

      can a diabetic patient takes Apple cider vinegar

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      Schneider 3 months ago

      This answered all my questions.

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      Ntebo 3 months ago

      Thank you for giving me enough information about ACV; I have been experiencing heartburn, now I see it is because, high dose; as I am taking 1 tablespoon 3 times a day in a glass of water.

      I will continue using it, I can see it has lots of benefits, especially heart problems.

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      Glenda Knutson 3 months ago

      End of may 2016 my weight was 140 lbs. After I had shingles, and about 2 months later, My weight was 130 lbs. I didn't want to regain the weight, and I had heard about ACV for weight control. So I started with 8oz. water 2 Tbs. ACV 1 Tbs. raw honey. I take one half at AM and PM. I'm still at 130 lbs. and I eat anything I want. It is now 1.1.2017

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      Nancy 3 months ago

      Can you mix week worth ahead??

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      Dick 3 months ago

      Any current comments ?!

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      MWL 3 months ago

      Hi I've been drinking a glass of water boiled with cumin seeds & added 1 tsp honey & lemon juice twice a day, once in the morning when I wake & at night before bed. But from about a month I have substituted the lemon juice to ACV & have started experiencing continued spotting even days after my periods. So just wanted to know could this ACV have caused this or is this any other reaction

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      No thanks 3 months ago

      Brushing your teeth after something acidic being on them will only cause more damage... please don't do that! The baking soda tip is correct.

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      Drema B 3 months ago

      Can u drink acv in worm water ? It tastes better

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      Shweta 3 months ago

      Apple cider should be consumed in hot water or cold water

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      Simona C. 3 months ago

      Excellent drink for Candida issues.

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      Amruta 3 months ago

      I have hyper acidity. Can I still take ACV without increasing my acidity level ??

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      Shaton 4 months ago

      Can acv drink with lime juice

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      101Ways2Life 4 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Many thanks for your suggestion doctor. I am sure this is very useful for the readers of this article

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      Gilbert 4 months ago

      I have a question about ACV. Do i drink it before my coffee in the morning or should i just give up coffee?

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      Miss cuteness 4 months ago

      How long will it take to lose 30 pounds?

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      Edak 4 months ago

      Can i take ACV while breastfeeding?

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      Karishma 4 months ago

      Is it good for an acidic body? To remove the issue of acidity in the body and bring the body in an alkaline state?

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      naomi 4 months ago

      how many calories should you intake using this plan?

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      godfrey skinner 4 months ago

      how will it be if I mixer apple juice lemon honey with my apple cider vinegar

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      Maya 4 months ago

      Water should be cold or hot ? ?

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      blessy 4 months ago

      How we can use ACV for skin.....to pevent acne

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      TM 4 months ago

      Great read! Wanted to let you know how I enjoy drinking ACV - I like to mix it with warm water and the Super Orange flavor of emergen-C.

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      Debby 4 months ago

      Hi, please can I take Apple Cider Vinegar during menstruation?

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      Dan Sives 4 months ago

      You said you can rub it on your acne. I have red spots on my face from Rheumatoid Arthritis by what im told, would that help that in any way. Thanks

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      Gwen 4 months ago

      Does the vinegar diet work if you add it to soups at mealtime. Thanks very informative article

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      ANNIE 4 months ago

      i am on meds i use to use it before now im not sure

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      Mehfooj 4 months ago

      The best article i have ever read on ACV.

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      LizBabe 5 months ago

      When do I take ACV when doing 8/16 doing intermittent fasting as it is recommended to take ACV before meals 2-3 times a day. With intermittent fasting I only eat between 13h00 and 20h00 everyday so when can I take my ACV.

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      Bangs 5 months ago

      We usually make pickles from ACV, peppers( not the spicy), garlic, pepper corn, a little bit of salt & sugar. Is it safe to drink the ACV on it instead of mixing 2 tbsp. with 8 oz of water? Thank you.

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      MOLLY 5 months ago

      I would NOT recommend brushing your teeth right before drinking because it makes them easier to erode with acid. But DEFINITELY brush right after!!

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      mishall 5 months ago

      I am PCOS patient nd taking medcine for my problm.. so i want to lose my wieght first for recovering my disease so can i take ACV during this time?

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      Paige 5 months ago

      I was just wondering if anyone has taken the apple cider vinegar while taking celexa and buspar my dr recently put me in these two medications for depression and anxiety does any one know if it's safe ?

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      Debbie 5 months ago

      Can you drink ACV if you have had gastric surgery such as the sleeve?

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      Jessica 5 months ago

      I have been drinking ACV for a couple of weeks now hoping to lower my blood pressure. At first the recipe I found was 1 cup of water, 2 tsp of acv with 1 tsp of honey. Then I found one that said 2 Tbsp of acv and 1Tbsp of honey. I mix that with one and a half cups of water. I was wondering if it is ok to drink it hot? I like it like tea. but if having it hot makes it so it doesn't work, then I'll just drink it cold. Does it matter??

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      Kimberly 5 months ago

      I've been drinking apple cider vinegar since March 2016 it is now November 1, 2016 I have lost 42 pounds and I feel fabulous. My hair and my gums in my mouth have completely changed along with the weight!.

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      Kellie 6 months ago

      Does acv lose its affectivness when heated? Not boiled but warm enough to drink like a hot tea

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      Mary 6 months ago

      Can I just drink straight out of shot glass? Will it hurt my teeth doing it this way?

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      Maria Wallace 6 months ago

      Can I take ACV with warm or hot water

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      Docwood 6 months ago

      Hi, I'm a dentist and I'm a bit concerned that you're telling people to brush before and after ingesting a highly acidic drink. Ingestion of acid followed by scrubbing your teeth is going to lead to more enamel loss than if you just had the acidic substance on its own. A better recommendation would be to have the vinegar drink while eating, so you have salivary protection, or the bicarb mouthwash you mentioned is an alternative. Wait at least half an hour after ingesting acid before brushing your teeth. Once the enamel is gone, its gone for good. And its very difficult and expensive to fix your teeth when all that enamel is lost!

