Apple Cider Vinegar
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Apple Cider Vinegar: Uses, Health Benefits and FAQ

Posted by Veerybird (Hobe Sound, Fl) on 08/06/2011
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I have discovered a great recipe for taking the ACV. I have always taken it with 1/2 juice and 1/2 water in my 24 oz water bottle with 2-3 Tbs. of ACV. That works for the faint of heart: I even got my kids to start taking it. I also carefully measure out a strong flavored juice in a wine glass and add the ACV. That is a great way to get it down. The best recipe that is healthiest and easy to travel with is 24 oz. of water, 2-3 Tbs. of ACV, and blueberry tea. I buy the True Blueberry from Celestial Seasonings and it has plenty of flavor. No "sugar" if you like sour things. Just make up the water and ACV then add a tea bag. Many people think that tea must be hot but it will steep fine in a few minutes. I tried it with Tazo Passion Tea (which I love) but it didn't work.

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Posted by Janet (Kendal, U.k) on 07/30/2011

E.C always tends to suggest to start any new treatment on low dose and increase steadly, giving your body chance to adjust. Sounds good advice.

You didn,t say why you were taking it, But with my own experiance I found I too had to reduce for awhile. Otherwise the side affects off balanced the benefits. Good Luck!!

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Posted by Ctbrgr (Newton, Nc, Usa) on 07/29/2011

I am giving this stuff a try (acv and honey) and it hurts so bad that I may overdo the treatment. Last couple of days I've done the Apple Cider Vinegar concoction a few times a day, and it seems to be better for a short time then rebounds back, so I take it that it is not a fast cure, so here I go for a couple days fasting food and drinking this stuff, I don't want the hurt to come back, so I am drinking about 2 cups water, 2 Tbsps _____s, and half of a tsp of local honey. If I do this every hour and lots of plain water in between, is that too much acv???? I also got the neti pot things together and will be starting that every hour after I get done with this..... Any other suggestions?.... Warnings????

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Posted by Abedog (Kirkland, Wa, Usa) on 07/22/2011

Hi there,

Can you take ACV every day forever? Or should you only take it when you have an acute symptom?

With all the benefits I see for it, I'm wanting to know if I can just take it always? What about my children and pets? I would be terrified to stop it with the horrendous health problems we have had in this family and the relief the ACV has brought us.

Thank you so much to this site and all the contributors.

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Posted by Lee (Adelaide, South Australia) on 07/04/2011

Does anyone know if ACV contains salicylates?

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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.

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Posted by Tinam1973 (Tacoma, Wa, Usa) on 06/25/2011

I have tried many of the recipies posted here and by far the best is to mix the Apple Cider Vinegar with apple juice. Having said that I still can't stand the taste. I had to stop because it was just too hard for me to drink. It has been almost a week and I can still taste it in my mouth. All my food tastes funny and I have a rotton taste in my mouth all the time. Has anyone else experienced this? Does anyone have any suggestions to get my taste buds back to normal?

I read on this website also, that applying the Apple Cider Vinegar to the underarms helps control body odor. I also read that you rinse but do NOT use soap. Can anyone tell me why that is? This stuff is so stinky to me....

Thank you friends for any information you may have to help. :-)

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Posted by Gary (Gosford, Nsw Australia) on 06/23/2011

Could you tell me, if the ph of a good apple cider is 2.5 or so, then how can this be good for trying to keep you PH level alkaline, what happens internally for this to be able to happen.

Thank you, Gary

Apple Cider Vinegar Dosages and Recipes
Posted by Thingz8 (New York, Ny) on 06/15/2011

Are the side effects not that bothering? I believe only those who doesn't have any gastric problem can take such vinegar.

Brands of Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bettyboop (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 06/14/2011

I know that apple cider vinegar is good for gout and alot of other problems like weight loss and arthritis and more. But I see that a lot of people are asking what is the mother. It is when you buy vinegar that have not been processed in making so it is cloudier than say Heinz which is clear and processed so all of the healing properties are loss. Where as unprocessed vinegar with the mother ( is cloudy and floats around in the bottle is part of the apples used to make the healthy brand of vinegar). Can be bought at most health food stores.

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Posted by Leena (Montrose, Co) on 06/13/2011

In reply to Angel from Dubai regarding acid reflux. I was going through the worst of my life and tried drinking green tea with ACV. It made it a hundred times worse. So a friend of mine told me to drink plain hot water with nothing in it cause it washes the acid down. Sip on the hottest water you can. I tried this remedy and within 1/2 hour the acid reflux was totally gone. Don't eat anything right away and if it doesn't work have a second cup.

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia) on 06/13/2011

Chegul69 maybe try digestive enzymes to see if it is undigested food causing problems. You may have food fermenting in your stomach not digesting.

Also anxiety, panic attacks may be caused by B3/Niacin deficiency.

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Posted by Chegui69 (Long Beach, Ca, Usa) on 06/13/2011

Hello Peggy, Debbie and Angel,

Well its been a couple days from the post and I've tried Zantac, Mylanta and herb teas... It seems to return later in the day. I should also add when added this post I was going through some tough anxiety and panic attacks ive havent had in years and I'm sure that added acid into my stomach that was not needed. When I would hit my panics attacks I could feel the butterflies in my stomach and perhaps acid building up. At this point I'm getting kinda worried.


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Posted by Peggy (Santee, California, United States) on 06/11/2011
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So I started drinking the ACV in water two days ago and I've since had terrible gas. ????????????

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Posted by Angel (Dubai, Uae) on 06/11/2011

Hi Chegui69

Even when I tried the ACV with soda remedy I also experienced ths acid reflux. So I stopped taking it. Any advice from other members will be a great help.

