Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Acidity Reactions From Vinegar
- ACV, Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
- Alkalizing Remedy
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda, Oil Pulling
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Mollases, Arginine
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda or Carbicarb Alkalization
- Bath Remedies That Shouldn't Be Mixed Together
- Beet Root
- Betaine Hcl
- Black Pepper
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Chromium and Vanadium
- Co Q10
- Coconut Oil
- Colon Hydrotherapy
- Constipation Caused From Op and ACV
- Cream of Tartar
- Epsom Salts
- Flaxseed Oil
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Therapy
- Lemon and BS With HBP
- Lemon Bicarbonate
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Oil Pulling and Hydrogen Peroxide
- Olive Leaf Extract
- Raw Greens
- Sea Salt
- Sodium Nitrite
- Tea Tree Oil
- Vanadium Sulfate
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Acidity Reactions From Vinegar
10/09/2007: Amie from Janesville, IOWA: "If you are having a reaction to vinegar, you may have candida. Yeast-proliferating foods-such as sugar,(including honey), and vinegar exacerbate intestinal candidiasis. Candida is extremely common, given to the poor choices in food selection now days. For me, candida was the root cause of all my sinus problems, headaches, bloating in my belly, on and off fatigue/depression, poor memory/brain fog and added to weight gain and an addictive craving for sweets,breads, and vinegars. fyi: another sign of candida overgrowth is recurrent fungal infections of the toenails and fingernails; or recurrent athlete's foot."Replies
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 04/20/2009: Mayte from Kissimmee, FL replies: "I have been diagnosed with the following HBP, Fibromyalgia, and cluster headaches. So I am willing to try anything to feel better than I do. I was told to take 2 tsp of ACV and 1 tsp of Blackstrap Molasses,and 1/2 cup of Aloe Vera GEL with (alkaline) Water. I have a Alkalizer filter. I have been taking this mix for about 4 days and I have lost 2 pounds a day, Pee like there is no tommorrow, and go several times a day to the bathroom for the other stuff. Blood pressure has been going up even though I am taking my medication. I am itchy all over but I do have more energy and I was told that this will get rid of some toxins in my system which I believe that is true. The itchy is what I do not underwstand is that normal? The fact that I have lost weight makes me happy since I need to loose weight. I am not that hungry anymore, and I do not crave sweet stuff. The doctor said if I lost some weight it would help with the HBP and I also have allergies to Perservatives in the foods especially MSG I breakout in hives. I think that since it cleans toxins in the body and I believe that is why I am itchy due to the toxins being messed with in the body I hope I am right. Because over all I am not going to stop unless something major happens. So far I feel it is helping me with the elimination of toxins and I really need it."
06/20/2009: H from Seattle, Wa replies: "really, it would be best if u stayed away from msg ! -r u being forced 2 eat preservatives? no,so when getting side effects of preservatives,don't complain- u chose 2 eat that item, just don't eat packaged food; don't microwave;
don't cook food inteflon or other plasticy non natural surfaces; use glass or iron, make your own food, don't eat out at restaurants, most employees never wash and food, aprt from being loaded with preservatives has the added risk of being old.
Whatever you do, never drink beverages from SODA FOUNTAINS!!! This I cannot stress more.I have seen this firsthand at many restaurants, I've worked in, these machines have never been cleaned.THey are installed and forgotten. Once I was unclogging one of these and i pulled out a blob which looked like an x-files creature.
what else can i say here? carbonation in small moderation. no corn syrup. no tap water.
don't buy fake peanut butter(hydrogenated)- ur just buying infated water, not actual peanut butter.
buy organic or natural foods, unaffected by nerve damaging preservatives, eat that ezekial bread, try 2 really meditate once in a while, do pranayama. fast once in a while...etc,etc."
08/20/2009: Carmen from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "geez, i didn't read anywhere that she was complaining. i didn't like the tone of your reply- you are being helpful, but berating someone with the old "you ate it, you don't have the right to complain!" is perplexing and rather offensive."