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      Colleen 6 months ago

      Can I take ACV . I have a low deficiency of Vitamin D

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      Ij 6 months ago

      Nice information!! Please I eat breakfast around 12pm, can I drink ACV around 6am n take my breakfast at 12pm or is it harmful..thnx

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      SUNNY 6 months ago

      I HAVE BEEN DRINKING ACV FOR SOMETIME. I'M NOT SURE IF THE ACV IS HURTING MY PIPE BECAUSE I DO NOT MEAURE THE ACV IT COULD BE TOO MUCH. HAVE TROUBLE WITH IBS , REFLUX. SHOULD I STOP USING THE ACV FOR AWHILE?

      THANK YOU

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      Shiela Marie Marinduque Lopez 6 months ago

      on the last part, you mean continous intake if ACV is unhealthy?

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      Carolina 6 months ago

      I have low blood pressure tried ACV and it lowered it so much that it made me sick is that normal?

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      cynthia arellano 6 months ago

      I have read in one article that ACV produces good acid, does it mean that a person can take ACV even a person has level of acidity?

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      Darljem 6 months ago

      What is best, warm water or cold water

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      Maria 6 months ago

      Can you use the mother to re-culture? How?

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      Jomar 6 months ago

      Can I use ACV while taking in some organic/herbal supplements? Thanks

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      Joy 6 months ago

      I gave birth a couple of months ago and currently brestfeeding my baby. If i drink ACV will it be safe for my baby?

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      101Ways2Life 6 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Len, if the headache continues, please seek medical advice.

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      arvee 6 months ago

      can I take ACV while nursing? thank you

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      Melody 6 months ago

      So interesting I better try it

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      jujinie 7 months ago

      Is apple cider good for those who has hyper acidity?

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      Ravi Kethe 7 months ago

      Can ACV be taken with hot water? Normally I take hotwater with lemon and honey every morning and I'm thinking of replacing lemon with ACV.

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      Sana 7 months ago

      May baby is 9 month plz tell me i can us Acv for wait loss .i feed barest finding

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      Jan 7 months ago

      I started drinking ACV a month ago and I lost 3 lbs. At first ,I was taking ACV with honey(bear bottle) and I didn't really like the taste but I still drank it. Then I finally found organic raw honey and just loved the taste. I still continue to drink it and it really doesn't make me have the urge to eat all the time.

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      101Ways2Life 7 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi J, for any irregular symptoms, please consult your doctor.

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      Vana James 7 months ago

      What happens if you take a shot of ACV? I really had no clue you were suppose to mix with water

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      Sana khan 7 months ago

      Can I drink ACV I am a feeding mom of 4 month old baby is it safe to drink

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      7 months ago

      Hi I was wondering if acv causes you to menstruate? I started taking it last month and then started bleeding. I stopped then the bleeding stopped...I thought maybe it was just that time of the month about a week after I started taking it again ...:then the bleeding appeared again...can you tell me if this is a bad reaction from the ACV?

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      vickie 7 months ago

      Braggs is at Walmart too. I just started drinking this. I put 2 tbsps of ACV 1tsp of cinnamon, squeeze a 1/2 a lemon into that and add cold water and drink it thru a straw. Once a day. Trying it to see if it lowers my cholesterol. Crossing my fingers ....

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      101Ways2Life 7 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      ACV is acidic, but when it gets mixed in the stomach, it becomes alkaline.

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      101Ways2Life 7 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Marge, please follow the instructions given on the bottle. (By your description, it seems it's a diluted ready-to-drink bottle.)

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      Crystal 7 months ago

      I started taking Culturelle for digestive issues......bloating, acid reflux, gas, belching. Should I continue with the probiotic and start with the ACV?

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      Aboni 7 months ago

      I drink non organic ACV bcoz i don't found organic ACV is it works

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      joras 7 months ago

      i have been using american garden acv..natural vinegar... concentrate 5% acidity... ther isn't mention unpasteurized and unfiltered... can i contineu.. is it safe???

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      LonnieC luvswyo 7 months ago

      Ok I been wanting to try this for awhile now... Well today was the day. I took a splash (large tsp - small tblsp range) of ACV in a glass of water this morning. 30-45 min later I had an English muffin toasted. At lunch I had my normal protein shake. Then about 1 hour prior to dinner I had another glass of water with ACV (same quantity). For dinner I had 2 tacos. Here are my truthful results for today... About 1.5 hours after the morning glass of water I noticed I had a noticeable increase in energy. (I have been lacking in energy for the past 3-4 weeks. I even went out and helped my daughter paint her house and we finished. (she was expecting to finish next weekend) Then around 5 I arrived home and I was in such a good mood I even out talked my wife for about an hour. Still having energy I went out and cleaned out my pickup which was full of garbage because I haven't felt like doing any extra work when I get in from job. I went inside and fixed my wife and myself some tacos and salad for her. Took my 2nd glass of water and ACV as I started fixing dinner. (I need to add I almost never fix dinner). My wife covers that duty real well. And prefers it that away. So tonight was a surprise for my wife. I am totally blown away by the affects from my first day of trying ACV. Cant wait to see how I feel in 1 and even 2 weeks of using ACV. As for now my wife and myself are surprisingly impressed by the difference I feel today. Definitely doing my happy dance. Oh and by the way I am age 53 average build about 20 lbs overweight according to my doc. I have low testosterone and use to take an injection every 2 weeks. However my doc took me off the T-injections about 3 months ago due to other dangers in my blood test/work results started to show him. Now blood test are where doc likes them to be for me. I would say if you are waiting to start ACV don't. Start right away, you'll be glad you did. I know I am, for sure. Thanks to this blog/forum for getting me to start. Yahoooooo.!!!!!

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      Chetna 7 months ago

      What if i drink non-organic apple cider?

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      Rsfoxx 7 months ago

      Will drinking blush wine interfere with the ACV? At dinner time.

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      G-Kleinman56 7 months ago

      I have used unpasturized, organic apple cider vinegar (not with mother) in the past, 1-2 teaspoons added to my rice soup for breakfast and then again if I eat it for dinner. I have to eat lightly for GERD I have had around 12 or 13 years now. I take generic Prevacid (Lansoprasole) 30 mg. which has worked okay for me all these years. Lately within a year I have been having a few episodes of increased acid reflux, so that is why I tried the ACV. Even though it did not have the mother and was filtered, it worked wonders for me. I stopped it when it stopped working. I do not like it with water. I was hesitant to try the Raw,Unfiltered,Unpasturized Apple Cider Vinegar for fear it might cause a urinary tract infection or other bacterial infection. Will it?