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Posted by Debbie (Melbourne , Australia) on 06/11/2011

Adding baking soda to the ACV will for the most part neutralise the acid. The warm feeling in your stomach may be the fact that the food is not digesting properly and is sitting in your stomach. I know a lot of people take these together but I don't agree with it. Acid reflux is caused by too little acid not too much acid in your stomach.

Try the ACV without baking soda.

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Posted by Peggy (Santee, California, United States) on 06/10/2011

Im new at this. Just started using the ACV yesterday. I am confused about the baking soda. I would think that would aggravate the stomach if taken every day. I'd like to see what answers you get to your question and what the need for the baking soda is?? I started taking a ACV pill everyday and also drinking the 2 tsp of ACV in water and sipping on that throughout the day.

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Posted by Chegui69 (Long Beach, Ca, Usa) on 06/10/2011

I recently got a physical and showed I had raised triglycerides everything else was fine. So I started first to change my diet then I wanted to begin Apple cider vinegar cure Ted speaks of. 2 tablespoons of Acv(Organic) 1/4 teaspoon of Baking soda in a glass of water. I've only been doing this in the morings for now along with good eating habits. I'm on my 2nd week of this treatment and feel like my stomach stays very warm all day. Its starting to bother me somewhat. Feels like acid reflux or heartburn setting in... any advice will help.

thank you in advance!!!

Liquid Vs. Pills
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?

Apple Cider Vinegar Tips
Posted by N (Sea, Wa) on 06/04/2011

the best way to get it down is to plug your nose and use a straw positioned farther back in your mouth and then after you're done lick a spoon dipped in a small amount of honey.

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Posted by Alfred (Rangsit, Bangkok, Thailand) on 06/04/2011
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It keeps Amazing me, how many people do not know the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.. A tenant of mine gave me a Jarvis book in 1994.. I read that book to become healthier.. It opened my eyes.. To Better Health for pennies per day.. I have been promoting ACV ever since.

The ACV book that Deirdre published has been a big help.. I work close with a Temple in Thailand were I now am semi retired. , . Yes, promoting ACV.. But I think that everyone should read up on ACV.. I ordered 9 ACV Deirdre's book to be sent to the Temple for their Library.. I also Had Amazon send 9 of Jarvis book.. Then I contacted the BEST Organic Apple cider people in USA (I think better then _____s) They will be sending 55 gal. Drum to this Thai Temple.. Who will be distributing it in Thailand.. Just bring in your container. We will fill it up with Health for you and your loved ones.

I hope that this letter gets printed.. So many I have sent, never gets to your eyes..

Much Love and caring, Alfred

Best Time to Take Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 05/25/2011

When I take it, I drink the diluted ACV before or during a meal. Helps with digestion; stimulating/increasing the digestive acid in the stomach (read this in Jarvis' book), and helping kill off any bacteria in the meal you're consuming.

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Posted by Crystal (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Usa) on 05/24/2011


This may seem like an odd question but I suffer from seasonal allergy. I always smell this foul smell in my nose. Other people can smell it too, its not bad breath but due to allergies. I read about mixing apple cider vinegar with water and dipping cotton ball and putting it in your nose, by inhaling that, the smell would go away. But my question is, is it safe to inhale vinegar directly? Please help.

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Posted by Ves (Victoria, Australia) on 05/23/2011


I think its important to note that when I'm reading articles or opinions on ACV that it is not clear that individuals are aware that ACV stands for Raw unfiltered unpasteurised Apple Cider Vinegar, (containing Mother) which is quite different to Apple Cider vinegar in the supermarkets.

Please ensure that readers are aware of this difference. Regards

Best Time to Take Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bethyl (Clearwater, Florida) on 05/23/2011

I understand that you should take the ACV 3 times a day, but I'm not sure when. Before meals, after meals or in-between meals?

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Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 05/18/2011
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For Staceybrister from Vancouver,

There is a difference taste, imo, the ACV has a milder taste and rarely does the scent/fumes go up my nose when I drink it, compared to the distilled Heinz vinegar which has always given me a 'kick' and once I developed a headache from it, I stopped and switched to the ACV. You also have more nutritional benefits from the ACV. You can certainly Google for a list of ACV benefits, and come up with a lot of info. HTH.

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Posted by Liz (Boston, Ma) on 05/18/2011

Nancy - That's pretty much what I said. ;-)

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Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 05/18/2011

Hi again Liz, as I said I have never had weight problems in my life but you are right, after the 40's it gets more difficult even if one only wants to get rid of a few pounds. I only suggested the eat fat lose fat concept (not a diet, it is just a way of eating that you keep even after you have lost the weight) because it seems to make sense to me, not because I have tried it. I think most people wouldn't think it could work but the thing is that it not only seems to work but people seem to keep the weight off quite easily. I think that the most important aspect is that you eat all the things you like most so you are not making a huge effort, therefore it is easier to stay on track.

Many experts nowadays don't believe at all in counting calories also because many people end up not getting enough nutrients and that is not a good thing. I often see thin women who look like they are starving themselves to death. I believe they see themselves as being more beautiful that way but to be honest I am not sure most people who see them think the same. And if you don't get enough nutrients you might indeed lose weight but your health will suffer, just think about your skin, your hair, your bones..... Well, just my opinion anyway and on the top of everything else the opinion of someone who doesn't have the same problem!

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Posted by Nancy (Shreveport, La) on 05/17/2011

To Liz from Boston: You're right getting older isn't for sissys, however, if you lower your calorie intake to 1200ish and walk 20-30 minutes a day you still will lose weight. As a matter of fact, if you lower your calories to 1000-1200/day and don't exercise you'll still lose about 1 pound a week. I did it and I'm in my 60's.