Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda Tonic Health Benefits

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Posted by Mjacobs (Savannah, Ga) on 10/14/2016

I added 1 tsp baking soda to my 8 oz glass of water with 2 Tsp of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar, all in an effort to increase the alkalinity in my body. What I can report tonight is that the strong vinegar aroma that can make me gag was nearly eliminated after the fizzing stopped. It was actually a pleasant drink! I wonder, though, did the baking soda eliminate some of the ACV benefits.

Posted by Maria (Frankfurt, Germany) on 10/12/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I have been taking 2 tbs ACV and 1/4 ts baking soda in a glass of water twice a day on empty stomach for three weeks, 5 days on 2 days off according to Ted's instruction. I have been taking it for over all health. I am reducing my weight much faster, more energy, clear thinking, better sleep, no more constipation. I am feeling great. But this remedy makes me urinate frequently. I don't have any kidney problem. Is this normal while on this remedy? or Is this side effect of baking soda? Has any body experienced frequent urination with this remedy? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Replied by Elmer-miller
Chouteau, Ok Usa

Am taking 6 oz. water with 2 oz. of apple cider vinegar and 1/8 tsp. of baking soda. Is this good or bad for digestion?

Replied by Angela

The reason for excessive urination may be due to the detoxification effects.

Posted by Emma (Portland, Oregon) on 07/27/2011

I have been reading all the comments and what I don't understand is how BOTH ACV and Baking Soda can help - are they opposites? ACV is acid and Baking soda is alkaline, right?

Replied by Tcf333
Boston, USA

I'd prefer to take this formula 2x a day using 1 tablespoon of ACV each dose. Is there a formula for 1 tablespoon of ACV to baking soda? How much baking soda per tablespoon of ACV would be ideal? Thank You.

Replied by Briana
Roseburg, Or
5 out of 5 stars

1tbs acv, and 1/4 tsp of bs. This one works best for my family without side effects:-)

Posted by Caleb (New York, New York, Usa) on 06/27/2011

on the cleanse with Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda and eating fruits, veggies, nuts and lean meat while drinking plenty of water what can we expect the elimination process to be? how long should I do the Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda? thanks

Posted by Absgail143 (Cagayan De Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines) on 06/01/2011

can I eat after drinking ACV and baking soda??

Replied by Ning
Springfield, Missouri

My husband has been taking Apple Cider Vinegar with baking soda in a glass of water before and after meal.

Replied by Lily
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Yes absgail143 you can eat after ACV and baking soda.

Posted by Julia (Sydney, Australia) on 05/13/2011

Dear Ted, Ive got myself VERY worried reading all the ACV posts and yours to add bicarb soda. Whenever I did that I was severely ill. I have low stomach acid, addisons and too much ca & mg in tissues and ca blocking arteries. I thought any one of those could explain the EXTRA pain to what I normally have & the nausea by adding bicarb. BUT if I dont Im making myself more acidic. And my saliva & urine show up as being very acidic. Now Im thinking I shouldnt take it at all & I'll miss out on all the benefits everyone talks of. Also the vit c I take - the only one I could find without ca just ascorbate. Is that making me too acidic also?

Replied by Isak
Vancouver, B.c. Canada

Hi Julia, If your still too acidic try drinking some Kangen water. I have a enagic Leveluk SD501 machine and I did the Kangen clense which is 1 fluid oz per pound of body weight a day for 21 days of the 9.5ph water. It's not the ph so much but the other properties including the microclustre capabilities and the upwards of -500 ORP (antioxidant) levels. Wow is all I have to say. Made my body completly Alkaline, eliminated a really bad acid reflux condition I had, boosted my energy through the roof etc.