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      CortneyT 7 months ago

      You should not brush your teeth right after eating or drinking anything. Acid in foods softens your enamel and if you brush directly after, you brush that softened enamel away. There is no way to grow enamel back either. Best to wait a half an hour after eating or drinking to brush.

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      Alexandra 7 months ago

      I don't usually drink with food.

      Doesn't liquid dilute the digestive juices?

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      Kel 7 months ago

      Hi how about diabetics

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      Jud 7 months ago

      Just wondering, would ACV be counterproductive in alkalizing one's body?

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      Narasimhan 7 months ago

      Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Thyroid (Hyppo) problem?

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      Veronica 8 months ago

      is it bad if i use it with lemon?

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      len 8 months ago

      hi, just started taking acv 10 days ago, every morning on an empty stomach 1 tbsp. then i would eat my breakfast. is it normal to feel headache a little bit? then it would go away after i eat my breakfast.

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      8 months ago

      Hi I have recently started taking ACV and I've noticed I started spotting almost like I'm menstruating. Is this normal?

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      Yolanda 8 months ago

      I have high blood pressure I've heard a little is to lower blood pressure but my seem to be going up. do you think it the cider?

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      Swetha Fernandes 8 months ago

      Can I take ACV before yoga in the mornings or after yoga,cos yoga is supposed to be done empty stomach.

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      101Ways2Life 8 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Ofel, I get this comment very often. While ACV is acidic, it becomes alkaline once it enters the stomach.

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      Marge 8 months ago

      I bought the 473mL "BRAGG Organic Apple Cider Vinegar All Natural DRINK", Do I still need to drink it like mix 2 tsp of it with a glass of water? If not, should I finish the whole bottle in one day? How many times can I consume a whole bottle? Thank u :)

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      ofel cruz 8 months ago

      I heard this long time..just want to know if acidic person can still take ACV?

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      101Ways2Life 8 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Ho Joey, ACV does not have any expiry date, since it is vinegar. Please store it in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight. Once you mix it with water, it can be stored for a few days.With baking soda, it is best to consume it in a couple of days, since baking soda can change the composition of ACV.

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      Sivani 8 months ago

      Actually, how many days or how many months can I take ACV if I do it in the regular basis.

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      Joey 8 months ago

      How long is the shelf life of ACV after opened and also how long does a drink last that you mix it with?

      For example, mixing it with water and baking soda.. Can you make a batch every 2 weeks to drink on?

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      Mina 9 months ago

      After 2 days drinking acv i felt uncomportable around my hips and to my lower back is this normal ...thank you for having your response

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      Nikki 9 months ago

      Atvtbe ebd, you said, take a break. How often should I take a break and for how long?

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      christine 9 months ago

      how long does it take to notice the effects of drinking avc daily

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      Ganguly 9 months ago

      Mine is of company American Garden written Natural ACV. I think It cant be used for drinking? Should try Braggs's organic one?

      This is a really great post. Do I take it with warm water?

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      Craig 9 months ago

      I tried ACV, 2 twice. Each time I got an ache in my kidney.

      Should I be concerned?

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      nettechuaho 9 months ago

      hi thanks for a very helpful information about acv.i just want to ask if i can add ACV on my diet cause i am drinking a lukewarm lemon water everymorning...i want to start drinking ACV for a healthy lyfe so i want to know if its possible to drink them all together.thanks and God bless!!

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      Maryke 9 months ago

      I'm just starting but would like to know if drinking the diluted acv can cause urinary tract infections? I drink a lot of water during the day to avoid infections but will acv counteract and ultimately cause UTIs?

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      shayela_urme@yahoo.com 9 months ago

      Hi

      Very helpful post. After reading this I already brought a Heinz brand ACV. IS IT organic or not? Before 23 day's I have a case of miscarriage pregnancy and urine infection. Is it save for me? I want to reduce my weight for next pregnancy

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      Ginger 9 months ago

      I wanted to share that I have added 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 24 oz. of filtered water and peach flavored Stevia drink mix made by Stevita. The sweetness cancels out the tartness of the vinegar and is much easier to drink.

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      brambaifaruth@yahoo.com 9 months ago

      I drink lemon water with garlic n ginger every morning can I add ACV to it. Where can I get d Bragg brand to buy in Abuja, Nigeria.

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      Thet Htet 9 months ago

      Can ACV be drank for Spondylolysis ?

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      101Ways2Life 9 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Dodge, the ratio is not super-critical - it is for guidance. You can adjust it as per your need, as long as you are not drinking ACV undiluted.

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      Sheel 9 months ago

      Can I take green coffee with ACV?

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      Barbara 9 months ago

      GREAT info!!!!! GREAT answers to so many questions!!! Thank you!

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      Dodge 9 months ago

      Is the ratio really that important? I usually just put two tablespoons and a large glass of water twice a day.

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      Dave 9 months ago

      I'm starting taking of ACV with a week and also having a work out, it seems that it works fine with me, I thin k I lose a pound. :)

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      Penney A. 9 months ago

      I have been on it for a month. But I drink it with grapefruit juice. I haven't lost a pound.. I don't eat red meat. Fish or chicken only, veggies n fruits. No sodas . just water.. What am I doing wrong?

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      Maria Sofroniou 9 months ago

      I have acid reflux . Can I take apple cider vinegar ?

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      marla 9 months ago

      I jst want to know if i can apply acv directly on my pimples and for how many mins? I feel itchy and i've suffering this already long months and cant cure but getting worse tnx

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      patrick murphy 10 months ago

      found your article very help full, but have only one question, i'm a Coeliac and was wondering if it is safe for me to drink ACV with my digestive system in regards, i know it is gluten free, but in regards to other possible effects? thanking you

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      Sunny 10 months ago

      Hi, /i am suffering from Hypothyroidism. Can i take ACV?

      Thanks

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Jasmin, expectant mothers and breast-feeding mothers should consult their doctor.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      HI Bernadette, to avoid damage to teeth and the food pipe, it is advisable to drink it in a diluted form.