11/14/2009: Tamsin from Normal, Il replies: "FYI, I've worked in lots of different restaurants and everywhere I worked the soda machine was thoroughly cleaned every night, without exception. I also agree with Carmen regarding your tone."
11/15/2009: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, USA replies: "Hi everyone, I do believe how we speak to one another is very important as it can feel harsh and disrespectful and I have seen it here before from a poster who consistently was outright rude. Berating others is never a good tactic. Still, I understand where H from Seattle is coming from. What I often say is: the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. When we have a negative effect from anything- food, medicine, people, situations, etc., we must look at it squarely and ask ourselves WHAT? and then take the measures necessary for a better result. I think this person became overzealous in their warnings is all. I get that more each day that I am on this new journey of juicing, green smoothies and raw food. I am not 100% just high raw at this point and having amazing experiences. Each day I look around me and I see how many ailments, disease and pain people are in and still they continue to put these things into their body. I'm not saying it's easy to change, I'm just saying if you want to see changes, you must change the way you are doing things. I have always been committed to eating "healthy"- since I was 19 and started as a macrobiotic. Then just vegetarian for many years but my health suffered so I returned to eating meat. I was fine until about 4 years ago and became committed again to finding an answer to my physical pain I have endured. I went completely through alternative means- herbs, homeopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage, only organic, etc. Eventually, I found this site and have tried ACV, hydrogen peroxide, oil pulling, etc. Everything helped a little. It's all good. Then the mini beet protocol and I decided to go for it. OMG! Major headway. That lead me to juicing, which lead me to the raw food world and now into the superfoods world! Amazing is all I can say. I feel my body returning- my life being given back to me. I know pain, I know incredible pain but I was not willing to live with it or be anesthetized or medicated by the doctors- that is not a power I am willing to give them. On these sites I have seen testimonies of "miracles" over and over- people defeating cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes, debilitating illness, chronic fatigue, depression, etc. all these things that society is now naming and accepting. These are all symptoms of the breakdown of how we are eating and what we are putting into our bodies willingly. I urge all of you to look into this- we all have access to computers who are on this site so do the research- there is so much out there for us!
Deanna from Augusta, GA- google Terminator Zapper and do some research on this. All of you who have issues with strange symptoms that the medical profession cannot explain read about the parasites and nano bacterias that are affecting people and what you can really do to rid yourself of these- the zapper, zeolite, liver cleanses, MSM- there is so much. Some of these leading people can be heard on youtube- it's free! All of it available for our own knowledge. And look at these people while you're listening- they're vital, alive, dynamic!
I am with all of you on our quest for health but be willing to really do the research and do the work to get yourself off the mainstream wheel- it's not working. I can only tell you these last couple of weeks have been mind-blowing for me. I hope you will find that for yourselves too."
EC: Lisa's extensive (and fantastic) feedback on the Mini Beet Protocol can be found here: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/mini-beet-protocol.html#GF_33363
08/05/2011: Franji from Melbourne, Australia replies: "I am about to try ACV. I have had a sore throat for 5 days and I came across this website. I used to drink ACV yeasr ago because I heard it was good for you. I will let you know. I am beside myself and just want it to go away. Here goes! Bottoms up!"
05/09/2012: Peter from Kensington, Ca replies: "I want to point out to Mayte from Kissimmee, FL, that whatever benefits are derived from apple cidar vinegar, high blood pressure is a very serious health issue, and if yours is increasing on account of anything you are doing or not doing, whether it is diet, medication, therapy, or lifestyle, you are causing grave risk to your body.
I also want to point out to all readers that a huge number of people live in good health to an old age despite what you might consider appalling lifestyles, attitudes, actions, and exposure to toxicitity. A great deal of health has to do with one's path, with the affirmation of (positive) personal transformation, and the encouragement of truth that is by and large not measureable. I am writing about spiritual truth. So, if you get over warts or severe food allergies as I have, through autohypnosis, and hayfever through mere will power, this is an affirmation of a deeper truth not easily measured.
The deeper benefits occur when you start paying attention to that deeper truth. You may also find you change your lifestyle, but the lack of enduring or permanent positive change as has been the experience of some people using different lifestyle approaches and regimens suggests to me that while the initial successes, or even long term successes are not to be denied for the reasons I stated, ultimate dissatisfaction or failure indicate there is a deeper truth toward which people are being directed and are being encouraged to explore.
