01/29/2011: Suez from Raleigh, Nc, Usa: "PLEASE HELP!!!
I went to the Whole Foods Store and puchased some organic ACV w/Mother yesterday.
Here's the thing: It tastes sooo bad, I couldn't get it down. I was bucking (almost vomiting) like a kid being made to eat ocra!!! (LOL). I did as one poster on here suggested, and filled a 2 ounce shot glass with the ACV, then trasferred that to an 8 ounce glass, and filled the glass with bottled water. I tried to drink it, but I just coudn't stand the taste!
Anyway, my questions are:
1) What do most of you use to make it taste better ? and what juices or other drinks could I use with it That would not counteract the benefits of the solution in the ACV ? What drinks or juices should I stay away from using with it (and why) ?
2) Is there a brand of ACV that comes in a pill or capsule form that would be the same as taking it in liquid form ?
Thanks ahead of time for your suggestions b/c I really need to get my pressure down asap and I'm hoping ACV Will work!
01/29/2011: Kerry from Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada replies: "Most people don't see any benefits from using apple cider vinegar pills. I personally take about an ounce of ACV and combine it with 2 ounces of lemon juice, then fill a tall glass with water. That gives it more of a lemonade taste to the drink and you may find that easier to take.
01/29/2011: Sherry from Chino Valley, Az replies: "I take Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) every day, just put it on your salad in place of salad dressing... Its strong, but it is much easier in a salad. Also add tomatos to help tone down The ACV.."
01/30/2011: T from Maryland, Usa replies: "2 teaspoons mixed in with some apple juice shouldn't be too hard to get down. If it still is, mix the ACV with a little honey first and then into the apple juice."
01/30/2011: Lily from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia replies: "Hi SueZ, most people don't like the taste of Apple Cider Vinegar so don't feel alone on that point. It is really disguised when put in apple juice. That seems to be the best to mix it with.
I don't think there is anything in the juice and liquid flavouring area that it can't be mixed with although it would curdle in milk obviously.
Yes there is an Apple Cider Vinegar in capsule form but I don't think it has the same benefits as the liquid Apple Cider Vinegar with mother. Cheers Lily."
01/30/2011: Blanche from Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Usa replies: "Two ounces of ACV in 8 oz. of water is quite strong. You may want to try again using just a spoonful."
01/30/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Here in Europe I have never found ACV with the mother, neither in the supermarkets nor in the health shops, not in Switzerland either (if it exists it is well hidden, I tell you! ). Therefore I don't even know what the mother looks like. You can find Bio, unfiltered ACV and that is what I use. I never drink it pure so I have no idea what it really tastes but I use it in salads and it tastes like regular vinegar. When I drink it I always mix it with water only or else also with molasso, cayenne pepper, maybe turmeric..... But I am always surprised that ACV in the US seems to taste far worse than ours because I can tell you that a Tbspoon of ACV in a regular Glass of water doesn't taste bad at all! Maybe not what you would drink for pleasure but it really doesn't taste bad!"
[YEA] 02/16/2011: Doug from Houston, Texas replies: ".. I have a wonderful recipe that is also very healthy... Boil 32 oz of water for a tea, turn off heat and add 4 tea bags of rasberry zinger, add 1 table spoon of raw honey and 8 tablespoons of ACV. Pour over ice and simply sip through out the day..... The tea and the honey cut the taste and after the first sip you almost can't stop drinking the stuff ...Enjoy"
[YEA] 07/08/2011: Nori from Portland, Or replies: "A very refreshing ACV "cocktail": In a short glass, add a few ice cubes, 2 tablespoons ACV (with the 'mother'), top off with ginger ale, and a dash of bitters. Goes down really easy."
[YEA] 08/07/2011: Erica from Salt Lake City, Utah replies: "I've been using ACV for years and I am also a pro at passing kidney stones, 17 passed last year alone, (7 over Labor Day weekend) and have passed at least 5 a year since kidney surgery in 2003, the largest being 7mm. Now I have discovered from multiple CT scans that I have several 8mm stones in my kidneys and they are spasming quite often now. The suspicion is calcium and so I am supposed to cut out calcium except through food. A huge problem there - I am allergic to dairy, prone to stones and am in surgical menopause from cancer - so I have to have calcium to prevent osteoporosis. So what do I do? Nothing, except have surgery. So I have been told. Sorry just giving you my "credentials"...
Now let me tell you what I do with my ACV. I drink it several ways and I enjoy them a lot, even crave it on a hot summer day. I have been drinking ACV for over 17 yrs... Not consistently like I probably should. I am doing better now. I either drink it straight and "chase" it with something else, usually water, or pour whatever amount looks right and fill the cup up with water(I don't like measuring... ) but the best way that I prefer is 1 tbsp ACV, 8 oz warm or hot water, 1 tbsp raw honey and throw some cayenne in for fun, about 1/4 tsp. It's a warm, sweet drink. Very pleasant to me, at least. I am starting to add ACV into everything now to help with my kidney pain. I am also drinking lemon water or "lemonade", whichever is handy. (I was drinking some ACV while typing this and I was previously doubled over from both kidneys spasming and I can now sit up straight. ) There is also another remedy that my mom found my 2nd to last stone incident. It involves essential oils, apple juice and olive oil. I used this remedy and I didn't even feel the last 3 stones as I passed them! I was surprised when I saw 3 large stones in the toilet, no bleeding, no pain, nothing.