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      issa 10 months ago

      hi, it was mentioned that you need to take a break in having apple cider.. so how long will it be the best time, like after a month? then when can you take it again? thanks

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      jasmin 10 months ago

      i m planing to my 2nd baby so is there any side effect ??

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      If you are on any kind of medication, please consult a doctor.

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      Bernadette 10 months ago

      Hi can i drink apple cider vinegar in shots just like if you take a shot of liquor, then drink at least 8 oz of water afterwards? Thanks

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      Yanina 10 months ago

      Hi, my question is if im taking hormones everyday due to a surgery where they removed my thyroid, it will affect me to drink acv?

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Briahna, it is so that ACV has that time to settle in your stomach and influence the pH factor.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      HI Shasha, ACV should be had on an empty stomach, while multivitamin tablets should always be had with food. Yes, you could eat apple after drinking ACV, but it is a good idea to leave a gap of half hour after drinking ACV.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Brenda, there’s no scientific guidance available on this. However it is a good idea to take a break for at least 10 to 15 days after drinking ACV for 3 to 4 months.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Marianne, ACV and honey combination is not known to cause diarrhea.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Sona, yes you could use ACV. However, expectant (pregnant) mothers should consult their doctors.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Thanks Leesa for sharing your tips. Yes, we have written an article about making ACV at home. It is fun.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Thanks Georgia. Yes, if you are on any special diet (including fiber), it is advisable to take ACV drink away from such diets. In fact, ACV is recommended on an empty stomach, and you should wait for another half an hour before eating/drinking. All the best to you and your husband on your journey towards a healthy life.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Toni, kindly consult your doctor if you are already on medication.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Thanks Catherine for this helpful tip.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Tam, since you are already on grapefruit juice diet, you may want to start with just one cup of ACV drink initially and see how your body feels. Try it for a week, and if it works, then increase it to two cups for another week. You don’t want to overdo these acetic juices.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Jerry, if you are on any kind of medication, consult your doctor before getting on ACV diet.

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      101Ways2Life 10 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Mina, I am not aware of any mole-removing properties of apple cider vinegar.

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      Briahna 10 months ago

      I have read you are supposed to drink the shot 30 mins prior to a meal. Why is that? Sometimes I eat 10-15 mins after. Does that interfere with the effectiveness?

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      ntshepiseng 10 months ago

      i am using birth control pill and afraid to fall pregnant again, is it safe to drink it,please advise as it detox the body.thank you

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      Shasha Azri 10 months ago

      Can I drink apple cider vinegar with water before or after takinh multivitamins and vitamin c? Can I also eat an apple after that?

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      Georgia B 10 months ago

      I have read almost all the questions people have asked you but see nothing about fiber. I must drink 6 oz of Psyllium Fiber each day. Will drinking Bragg's Apple Cider still be okay to drink and second question do you suggest waiting any length of time between drinking them. I was told by my Dr . to not take my medication until at least 1/2hr after I drink the fiber solution.

      Thank you in advance for your answer. My husband and I have just stated this diet so wis us luck.

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      sue McDonald 10 months ago

      You recommend taking a break from ACV as a diet aid. How often/long should I take a break from the ACV before resuming it again as a diet aid?

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      karaboo 10 months ago

      I've been drinking Bragg's ACV with honey in my water 2 to 4 times a day for the past week. I've noticed that my urine smells kind of funny, almost like rubber. Even my spouse noticed it. Have you ever heard of that and do you have any thoughts or ideas on why that is? Thanks!

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      Sona SelvaKumar 10 months ago

      If am planning for child in this month can use ACV?

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      Leesa 10 months ago

      Hi....

      I also use it on my hair as conditioner.. So many uses.. I don't know if anyone mentioned this already because there are so many comments, I didn't read through all... But, I have been making my own ACV for months now and it comes out very delicious tasting... It is super simple to make, if anyone wants an alternative to store bought.. I use organic apples, of course, cane sugar, and bottled water... not distilled.. There are a lot of good recipes and videos online.. Just wanted to let people know, it is doable and easy! Thanks for all your info on ACV.

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      Marianne 10 months ago

      Can drinking vinegar and honey cause you to have diareha?

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      sanjeev kohli 10 months ago

      Can a patient suffering from uric acid & high cholesterol levels should drink acv?

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      Albert 10 months ago

      When taking a break, how long of a break can it be? A weekend or week?

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      Brenda 10 months ago

      How long can I take ACV before needing to take a break from it and how long should the breaks be in between taking it in order to not deplete iodine levels in my body?

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      Toniski21 10 months ago

      I take potassium citrate 2x daily for kidney stones (uric acid type). Is ACV ok in combination? And should I avoid taking them close together?

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      Maggie 10 months ago

      Does apple cider vinegar help with kidney and your bladder

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      Catherine 10 months ago

      DO NOT brush your teeth immediately after drinking vinegar! The acid softens tooth enamel and you can literally brush it away. Ask your dentist.

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      Tam 10 months ago

      Yes,I'm on a grapefruit juice diet

      I only eat three time a/day.

      My diet contains:

      Breakfast bacon& eggs

      Lunch salad & meat

      Dinner vegetables & meat

      Could I still take organic Apple juice?

      Can I drank organic apple juice for six weeks three times a/day?

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      Gloria 10 months ago

      What is the "mother" is it a brand of the apple cider vinegar

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      jerry 10 months ago

      Can I take AVC while also taking Metformin ?

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      deb. 10 months ago

      you say to "take a break" .........frequency and amount? how often and for how many days?

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      Debb 10 months ago

      I take 2 capsules ACV before meals...it helps my metabolism and the sugar cravings I have .

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      Nora 10 months ago

      Hi if I mix Acv with bicarbonate sodium does it have the same effect?I'm using Acv mixed with bicarbonate , is it ok ?

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      Mina 11 months ago

      Can this ACV help to remove moles? Is there any bad side effect?

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      101Ways2Life 11 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Mark, a couple of weeks' break every 3 to 4 months is what works for me. You could try and see what works for you.

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      101Ways2Life 11 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Eric, while there is no specific guidance available for children, I would err on the side of caution, and start ACV for children above 7 to 8 years of age. But this is just a guidance.