05/10/2012: Cindyanywhere from Anywhere, Usa replies: "Peter, would you give more information on how you actually overcame food allergies? thank you, cindy"
ACV, Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/10/2010: Lori from Delta, Co: "I started taking the lemon w/BS for over a month ago and I felt like I was getting a funny taste in my mouth like metal and it felt like a coating was all inside my mouth. And Saturday I woke up and my tongue had a white coating on it and the insides of my mouth all around my cheeks inside my lips and the way back of my tongue felt like it had a coating and was red and swollen almost like a rash my tongue underneath felt inflamed and tight. I felt terrible like I had been trying to catch a real bad cold. I never had this happen before. I started immediately taken more of the BS and ACV in very warm water and sipped on it. My throat started to clear up and by Tuesday I felt normal again. I'm thinking it was all getting rid of candida or??? I thought I might have mixed too many remedies. But I still take the lemon w/BS, blackstrap molasses, lecithin, e and d, and occasionaly sea salt. Any idea what it might of been could it of been ridding candida?"Replies
11/12/2010: Lisa from Waynesboro, Virginia replies: "If you already have systemic candida, it could have been a die off reaction. If it is getting better then you can keep doing that. I have been improving with my candida; I don't even do the molasses since it's another sugar."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 07/21/2007: G from Palo Alto, CA: "Hi Ted, I have a question for you: I started on 2 tbl ACV & 1/4 tsp Baking soda along with lemon juice. This I take twice a day for the last 5 days. The main intention is to reduce my blood pressure. I definitely see improvement in energy levels. However since I have started taking this I have begun getting constipated. Also my blood pressure has risen by about 5-8 points on the systolic reading and I feel I am gaining weight. Does this sound like I am retaining sodium? In one of your suggestions you mention using Potassium Bicarbonate. However I am unable to find it in the pharmacy. Please let me know what you would recommend. Thanks"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 02/02/2009: Tom from Galloway, NJ USA replies: "Hello everybody, I also experienced a bad case of constipation. But to make matters worse, my butt not only feels like it is clamped shut but it burns like hell all the time. I've never had hemmies but I am assuming thats what they feel like (no bleeding). I started out with a teaspoon in about 10 oz of water but then I followed EC advice with 2 teaspoons in a liter of filtered water and sipped during the day.
I stopped for about a day and a half and the bottom end of me is getting better. However, I have a case of rosacea and it seemed to clear up nicely and I was peeing like a race horse..But the burning butt is a deal breaker. I was using _____ organic with the Mother... Any suggestions? Would baking soda help or should I forget about it? Thanks"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/02/2011: Anonymous from Anonymous: "Hi, I just took the alkalizing remedy (baking soda, potassium bicarbonate, citric acid) in the monring and in the mid afternoon I took it again and threw in a little vitamin C and magnesium. I read somewhere on here it was recommended to alkalize 4 times a day to strengthen the immune system. I haven't been able to eat much cuz I don't feel well but on the 2nd time I felt a quick full body heat flush and then anxiety for a few minutes until I drank more water and ate an egg. I might have been a bit dehyrdrated as well. My stomach feels a bit in turmoil right now. Did I do something wrong? What can I do right? Gracias!"Replies
[YEA] 09/13/2011: Bianka from France replies: "Hi All, I take apple cider vinegar 4 drops with tsp honey bit of warm water to stir then add cold and knock it back only once a day it has helped my bad back no end but why would anyone want to take their concoctions more than once a day - anything that is taken too much is not good for you.
I also take quarter tsp of Bicarbonate of soda in half a glass of water for my heartburn when it comes on which is about once a week now whereas before I lived on rennies - then the doctor put me on some sort of antacid tablets that had side effects like putting on weight. So I stick to carrying my bicarbonate of soda in an old tablet bottle.