Mix 8 oz Apple Juice with 2 Tbsp Olive Oil, shake vigorously and then drink, 2 to 3 times daily until stone passes.
Meanwhile...mix together 10 drops each - Juniper, Geranium and Eucalyptus Radiata
Dilute with 1 tsp vegetable or massage oil. Apply 6-10 drops over kidney area and apply hot compress for 30 mintues once a day. Massage Juniper and Geranium on bottom of feet twice a day.
For me, I just pour 6 drops of each oil in my hand, plus a carrier oil, namely Jason's Vit E facial oil, and rub on the kidney hurting and apply the hot compress and leave it there until it gets cold. It smells so nice! As I am laying there with the compress on, I am sipping away at my apple and oil drink. I have not, so far, knock on wood, needed to drink more than 1 glass of the apple/oil mix. It's not the greatest tasting drink but it helps so much. Don't chug it but try to get it down as fast as you can and "chase" it with some plain apple juice. You will not feel the stone as it is so soft from the oils and the ureter is opened up to allow passage, that you will be amazed. Oh, and I passed the stone(s) with in a few hours. Like at the same time. It was quick and the oddest sensation to feel the stones coming out since they were fairly large ...
I hope that this works for ya and good luck."
08/30/2011: Dave In Centraltx from San Antonio, Tx replies: "My recipe for elixir (twice/day on weekdays, 3x/day on weekends): 1 tbspn _____s ACV, strained juice of 1 lemon, 12 oz room temp distilled water, for flavor-2 tbspn honey (or grade B pure maple syrup or agave nectar), and 1/8 tspn of organic cayenne pepper.
I don't use as a fasting cleanse. I continue to eat (healthy, live, un-processed food/drink) and use this as a supplement. If this regimen is maintained along with exercise, no fasting is necessary."
[YEA] 09/02/2011: Skyblue393 from Cornwall, Uk replies: "Just found an amazing way to take ACV.... And enjoy it!! Mix your ACV (can be any amount really as the taste is masked so well) and mix with ginger and lemongrass cordial ( I used greenbottle, but there may be a different brand in the US) and sparkling water... Yum!! I hope this helps :)"
10/25/2012: Jillian from Potomac, Md replies: "To Erica from Salt Lake City: I have osteopenia so take Calcium twice a day and I am also prone to kidney stones. Calcium carbonate contributes to the kidney stones so I take calcium citrate (I take Citracalc with Vitamin D to help the absorption) which does not contribute to kidney stones instead of calcium carbonate. Check your multi-vitamin - many have calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is also in most antacids - like Tums."
12/16/2010: Paula from Albany, Ny: "I found a really delicious way to drink ACV. I had struggled with drinking ACV with baking soda and water and the taste kept me from being consistent drinking it. Then, based on someone's comment, I decided to make a juicy version. I take an empty 16 oz. Water bottle and mark it in quarters with a marker so I know how much a quarter dose is. To find out where to mark it, add 3 oz of water and mark the line. Then repeat this until you have 4 markings. Then I empty the now marked bottle and start making my mixture. I add 4 TBSP of ACV, then add roughly 1 TBSP of baking soda and fill up the bottle with filtered water and shake it gently. Then for each dose (I drink it am and pm), I pour 1/4 of the bottle into a juice glass and add a natural blueberry acai or blueberry pomegranite juice to the glass (I like Northland brand). I add a fair amount and add an ice cube or two. I keep it in the fridge until it's time to make a new batch. It's delicious and you only barely taste the vinager. Plus I'm getting the benefit of blueberry and other juices. Give it a try."
11/09/2010: Danny T. Vick from Commerce, Texas: "To Whom it may concern, I could not stand the taste of the Vinegar and water mix when I drank it or the smell of it when it came out as sweet so I come up with this mixture on my own. I take a half gal. Jug of 100% grape juice and pour out 1/3 cup of it down the drain or drink it. I then pour in 1/3 cup of Heinz Apple Cider and mix it up and chill in refrigerator. I drink one cup of that mixture everday with 2 tablespoons of Kretschmer's wheat germ added. The easiest way to do this is to take an empty bottle of Kretschmer's and put a piece of tape on it at the one cup level. The day before pour in the jar one cup of that mixture and add 2 tablespoons Wheat Germ. I swirl it around in the jar and drink it down. My Sinuses have cleared up as well as my Arthitis."Replies
12/01/2010: Elle from Charleston, Sc, Usa replies: "I add 1 tablespoon ACV, splash of Texas Pete hot sauce, dash of herbal salts (or sea salt)in a six ounce juice glass and add tomato juice and stir. Takes the place of an evening Bloody Mary. Celery stalk optional."