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      101Ways2Life 11 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Jatinder, thanks for your comment. You need skin moisturizer for eczema.

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      101Ways2Life 11 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Nitin, there are no known adverse side effects of taking ACV every day. Just make sure you brush your teeth after drinking ACV, and drink some plain water. Also, after three months or so, give ACV a break for a couple of weeks.

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      101Ways2Life 11 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Andy, if you are on a restricted diet, you should consult a dietitian before starting ACV.

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      101Ways2Life 11 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Priya, if you are breastfeeding, you must consult your doctor before starting on the ACV diet for weight loss.

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      101Ways2Life 11 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Tots, yes, you can use it for ordinary purposes like in cooking, salad etc.

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      101Ways2Life 11 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Sunny, yes, you could add ACV to fresh juice, provided you have it as soon as prepared.

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      tots 11 months ago

      i have my acv her but it"s clear ,for short it's filtered and unorganic can i use this at home for cooking since it's not effective for reducing or applying anthing for the body

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      Priya 11 months ago

      I am a new mom. Can I take Acv to reduce my weight? Will it reduce milk secretion or is it harmful to my baby?

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      Matt 11 months ago

      How lomg should i take apple cide for my acid reflux?

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      Andy 11 months ago

      I meant drink ACV

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      Andy 11 months ago

      Can we drink on days we are on military diet ?

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      Vishal 11 months ago

      For how many days we should drink this ACV ??

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      Melissa 11 months ago

      It's a REALLY bad idea to brush your teeth immediately after drinking ACV (or anything acidic). This leads to more erosion of tooth enamel. Rinsing with water after is the correct procedure following drinking/eating acidic items. You should wait at least 30 minutes after to brush. Please feel free to fact check with the Mayo Clinic or any other reputable health/dental organization for more up-to-date information.

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      Nitin Manchanda 11 months ago

      First of all many thanks for this good information on acv.. I was recommended to take acv by one of my friends when my LDL level shoot up drastically. Now I am regularly taking 2 table spoon acv diluted with water empty stomach every morning from past 3 months. Though we know acv has multiple benefits but have one query as to how long I should continue taking acv.. Are there any side effects of taking this everyday ? Pls advise.

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      Jatinder 11 months ago

      Hi 101Ways2Life and everyone. I have just started to use raw ACV today - 1 tablespoon with 1 glass of water. Born and bred in Kenya, I had very fair skin but now living in UK for 15 yrs, my skin has mild eczema and dark (age) spots and as a result turned darker than my natural color. Could drinking ACV help me regain my natural color and does ACV reduce melanin production in the body over time. Very confused. Please help. Many thanks everyone.

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      Regina 11 months ago

      Do not brush after vinegar. Wait 30 min. You will just help the acid wear the enamel.

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      Emelia 11 months ago

      I just bought yesterday Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar then in half glass of water I deluted 2'table spoon when I take it so Intense!!! I saw my face in the mirror so ugly hahaha it's my first to took but I do thiis before dinner . I want to take and try because I have white spots on my skin and dermatologist said it is a hypomelanosis gutate and there is no treatment, I hope this ACV will help that the white spots cannot spread into face.. I think I am the only one that did not LUCKY to have a smooth skin, I can't do wearing short because I have also varicose veins and I try some online product but varicose still there.. Oh what poor and unlucky Me!! I wish tha this ACV REALLY will help ME..

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      Bubbles 11 months ago

      Accordingly when you stop drinking acv your will gain weight?

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      Vivian 11 months ago

      I do not like the taste of acv,is it okay to dilute on cold water and place an ice on it?

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      gina 11 months ago

      I have been taking a shot in the morning and another shot of it at night before bed. Is this too much? is it unhealthy to do so? please advise. thanks.

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      Eric 11 months ago

      This is quite insightful. Is it recommended for children?

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      Kearra 11 months ago

      I wanted to know watt kind of fruits and can i eat yogurt with this

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      Bea 11 months ago

      If you have been drinking ACV for some time now and you stop drinking ACV completely will you gain the weight back.

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      anokhi 11 months ago

      should i use with normal room temperature or lukewarm water??

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      Ryan 11 months ago

      Is Braggs better than Heinz since the Braggs brand days it's organic? I assume that means the apples weren't treated with pesticides when they were growing.

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      Gourav Dewan 11 months ago

      Well previously i was taking ACV

      But wat problem i was facing is that stomach get upset

      So plz tell me wat should i do for that

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      lourdes 11 months ago

      Can I drinkACV while taking acontraceptive pills?

      And where can I buy it?.. I am from Philippines..

      Thank You..

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      KATHRYN 11 months ago

      Can you use hot water or does it have to be cold?

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      Mark 11 months ago

      How long of a break and how often? Approximately, Thank you

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      Mamta 11 months ago

      How much time before meal I should drink ACV?

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      seethalakshmi 11 months ago

      Can I take apple cider vinegar during breast feeding

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      Sunny 11 months ago

      I've been putting organic apple cider vinegar in low sodium vegetable juice. Its good that way any opinion?

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      Wonka 11 months ago

      My step mom gave me ACV yesterday night. And i will start to try it tomorrow. Cant wait. :)

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      chandrani Kundu 11 months ago

      I have 9month old child and also i suffering from gallbladder stone and hernea and fatty liver.

      so can I use ACV in daily basis to reduce fat?

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      chandrani Kundu 11 months ago

      I have 9month old child and also i suffering from gallbladder stone and hernea and fatty liver.

      so can I use ACV in daily basis to reduce fat?

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      Tribhuvan 11 months ago

      Could you tell me what time should we take ACV? After food or before food?

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      tatyana 12 months ago

      i got a island spice apple cider vinegar i dont see where it is unfiltered can it still be used?

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      Lola Suarez 12 months ago

      Good Evening i was woundering if you could drink apple cider vinegar before you go to bed

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      Sioux 12 months ago

      I started taking Bragg / Mother Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. I also am on Coumiden every day. For 2 days in a row I put 1 Tablespoon of the vinegar with about a 1/4th cup of water. The 3rd day I tested my PT/INR level, and wahla it had increased to over double my target range. I quit taking the vinegar and the next week when testing, I was back to normal. Do you know if vinegar would have been the culprit? Please advise!