Re CANDIDA - I got rid of mine that I had had for years on and off with the following:
2 -3 half capfuls of Aloe vera (cranberry flavour) juice (this is like a weed killer for yeast) 1 -2 acidophulus tablets (10 million per capsule) as the 4 Billion suggested capsule gave me a temperature. I gave up all sugars, all yeasts incl alcohol except Apple cider vinegar, and gave up mushrooms as suggested in the candida book - this I did (and noted on paper each day my headaches etc) I did this for 3 months suggested and all my ailments went away now I keep aloe vera in the fridge for when I need it (opened it only lasts a month) and always keep taking my acidophulus tablets 1 or 2 a day - they are the good bacteria that is suppossed to be found in Actimal and Yogurts and Yacult except that the later 3 things have sugar in them and make you fat hence contarindications.
So why not try the above for candida and like anything the bad will come out in some form like itching or headaches or nausea but should only last a week . I now take Selinium tablets - antioxidents once a day and a squirt of lemon juice also antioxident to ward of colds - I watched a documentary that said that oxygen oxideses our body like rust and therefore we should all be taking antioxidents because of this and the chemicals in the air.
Look after yourselfs and don't overdo your concoctions but personally I would do things over a course of a month or 2 -3 only and if it does not clear up then think again."
Apple Cider Vinegar
[SIDE EFFECTS] 05/18/2013: Mari from London, Uk: "Hello, I started taking a spoon of Apple Cider Vinegar every morning, when I heard that it aids digestion and alkalines the system.
However, since I started I have been waking up with burning eyes and my tounge and mouth feel very acidic every in the mornings. I also experience worsening pains in my joints (hand) that seem to get worse every day.
Could the Apple cider have made me more acidic? Please advise. Thank you."Replies
05/18/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Mari, have you been diluting it in plenty of water?"
05/20/2013: Davey D. from Vancouver Bc., Canada replies: "To Marie from London. You are supposed to take two tablespoon of ACV in a glass with 1/4 tsp. of baking soda mixed in and let it fizz off. Then you can mix some water or flavored water if you like up to a full glass. No wonder you are so acidic.
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/29/2013: Nandu from Kerala, India: "Initially, I had used ACV with mother and got good results with a chronically blocked nose and warts. However, I find that any internal use nowadays, even the lowest recommended dose, triggers an aggravation of my barely dormant facial dermatitis and urticaria. Odema and melasma also occurs. I was such a fan of ACV that I tested this in several ways with long breaks in between. It definitely ACV that causes the aggravation. Just thought I'd pass on this feedback."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/03/2013: Tana from Orange, Nsw: "Greetings, I would like to ask a question - I commenced taking 2 teas. ACV in water with honey, each morning, approx 1 year ago. As time has passed I now get horrible indigestion & acid reflux, burning right up to base of my throat. Particularly at night when I lay down.
The Dr. put me on medication for 30 days, which settled it down. Now, without medication it is starting up again. I had my gallbladder out 18 yrs ago.
I loved taking ACV, however, am now wondering if it actually has caused this problem? Rather reluctant to commence again. Would really appreciate advise.
04/04/2013: Jnell from Lumby, Bc, Canada replies: "Hmm, just thinking it could be something else you are eating or drinking, dairy or meat maybe? ACV is actually a very common cure for Acid Reflux. Also you could try mixing about 1/4tsp of baking soda in 6-8oz of filtered water and sipping that when your having discomfort :) Good luck"
[WARNING!] 01/27/2013: Patels from Toronto, Ontario Canada: "Apple cider vinegar side effects are mild and can be easily prevented. Here are 5 side effects of apple cider vinegar and how to prevent them.
