Apple Cider Vinegar
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Powerful Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Joint Pain  

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Posted by Safiyya (Philadelphia, Pa) on 02/22/2010

Hello

I have a question reagrding ACV. My husband has joint pains and we want to try ACV for that.

The dosage
2 teaspoons of ACV in 8 oz of water 3x a day.

My question :
the 2 tsps of ACV is the whole quantity for 1 day or
2*3 = 6 tsps is the whole quantity of ACV to be taken in the whole day ? Can you please let me know?


Posted by Flo Clark
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I've been drinking 3 TBSP. in 2 cups water everyday for 2 years now. My joints don't squeak anymore and I have never been so healthy. I've been informing everyone from my town and they too now drink the same dosage. God Bless organic apple cider vinegar!

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Laundry Tips  

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Posted by Stella on 06/21/2008
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A great way to get the smell out of towels especially micro fiber (Dish towels) is to soak in vinegar overnight then wash. Do this once a month if needed.


Leg Cramps  

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Posted by J (St. Louis, Mo) on 10/20/2010
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My husband has terrible leg cramps. I had read that ACV would help, so we tried it recently when he had a bad bout with the leg cramps. It seemed to help. We put some in the bath too and he thought that was helpful too. I had read not to put it on the skin, but it did not seem to burn his skin.


Libido  

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Posted by Michael (Clarksville, Indiana) on 09/03/2008
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I have started taking Apple Cider Vinegar two days ago...And I am having a side effect that no one else so far has reported. My sex drive has doubled. As well as my energy has went through the roof. No weight yet but have only been taking it for a couple of days...Will update later...

Replied by Jerry
Grand Rapids, Michigan
09/07/2008

Was wondering how much ACV this person takes in reference to his increased libido. I am currently taking 3-6 tsp each day. I noticed most of the folks here are taking 2-4 tablespoons and am considering increasing my dosage. The ailment I am working on is GERD and it seems to be working well. Thank you for any ideas and suggestions. - Jerry Voltura


Liquid Vs. Pills  

Posted by Esther (Singapore) on 06/26/2011

Does ACV in pill form work as well as in the liquid form? It sometimes give me a bloated feeling in the stomach after mixing the vinegar with water so am wondering if the pill form is alright as a substitute.


Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 06/09/2011

I picked up ACV Extract capsules and wondered how effective the ACV is in a capsule versus the bottled liquid. Does anyone know if there is a difference if any, and how can I figure out if the 2-200 mg caps I take a day is equal to 2 tablespoons in water recommended in the ACV dilution recipe? To note, I was told by the vendor that their ACV Extract capsule is more potent than 'regular' ACV in capsule form.

It says on the label that the ACV is "standardized to 35% acetic acid". What does that mean?


Posted by Kimberly (Naperville, Il) on 11/22/2010

I have been putting a teaspoon of ACV into an empty pill caplet and taking the liquid as a pill. I have a huge bottle of an old b5 supplement that I just open and empty the b5 out (I don't take this anymore), and I use an eyedropper to put the ACV into the caplet and close it. Very easy. You may be able to get empty pill caplets, but I haven't run out yet.


Posted by Derbychick77 (Mayfield, Ky, Usa) on 06/08/2010

I have been trying to take the ACV daily but I am still having trouble with the taste. I just about gags me every time I use it. I am wondering about switching to the ACV pills. What dosage should I start with? What brand to use? Any feedbacks, either good or bad, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Replied by Carly
Seattle, Wa Usa
06/09/2010

Hi Derbychick77

The way I make the ACV taste good is to put 2 TABLEspoons of it (maybe a bit more some days) in a 16 ounce glass. Then I add 1/2 TEAspoon of baking soda.

When it is done fizzing, (and not before)add water and then just a splash of orange juice. The baking soda cuts the sharp twang of the ACV, and is good for you. (Read teds alkalinizing formula posts).

The oj makes it surprisingly smooth. It actually tastes good!

Pills do not work - in my opinion.