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      Victor 12 months ago

      I am mixingACV with honey and it is great, can I use same mix for my hair or honey is not adviseabal ?

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      101Ways2Life 12 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Manisha, it's a personal choice. If you see the benefits of adding cinnamon, lemon and honey, you could repeat it.

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      101Ways2Life 12 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Cuirious, while ACV contains acidic acid, it become alkaline when consumed.

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      101Ways2Life 12 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Shamita, you should consult your doctor if you are on thyroid medication.

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      101Ways2Life 12 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Soma Basu, you could take it for the rest of your life.

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      101Ways2Life 12 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Kieanna, while ACV is acidic, it become alkaline after we drink it. Drinking it 2-3 times a day will not influence the pH factor of your body dramatically.

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      101Ways2Life 12 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Sylwia, if you are expecting or breastfeeding, please consult your doctor before beginning the ACV diet.

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      manisha 12 months ago

      hi i have started using ACV but only in the mornings wid cinnamon lemon and honey so shuld i take the same stuff in the night also before dinner plz suggest

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      Curious 12 months ago

      Thank you for the informative conversation. I am puzzled, though. If the stomach content is acidic (PH of 1.5 to 3.5, usually around 2) and the gastric acid (stomach juice) is predominantly a mix of hydrochloric acid (HCl), potassium chloride (KCl) and sodium chloride (NaCl), how does the ACV lower its acidity? ACV is acidic (acetic acid and citric acid) as well. How come adding acid in the form of ACV (although diluted) to the already acidic environment can make more alkaline? I would be grateful for more clarification. Thanking you in advance.

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      Shamita 12 months ago

      Hi is acv safe for a hypothyroid , i take 125 mcg eltroxin.

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      passtheburts 12 months ago

      Hi,

      You mention it's good to take a break. Know there's not an exact science as to when but approx after what period of time and for how long should one take a break for?

      Thanks

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      Jo 12 months ago

      Hi, my mother is taking a medicine as a maintenance for her highblood. Is it ok for her to drink the ACV?

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      soma basu 12 months ago

      how lomg i should use it? and is it good for the skin also?

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      Kieanna 12 months ago

      Hello! Great article! Thanks so much for putting this information together.

      Question- if drinking warm lemon water first thing when I wake up in the mornings is in my daily routine , would adding ACV to my routine make my acid intake to high?

      I want to start drinking ACV in the mornings and evenings before bed. So thinking lemon water 6/7am , then ACV water 8am or before breakfast , then again before bed. Is that too much acid ?

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      Sylwia 12 months ago

      Is it safe to drink while breastfeeding? What effect will it have on the baby and on the milk supply? Thank you.

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      101Ways2Life 13 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      HI Carien, please unfiltered, unpasteurized ACV.

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      101Ways2Life 13 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Yea, many people mix cayenne pepper. It is said to boost metabolism further.

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      101Ways2Life 13 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Tony, there's no hard-and-fast rule about the quantity of ACV for dilution. Each person has a different tolerance. You could start with 1 teaspoon in a cup of water, and then increase it to 3 teaspoons over time.

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      101Ways2Life 13 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Marlis, it is advisable to brush teeth after drinking ACV.

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      Carien 13 months ago

      Is ACV of American Garden brand ok? pls let me know.

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      Kelly A Burnett 13 months ago from United States

      Wonderful article - very helpful and succinct. I had wondered about this - heard so many stories. I learned a great deal - always wondered how organic was different. Thank you! I don't care for the acidic taste but will try it with honey.

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      Yvette 13 months ago

      Ive been told to mix a bit of cayenne pepper in it so you'll burn more calories

      Does it work ?

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      Tony Gowen 13 months ago

      A bit confused...article suggest 2 teaspoons per 8oz, but the video suggest 2 tablespoons per 12oz. Still a great article, but could you pls steer me in the right direction...maybe I'm misunderstanding?

      Thanks!

      Tony

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      Marlis 13 months ago

      My doctor recommends using toothpaste that restores the enamel to your teeth if drinking apple cider vinegar water. What is your opinion on this? Many thanks. I'm keeping up with this most excellent article.

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      Vitor FLG 13 months ago

      I liked it !! But, now, im going to a diet paleo, its very amazing, a book of recipes is helping me a lot

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      Neha 13 months ago from India

      Informative hub !

      apple cider is good for acne

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      101Ways2Life 13 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Marlis, the best option is to rinse your mouth after drinking ACV, or brush your teeth if you can.

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      101Ways2Life 13 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Teryna, wait for about an hour and then drink milk.

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      101Ways2Life 13 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      It's available on Amazon.

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      Marlis 13 months ago

      I have been mixing about 1/4 teaspoon Braggs ACV in 500 ml water and drinking this concentration 6 to 8 times a day. I read your excellent article (and most of the questions and replies). I am wondering if it would be better to mix 1/2 teaspoon Braggs ACV in 500 ml water to drink 3 to 4 times per day, alternating with plain water. Would that flush the ACV from my mouth and protect my tooth enamel? Thank-you.

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      Danisile 13 months ago

      Where can I buy ACV

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      Maggalynn Grace 14 months ago from Michigan

      Good! ACV can remedy many things.

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      The Stages Of ME 14 months ago

      Very interesting and informative hub thank for sharing :)

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      101Ways2Life 14 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi peggydiane, you should take a couple of weeks off after say 2-3 months' use. But this is very general advice.

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      101Ways2Life 14 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Julio, if you are on medication for any condition, it is advisable to consult a doctor before starting ACV diet.

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      101Ways2Life 14 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi AnnaSanders90, unfortunately I am not aware of ACV's effectiveness for respiratory issues. However, it is known to help in weight loss. You could try. If you are breastfeeding, please consult your doctor.

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      101Ways2Life 14 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      HI Maria, you should definitely consult your doctor about drinking ACV.

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      101Ways2Life 14 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Shannon, you should ideally dilute it while drinking. Also, if you are facing digestive issues, reduce the quantity of ACV you are drinking. Other thing you could try is buy a good brand like BRAGG from the market, and see if drinking BRAGG solves your problem. If the problem persists, stop drinking ACV.

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      101Ways2Life 14 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Yes Stacey, you could drink it first thing in the morning.