Few of my known friends tried this one and hd scary sidfefeects ranging from serious damage to vocal chords and flu like symptoms. Please please be careful."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 11/08/2012: Uzanne from Fort Wayne, Indiana: "When I take apple cider vinegar daily I break out with painful herpes. I finally figured the ACV was the only thing I was doing different. I wondered if anyone else has had this experience? At first I thought it was the effect brought on by cleansing my body but the pain was too much so I stopped the ACV. If this is the virus being attacked I want to continue but I need to know if anyone else has had this experience. I do want to take ACV for all the good things it has done for me. But I was miserable. Thanks and I hope to gt some feedback."Replies
11/24/2012: Carol from Statesville, Nc 28677 replies: "TO the girl who gets herpes side effects upon taking apple cider vinegar. When I started taking ACV to cleanse my body, I too got a tiny bump in the corner of my lips and knew it was herpes. Had this once or twice before. I immediately put rubbing alcohol on it and all over the rest of my lips to protect them. The alcohol starts to KILL the herpes as it tries to grow! If you don't believe me, TRY IT! IT WORKS! The doctors don't want you to know this because they won't make any money off of you if you cure yourself! Right! Okay, please use a dab of rubbing alcohol on the bump as soon as you have THAT feeling on your lip. Keep applying it as soon as you get that feeling and I promise, it won't grow! Its amazing, I just experimented with rubbing alcohol one day and it worked. Hope you get this soon. By the way, I have been cleansing with Apple cider vinegar with the mother in it for a month. Add one tsp or more of the vinegar to two cups of water. I drink glasses of this all day. If you feel that darn thing on your lip just zap it fast. Thank you God for rubbing alcohol! Sincerely!!! :)!"
05/30/2012: Yoj from Lawrenceville, Ga, Usa: "Hi! I am new to the site but I am really enjoying it here! I have just started the ACV and so far have only taken it 2x in 24 hrs. I am taking 2 tsp in 8oz cranberry juice. I already have a canker sore on the back of my tongue. I know this is common but should I cut back on the ACV or maybe the cranberry is too much acid? Just wondering the cause and if anyone else has had the same issue and solved the problem.
Thank you!! Yoj"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 05/24/2012: Cat from Bop, New Zealand: "YEA BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS: Thinking I was doing everything right for the last few years, switching to non-fluoride toothpaste and consuming ACV (sometimes 3x day but last few months 1x week), never drank sodas, even as a child, healthy diet with little processed food - I've been suffering toothache and went to the dentist a couple of days ago where he announced I had a LOT of work needing doing in my mouth. I was horrified but have been thinking perhaps I shouldn't have switched from fluoride to non-fluoride, did the ACV strip my teeth and cause cavities??? Well I think yes to both of these but it's done now so I'm trying black walnut although can only get them in gel capsules (not as good perhaps?), liquid silica, cod liver oil, fish oil etc - he's also put me on anti-biotics for the first time in I don't know how many years but will take to kill off any pain and give me respite till next appt.
Anyway, if I'd known to drink water and not brush my teeth straight after drinking ACV (or have it through a straw), I would have possibly avoided all this drama. I'm feeling really down about it as I don't want to lose any more teeth. I'm 47 and in otherwise good health. So just a warning to those consuming the good old apple cider vinegar - drink through a straw, have a glass of water straight after and DON'T brush your teeth straight away as this brushes the enamel off as the ACV has already attacked it!!"
02/27/2012: Laz from Bloomfield, New Jersey, Usa: "I am wondering if anyone out there can give me some feedback. Here is my story (I'll try to keep it brief): In June, 2011 I started losing my voice and have experienced various stages of hoarseness ever since. It is Feb. 27, 2012 as I write this. I went to an ENT physician, who examined my throat/vocal cords (not a pleasant experience) and he told me my vocal cords were "red and puffy, " and he believed the cause was that I was experiencing "Silent Acid Reflux" (i. e. , I don't have heartburn, but he said that stomach acid was traveling up my esophagus and burning my vocal cords). I also have noticed an off-and-on tangy taste in my mouth, plus often smell what I can only describe as "cigarette smoke" right after I eat -- but of course no one is smoking around me. Very weird. I thought that possibly I was smelling my own stomach acid churning around in my stomach.