Best,
Carly :)

Replied by Derbychick77
Mayfield, Ky, Usa
06/11/2010

Thanks Carly for your information. I will try it that way. Maybe it will make it a bit easier to swallow:)

Replied by Becky
Elberton, Ga.
08/02/2010

If you have 500 mgs. In a capsules, how does that equal out by teaspoon?


Local Apple Cider Vinegar  

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Posted by Maria on 07/13/2007
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apple cider vinegar-formulated to not destroy enamel of teeth. I have seen a product locally in Ohio, and cannot find it elsewhere, it contains organic apple cider vinegar and curcumin. I believe in the form they have made it, I can have my apple cider vinegar fix in a drink without worrying about it eroding my teeth or esophagus. I know you dont like to publish products, but this one is called Haldi. They had a tea drink, but I believe only the fruit drink had ACV. It seemed unique, so I thought I would tell you about it. thanks, Maria


Posted by Kristy (Lansing, Michigan) on 06/25/2007
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I've already written about how vinegar helped my husband and I but I wanted to share this information... Buying organic vinegar at a health food store is REALLY expensive. We found it for half the price at a local apple orchard-open only on Saturday's until the fall season. If you have one nearby, you might check. We paid $16.00 a gallon at a health food store and only $8.00 at the orchard!


Long Term Side Effects  

Posted by Karlapep (Mandeville, La) on 06/13/2012

I am a 57 year old female, who had to go gluten/dairy and soy free a couple years ago. Been extremely strict with my diet and eat extremely healthy these days, excellent hydration habits and lost a ton of weight.

But for the past 6 months I'm plagued with something I can only describe as a dry mouth sensation. It started with stomach pains and spasms, but that went away and left me with the dry mouth. Sometimes this is very bad, sometimes it's tolerable, but it's been with me for 6 months now. It's not a matter of hydration, more water doesn't help. I've been to the doctor and months of testing show me as the picture of health, still I am plagued by this. I'm at the end of my rope. Now I have narrowed this down to my stomach. I am unsure whether this is connected to a low stomach acid problem or an excess stomach acid problem, but my dry mouth is worse whenever my stomach "isn't quite right".

So I am giving the ACV and honey cure a try. Just started this yesterday and so far I'm putting 2 tsp of organic ACV and 2 tsp of raw honey into about 8 oz of spring water and sipping it with my meal. (Tastes really good, I rather look forward to drinking it). At first I notice a very very slight burning in my middle, but it goes away pretty quickly if I sip a little more water. It does make the dry mouth abate for a couple hours. My worry though is that I'll damage my stomach if I actually have excess stomach acid causing the problem to worsen. How do you know if the ACV is doing more harm than good? How long should it take to see sustainable results?

Replied by Had
White River Junction, Vermont
06/15/2012

Stomach 'acid', is actually not enough acid in the stomach, so ACV tonic actually helps. I do the morning tonic, 2 TBS ACV, 1/4tsp Baking soda, 1cp water (i use a scoop of stevia as well but honey is good too). I'm in a treatment for hashimoto's, I get dry mouth, eyes, inside nose. For me, I added, cayenne pepper, 1/4-1 tsp in lilttle bit of warm/hot water, slam it back.... I do feel the 'burn' in the mouth/throat for a few min. , then heat in the stomach that soon moves to the abdomen. Dryness gone in minutes, stomach is soothed. I still do AVC, but having the cayenne everyday makes the difference for me.


Posted by Mia (Upstate New York, United States) on 08/06/2009

I am just wondering if ACV will deplete anything from your body such as pottasium or anything else that i should watch out for. I take it twice a day(2Tbl spoons with a small cup of Organic apple juice, then i drink a cup of water. In the evening i mix it with a tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses) and feel great, i am just worried that there could be some long term side effects from taking it everyday. I know that it can effect teeth, so i make sure it does not sit on my teeth. Thanks, and look foward to a response.

Replied by Dan
Myrtle Beach, Sc, Usa
01/03/2011

The first person who recommended ACV to me said that YES it does deplete your potassium, and that it could make your legs ache as a result. She said she would eat a banana when that happened and she would be fine. However, I've read in many other places that one of ACV's greatest benefits is that it INCREASES your potassium, which is a main reason why it works so well. I don't know. I like bananas, so I eat them often anyway. My legs never hurt.


