Last Modified on Jan 22, 2015
Apple Cider Vinegar for acid reflux is one of the most effective and popular old-timers home remedies. ACV's pH balancing abilities, as well as its vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients make it a fast and effective natural treatment for GERD and acid reflux.
Acid reflux is a common condition that can produce many different symptoms. This condition is also known as GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease and an estimated 60 million Americans suffer symptoms once a month or more. Symptoms of acid reflux may include stomach discomfort (dyspepsia), heartburn and regurgitation. The latter produces the feeling of acid backing up in your mouth or throat. This often produces a bitter or sour taste.
There are many medications that are taken for acid reflux, but one inexpensive natural remedy that over 250 Earth Clinic readers have found effective is apple cider vinegar. Raw apple cider vinegar is a traditional remedy that is used to treat many ailments. The natural acidity of apple cider vinegar actually helps to reduce stomach acidity and also aids in the breaking down of fats. This helps to relieve conditions such as heartburn and acid reflux. The best way to take apple cider vinegar is to use two or three teaspoons in a glass of water prior to meals. Raw and organic apple cider vinegar is preferable.
Continue reading below for the wonderful user reviews on this fast-acting natural remedy for acid reflux from our contributors! Tried this remedy? Please share your feedback!
Apple Cider Vinegar for Acid Reflux
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- 6-8 ounces water
- Tall glass
Start with one teaspoon and build up to as much as two tablespoon's worth of apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water. If you take this tonic with meals you can balance out your stomach's acid content. For those whose stomach do not create enough acid for digestion, this is enough to prevent acid reflux.
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[YEA] I am 26 years old and have suffered with acid reflux for the past 4-5 months. I tried just about every drug available, Zantac 150, Tums, Tagamet, Prilosec, Prevacid, Nexium, Zegerid, Famotidine, and Carafate. Nothing worked effectviely for more than a week or two. The best medication I found was Zegerid and it began to stop working about 20 days into the treatment. My friend's wife is really into homeopathic remedies and he told me that she got him to used apple cider vinegar when he has heartburn and it worked and I should try it. At the time my Zegerid was working fine, but that upcoming weekend it began not working and I had bad reflux for 3 nights. On Monday morning I went to the store and got some apple cider vinegar because I had taken 4 1000 mg tums, and two acid reducers the night before to no avail and I was desperate. After just 1 tablespoon of ACV I felt dramatically better. I began to take it before and after meals and my symtoms were held at bay. For the next three mornings I woke up with no reflux but still a sour feeling in my stomach, on the fourth morning I woke up with neither and felt great. I still take the ACV before most meals and sometime afterwards and am happy to report that my acid reflux is finally under control!
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01/07/2015Posted by Gena (San Fran, California) on 03/28/2014
[YEA] I have been trying apple cider vinegar for acid reflux the past 2 weeks and I have to give it 2 thumbs up! I take 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in warm water a half hour before eating. Wow, what a difference in my digestion and no more acid reflux! Oh and people are asking if I've lost weight. Guess I look better.Posted by Gina (Montana, Usa) on 12/11/2013
[YEA] Just wanted to confirm that apple cider vinegar for acid reflux is amazing! I read about it on Earth Clinic a few weeks ago and have been taking just 1 teaspoon on water before my dinner meal. I have no more acid reflux problems!Replied by Vanessa