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      101Ways2Life 14 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Doreen, if you are on any medication, including for thyroid, you should definitely check with your doctor before taking ACV.

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      Brenda 14 months ago

      Hi I have heard that if you drink it with Tumeric it is also better have you heard of this and what will the tumeric do to enhance it

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      peggydianne 14 months ago

      How often should one take time out from this dosing and start again. I know its just in general but for the life of me I can't decide when to stop or when to start back.

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      mqasim03 14 months ago

      Hi is there any side effects of AVC?

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      alexmartin749 14 months ago

      Hey Julio You can Use for your enlargement check this- https://www.prosolutionplus.com/ct/316202

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      Julio 14 months ago

      Your information is very informative.I am being treated for prostrate enlargement. Can I take Apple cider for the same in addition to my other medicines?

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      AnnaSanders90 14 months ago

      Also if I put ACV on my stretch marks will it decrease or eliminate them??

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      AnnaSanders90 14 months ago

      Hello, I was wondering if using ACV will help alleviate chronic respiratory issues... I have had asthma since I was 9 years old, been on the same maintenance medicines --they stopped working and I have been in and out of hospitals and on long term steroid use for going on 3 years, I'm going on 26yrs of age in May. I have a young baby and want to be here for him, myself and my husband for a long time. I am tired and have gained so much weight and can't seem to get it off, no matter what I do... Is there any advice or research in ACV helping or being an aide as an anti- inflammatory??

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      Pennyforyourthots 14 months ago

      Very nice hub with a lot of great information! Thanks for sharing!

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      Stuart Zane 14 months ago from Toronto

      I always use apple cider vinegar for different dishes I love to make, but rarely I use it for any health purpose. But from now I would add it to my necessary food items.

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      Maria 14 months ago

      I am a Type 1 diabetic. I am taking insulins humalog before meal and lantus before bedtime. If i drink ACV, what is the effect of it? How can affect my diabeties as well as my digestive system and also my blood sugar? And last, when is the best time to drink it and how many time too? Please give me healthy honest fact answer. Thank u!!!

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      Shannon 14 months ago

      I'm just curious about my results from drinking ACV. I'm 45 and just had my worst "cycle" ever. I decided to try to detox a little with ACV. I began two weeks ago and I feel very sluggish and have had digestive issues. I'm wondering if ACV could be causing me to have these symptoms-i know detoxing can cause them.

      I am using ACV that I made from our own apple trees. I use the leftovers from making apple cider. Could it be too strong? I have been drinking it straight. I will can that to protect my teeth. I just wanted to check before I call the doctor and they send me through a bunch of tests I don't need.

      Just to be clear- I'm just asking if you've ever heard of it causing anything like this, I'm not asking for a diagnosis.

      Thank you

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      sarita 14 months ago from Hisar

      Very well written article. Thank you for the useful information.

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      Doreen 14 months ago

      I have an under active thyroid (hypothyroidism) and have been drinking ACVinegar but not recently, but since you have mentioned medication do you know if this will effect my thyroxine tablets or do I ask the pharmacy instead of troubling the Doctor.

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      101Ways2Life 15 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Bri, it could vary from person to person. I like to take a break for a couple of weeks after six to eight weeks of use.

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      Bri 15 months ago

      You say that you should take a break so your body doesnt get dependent or depleted. How long should you take it for? How long should you take a break from it?

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      101Ways2Life 15 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Nancy, it may damage your food pipe, as well as your teeth. Always dilute it.

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      101Ways2Life 15 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Chris, thank you for the tip. I am sure it will be useful for the readers of this article.

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      Chris 15 months ago

      Didn´t read all the comments, but in case no one wrote it already:

      Do NOT brush your teeth right after consuming acidic foods or beverages. The acid softens your teeth, meaning the abrasive particels in the toothpaste will literally "sand down" your teeth. Wait half an hour, or use mouth wash instead.

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      Kavitha gupta 15 months ago

      Should I use it in hot water or cold how to order brags acv. Online

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      101Ways2Life 16 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Sara, breastfeeding mothers should check with their doctor before getting on an ACV diet.

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      Sara 16 months ago

      I was wondering can nursing moms take this also will it be bad for the baby? Will it have an effect on my milk supply?

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      Jyotsna 16 months ago

      Hi i m 43 yr old lady with hypothyroidism.is it safe to take ACV for me?

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      Snowll 17 months ago

      I just started using acv. I use 2 tablespoons in about 8 oz of water morning and night. Am i doing it right? Is there a better way or quantity i should use?

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      sudha shankran 17 months ago

      Nice article, and read the queries and your answers. Did u get any feed back from persons,having thyroid, who tried having ACV . I would like to read those comments even before consulting a doctor.

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      101Ways2Life 17 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Please dilute ACV with water as suggested in this article. If the problem persists, please speak to your doctor.

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      anne 17 months ago

      I find if i drink acv i get a burning sensation on my stomach as if its too strong. I made a test and it definitely does make me quite uncomfortable.

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      101Ways2Life 17 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Supriya, the duration will depend on the results you get. ACV can be taken long-term. However, it is advisable to take brief breaks in between - for example a break for a week after taking ACV for 4 months or so.

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      Supriya 17 months ago

      Hi. Nice article. Want to know once we start consuming ACV for how long we need to consume it? And after stopping the intake will I gain weight again??

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      101Ways2Life 17 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Caro, hot water may change the composition of ACV. I prefer warm water.

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      Sam 17 months ago

      As im a breastfeeding mom with thyroid taking Acv from 20 days and gain 3.6kg weight

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      Carol 17 months ago

      Hi

      Is it ok to take CV in hot water?

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      Candy 17 months ago

      Thnx for d info abt acv. Recently drinking acv but always drink it after meal. Now i know to drink before meals

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      Mohana priya 18 months ago

      Using normal or warm water in Acv is best

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      101Ways2Life 18 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi mandydolan, thanks for your comment. Yes, ACV is great for hair growth and shine. You may wish to read about it in my other article: javascript:hpLoadLink('article',3887839, '', '')...