[YEA] 11/03/2010: Chad from Malta, Montana, U.S.A.: "Tough elixer:
2 caps bee pollen
Dash of hot sauce
Pinch of aunt jemima
Organic nighty night tea... Organic 7 spice chai tea
Organic chamomile tea
1 tsp honey
1-2 tbsp cider vinegar (depending on how badly you wrestle)
Pinch of cinnamon
2 flakes crushed red pepper
Cup of water
*drink while burning an incense and holding rabbits foot (optional)"
10/08/2010: Susie from Belcourt, Nd: "For those who are using the Apple Cider Vinegar in water and don't like the taste, it works and tastes great when you mix it with Apple juice, a dash of cinnamon, and a little honey. I heat it in the microwave and drink in the morning instead of my coffee. It keeps my congestion at a minimum, and I have chronic allergies to everything, so this is a true God send for me."Replies
[WARNING!] 07/05/2011: Ann from Laval, Quebec, Canada replies: "Nice idea but you zap all the enzymes out of your ACV when you use the microwave. In fact it does this to ALL your food. Read it up on the net."
[YEA] 09/07/2010: Candy from St. George, Kansas, Usa : "I have been drinking 1 tbls of ACV in 12oz of unsweetened Grapefruit juice and 1 tbls of Organic Honey 3x a day for 1wk. I have lost 10lbs so far and have more energy then I've had for a long time. The grapefruit juice dilutes the vinegar enough that all you taste is the juice. I almost want to drink it all day but I don't want to over do it. Can you over do ACV in a day?"
[YEA] 08/27/2010: Michael from Hudson, Fl: "For those asking what you can add to the ACV to make it sweeter, just add the ACV to a glass of apple juice and you can barely taste it. I just started with 1 t. In a small glass of apple juice and it just tastes like apple cider. I'll be increasing that to 2 t. Soon. I'll be experimenting with the ACV, water, and apple juice mixtures in a big bottle that I can sip throughout the day. I'll post the results soon."Replies
01/01/2011: Greensativa from Bullhead City, Arizona replies: "Continuous contact of the cider vinegar on the teeth is not good for the enamel and can soften it. Best to consume at varied times of the day."
[YEA] 08/22/2010: Kristin1023 from Orange, Ca: "I drink my ACV with apple juice. It takes great, much like sparkling cider!"
[YEA] 07/09/2010: Patrice from Silver Spring, Md : "Regarding sweetening of the acv drink- I use d-ribose to sweeten my acv drink because its a vital nutrient that the body needs but is also naturally sweet! :) patrice"
05/19/2010: Sarah from Lafayette, La: "I've noticed the several postings regarding ACV recipes - however can you take the ACV straight 1 or 2x a day?"
EC: A few others have asked the same question.. here's the thread: http://earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar2.html#ACVCHASERS
01/01/2011: Greensativa from Bullhead City, Arizona replies: "Because of the acidity it would not be advised to take it straight without any sort of other liquid to dilute it. It can burn the mouth and throat tissue."
06/15/2011: Tvmademedoit from Lawdale, Ca replies: "It can wear on your teeth and cause much damage to your insides over time if it is not diluted. It is HIGHLY acidic."
[YEA] 04/16/2010: Exboss from Chicago, Il: "I don't usually go for "health food" or "organic" or "natural" remedies... but I'm totally convinced about apple cider vinegar. I hope I don't offend anybody on this site; I put a big splash of acv in a 32 oz bottle with a packet of peach ice tea mix and lots of water and ice. I love it! Another recipe is to add a splash of acv and an equal splash of lime juice to 32 oz of water and ice. Sweeten with agave (another new discovery!) to taste. Wonderful!!"Replies
01/01/2011: G from Bullhead City, Arizona replies: "You will be discovering a whole array of these natural and very healthy alternatives to the modern day processed food that has been making many people sick through out the years."
[YEA] 04/13/2010: Karen from Williston, Nd, Usa: "I have been racking my brain trying to come up with a way to get my kids to take ACV. Drinking it in water is out of the question, but today I mixed 2 tbsp ACV, 1/4 tsp baking soda in 8 oz of organic apple juice and you can't taste the vinegar at all. Just tastes like apple juice. This might be a solution for those who want the benefits but not the taste."
[YEA] 04/07/2010: Ester from Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa: "It is most enjoyable to mix the daily dose of apple cider vinegar with grapefruit juice - the slightly bitter taste neutralizes the astringency of the vinegar. I use one table spoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of grapefruit juice."
[YEA] 02/21/2010: Mohini from Suva, Fiji Islands: "I add a little amount to salt to reduce the sourness of vinegar. I sometimes make a drink with lemon juice, water, salt and little honey or sugar and add some crushed mint leaves. The drink is refreshing specially during the summers."
02/03/2010: S from Siloam Springs, Arkansas: "I like apple cider vinegar with salt instead of any kind of sweetner. 1 tablespoon ACV in 8 oz water with 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. Is this good, or bad?"