Making Apple Cider Vinegar  

Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 11/17/2012

Hi Everyone, I thought this would be of interest to many on here since Apple Cider Vinegar plays a starring role on EC. It's how to make your own apple cider vinegar. It's not unlike how I explained making my coconut kefir.

It's as easy as first buying a raw apple cider vinegar (the type with the mother in it) and then mixing a cup of this with apple cider. It's best to put this in a glass container, then cover it with a coffee filter and put it at the back of your pantry/ cupboard undisturbed for about a month. At this time you will see a mother floating on top or at least a thin film. Give it a taste and if it tastes strong enough you now, not only have more ACV but can then begin to make another batch. Now that you have a mother, the second batch will go faster.

Your next batch can be made in a large mason jar with 1/2 cup of the new ACV and then fill the rest with apple cider.

This is the same process for making kombucha. You can then share your mothers with friends and family and will no longer need to buy ACV.

Best of health to all, especially during the holiday season! Lisa

Replied by Tina
Houston, Usa
11/17/2012

Lisa, this is awesome! TY for sharing :)

My question is the first time round, what is the ratio of apple cider vinegar (with mother) to apple cider. Please give more specifics.

Thanks again, Tina

Replied by Mundaring
Perth, Western Australia
11/17/2012

Bless you Lisa, you are an inspiration. I have just emptied a huge glass jar of pickled veg and was thinking it needed a reason to be in my home. Having made kombucha years ago I shall now give the ACV a go. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Replied by Sara
Sacramento, Ca
11/17/2012

Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for sharing this piece of information. You are a blessing to Earth Clinic Community. You may live long and thrive.

Replied by Lisa
Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa
11/17/2012

Hi Tina, I'm sorry if I was unclear. I will try to make it more comprehensible:

1 cup of Raw apple cider vinegar (the one with the mother in it)

1 cup apple cider

Put in a jar and cover with a coffee filter over it. You can use a rubber band to secure it. Put this in your pantry/ cupboard for about 1 month. At this time you will have a mother at the top or a thin film. Taste it to see if it is strong enough. If so, continue on-

For the next batch, use 1/2 cup of your vinegar in a mason jar and fill the rest with apple cider. This batch will go much faster and will be done at about 2 weeks.

You will no longer need to buy apple cider vinegar. You can share this with others and also the mothers can be given to friends and family for their use. Spread the love!

Hope this is much clearer! Lisa

Replied by Tina
Houston, USA
11/18/2012

Lisa, You rock! Thanks so much! Going to make it soon! It's great that we share info in this space!!

Thanks again, Tina


Posted by Lori (Watertown, Wisconsin, Usa) on 10/16/2011

I've tried two different methods for making cider vinegar. I used the method described on the website that calls for making hard cider first. Although it worked okay, it produced a milder-tasting vinegar and it took more time. (My DH did like the hard cider though, and set aside a bottle for his own consumption.) Using fresh, unpasturized, unfiltered apple cider, fresh from the orchard is my preferred method. It helps to have everything prepared before you leave for the orchard to pick up the cider. Wash and stage an appropriate number of large, wide-mouthed glass containers (the kind that bulk foods come in). Lay out cheesecloth and rubber-bands for covering the container openings after filling them with cider. Set aside a warm location out of direct sunlight for fermentation for the jars. (Out-of-the-way tables and counters work well. Cold shelves close to the floor do not work. ) Pitfalls of this method: 1) If you don't have everything prepared the cider will need to be refrigerated until then. 2) There is more of a chance that a jar will get a mold-growth on top of the mother. I've had to throw out a few jars because of this.

One thing I have learned over the years is that some orchards (combo's of apples) produce better vinegar results than others. Once you find an orchard with good results, stick to it. One more note: The best batch I ever made was from windfall apples collected from random trees. If I'm ever able to make my own press I'll be using this method exclusively.



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