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      mandy dolan 18 months ago from california

      Great Hub. Awesome info and very in depth! Thank you. I also heard that ACV is good for your hair and scalp. Have you heard anything about that? Have any recommendations? Thanks in advance. :)

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      Stelios 18 months ago

      Hi, I've been using it for a while now, every morning I put some in my water with added lemon juice! Great way to detox :)

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      Imee nepomuceno 18 months ago

      I have been using ACV for almost 3mos now to help me with my acid reflux. im really satisfied with the results, and i really lost weight. Im planning to take it every other day now since i've already had good results with my daily intake.

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      Becs 18 months ago from Brooklyn, NY

      Wow I love how in depth you go into this subject. I have so many friends talking about their attempts at "Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanses" I just hope they know about all the great tips you shared on this hub!

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      jason 18 months ago

      Thanks for the feedback, I'll be trying this today

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      101Ways2Life 18 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Jason, thank you for reading the articles. Here are answers to your questions:

      1. Is there anything wrong with the way I'm doing it other than I'm drinking it with coffee? ANSWER: Yes, it is advisable to avoid any caffeine-related drink with ACV. Try and have coffee on its own, and drink ACV at another time of the day, and see how you feel. 2. If I choose to add cinnamon to this concoction how much do I add. ANSWER: Cinnamon can be quite spicy and even a pinch of it is sufficient. 3. Can my wife use acv, we are not sure cause she has a stomach ulcer that gives her acid indejestion. While ACV is acidic, it become alkaline when it enters the body. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor if she has stomach ulcer.

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      Troy Wilkerson 18 months ago from Norfolk, VA

      Thank you for the hub, it was very informative and yes Organic is the best.

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      Dorcus 19 months ago

      Does Apple cider vinegar make one drink too much water?I thirsty for water from time to time whilst taking acv,is there any connection?

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      jason 19 months ago

      Hello, I really enjoyed your article. I've been putting 2 tsp of acv with the mother from bragg along with 1 tsp of organic coconut oil, and 2 tsp of clover honey in my coffee daily, for about 2 weeks now. I feel wonderful. I started using it because I heard that it was good for you. Im 40yrs old and i felt horrible, ive got asthma and my joints were hurting, and my doctor asked me if i would try to add coffee to my regimen. I dont know if it is the hot coffee or the concoction that i have begun to use but i feel great. I havent been needing to use my inhaler. I havent felt this good since my twenties. I have so much energy. Its really great. Then i came across this article and I've learned alot more about acv. I have a few ?'s for you. 1. Is there anything wrong with the way I'm doing it other than I'm drinking it with coffee and I know you don't recommend unless it decaf. 2. If I choose to add cinnamon to this concoction how much do I add. 3. Can my wife use acv ,we are not sure cause she has a stomach ulcer that gives her acid indejestion. Thanks for any help you can give, hope you and everyone have a great day.

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      101Ways2Life 19 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Remy, please use unfiltered ACV.

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      remyappu@gmsil.com 19 months ago

      Can i use filtered and purified apple cider vinegar to loose wait since i have s bottle of it with me

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      thethingsaboveus@gmail.com 19 months ago

      how long should i use apple cider vinegar before i take a break from it then continue?

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      Jan 19 months ago

      I have taken losec for a hiatis hernia for more than ten years but since drinking two glasses of ACV at night instead of wine or juice for a few months i have not needed them at all, seems like a win to me

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      101Ways2Life 19 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Appush, if it is filtered, it will NOT contain the mother. Please buy unfiltered, unpasteurized ACV.

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      101Ways2Life 19 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Komal, if you are on any medication for thyroid, diabetes or blood pressure, you must consult your physician.

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      Appush 19 months ago

      I bought Freshly natural cider vinegar , ingredients:pure apple cider vinegar,filtered water,5% acidity.,, mother content is not there,, is this a good product ? Or we should only use organic, mother thng or what?

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      komal 19 months ago

      Hi its been a week I got to know about ACV ,and I really want to start taking it early morning but I am been taking thyronorm empty stomach.

      now my question is how do I get started ,, should I take the medication first followed by ACV, or visa versa. Please let me know as physician didn't knew about it

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      Kiran 20 months ago

      Very informative article. thanks for sharing it. I am using american garden ACV as i have no access to Bragg ACV. Will it work?? or how i get Bragg ACV in Pakistan?

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      101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Thank you very much Bobby. Much appreciated.

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      Robert Morgan 20 months ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

      Great research and good solid information. Look forward to reading more of your work. Have a great Sunday evening. Bobby.

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      sonali 20 months ago

      Plzzzzz reply i want to lossss my weight fast .plz telll me how much time i hav to take this drink which is help me to loosss weight fast .plzzzz reply dear.....

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      101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Pinku, expectant mothers as well as breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors.

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      101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Amna, usually it is safe to drink ACV twice a day. However, if a qualified nutritionist has prescribed you a different routine, please go with the professional advice.

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      101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Tapan, I am not aware of health benefits of eating onion dipped in ACV, though ACV is routinely used as a salad dressing.

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      ay 20 months ago

      Is it okay t drink acv during periods? Will it create any kind of prob?

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      amna 20 months ago

      I am drinking acv mixed with water and honey 3 times a day...buti heard from one of my frndz doc who is nutritionist,she told to uae this remedy only once in a day in morning not nore than else it can damage stomach by cuts or something like that coz its vinegar so shld i use once coz consuming more can be dangerous?

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      Tapan Kumar De 20 months ago

      does onion dipped in apple cider vinegar have any good effect?

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      101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      If the bottle says unpasteurized, unfiltered ACV, then you could use it. I try not to recommend any specific brand.

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      ushnaCh 21 months ago

      Hi there.I am living in a country where i am unable to find unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. there is only american garden vinegar available.So can i use it any way? Will it be of any use?

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      101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Lilian, not too sure whether ACV can help with cramps. Please seek medical advice.

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      Lilian 21 months ago

      I have severe leg cramps at night. The only relief I get isby taking quinine which my doctor prescribes. However, I would prefer a natural remedy. Is this ACV a solution perhaps?

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      kumar 21 months ago

      Does ACV helps in curing Hepatitis B and hepatitis C ??

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      Vijay 21 months ago

      Madam does ACV has any curing effect for Sciatic nerves pain ?

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      Agility Beauty 21 months ago from U.S.A

      I never tried apple cider vinegar before but i will try it soon

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