Kind Regards, Isak

Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma.usa) on 03/25/2011

First time I ever tried Apple Cider Vinegar and bs I loved it, it cleaned my whole system completely out also for many years and because of this fungal virus I have had the hardest time moving my bowels, but after using Apple Cider Vinegar and bs I won't be needing other remedies. I will be taking a rest after this long bout of cleaning house, soon I will be back on the journey of Apple Cider Vinegar and bs again for more complete cleaning of my system. I also use it with my kitten I found in the street almost dead, I found one thing she had was internal parasites and very high acidic invironment and Apple Cider Vinegar did the trick, she is well strong and thriving.

Posted by Joyce (Kerikeri, New Zealand) on 03/19/2011

Can I mix up ACV & B.S. In say 1 litre of water for a whole day or does it have to be done just before I use it? joyce

Replied by Lily
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Yes Joyce, mix your Apple Cider Vinegar and baking soda in the 1 litre of water ahead of time, that is ok. Enjoy Lily.

Posted by Pelvis (Las Vegas, Nevada, Usa) on 02/03/2011

Can I continue my 1oz of Apple Cider Vinegar a day and begin taking a tsp of Baking Soda mixed in 8oz of water? I realize these two substances when combined create a volcano but I was going to ingest them 12 hours apart. Will they still have their individual positive effects or will they essentially cancel each other out?

Replied by Lily
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Hi Pelvis, you can take the apple cider vinegar and the baking soda apart, it won't be a problem. Lily.

Posted by Maria (V N De Milfontes, Portugal) on 01/30/2011

Hello & may I say that this site is a g-dsend!

If I read one of the posts correctly, do I understand that adding Bicarb of Soda to ACV can rob the body of potassium? If that's the case, could Potassium Bicarb be added instead of Sodium Bicarb?

Keep up the good work.


Replied by Nancy

Hi Maria, I read several posts by Ted years ago where he said Potassium bicarb could be used instead. My body doesn't handle the baking soda very well. I ordered the potassium bicarb on line.

Posted by Cara (Cairns, Qld, Australia) on 01/09/2011

I noticed some people in their posts talk of adding baking soda to their daily ACV. What exactly is the reason for adding baking soda to apple cider vinegar. How does it benefit the body?

Posted by Mary (Mukilteo, Wa) on 12/26/2009

1. Thank you for Thieves Oil. My printer cooperated and I now have a hard copy.

2. Today I actually measured things and found that 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda does not get the apple cider vinegar up to 7. It is below 6.8 which is the lowest on the scale. I tried it twice and it was the same. What to do? Thanks if you know something.

Posted by Pilarcita (Apple Valley, Ca) on 12/15/2009

hello and thanks for the great information on this website. I'm trying to deal with my sleeping problems and want to try the ACV and baking soda... can it be mixed with orange juice? I have already been taking the ACV with orange juice, it tastes better. Is it ok to mix with baking soda though? Thanks so much.... Pilarcita

Posted by Tanya (Vancouver, Bc) on 12/07/2009

I'm curious if ACV and baking soda can be mixed ahead of time, instead of measuring and mixing the two together 3 times a day? Thanks!

EC: Ted mentioned in one of his Q&A posts that apple cider vinegar and baking soda should NOT be pre-mixed.

Posted by Lee (Meredith, Nh, Usa) on 11/08/2009

Sure hope you can settle this for me. I'm sure I am way to acid to be healthy after having read all the things acidity causes. I was all set to go get apple cidar vinegar and baking soda but than I read a post by someone back in 2007 which scared me, Should I be taking this with the 3 medications I'm on to control the blood pressure? I'm 61 and would love to have more energy, lose 20 pounds and relieve the joints. Thanks in advance for your response.

Replied by Carolyn
Hobbs, Nm, Usa

Response to Lee from Meredith: Lee, the ACV is wonderful for you to take. It will lower your blood pressure. I take it 3 times each day, 30 minutes before meals and I am on a blood pressure medication. I put my 85 year old friend on it and she took 3 blood pressure pills each day when she started. Now she is down to one. Take 2 t. ACV and 1 t. honey three times a day. It will do other wonderful things for you too.

Good Luck, Carolyn