So, I did my own research on the Internet and discovered all sorts of rave reviews about apple cider vinegar being a wonderful cure for acid reflux (even though, according to the ENT doc, mine was "silent. ") Since mid-January of 2012 I have religiously been drinking _____'s ACV (one tablespoon in a glass of filtered water) every day. So far I have not noticed any changes, but then again, I don't expect my hoarseness to go away immediately. The ENT doc said it takes several months for the "burned" vocal cords to get back to normal. (By the way, the ENT doc told me to start taking Prilosec -- but I was most reluctant to do this, as I experienced a side-effect of an irregular heartbeat about six years ago when I DID have heartburn -- so I stopped taking it and my heartbeat returned to normal). So, I did not do as he said, and did not start on the Prilosec. BUT... I found ACV, and was most hopeful this would work.
Today I went to a gastroenterologist to confirm (or not) what the ENT doc said he thought was my problem. I was "knocked out" and had an endoscopy of my stomach. The preliminary report (until the biopsy samples come back from the lab) is I have a hiatal hernia -- and this means that indeed stomach acid COULD get through my LES sphincter to travel up my esophagus and singe my vocal cords. However, the gastro doc said my esophagus had NO burns, and he was not sure yet that stomach acid was the culprit. BUT... He showed me photos of my stomach, and parts of my stomach were red/inflamed (many patches of red color). He asked me if I was taking lots of aspirin, and I told him "no" -- only one or two per week (neck pain), and he said the aspirin was probably not the cause for all the red patches in my stomach. So I started wondering: could apple cider vinegar POSSIBLY have a side-effect of causing inflammation in the stomach? I CANNOT for the life of me think of any other reason. I eat a healthy diet -- zero spicy foods, no red meat, no alcohol or coffee.
And so, if ANYone out there has any feedback/ideas/experience if ACV ever caused inflammation in their stomach lining, please get back to me here. At this point I am going to stop drinking the ACV until I can figure this thing out. Many thanks.
God bless you all, "Laz""Replies
02/28/2012: Cat from Austin, Tx replies: "My mother-in-law suffered with your symptoms. For Christmas, her family gave her the book "Wheat Belly. " She began implementing the way of eating suggested and her acid reflux, hernia, hoarness in her voice have all gone away. She is amazed at what has happened. She's lost 20 lbs in a month, and, her wheat belly is going down. Now, I'll tell you, this is a women who has had several operations and probes on and into her stomach and guts. She even had her gallbladder and appendix removed because doctors thought these could be causing her stomach ailments. One, simple change - removing grains and milk from her diet - has brought a miracle into her life and her health. Best of luck to you."
02/05/2012: Mary from Kildare, Ireland: "I have osteoporisis and low blood pressure. Would apple cider vinegar be a suitable remedie for me to treat repeated urinary tract infections. It seems to work for so many people and I would love to try it but am worried about lowering my BP. Also cant get my head around the acid or alkaline issues of ACV."Replies
02/06/2012: Teresa from Worksop, Nottinghamshire Uk replies: "I have recently started taking 2-3 tablespoonsful of ACV daily as I bought it for my cat and as the recommended organic one is fairly expensive, thought I would give it a try. I do not have any health problems (apart from frequent heartburn which, surprisingly, the ACV has not made any worse) but I have noticed that I have had no hot flushes since starting this. Of course, this could be a coincidence but would be interested if anyone has had any experience of this."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/28/2012: La Coneja from Paterson, New Jersey: "I don't mean to disgust anyone but I just recently started drinking ACV this month and my menses won't stop. I put 2 cap fulls in a 16oz bottle of water. Since drinking this I have been very heavy & only when I skip does it "slow down. " Is there something wrong with me?"Replies
01/30/2012: Jen from Bozeman, Mt, Us replies: "La Coneja, You should be taking a multi vitamin. ACV can deplete your body of such vitamins as potassium, zinc, calcium, and iron. All very important to balancing your blood and hormone levels. Make sure you are taking a multi vitamin while taking the ACV and try taking a little extra zinc for a few days during your period. You don't want to take too much though or it will knock other vitamins out of balance so just stick with about 15 mg added per day for a few days. I take about 25 mg twice a week and this keeps my period under control but I also take the opposing vitamins and minerals to make sure I am not causing an imbalance with the zinc. I also drink the ACV daily only I can't handle the diluted water all day so I take a shot twice a day with a little water added. Short and sweet, or rather sour but it gets it down:)"