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Suez (Raleigh, Nc, Usa) on 01/29/2011


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!



Replied By Kerry (Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada) on 01/29/2011

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.



Replied By Sherry (Chino Valley, Az) on 01/29/2011

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..
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Replied By T (Maryland, Usa) on 01/30/2011

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.

Replied By Lily (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) on 01/30/2011

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.


Replied By Blanche (Iberia Parish, Louisiana, Usa) on 01/30/2011

Two ounces of ACV in 8 oz. of water is quite strong. You may want to try again using just a spoonful.

Replied By Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 01/30/2011

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!

Replied By Doug (Houston, Texas) on 02/16/2011

.. 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

Replied By Nori (Portland, Or) on 07/08/2011

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.
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Replied By Erica (Salt Lake City, Utah) on 08/07/2011

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.

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Replied By Dave In Centraltx (San Antonio, Tx) on 08/30/2011

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.

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Replied By Skyblue393 (Cornwall, Uk) on 09/02/2011

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 :)

Replied By Jillian (Potomac, Md) on 10/25/2012

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.

Replied By Marsha (Usa) on 02/12/2018

TY so much for posting this..I have chronic kidney stones..I have about 10 right now..I have tried everything..Just had Lithotripsy twice this month 10 mm stones..I will try anything. I tried decaf green tea with honey and cider vinegar past few mornings..It made me feel weird..I am going to try it without the green tea and see how that goes..TY for posting
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Replied By Sandy (Enfield Nh) on 03/11/2018

Your information is amazing. I think you understand kidney stones better than the doctors. I plan to try this. Thank you.